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World 17 Apr 2014 | 6:50 PM

Cut off from the world, Gazans consumed by poverty

GAZA (Reuters) - Life has never seemed so grim for the Mustafas, a family of seven cramped into a shabby two-room hovel in Gaza's Jabalya refugee camp.

World 02 Jul 2014 | 4:35 PM

Japan to decide possible easing of North Korea sanctions on Thursday

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will decide whether to ease sanctions against North Korea on Thursday after assessing Pyongyang's plan to reinvestigate the fate of the Japanese citizens kidnapped by the reclusive state decades ago, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said.

World 03 Jul 2014 | 9:35 AM

Japan to lift some North Korea sanctions amid report of surviving abductees

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan was to decide on Thursday on easing some sanctions on North Korea in return for its reopening of a probe into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by the reclusive state decades ago, as a fresh report emerged that some of them were alive.

World 04 Jul 2014 | 3:30 AM

Japan lifts some North Korea sanctions amid report of surviving abductees

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan decided on Thursday to ease some sanctions on North Korea in return for its reopening of a probe into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by the reclusive state decades ago, as a fresh report emerged that some of them were alive.

World 15 Aug 2014 | 12:50 PM

Japan imposes asset freeze on North Korean shipping firm

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Friday froze the assets of the operator of a North Korean ship seized for smuggling arms, the Foreign Ministry said, just as Tokyo is engaged in talks with Pyongyang to return Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago.

World 22 Aug 2014 | 4:25 AM

Africa tightens Ebola travel curbs as affected countries face food shortages

MONROVIA (Reuters) - African countries tightened travel curbs on Thursday in an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak, ignoring World Health Organization warnings that such measures could heighten shortages of food and basic supplies in affected areas.

World 22 Aug 2014 | 11:25 PM

Senegal blocks Liberia aid flight, imposes Ebola travel curbs

DAKAR (Reuters) - Regional humanitarian hub Senegal said on Friday it had blocked a regional U.N. aid plane from landing and was banning all further flights to and from countries affected by Ebola, potentially hampering the emergency response to the epidemic.

World 11 Sep 2014 | 2:56 PM

North Korea ready to give Japan report on abductees - Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea is ready to provide Japan with initial findings from a special investigating team that looked into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by Pyongyang's agents decades ago, Kyodo news agency quoted a North Korean diplomat as saying.

World 19 Sep 2014 | 12:05 PM

North Korea probe on Japan abductees in early stage - Japan government

TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea has told Japan it can only give a preliminary report on the status of its investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by Pyongyang decades ago and of other missing Japanese, the government spokesman in Tokyo said on Friday.

World 18 Oct 2014 | 9:20 AM

U.S. travel ban could sour ties with Ebola-hit nations

DAKAR/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first casualty of a possible U.S. ban on travel to and from Ebola-stricken West African nations could be Washington's ties with the region and, to a lesser degree, travel and resources businesses exposed to it.