trump lays out non-interventionist u.s. military policy

by steve holland fayetteville, n.c. (reuters) - president-elect donald trump laid out a u.s. military policy on tuesday that would avoid interventions in foreign conflicts and instead focus heavily on defeating the islamic state militancy. in th

2016-12-06 09:43:19  

suitors, husbands spurn middle eastern women disfigured by war

by lin taylor amman (thomson reuters foundation) - ahzan was shopping in a market in the iraqi capital of baghdad when an explosion ripped through the street, lifting her off her feet and shattering her lower body.

2016-12-06 09:01:02  

libyan forces clear last islamic state holdout in sirte

by hani amara sirte, libya (reuters) - libyan forces backed by u.s. air strikes finished clearing the last islamic state holdout in sirte on tuesday after a near seven-month battle for the militant group's former north african stronghold. t

2016-12-06 05:41:46  

israel knew of iran link in sub deal: minister

israel knew its arch-enemy iran held a stake in thyssenkrupp when it planned to purchase submarines from the german firm, defence minister avigdor lieberman said on tuesday. "we have known iran was a shareholder in the german company since

2016-12-06 03:35:00  

saudi condemns 15 to death for spying for iran

a saudi court tuesday sentenced 15 people to death for spying for the kingdom's rival iran, local media and a source close to the case said, in a move likely to heighten regional tensions. the source told afp that most of the 15 saudis were

2016-12-06 02:57:13  

british pm joins gulf summit for post-brexit talks

british prime minister theresa may is to meet gulf leaders who on tuesday opened their annual summit in bahrain, for talks on trade ties after britain leaves the european union. king salman of gulf heavyweight saudi arabia opened the summit with

2016-12-06 12:58:37  

ransomed: the freeing of 226 christians from islamic state

saarlouis, germany (ap) — the millions in ransom money came in dollar by dollar, euro by euro from around the world. the donations, raised from church offerings, a christmas concert, and the diaspora of assyrian christians on facebook, landed in

2016-12-06 11:39:37  

german police arrest iraqi rape suspect, leaders warn against backlash

german police have detained an iraqi migrant for suspected rape only days after an afghan refugee was held in a separate rape and murder case, and the government warned against a political backlash to such crimes. the anti-immigrant alternative

2016-12-06 10:32:44  

factbox: trump fills top jobs for his administration

(reuters) - u.s. president-elect donald trump said on monday he would name retired neurosurgeon ben carson as secretary of the department of housing and urban development. the following is a list of republican trump's selections for top jobs in

2016-12-05 09:41:32  

israeli far right hails bill to legalise settler homes

israeli far-right politicians on tuesday welcomed initial approval of a bill to legalise some 4,000 settler homes in the west bank, calling it a step towards annexation of most of the palestinian territory. the bill was given preliminary approva

2016-12-05 07:41:23  

merkel's conservatives meet to prepare for 'toughest' election

by paul carrel essen, germany (reuters) - chancellor angela merkel will rally her conservatives at a party conference on tuesday to gird for a german election next year that she expects to be "tough like no other". seeking a fourth ter

2016-12-05 06:15:29  

merkel's conservatives meet to prepare for 'toughest' election

by paul carrel essen, germany (reuters) - chancellor angela merkel will rally her conservatives at a party conference on tuesday to gird for a german election next year that she expects to be "tough like no other". seeking a fourth ter

2016-12-05 06:15:29  

israeli legislators advance revised bill to legalize settlements

by ori lewis jerusalem (reuters) - israel's parliament gave initial approval on monday to a revised bill that would legalize israeli settlement homes built on private palestinian land in the occupied west bank. the proposed law has already

2016-12-05 04:34:51  

israeli legislators advance revised bill to legalize settlements

by ori lewis jerusalem (reuters) - israel's parliament gave initial approval on monday to a revised bill that would legalize israeli settlement homes built on private palestinian land in the occupied west bank. the proposed law has already

2016-12-05 04:34:51  

draft law on settler homes passes first hurdle in israel

a controversial draft law that could lead to the legalisation of nearly 4,000 settler homes in the occupied west bank passed a preliminary vote in israel's parliament on monday. the draft is the fruit of a compromise between israeli prime m

2016-12-05 03:38:47  

draft law on settler homes passes first hurdle in israel

a controversial draft law that could lead to the legalisation of nearly 4,000 settler homes in the occupied west bank passed a preliminary vote in israel's parliament on monday. the draft is the fruit of a compromise between israeli prime m

2016-12-05 03:38:47  

libyan forces close to securing last islamic state holdouts in sirte: officials

by ayman al-sahli misrata, libya (reuters) - libyan forces said on monday they were close to securing a final patch of land where islamic state militants have been holding out in their former north african stronghold of sirte. islamic state took

2016-12-05 03:12:02  

libyan forces close to securing last islamic state holdouts in sirte: officials

by ayman al-sahli misrata, libya (reuters) - libyan forces said on monday they were close to securing a final patch of land where islamic state militants have been holding out in their former north african stronghold of sirte. islamic state took

2016-12-05 03:12:02  

israel closes in on deal that could legalise 4,000 settler homes

israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu closed in on a deal with a key rival monday that could lead to approval of controversial legislation legalising nearly 4,000 settler homes in the occupied west bank. the bill has drawn harsh criticism int

2016-12-05 01:13:37  

israel closes in on deal that could legalise 4,000 settler homes

israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu closed in on a deal with a key rival monday that could lead to approval of controversial legislation legalising nearly 4,000 settler homes in the occupied west bank. the bill has drawn harsh criticism int

2016-12-05 01:13:37  

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