Insight: In eastern Syria oil smugglers benefit from chaos
BEIRUT (Reuters) - In Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zor, a network of tribes and smugglers has exploited the chaos of war to create an illicit oil trade that makes European hopes of buying crude from President Bashar al-Assad's opponents a distant prospect. ...
Yen breaks through 100, Abenomics hits another milestone
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scored another small victory as the yen broke below major support of 100 to the dollar, with markets bracing for further declines over the course of the year that would underpin the export-reliant economy. ...
Yen breaks through 100, Abenomics hits another milestone
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scored another small victory as the yen broke below major support of 100 to the dollar, with markets bracing for further declines over the course of the year that would underpin the export-reliant economy. ...
Yen breaks through 100, Abenomics hits another milestone
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scored another small victory as the yen broke below major support of 100 to the dollar, with markets bracing for further declines over the course of the year that would underpin the export-reliant economy. ...
Prosecutor to seek murder charges against accused Ohio kidnapper
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio prosecutor vowed on Thursday to seek murder charges that could carry the death penalty against a former Cleveland school bus driver accused of kidnapping and raping three young women who endured a decade as captives in his house. ...
Syria "likely" to have used chemical weapons, says UK
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it was "very likely" the Syrian government had used chemical weapons, and Turkey announced it was stepping up testing of people fleeing the Syrian civil war for traces. ...
Republicans look for cover-up as Benghazi debate revived
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican in Congress demanded on Thursday that the Obama administration release emails about its handling of last year's deadly attack in Libya, after a dramatic congressional hearing breathed life into the party's accusations of negligence and cover-up. ...
Syria "likely" to have used chemical weapons, says UK
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it believed it was "very likely" the Syrian government had used chemical weapons, and Turkey said it was testing victims of the Syrian civil war for traces of such substances. ...
Senate panel launches crucial debate over immigration bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate committee on Thursday launched a weeks-long effort to pass a comprehensive immigration bill with a warning from the panel's top Republican that he would make the process as long and "arduous" as possible. ...
Insight: Anger at Bangladesh factory disaster turns spotlight on MP
SAVAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladeshi lawmaker Towhid Jung Murad was guest of honor at the August 2010 inauguration of a five-storey building in his constituency named Rana Plaza. Three years later he was back, this time helping pull survivors from the rubble. ...
Afghan police demand weapons amid simmering tension with Pakistan
GOSHTA, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan border police, enraged by recent clashes with their Pakistani counterparts, are pleading for more weapons to take on their neighbors, escalating the tension between the two sides. ...
Israel asks Russia not to sell Syria advanced S-300 air shield: officials
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has asked Russia not to sell Syria an advanced air defense system which would help President Bashar al-Assad fend off foreign military intervention as he battles a more than two-year-old rebellion, Israeli officials said on Thursday. ...
Pakistan Taliban plan to attack landmark election
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Taliban plan to carry out suicide bombings during Saturday's election in a bid to undermine the poll, according to a letter from the leader of the militant group. ...
Bangladesh sentences Islamist leader to death for war crimes
DHAKA (Reuters) - A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal convicted and sentenced an Islamist party leader to death on Thursday, raising fears of a repeat of clashes between police and protesters after fellow suspects were condemned to death earlier this year. ...
Bangladesh factory fire kills 8; collapse toll hits 892
DHAKA (Reuters) - Eight people were killed when a fire swept through a clothing factory in Bangladesh, police and an industry association official said on Thursday, as the death toll from the collapse of another factory building two weeks ago climbed to 892. ...
Cleveland captive tells police she took first chance to escape
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Amanda Berry and two other women were isolated, held captive and raped in a house stocked with ropes and chains for nearly a decade, and she told police her escape two days ago was her first chance to break free. ...
U.S., Russia seek new Syria peace talks; rebels skeptical
MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia and the United States agreed to seek new peace talks with both sides to end Syria's civil war, but opposition leaders were skeptical on Wednesday of an initiative they fear might let President Bashar al-Assad to cling to power. ...
Bangladesh braces for unrest as judges prepare war crime verdict
DHAKA (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal is due to pronounce judgment on a top Islamist politician on Thursday, raising fears a guilty verdict could ignite a fresh round of clashes between members of his party and security forces. ...
Russia's Putin ousts former grey cardinal, blow to Medvedev
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov, once one of Russia's most influential men and the creator of Vladimir Putin's tightly controlled political system, was ousted on Wednesday in a power struggle between the Kremlin and the government. ...
Russia's Putin ousts former grey cardinal, blow to Medvedev
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov, once one of Russia's most influential men and the creator of Vladimir Putin's tightly controlled political system, was ousted on Wednesday in a power struggle between the Kremlin and the government. ...