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Japan condemns China fishing curbs; vows to defend islands

NARASHINO, Japan (Reuters) - Japan on Sunday joined the United States in criticising China’s new fishing restrictions in the South China Sea, saying the curbs, coupled with the launch last year of an air defence zone, has left the international community jittery.<p>Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori …

Russia again blocks U.N. Security Council from condemning Syria attacks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia blocked a U.N. Security Council statement on Wednesday that would have expressed outrage at deadly airstrikes by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and condemned the use of missiles and “barrel bombs” in towns, U.N. diplomats said.<p>Free Syrian Army fighters …

Iraq government loses control of Fallujah

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has vowed to eliminate "all terrorist groups" from Anbar province after al-Qaeda-linked fighters gained control of the town of Fallujah.<p>Maliki, speaking on state television on Saturday, said his government would end "fitna", or disunity, in the province and …

Afghan Taliban claim attack on NATO convoy in Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack on a military convoy belonging to the NATO-led ISAF security force in Kabul on Saturday, striking at the heart of the capital but without causing any casualties.<p>An Afghan security personnel keeps watch near the site of an …

Explosions hit Syrian gas pipelines, electricity cut

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Explosions hit two large Syrian gas pipelines on Friday near Damascus and the central city of Homs, cutting electricity supplies around the capital and in Mediterranean provinces, officials and activists said.<p>Video uploaded by activists of the Damascus blast showed a bright glow …

Is Egypt About to Explode—Again?

The intense volatility of the country's political and security conflicts<p>Nearly six months after the mass uprising-cum-coup that toppled Mohammed Morsi, the key cleavages of Egypt’s domestic political conflict are not only unresolved, but unresolvable. The generals who removed Morsi are engaged in …

Syrian opposition turns on al-Qaida-affiliated Isis jihadists near Aleppo

The most serious clashes yet between the Syrian opposition and a prominent al-Qaida group erupted in the north of the country on Friday as a tribal revolt against the same organisation continued to rage in Iraq's Anbar province.<p>Opposition groups near Aleppo attacked militants from the Islamic State …

Bahrain accuses Iran of training rebels

Bahrain has accused Iran's Revolutionary Guards of providing opposition fighters with explosives training in order to carry out attacks in the Gulf kingdom, also announcing that it had arrested five suspects.<p>Chief prosecutor Osama al-Oufi said the intelligence service reported last month that …

Al-Qaeda-linked fighters push into Iraqi city

Al-Qaeda-linked fighters have advanced into new areas of Iraq's Ramadi city and have managed to hold part of Fallujah despite efforts from the country's army and tribesmen to regain control.<p>Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, which operates in both Iraq and …

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China needs to fix trade practices, according to White House<p>Video shows rhinoceros ramming car in safari park<p>Pakistan's new prime minister faces …

North Korea

Violence in Central African Republic displaces nearly 1 million: U.N.

BANGUI (Reuters) - Violence in Central African Republic has uprooted nearly a million people, a fifth of the population, and is hampering aid efforts, particularly in the capital Bangui, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.<p>A family stands near their destroyed house in a village in …

Viewpoint: Afghanistan has more to worry about than US bases

<b>The fierce debate between the US and Afghanistan continues over when - and under what terms - President Hamid Karzai will sign the agreement to give US forces basing rights after 2014. Guest columnist Ahmed Rashid argues that the current impasse is distracting attention from far more important</b> …

Turkey 'coup plot': Military demands retrial

<b>The high command of the Turkish armed forces has demanded a retrial for dozens of military officers convicted of plotting to topple the government.</b><p>A statement from the general staff, quoted by Turkish media, accused the judiciary and police of manipulation and fabricating evidence.<p>The legal …

South Asia

Saudi Arabia in diplomatic shift away from old ally US

A bitter diplomatic row between US and Saudi Arabia has burst into the open in a development that could threaten one of the Middle East’s core alliances and Washington’s leadership in the region<p>The public rupture saw the head of Saudi intelligence declare that the kingdom was “scaling back” …

South Asia

Russia detains hundreds after Volgograd bombings

<b>Russian security forces in the city of Volgograd have detained more than 700 people in a crackdown following two bomb blasts which killed 34.</b><p>Officials have not yet linked any of those detained directly to the bombings in Volgograd on 29 and 30 December.<p>A policeman, Dmitry Makovkin, has been buried …

Corruption At The Top In Turkey: How Construction Is Involved

There’s a certain pleasure in witnessing foreign journos being utterly bewildered by the whirligig of nutty events in Turkey. It’s not as if Turks, especially secular Turks, hadn’t warned them over the years that Prime Minister Erdogan and his AK party were up to no good. But Erdogan kept winning …

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China needs to fix trade practices, according to White House<p>Video shows rhinoceros ramming car in safari park<p>Pakistan's new prime minister faces …

Human Rights

China denounces U.S. for sending Uighur 'terrorists' to Slovakia

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Foreign Ministry criticized the United States on Thursday for sending the last three Uighur Chinese inmates at the Guantanamo Bay detention center to Slovakia, saying they were “terrorists” who posed a real security danger.<p>Yusef Abbas, Saidullah Khalik, and Hajiakbar …

Iraqi jets target armed groups in Anbar

Iraqi security forces and allied tribesmen fought al-Qaeda-linked gunmen controlling two of the country's main Sunni cities, Fallujah and Ramadi.<p>The Defence Ministry released footage on Thursday that showed jets targeting fighters suspected of belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant …