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Saudis resume Yemen bombings one day after declaring end to air strikes

Reuters –Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemen on Wednesday despite an announcement by Riyadh that it was ending its campaign of air strikes, while renewed fighting erupted on the ground between rebels and forces loyal to the exiled president.The hostilities illustrated how difficult it will...

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 4:24am

'Stop bullying neighbors,' Obama tells China as it snatches contested reefs

Reuters –U.S. President Barack Obama said Washington is concerned China is using its "sheer size and muscle" to push around smaller nations in the South China Sea, drawing a swift rebuke from Beijing which accused the United States of being the bully.China's rapid reclamation of around seven reefs...

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 4:58am

Saudi Arabia and allies launch air strikes on Yemen

Reuters –Saudi Arabia and Gulf region allies launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen on Thursday, officials said, to counter Iran-allied forces besieging the southern city of Aden where the U.S.-backed Yemeni president had taken refuge.Gulf broadcaster al-Arabiya TV reported...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 3:00pm

16m people need humanitarian aid as Yemen violence escalates

Reuters –The United Nations warned that Yemen's conflict could become an "Iraq-Libya-Syria" scenario if either side pushes for control of the country, prompting the U.N. Security Council to threaten further measures if the hostilities do not end.The violence has been spreading across the Arabian...

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 4:31pm

ISIS snatches 90 in dawn raids on Syria Christian villages

Reuters – Islamic State militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group that tracks violence in Syria said on Tuesday.The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the militants carried out dawn raids on rural...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 4:02pm

Glimmer of hope for Ukraine truce as rebels start weapons withdrawal

Reuters –Pro-Russia separatists said on Tuesday they began withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline in east Ukraine under a ceasefire deal, but the Ukrainian military, which says it won't pull back until fighting stops, reported further shelling.Fighting has eased in eastern Ukraine in recent...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 3:40pm

"American Sniper" killer is schizophrenic, says psychiatrist

Reuters –A psychiatrist told a Texas court on Thursday that the man accused of murdering U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle had paranoid schizophrenia and showed signs of psychosis that could not be faked, media reports said.Eddie Ray Routh, 27, has been charged with killing Kyle, whose autobiography...

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 2:05pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morning! Before you surfaced this morning, leaders agreed a Ukraine ceasefire. We mourned the deaths of Bob Simon and three North Carolina students.As South Korea jailed a horrible boss daughter, North Korea gave citizens 300 new mottos.A Ukraine ceasefire was declaredA ceasefirefor eastern...

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 5:13am

Ukraine ceasefire agreed after peace summit all-nighter

Reuters – The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine have agreed a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine, participants at the summit talks said on Thursday.The deal reached after all-night negotiations in the Belarussian capital Minsk included a ceasefire that would come into effect on...

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 3:24am

Obama meets Angela Merkel as Euro leaders plan Ukraine peace deal

Reuters –The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agreed to meet in Belarus on Wednesday to try to broker a peace deal for Ukraine amid escalating violence there and signs of cracks in the transatlantic consensus on confronting Vladimir Putin.The four leaders held a call on Sunday, two...

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:50pm

Five Ukrainian soldiers dead in attacks by Russia-backed separatists

Reuters –Artillery attacks on the Ukrainian city of Donetsk killed at least one civilian on Monday while Kiev's military reported that five more Ukrainian soldiers had been killed in clashes with separatists in the east in the past 24 hours.Municipal authorities in Donetsk said 15 civilians were...

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 2:27pm

Reprisals feared as Israel strike in Syria kills son of Hezbollah's late military leader

Reuters –An Israeli helicopter strike in Syria killed a commander from Lebanon's Hezbollah and the son of the group's late military leader Imad Moughniyah, Hezbollah said, in a major blow that could lead to reprisal attacks.The strike hit a convoy carrying Jihad Moughniyah and commander Mohamad...

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 2:09pm

Pope gives Sri Lanka its first saint

Reuters -Pope Francis gave Sri Lanka its first saint at a waterfront Mass for more half a million people in Colombo on Wednesday, calling 17th century missionary Joseph Vaz a model of reconciliation after the country's recent civil war.The pope, who on Tuesday was tired after starting his trip...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 2:06pm