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World 09 Sep 2014 | 11:31 AM Premium

U.N. envoy visits Libya to back elected parliament

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - A U.N. special envoy visited Libya's elected parliament in the eastern town of Tobruk on Monday in a show of support against a rival assembly set up by armed groups that seized the capital, Tripoli, last month.

World 09 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM Premium

U.S. courts skeptical Arab allies in Islamic State fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After threatening to destroy and degrade Islamic State militants, the United States will court skeptical Gulf Arab allies this week and consider expanding training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels to lead the fight against the jihadists.

World 09 Sep 2014 | 3:06 AM Premium

Somali Islamists bomb two convoys, killing at least 12

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's Islamist rebel group bombed African peacekeepers and government vehicles on Monday in twin attacks that left at least 12 civilians dead, marking al Shabaab's first major attack since promising revenge for the killing of its leader last week.

World 09 Sep 2014 | 2:45 AM Premium

Ukraine president visits frontline city amid "shaky" ceasefire

MARIUPOL/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visited the eastern port of Mariupol on Monday and promised to deal a "crushing defeat" to pro-Russian rebels massed on the edge of town if they tried to advance in violation of a ceasefire agreement.

World 09 Sep 2014 | 1:35 AM Premium

Putin, Ukraine's Poroshenko speak on peaceful resolution to Ukraine violence

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko by telephone about a peaceful resolution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine, where government troops are fighting pro-Russian rebels, the Kremlin said on Monday.

World 09 Sep 2014 | 1:15 AM Premium

Shooting from across Syrian frontier wounds Israeli soldier

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli soldier was wounded on Monday by errant fire from fighting inside neighbouring Syria, the Israeli military said.

Community 09 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mid-autumn dance fever

SOME 70,000 people enjoyed a myriad of performances and activities when they converged on Beach Street for the third ‘Mid-Autumn Festorama @ The Pearl of The Orient 2014’.

World 08 Sep 2014 | 11:35 PM Premium

Think you can solve Colombia's 50-year war? Reach for your mouse

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombians will soon be able to sit around a virtual negotiating table as Marxist FARC rebels or the government to thrash out an end to 50 years of war in a video game mirroring complex real life talks to restore peace to the country.

World 08 Sep 2014 | 10:15 PM Premium

Somali Islamist rebels say behind two car bomb attacks

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group claimed responsibility for two car bomb attacks on Monday targeting African peacekeepers and a government convoy, the first such strikes by the group since it vowed revenge for the killing of its leader last week.

World 08 Sep 2014 | 10:10 PM Premium

Rebels have handed over 1,200 POWs so far to Ukraine - president

MARIUPOL Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists have so far handed over about 1,200 prisoners-of-war to the Ukrainian side under the terms of a ceasefire agreement, President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday.