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World 27 Jul 2019 | 4:53 PM

Bahrain executes three, including Shi'ite activists

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain executed on Saturday three men convicted in two separate cases, one involving the killing of a police officer and the other the killing of a mosque imam, the public prosecutor said in a statement.

World 26 Jul 2019 | 12:20 AM

Mogadishu mayor, once a London councillor, wounded in a blast

MOGADISHU/NAIROBI (Reuters) - The mayor of Mogadishu had fled Somalia for Britain as a refugee and earned a master's degree, citizenship and years of experience as a councillor in London before deciding to return home to help rebuild his war-torn country.

World 23 Jul 2019 | 6:41 PM

Indonesia says militant's arrest reveals plots, new IS links

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police said on Tuesday a suspected militant arrested last week was plotting Independence Day bomb attacks and they suspect he was part of a network behind violence in the Philippines that also has ties to Islamic State in Afghanistan.

The Bowerbird Writes 22 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Lessons from Trump’s racist tweets

PRESIDENT Donald Trump singled out four coloured members of the United States House of Represent­atives in his recent tweets.

World 10 Jul 2019 | 10:49 PM

Greater response needed to worsening West African violence - U.N. head

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Islamist attacks are spreading so fast in West Africa that the region should consider bolstering its response beyond current military efforts, and donors should back such a move, the head of the United Nations said on Wednesday.

World 05 Jul 2019 | 3:42 PM

Wahhabism confronted: Sri Lanka curbs Saudi influence after bombings

KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka is moving to curtail Saudi Arabian influence, after some politicians and Buddhist monks blamed the spread of the kingdom's ultra-conservative Wahhabi school of Islam for planting the seeds of militancy that culminated in deadly Easter bomb attacks.

AseanPlus News 03 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Indonesian police arrest militant leader

JAKARTA: Indonesian police have arrested the leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah militant network linked to al-Qaeda, authorities said, on suspicion of recruiting members and sending them to Syria to train with extremist groups.

World 02 Jul 2019 | 6:26 PM

Indonesian police arrest leader of network with al-Qaeda ties

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police have arrested the leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah militant network linked to al-Qaeda, authorities said on Tuesday, on suspicion of recruiting members and sending them to Syria to train with extremist groups.

Business 20 Jun 2019 | 12:04 AM

Federal Reserve retains interest rate while big questions loom

ON WEDNESDAY, as most investors expected, the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged for now, but said the case for cuts later in the year is stronger than before. That judgment looks reasonable, all things considered.