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World 21 Jul 2016 | 5:13 AM

U.S. blacklists three al Qaeda members living in Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday blacklisted three members of al Qaeda living in Iran, saying they had helped the Islamist militant group on the battlefield, with finance and logistics, and in mediating with Iranian authorities.

World 21 Jul 2016 | 8:44 AM

Turkey vows to remove Gulen movement 'by its roots' after failed coup

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup.

World 21 Jul 2016 | 8:25 PM

Kuwaiti court upholds death sentence for member of alleged Iran spy cell

KUWAIT (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti appeals court on Thursday upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of spying for Iran as part of a cell which Kuwait said was trying to destabilise the Gulf Arab state on behalf of Tehran.

World 21 Jul 2016 | 9:13 PM

U.N. calls for 48 hour ceasefires to aid besieged Syrian zones

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations called on Thursday for Syria's warring sides to observe 48-hour local truces to let aid reach eastern Aleppo and other besieged zones where civilians may be starving.

World 22 Jul 2016 | 6:45 AM

Turkey's Erdogan says military to be restructured after abortive coup

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters on Thursday that there were significant failures in intelligence ahead of last Friday's attempted military coup and that the armed forces would quickly be restructured and have fresh blood.

Technology 22 Jul 2016 | 9:13 AM

How the New York Fed fumbled over the Bangladesh Bank heist

Jupiter. That single word, by a stroke of luck, helped stop the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from paying nearly US$1bil (RM4.05bil) to the cybercriminals behind a notorious bank heist earlier this year, according to sources familiar with the incident.

World 22 Jul 2016 | 9:32 AM

Iraq's domestic security must catch up to military gains, defence minister says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Less than 10 percent of Iraqi territory remains in the hands of Islamic State, but battlefield advances have not been matched by better security inside Iraq, the country's defence minister said on Thursday.

World 22 Jul 2016 | 4:00 PM

Bahrain says dismantles Iran-linked militant cell

DOHA (Reuters) - Bahrain said on Thursday it had dismantled an Iranian-linked cell plotting attacks on its territory, arresting five suspects after finding bomb-making materials, guns and knives in their houses.

World 22 Jul 2016 | 8:36 PM

Car bomb explodes near mosque in Yemen's Sanaa

CAIRO (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside a mosque run by Yemen's Houthi group in the capital Sanaa on Friday, residents said, going off as worshippers were leaving after midday prayers and injuring several of them.

World 22 Jul 2016 | 9:31 PM

Migrants in Serbia start march to Hungary and hunger strike

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Hundreds of migrants from the Middle East and Asia marched through Belgrade on Friday on their way to Hungary and announced a hunger strike to underline their demand for passage to western Europe.