U.S. presses Myanmar to cease military ties with North Korea
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military has
maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian-led
government denies any cooperation, and the Trump administration is
pressing for a complete break-off of remaining links, current and former
U.S. officials said.
Trump warns Iran over detained Americans: White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump
warned that Iran would face "new and serious consequences" unless all
unjustly detained American citizens were released and returned, the
White House said in a statement on Friday.
Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for years
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Six people were killed on
Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years,
prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem's holiest site.
MH370 search data unveils fishing hotspots, ancient geological movements
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Detailed sea-floor maps made
during the unsuccessful search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight
MH370, released by Australia on Wednesday, could help increase the
knowledge of rich fisheries and the prehistoric movement of the earth's
North Korea conducts public executions for theft, watching South Korea media
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea carries out public
executions on river banks and at school grounds and marketplaces for
charges such as stealing copper from factory machines, distributing
media from South Korea and prostitution, a report issued on Wednesday
Gaza health care suffers as Palestinian factions play blame game
GAZA (Reuters) - Ritta al-Jalees doesn't care who's
to blame for the deteriorating state of healthcare in Gaza. All she
wants is to ensure her three sons get the help they need to breathe.
Defiant Erdogan attacks EU, backs restoring death penalty
ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip
Erdogan on Sunday defiantly stepped up his attacks on the European
Union, saying Turkey had to go its own way and vowing to bring back the
death penalty if parliament passed it.
As Washington ponders Afghan mission, Marines toil in Helmand
CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (Reuters) - While
Washington works on plans to send more troops to Afghanistan, U.S.
forces on the ground are grappling with building an army in the middle
of a war their commanders say is locked in stalemate.
Iran says jails U.S. dual national for 10 years for spying
DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian court has sentenced
U.S. dual national to 10 years in jail on spying charges, Iran's
Judiciary spokesman said on Sunday, the latest case of dual nationals
held on security charges in the country.
Syrian Observatory says it has 'confirmed information' that Islamic State chief is dead
CAIRO/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it had "confirmed
information" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been