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World 09 Feb 2017 | 10:18 AM

Legal battles to test Trump and his travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, on Wednesday described as "demoralizing" and "disheartening" the U.S. president's Twitter attacks on a judge who suspended Trump's travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, a spokesman for Gorsuch said.

World 09 Feb 2017 | 1:34 AM

Family's return to rebuild Aleppo street points to Syria's future

ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - The Batash family are working with their bare hands to clear debris from Aleppo's al-Mouassassi Street, rebuilding their wrecked neighbourhood after years of fighting that came to an end in December.

World 09 Feb 2017 | 12:06 AM

U.N. seeks $2.1 billion to avert famine in Yemen

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Wednesday that 12 million people in Yemen faced the threat of famine brought on by two years of civil war and the situation was rapidly deteriorating.

Business 09 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

SIA extends jet fuel-hedging contracts

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA), South-East Asia’s biggest carrier, extended some of its fuel-hedging contracts to as long as five years, betting on an upswing in crude oil prices amid Opec production cuts and renewed tensions between the US and Iran.

World 08 Feb 2017 | 9:21 PM

Russia completes S-300 missile systems supplies to Iran in 2016 - TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow has completed supplies of S-300 missile systems to Tehran in 2016, TASS news agency quoted the Russian envoy to Iran as saying on Wednesday.

World 08 Feb 2017 | 8:06 PM

Kuwait welcomes Iran's readiness for dialogue with Gulf - Kuwaiti state news

RIYADH (Reuters) - Kuwait has welcomed Iran's willingness for dialogue with its Gulf Arab neighbours, saying any talks are likely to help resolve civil wars in Syria and Yemen, according to Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA.

World 08 Feb 2017 | 8:06 PM

Yemen expresses concern at U.S. raid but stops short of ban

(Reuters) - The Yemeni government has expressed concern to the United States over a U.S. commando raid targeting al Qaeda militants which killed several civilians, but it stopped short of revoking permission for future operations.

World 08 Feb 2017 | 7:47 PM

Trump travel ban shows U.S. misunderstanding of anti-terror duties – Chinese state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's order temporarily banning visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries shows that his administration does not understand its counterterrorism duties, Chinese state media said on Wednesday.

Business 08 Feb 2017 | 3:24 PM

Palm oil exports to India set to grow 5%-10%

MUMBAI: Malaysia’s total export of palm oil and palm oil products to India is set to grow 5% to 10% this year from three million tonnes worth US$1.97bil (RM8.75bil) in 2016, the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry said.

World 08 Feb 2017 | 11:49 AM

White House weighs designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering a proposal that could lead to potentially designating Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.