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World 05 Sep 2013 | 6:37 AM

U.S. resolution on Syria strike passes first hurdle in Senate

WASHINGTON/AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's effort to win legislative backing for military strikes against Syria passed its first hurdle on Wednesday when a Senate committee voted in favour, but the narrow margin of victory showed the depth of U.S. caution.

World 26 Aug 2013 | 8:20 AM

U.S. urges restraint as fighting escalates in eastern Congo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Sunday it was alarmed by an escalation in fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo between M23 rebels and Congolese soldiers, and again called on neighbouring Rwanda to stop its support for the rebels.

World 29 Aug 2013 | 11:01 PM

Insight - Getting tough in Congo: can risk pay off for U.N. forces?

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - In lawless eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a new U.N. force is trying a different strategy for keeping the peace: going on the attack.

World 27 Aug 2013 | 5:30 AM

Congo army battles M23 rebels near eastern city of Goma

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - A U.N. brigade tasked with neutralising armed groups in Congo has assisted the country's army in clashes with eastern rebels on Monday, ending a brief lull in days of fighting that has killed and wounded dozens.

World 27 Aug 2013 | 2:10 AM

Syria rebels seize strategic town, kill dozens of Assad fighters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebel forces took control of a strategic town in northern Syria on Monday, killing more than 50 pro-government fighters and cutting off government forces' only supply route out of the city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

World 30 Aug 2013 | 6:50 AM

Israel said planning to deport African migrants to Uganda

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel plans to soon begin deporting migrants from Eritrea and Sudan, who number more than 50,000, back to the African continent via Uganda, officials said.

World 14 Aug 2013 | 8:26 PM

Insight - Iraq Kurds reach out to Baghdad to fight surging al Qaeda

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - When hundreds of al Qaeda fighters in armoured trucks attacked the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat with machine guns last week, the local army unit called for backup and set off in pursuit.

World 29 Aug 2013 | 5:15 AM

Asylum seekers threaten to sink Australian government in election

BLACKTOWN, Australia (Reuters) - Australian Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare crouches uncomfortably in a suit on the canvas of a youth boxing ring in Sydney's hardscrabble Western Suburbs, shaping up for the election fight of his life.

World 15 Aug 2013 | 3:20 AM

Hezbollah says it struck Israeli troops in Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for explosions which wounded four Israeli soldiers who infiltrated into southern Lebanon last week.

Nation 06 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia still safe despite shooting cases, says IGP

ALOR SETAR: The spate of shooting cases does not make Malaysia an unsafe country, said Inspector-General of police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.