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Putin discusses Syria's Aleppo with Russian security chiefs - agencies | Reuters

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Putin discusses Syria's Aleppo with Russian security chiefs - agencies | Reuters

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed the situation in Syria's Aleppo with his security council, Russian news agencies quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Thursday.Putin and the country's security chiefs have agreed on the need to continue efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to eastern Aleppo, Peskov was quoted as saying. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova; editing by Maria Kiselyova) #India #Business #Islam #Russia #Security #crisis
Uganda says 55 police, tribal insurgents killed in clashes | Reuters

Updated : Nov 27, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Uganda says 55 police, tribal insurgents killed in clashes | Reuters

By Elias Biryabarema | KAMPALA KAMPALA The Ugandan authorities said on Sunday 41 tribal insurgents and 14 police officers were killed in clashes in the west of the country, and the tribal king of the area near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo was detained.The police, who announced the death toll on Twitter, said the clashes took place in the Rwenzori region, where there has been unrest since a disputed presidential election in February that was won by veteran leader Yoweri Museveni.Police said the people it simply described as "attackers" were fighting to create an independent state in the area.Army spokesman Paddy Ankunda told Reuters that Charles Wesley Mumbere, the king of the Rwenzururu Kingdom who supports the opposition, was detained for questioning. There are several tribal kings in Uganda who have a largely ceremonial role with some modest regional powers.The opposition has accused the government of stoking tensions in the region, where the opposition has strong support, with a clamp down on political activity."The attackers used IED (improvised explosive devices as) grenades, guns, and spears to attack security personnel," the police said, adding a police vehicle at a security post was burned during the fighting. "So far we have arrested 15 key ring leaders," police said.According to the Daily Monitor, a leading local daily, a group of security personnel on patrol in Kasese, the biggest town in the region, was attacked by Mumbere's royal guards on Saturday, sparking a firefight that led to clashes. #Business #Europe #markets #Security #Uganda
U.N. close to sanctions deal to slash North Korea export earnings: diplomats | Reuters

Updated : Nov 26, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

U.N. close to sanctions deal to slash North Korea export earnings: diplomats | Reuters

The U.N. Security Council's five veto powers are close to approving new sanctions on North Korea to cut the isolated state's earnings from exports by more than a quarter, principally by targeting its coal exports to China, diplomats said on Friday.The U.S.-drafted resolution, in response to North Korea's fifth nuclear test in September, would set a U.N. #United States #Business #Middle East #Russia #markets #North Korea #Security
Amnesty says pro-Hadi Yemen fighters harassing medics in Taiz | Reuters

Updated : Nov 24, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Amnesty says pro-Hadi Yemen fighters harassing medics in Taiz | Reuters

DUBAI Amnesty International accused pro-government Yemeni troops battling Houthi forces for control of the southwestern city of Taiz of harassing medical staff and putting fighters among the civilian population, in charges the authorities strongly denied.Civilians in Taiz, which had a pre-war population of 300,000, have been trapped by intense fighting, with dead bodies lying in the streets and hundreds of people wounded this week, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Tuesday.Amnesty, a London-based human rights watchdog, said that so-called Popular Committees - anti-Houthi local militias backed by exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government - had detained and threatened to kill medical staff in Taiz and deployed tanks outside hospitals.Popular Committee fighters hold most of Taiz, Yemen's third largest city, but are hemmed in by Houthi forces on three sides. "There is compelling evidence to suggest that anti-Houthi forces have waged a campaign of fear and intimidation against medical professionals in Taiz," said Philip Luther, research and advocacy director at Amnesty's Middle East and North Africa wing."By positioning fighters and military positions near medical facilities they have compromised the safety of hospitals and flouted their obligation to protect civilians under international law." Deputy Human Rights Minister Nabeel Abdulhafeedh Majed said the report was biased and contained factual errors. He said pro-government "Resistance Forces" had no tanks in Taiz, adding that it was the Houthis who were besieging the city and terrorising civilians."Even if some isolated incidents of revenge by individuals in the Resistance had happened in the past, this is no longer the case," Majed told Reuters by telephone from Cairo."The national army has brought matters under control and army officers now lead the resistance in a professional manner," he added. #India #Business #Middle East #Security #Argentina #United Kingdom #lifestyle
U.S., China agree on new North Korea UN sanctions, Russia has issues - diplomats | Reuters

Updated : Nov 23, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

U.S., China agree on new North Korea UN sanctions, Russia has issues - diplomats | Reuters

By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS UNITED NATIONS The United States and China have agreed on new U.N. sanctions to impose on North Korea over the nuclear test it conducted in September, but Russia is delaying action on a draft resolution, a senior Security Council diplomat said on Wednesday.The diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity, believed China could persuade Russia to agree to the new sanctions and that the 15-member Security Council could vote on the draft resolution as early as next week.Since North Korea's fifth and largest nuclear test on Sept #India #China #Russia #markets #North Korea #Security #United Kingdom
Old Trafford sleepover: Manchester United fans hide overnight in bathroom to watch team play

Updated : Nov 22, 2016

By : AP

Category : Sports

Old Trafford sleepover: Manchester United fans hide overnight in bathroom to watch team play

Two Manchester United fans spent Friday night hidden in an Old Trafford toilet in an attempt to see the Premier League game against Arsenal on Saturday. #football #Manchester United #Security #Arsenal #KickingAround #Old Trafford #Fans #Football Fans #Shareworthy
Blast in Libya's Benghazi kills three children - hospital official | Reuters

Updated : Nov 22, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Blast in Libya's Benghazi kills three children - hospital official | Reuters

BENGHAZI, Libya At least three children were killed and 20 people wounded by a blast in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, witnesses and a medical official said.A Reuters reporter saw billowing smoke and flames at the site of the explosion near the city's Jala hospital, which destroyed several vehicles, scattered the body parts of victims and shattered windows in nearby buildings. Witnesses said the blast had been caused by a car bomb though Abdulhakim Matouk, a spokesman for Libya's eastern government, said initial investigations suggested it was caused by projectiles fired from nearby. A hospital official said the bodies of three children had been received.Benghazi has been the scene of fighting between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and Islamist-led opponents for more than two years #markets #Africa #Security #United Kingdom #lifestyle
Yemen truce strained by reports of air strikes and fighting | Reuters

Updated : Nov 19, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Yemen truce strained by reports of air strikes and fighting | Reuters

By Mohamed Ghobari | SANAA SANAA A truce aimed at ending more than a year of war in Yemen began on Saturday, although residents said fighting was still going on in parts of the country.The 48-hour ceasefire by the Saudi-led military coalition raised hopes of an end to a humanitarian crisis caused by a war that has drawn in regional foes Iran and Saudi Arabia.The truce seemed to be largely holding up despite gun battles in the Western city of Taiz and air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition reported by residents in villages east of the capital Sanaa.Yemen's Saudi-backed government and its Iran-aligned Houthi adversaries blamed each other for the violence in Taiz where thousands of civilians are trapped and many have been wounded. Government forces this week made advances on Taiz threatening to break a year-long siege by the rebels. #India #Middle East #Security #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #article
U.S. wants U.N. to blacklist South Sudan's Machar, Malong | Reuters

Updated : Nov 19, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

U.S. wants U.N. to blacklist South Sudan's Machar, Malong | Reuters

By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS UNITED NATIONS The United States proposed on Friday that the United Nations Security Council blacklist South Sudan opposition figure Riek Machar, South Sudan army chief Paul Malong and South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei.The United States circulated the three names to the 15-member council in an annex, seen by Reuters, to a draft resolution that would place an arms embargo on the world's newest nation amid warnings by a senior U.N. official of possible genocide.If designated by the council, the men would be subjected to a global asset freeze and travel ban #United States #Middle East #Africa #Security #United Kingdom
Insight - Far from Mosul, Islamic State close to defeat in Libya's Sirte | Reuters

Updated : Nov 18, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Insight - Far from Mosul, Islamic State close to defeat in Libya's Sirte | Reuters

By Patrick Markey | SIRTE, Libya SIRTE, Libya After six months of heavy fighting, Libyan forces have advanced so deep into the strategic city of Sirte that they can pick out the Tunisian and Egyptian accents of their Islamic State enemies as they trade insults over the frontline.Victory is imminent on this remote front of the war against Islamic State, with the last few militants staging a last stand in a small area of just one square kilometer (0.4 square mile), U.S. and Libyan officials say. But the battle has been long and hard, and holds lessons for U.S. #Environment #Syria #Middle East #markets #Security #United Kingdom