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Exclusive: U.S. glossed over Oman's human rights record during Iran talks

Dec 21, 2015 |
By Jason Szep, Matt Spetalnick and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON/MUSCAT (Reuters) - As the United States negotiated this year’s nuclear pact with Iran, the State Department quietly agreed to spare the Gulf ... Read more

Russia says black box from warplane downed by Turkey unreadable

Dec 21, 2015 |
Investigators in Moscow said on Monday they were unable to retrieve information from the damaged black box of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey last month, data the Kremlin hoped would support ... Read more

Hezbollah buries militant Qantar, says Israel will be held accountable

Dec 21, 2015 |
Lebanon's Hezbollah group said on Monday that Israel would be held accountable for killing prominent militant Samir Qantar in an air strike in Syria, and accorded him an elaborate funeral of the ... Read more

U.N. sees progress in Yemen talks but urgent need for full ceasefire

Dec 21, 2015 |
By Tom Miles BERN (Reuters) - Yemen's warring parties have agreed on a broad framework for ending their war at talks in Switzerland but they first have to agree a permanent ceasefire, after a ... Read more

Canadian diplomats say pastor jailed in North Korea in good spirits: church

Dec 21, 2015 |
By Hyungwon Kang TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian diplomats were allowed to meet a Canadian pastor soon after he was sentenced to life in prison in North Korea last week and found him in good spirits and ... Read more

Lebanese militant leader killed in Israeli raid in Syria: Hezbollah

Dec 21, 2015 |
By Mariam Karouny and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed Samir Qantar, a Hezbollah militant leader, in Damascus on Saturday evening, the Lebanese group and Syrian ... Read more

Yemen talks end, to resume on January 14: government source

Dec 20, 2015 |
Yemeni peace talks concluded in Switzerland on Sunday without an agreement to end nine months of civil war and foreign intervention, but rival factions will resume negotiations on Jan. 14, a ... Read more

Emergency on Air France flight a 'false alarm,' CEO says

Dec 20, 2015 |
By James Regan and Joseph Akwiri PARIS/MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - A suspicious device found on an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris that prompted an emergency landing was harmless and caused a ... Read more

Turkish military offensive kills 110 Kurdish militants in six days: security sources

Dec 20, 2015 |
By Seyhmus Cakan DIYARBAKIR (Reuters) - Armed clashes persisted on Sunday across Turkey's southeast, where an operation by Turkish forces intensified on the sixth day of a campaign that security ... Read more

Suspected Russian warplanes kill scores in Syrian city: rescue workers

Dec 20, 2015 |
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed scores of people in the center of the rebel-held city of Idlib in northwest Syria on ... Read more

Lebanese militant leader killed in Israeli raid in Syria - Hezbollah

Dec 20, 2015 |
By Mariam Karouny and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed Samir Qantar, a Hezbollah militant leader, in Damascus on Saturday evening, the Lebanese group and Syrian ... Read more

Turkey's Erdogan meets Hamas leader Meshaal in Istanbul

Dec 20, 2015 |
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met with Khaled Meshaal, leader of Palestinian militant group Hamas, on Saturday in Istanbul, Turkish presidential sources said, a day after Israel and Turkey said ... Read more

Turkey says will continue to move troops from northern Iraqi province

Dec 20, 2015 |
Turkey has acknowledged a "miscommunication" with Iraq over its deployment of troops to the Bashiqa military base in northern Iraq, Turkey's foreign ministry said on Saturday. The ... Read more

Yemen negotiators to form ceasefire committee as U.N. peace talks resume

Dec 19, 2015 |
Yemeni negotiators taking part in U.N.-sponsored peace talks agreed on Saturday to form a committee to oversee a fragile ceasefire after fresh fighting imperiled their efforts to end Yemen's ... Read more

Keen to lift sanctions, Iran to ship enriched uranium to Russia within days

Dec 19, 2015 |
By Sam Wilkin DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will export most of its enriched uranium to Russia in the coming days as it rushes to implement a nuclear deal and secure relief from international sanctions, ... Read more

Germany and Austria working together on EU asylum law

Dec 19, 2015 |
Germany and Austria are working on a proposal for a common European asylum law, Germany's refugee crisis coordinator said in an interview with German magazine Focus. Hundreds of thousands of ... Read more

Air strike that killed Iraqi soldiers appears to have been by U.S. plane: Carter

Dec 19, 2015 |
By Yeganeh Torbati ON BOARD THE USS KEARSARGE (Reuters) - A U.S. aircraft appears to have mistakenly carried out an air strike that killed Iraqi security forces near the city of Fallujah, U.S. Defense ... Read more