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World 17 Apr 2016 | 11:30 PM

Italian minister hopes Libya seals borders, offers helps - TV

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy said on Sunday it hoped Libya's U.N.-backed unity government could restore control of the country's borders to limit migrant flows from north and south and was ready to help in any way it could.

World 17 Apr 2016 | 11:39 PM

Yemen's warring sides signal optimism for Kuwait peace talks

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Yemen's warring parties are sending conciliatory signals ahead of U.N.-backed talks starting on Monday, in a rare sign of mutual willingness to end a year-old conflict that has caused one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 1:57 AM

New Libyan unity government says will start moving into ministries

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's new U.N.-backed unity government has secured six ministry buildings in Tripoli and will take administrative control of some of them on Monday, a deputy prime minister has said, despite the volatile security situation.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 1:12 PM

IS income drops 30 percent on lower oil, tax revenue: IHS

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State's income and the population under its control have both fallen by about a third, a U.S.-based analysis firm said, describing the declining revenue as a threat to its long-term rule over its self-proclaimed caliphate.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 3:34 PM

Syrian rebels declare new 'battle' against government forces after truce violations

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups announced a new battle against government forces on Monday, a sign of escalating violence that has undermined a ceasefire deal and threatens to derail U.N.-led peace talks.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 3:34 PM

U.S. defence chief arrives in Iraq on surprise visit

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter flew into Iraq on Monday to discuss offering more help in the fight against Islamic State, possibly including sending in more U.S. troops, officials said.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 4:21 PM

Afghan schools, hospitals under threat, U.N. says in grim report

KABUL (Reuters) - Schools and health facilities have come under increasing threat as violence spreads in Afghanistan, making it harder for children especially to get access to education and medical care, the United Nations reported on Monday.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 5:44 PM

Eighteen Kurdish militants killed trying to flee into Syria - Turkish security sources

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Eighteen Kurdish militants were killed in clashes with Turkish security forces overnight when they tried to flee into Syria from the Turkish border town of Nusaybin, security sources said on Monday.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 6:11 PM

Decriminalising cannabis would hurt Islamic State, mafia - Italy prosecutor

ROME (Reuters) - Decriminalising cannabis sales would strike a blow against Islamic State militants and Italian mobsters who, according to ongoing investigations, are smuggling hashish together, Italy's top prosecutor told Reuters.

World 18 Apr 2016 | 6:25 PM

Rebels launch attacks in western Syria, heavy government air raids - monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebels launched a fierce attack against Syrian government forces in Latakia province on Monday and insurgents made separate advances nearby in Hama, a monitoring group reported, as violence escalated in the west of the country.