Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule
HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on
Tuesday, a week after the army and his former political allies moved to
end four decades of rule by a man once feted as an independence hero who
became feared as a despot.
Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic faces verdict in genocide trial
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The U.N. tribunal on war crimes in former
Yugoslavia hands down its final verdict on Wednesday in the genocide
trial of Ratko Mladic, the ex-Bosnian Serb general accused of ordering
the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica.
Russia's Putin hosts Assad in fresh drive for Syria peace deal
MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian
President Bashar al-Assad for three hours of talks to lay the
groundwork for a new push by Moscow to end Syria’s conflict now that
Islamic State’s territory is overrun.
Saudi Arabia and Arab allies push for unity against Iran, Hezbollah meddling
CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and other Arab
foreign ministers criticized Iran and its Lebanese Shi‘ite ally
Hezbollah at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday, calling for a
united front to counter Iranian interference.
Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday her efforts
to form a three-way coalition government had failed, thrusting Germany
into a political crisis and pushing Europe’s largest economy closer to a
possible new election.
Satellite calls yield no clues on missing Argentine submarine
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - A storm on Sunday complicated
efforts to find an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South
Atlantic with 44 crew members, while satellite calls thought to come
from the vessel did not help searchers identify the vessel’s location.
Zimbabwe on knife's edge after military seizes power
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe was on a knife’s edge on Thursday after the
military seized power in what it dubbed a targeted operation against
“criminals” in the entourage of President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled
the southern African nation for almost four decades.
Pakistan's long-persecuted Ahmadi minority fear becoming election scapegoat
RABWAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - Crammed into buses and mini-vans, more than
10,000 Pakistanis traveled to a mosque on the outskirts of the small
Punjabi town of Rabwah, for the sole purpose of denouncing followers of
the minority sect based here as “infidels and enemies of the state”.
Hanson's 'battler bus' takes the anti-immigrant road in Australia
TOWNSVILLE, Australia (Reuters) - It was early morning last Thursday
when Pauline Hanson’s rented “battler” bus started hissing so loudly the
election campaign was halted at a petrol station on a stretch of
desolate highway near a remote edge of Australia.
Russia, U.S. stalemate over Syria chemical weapons inquiry
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday it was talking to the
United States about the U.N. Security Council renewing an international
inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but Washington countered
that Moscow had refused to engage on a U.S.-drafted resolution.