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World 14 Nov 2018 | 8:16 AM

U.S. designates son of Hezbollah leader a terrorist

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday designated Jawad Nasrallah, son of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, a terrorist and accused him of carrying out attacks against Israel in the West Bank.

World 14 Nov 2018 | 2:44 AM

U.S. sanctions Hezbollah Iraq networks, son of group's leader

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on Tuesday on four people linked to Lebanon's Hezbollah who coordinate the Iran-backed group's activities in Iraq and designated the son of the group's leader as a global terrorist.

World 13 Nov 2018 | 11:32 PM

Lebanon's Hariri blames Hezbollah for obstructing government formation

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri on Tuesday blamed the Iran-backed Hezbollah for what he called a "big obstacle" in efforts to form a new government, indicating there could be no solution if it did not back down.

World 07 Nov 2018 | 9:52 PM

Lebanon's Hezbollah won't yield in government formation dispute - report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah will not give way in a dispute over Sunni Muslim representation in a new unity government, the pro-Hezbollah al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Wednesday, signalling no quick end to the standoff.

World 29 Oct 2018 | 1:17 AM

Italy's League blocks Muslims from buying and converting chapel

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's far-right League party intervened on Sunday to block efforts by a Muslim association to turn a former hospital chapel into a mosque.

World 07 Oct 2018 | 5:20 PM

Netanyahu says will meet Putin soon on Syria security coordination

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin soon to discuss security coordination over Syria, amid friction with Moscow over Israel's air operations.

World 21 Sep 2018 | 5:58 PM

Indonesia's presidential hopefuls woo millennials, Muslims as election in focus

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo launched his re-election campaign on Friday, looking to win over big blocs of millennial and Muslim voters as Southeast Asia's biggest economy sails into choppy waters.

AseanPlus News 01 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Rohingya crisis elicits little sympathy in Buddhist-majority Myanmar

Yangon: Baffled, hurt or indignant, many inside Myanmar are struggling to digest a week of opprobrium heaped on their country by the UN and even Facebook over the treatment of the Rohingya, a stateless Muslim group whose plight elicits little sympathy in the Buddhist-majority nation.

World 29 Aug 2018 | 9:20 AM

Exclusive - Iran-based political influence operation: bigger, persistent, global

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An apparent Iranian influence operation targeting internet users worldwide is significantly bigger than previously identified, Reuters has found, encompassing a sprawling network of anonymous websites and social media accounts in 11 different languages.

World 24 Aug 2018 | 7:34 PM

Moaning about mosque loudspeaker not blasphemy, says Indonesian Muslim group

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's biggest Islamic organisation called for greater tolerance on Friday as it criticised a court that jailed a mother of four for blasphemy after complaining that a mosque in her neighbourhood was too loud.