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World 09 Jan 2017 | 8:08 PM

Five policemen killed in attack in north Sinai

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least seven policemen and one civilian were killed in a bomb attack on a checkpoint in the northern Sinai city of al-Arish on Monday, and five of the attackers were also killed, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said.

Business 02 Jan 2017 | 10:42 PM

New Year, new high for euro zone stock markets

LONDON: Euro zone stocks opened 2017 by climbing to their highest in more than a year on Monday after data showed manufacturers in the currency bloc ramped up activity at the fastest pace in more than five years.

World 29 Dec 2016 | 10:47 PM

Syrian rebels agree to ceasefire - rebels

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebel officials said on Thursday that a ceasefire deal agreed with the government included Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as the al-Qaeda linked Nusra Front, although the army said that was not the case.

World 28 Dec 2016 | 9:57 PM

Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence

MOSCOW/ANKARA (Reuters) - Syria would be divided into informal zones of regional power influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for at least a few years under an outline deal between Russia, Turkey and Iran, sources say.

World 21 Dec 2016 | 5:37 PM

Four Jordanian policemen killed in clashes with gunmen near Karak - security source

AMMAN (Reuters) - Four Jordanian policemen were killed in clashes with Islamist militants near the southern city of Karak on Tuesday as the authorities hunted militants who killed 10 people on Sunday, security officials said.

World 14 Dec 2016 | 2:16 AM

Syria’s civil war to mar Obama legacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fall of the last rebel-held areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo could seal the fate of the "Obama Doctrine," deepening the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in decades and staining U.S. President Barack Obama's legacy.

World 11 Dec 2016 | 8:51 PM

Indonesia police say arrest of woman in bomb plot points to new militant tactic

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police on Sunday were hunting for more suspects linked to a foiled plot to bomb targets in Jakarta, with the arrest of a woman among a trio detained a day earlier pointing to a new recruitment tactic by Islamist militants, they said.

World 06 Dec 2016 | 5:46 PM

Iraqi troops push towards central Mosul from southeast

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi army units launched a fresh assault in southeast Mosul on Tuesday and a senior commander was quoted as saying an armoured division had advanced to within less than a mile (1.5 km) of the Tigris River running through the city centre.

World 03 Dec 2016 | 2:08 AM

Residents alarmed as Iraqi soldiers spray Shi'ite graffiti in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - "We answer your call, O Hussein!"

World 02 Dec 2016 | 1:09 AM

Battle for Iraq's Mosul could take months - ICRC

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Iraqi government's assault to retake the city of Mosul could take months, prompting more and more civilians to try to flee to avoid being trapped between frontlines, a senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross told Reuters.