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World 06 Nov 2017 | 10:47 PM

Purge of Saudi princes, businessmen widens, travel curbs imposed

RIYADH (Reuters) - A campaign of mass arrests of Saudi Arabian royals, ministers and businessmen expanded on Monday after a top entrepreneur was reportedly detained in the biggest anti-corruption purge of the kingdom's affluent elite in its modern history.

World 03 Nov 2017 | 6:13 PM

Myanmar sees 'bad consequences' if U.S. imposes sanctions on military

YANGON (Reuters) - Proposed U.S. sanctions targeting Myanmar's military for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims would hinder the fledgling civilian government sharing power with the generals, a spokesman for de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday.

World 22 Oct 2017 | 11:51 PM

Go home, Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq

RIYADH/DOHA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to "go home", after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

World 29 Sep 2017 | 11:27 PM

Last flight departs as Iraq imposes ban for Kurdish independence vote

ERBIL, Iraq/ANKARA (Reuters) - The last international flight left Erbil airport on Friday as the Baghdad government imposed an air ban on Iraqi Kurdistan in retaliation for an independence vote that has drawn widespread opposition from foreign powers.

World 12 Aug 2017 | 11:32 AM

Divided Muslim family yearns to reunite, 70 years after India, Pakistan split

KARACHI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As India and Pakistan prepare to celebrate 70 years of independence from Britain next week, thousands of families in the nuclear-armed neighbours remain divided by a border that strained diplomatic ties make harder to cross.

World 07 Jun 2017 | 7:30 PM

Qataris banned from Qantas flights to Dubai - airline executive

DUBAI/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Qataris will no longer be allowed to land at any airports in the United Arab Emirates or catch connecting flights there as part of increased efforts by Arab powers to isolate the Gulf state.

World 05 Jun 2017 | 9:16 PM

Trump urges tougher U.S. travel ban, expedited court review

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged his administration to seek a tougher version of his controversial travel ban proposal on Monday following a weekend attack in London, and pressed for an expedited judicial review by the nation's top court.

TECH 22 Mar 2017 | 6:07 AM

Mideast airlines face laptop bans on flights to US, UK

Middle Eastern airlines faced new travel curbs after the US announced a bar on people carrying large electronic devices onto flights bound for the country, citing security concerns. Britain followed suit hours later.

World 10 Feb 2017 | 10:33 PM

Iraqi PM, in call with Trump, requests end to travel curbs

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked U.S. President Donald Trump to lift the ban on people from his country travelling to the United States, in the first phone call between the two leaders, the Iraqi government said on Friday.

World 04 Feb 2017 | 4:12 AM

Abadi fends off calls by Iran allies in Iraq to react to Trump travel ban

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister has squashed a move by pro-Iranian factions in his government who wanted to retaliate against President Donald Trump's travel ban. The struggle shows the difficult position the Iraqi leader finds himself in – pulled between his most powerful neighbour and the United States under Trump.