• Lebanon's PM Hariri shelves resignation, easing crisis
    on November 22, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday shelved his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun, easing a crisis that had deepened tensions in the Middle East. […]

  • U.S. calls Myanmar moves against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'
    on November 22, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it called "horrendous atrocities." […]

  • 'The people have spoken,' says Zimbabwe's new leader
    on November 22, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power. […]

  • Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, gets life in prison
    on November 22, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted ex-Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for massacres of Bosnian Muslims and ethnic cleansing campaigns to forge a "Greater Serbia", and jailed him for life. […]

  • Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed
    on November 22, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed, accused by the United States and India of masterminding attacks on Mumbai in 2008 in which 166 people were killed, a prosecutor said. […]

  • Backstreet Boy Nick Carter denies 2002 rape allegation
    on November 22, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Backstreet Boy singer Nick Carter on Wednesday denied an allegation that he raped a teen pop singer 15 years ago, saying he was "shocked and saddened" by the accusation. […]

  • Indian navy the odd man out in Asia's 'Quad' alliance
    on November 22, 2017 at 11:37 am

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Trump administration is pushing security ties between the United States, India, Japan and Australia, but the revival of the Asian "Quad" must overcome lingering mistrust in New Delhi towards its allies that hampers genuine military cooperation. […]

  • Cabinet approves amendments to India's insolvency and bankruptcy code
    on November 22, 2017 at 11:15 am

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, the finance minister said, changes that are designed to prevent wilful defaulters from bidding for stressed assets. […]

  • Escape from North Korea: video shows defector under fire
    on November 22, 2017 at 11:07 am

    SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean border guard briefly crossed the border with the South in the chase for a defector last week - a violation of the ceasefire accord between North and South, a video released on Wednesday by the U.N. Command (UNC) in Seoul showed. […]

  • Supreme Court upholds ban on petroleum coke in New Delhi area
    on November 22, 2017 at 8:26 am

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the ban on use of petroleum coke in and around New Delhi as the country battles to clean the air in its capital, one of the world's most polluted cities. […]