• Suicide bombers kill 11 military, police in Iraq dinner attack-police

    Suicide bombers kill 11 military, police in Iraq dinner attack-police

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    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers killed at least 11 military and police officers and wounded 19 late on Tuesday by blowing themselves up outside a Sunni militia leader's house in northern Baghdad as he was hosting dinner.

    Suicide bombers kill 11 military, police in Iraq dinner attack-police
  • Abyei welcomes UN-backed referendum in disputed region

    Abyei welcomes UN-backed referendum in disputed region

    ABYEI (Reuters) - Abyei officials welcomed a push by the African Union to involve the U.N. Security Council in helping plan a referendum to resolve a dispute in the remote border region.

    Abyei welcomes UN-backed referendum in disputed region
  • DRC troops vow fresh offensive against rebels

    DRC troops vow fresh offensive against rebels

    Buoyed by gains made in four days of fighting, government forces say they will launch new offensive to defeat rebels.

    DRC troops vow fresh offensive against rebels
  • Egypt arrests senior Islamist leader

    Egypt arrests senior Islamist leader

    A senior Muslim Brotherhood figure, Essam el-Erian, is detained in Egypt in the latest move against the banned Islamist movement.

    Egypt arrests senior Islamist leader
  • Afghans to visit Pakistan for talks with ex-Taliban chief

    Afghans to visit Pakistan for talks with ex-Taliban chief

    KABUL (Reuters) - Senior Afghan officials will travel to Pakistan soon to speak to former Taliban No.2 leader Mullah Baradar following a breakthrough in negotiations during a London summit, the Afghan presidential palace said on Wednesday.

    Afghans to visit Pakistan for talks with ex-Taliban chief
  • Freed French hostages leave Niger after 3 years in Sahara

    Freed French hostages leave Niger after 3 years in Sahara

    NIAMEY (Reuters) - Four Frenchmen held hostage in the Sahara desert by al Qaeda-linked gunmen for three years left Niger on a French government plane on Wednesday morning.

    Freed French hostages leave Niger after 3 years in Sahara
  • Despite low rating, Myanmar business climate improving

    Despite low rating, Myanmar business climate improving

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - For a country rolling out economic reforms at a startling pace, Myanmar's lowly ranking among the likes of Eritrea and Chad for ease of doing business might set off alarm bells for would-be foreign investors.

    Despite low rating, Myanmar business climate improving
  • Starvation in Syria: a war tactic

    Starvation in Syria: a war tactic

    DAMASCUS (Reuters) - One Syrian security official called it the "Starvation Until Submission Campaign", blocking food and medicine from entering and people from leaving besieged areas of Syria.

    Starvation in Syria: a war tactic
  • Dogged by dissent, Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners

    Dogged by dissent, Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners

    OFER PRISON, West Bank (Reuters) - Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday, the second stage of a limited amnesty designed to help U.S.-sponsored peace talks that have been dogged by divisions on both sides.

    Dogged by dissent, Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners
  • Mexico's president to pardon indigenous teacher under new law

    Mexico's president to pardon indigenous teacher under new law

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Tuesday that an indigenous teacher imprisoned for the slayings of seven policemen would be the first person he would pardon under a new law widening the scope of executive reprieves.

    Mexico's president to pardon indigenous teacher under new law
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