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Turkish air strikes destroy 89 Kurdish militant targets in Syria, Iraq – ministry

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's defence ministry said on Sunday that 89 targets, including shelters and ammunition depots, were destroyed in air strikes on Kurdish militant bases in northern Iraq and

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Israeli far-right’s demand for defence post hinders Netanyahu’s coalition bid

By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to swiftly form a government faltered on Sunday as a prospective far-right coalition partner

Beijing’s Chaoyang district urges residents to stay home Monday

BEIJING (Reuters) - An official of Beijing's Chaoyang district on Sunday urged residents to remain at home on Monday, as a continued rise in COVID-19 infections tests China's strict containment policy

Russia’s war on Ukraine latest news: Ukraine seeks to reassure on electricity supplies

(Reuters) - Ukrainian electricity supplies are under control despite Russian attacks on power-generating infrastructure and there is no need to panic, the energy ministry said on Saturday, a day after

Iran to help Russia build drones for Ukraine war, Post says

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia has reached agreement with Iran to begin manufacturing hundreds of unmanned weaponised aircraft on Russian soil, The Washington Post reported, citing intelligence seen by U.S

World’s longest-standing president seeks to extend 43-year rule

DAKAR (Reuters) - Equatorial Guinea votes on Sunday in a general election in which President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, the world's longest-standing president, is expected to extend his 43-year rule at

Voting begins in Nepal amid looming economic, political stability concerns

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) -Nepali women clad in saris and men in jeans and baseball caps were standing in long queues on Sunday as voting started in a general election that few expect to

Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation of ex-president’s account

By Sheila Dang and Helen Coster (Reuters) -Donald Trump on Saturday said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a slim majority voted in favor of reinstating the former U.S. President, who

Countries agree on ‘loss and damage’ fund in overnight session to approve COP27 deal

By Valerie Volcovici, Dominic Evans and William James SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) -Countries agreed early Sunday at the COP27 climate summit to set up a fund to help poor countries being battered

COP27 summit agrees climate deal

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - The COP27 summit on Sunday agreed an overarching climate deal at a closing plenary session in Sharm el-Sheikh. COP27 president Sameh Shoukry brought the gavel down

Countries agree on ‘loss and damage’ fund, final COP27 deal elusive

By Valerie Volcovici, Dominic Evans and William James SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Countries agreed early Sunday at the COP27 climate summit to set up a fund to help poor countries being

Climate summit approves deal to fund “loss and damage”

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - A plenary session of the COP27 climate summit approved a deal on Sunday covering funding arrangements for loss and damage from climate change suffered by vulnerable

Kazakh leader stages snap vote to emerge from predecessor’s shadow

ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev holds a snap election on Sunday that he is certain to win, solidifying his grip on power less than a year after he sidelined his long-ruling

Nepalis vote amid looming inflation, political stability concerns

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis were voting on Sunday in a general election that few expect to bring drastic change - or a government able to quickly revive one of the slowest-growing

Analysis-Australia’s climate policies don’t match its big talk at COP27

By Praveen Menon SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is talking up its green credentials at the annual U.N. climate summit, but its policies do not match the portrayal as it continues to support new mining

Musk says Trump’s Twitter account to be reinstated after poll shows narrow support

By Sheila Dang and Helen Coster (Reuters) -Donald Trump on Saturday said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a slim majority voted in favor of reinstating the former U.S. President, who

Japan PM Kishida plans to sack internal affairs minister Terada -Yomiuri

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is planning to sack internal affairs minister Minoru Terada, Yomiuri newspaper reported on Sunday, the third cabinet minister to leave in under

Japan PM Kishida plans to sack internal affairs minister Terada, Yomiuri reports

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is planning to sack internal affairs minister Minoru Terada, Yomiuri newspaper reported on Sunday, the third cabinet minister to leave in under

Musk’s Twitter poll shows narrow majority want Trump reinstated

By Sheila Dang and Helen Coster (Reuters) -Donald Trump on Saturday said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a slim majority voted in favor of reinstating the former U.S. President, who

Musk’s Twitter poll showing narrow majority want Trump reinstated

By Sheila Dang and Helen Coster (Reuters) - Donald Trump on Saturday said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a slim majority voted in favor of reinstating the former U.S. President,

Ukraine power supplies are under control, no need to panic -ministry

(Reuters) -Ukrainian electricity supplies are under control despite a series of Russian attacks on power-generating infrastructure and there is no need to panic, the energy ministry said on Saturday.

Two men arrested in connection to threats against Jewish community in New York

By Moira Warburton (Reuters) - Two men were arrested at New York's Penn Station in connection with threats to the Jewish community, police said on Saturday. New York Metropolitan Transportation

Turkish air strikes target Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq

ISTANBUL (Reuters) -The Turkish defence ministry said early on Sunday it carried out air strikes on outlawed Kurdish militant bases in northern Syria and northern Iraq, which it said were used to

Turkish air strikes hit villages in northern Syria -SDF

(Reuters) - Turkish aircraft shelled two villages populated with internally displaced people in northern Syria, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Twitter late on

Malaysia faces hung parliament in tight election race

By Rozanna Latiff, Mei Mei Chu and A. Ananthalakshmi KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) -Malaysia was facing a hung parliament for the first time in its history as support for a conservative Islamic alliance

Snowstorm batters western New York, restricting travel ahead of Thanksgiving

(Reuters) -Snowfall of more than 6 feet in western New York state prompted local officials on Saturday to further restrict road travel and forced airlines to cancel flights in the Buffalo area, just

Ukraine says around 60 Russians killed in long-range shelling attack

(Reuters) - Around 60 Russian soldiers were killed in a long-range Ukrainian artillery attack this week, Kyiv said on Saturday, the second time in four days that Ukraine claimed to have inflicted

Ukraine will soon begin voluntary evacuation from liberated southern areas -official

(Reuters) - Ukraine will soon begin evacuating people who want to leave the recently-liberated southern city of Kherson and the surrounding areas, a senior official announced on Saturday, citing

Biden granddaughter Naomi married in White House wedding

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Naomi Biden, the granddaughter of U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, was married on Saturday in what was the 19th time in history the White

Al Qaeda urges Muslims to shun World Cup, stops short of threats

CAIRO (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's regional branch urged Muslims around the world to shun the soccer World Cup in Qatar, though it stopped short of threatening attacks or promoting violence in connection

Rwandan troops kill Congolese soldier who crossed border

NAIROBI (Reuters) -Rwandan troops killed a Congolese soldier who crossed the tense border between the two countries on Saturday, Rwanda's defence ministry and the Congolese army said. Rwanda's defence