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World 08 Aug 2015 | 10:20 AM

U.S. jury finds Taliban fighter guilty on terrorism charges

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A former Soviet army officer accused of being a Taliban fighter was found guilty of terrorism charges on Friday by a federal jury in Richmond, Virginia, a court official said.

World 08 Aug 2015 | 8:30 AM

U.S. steps up efforts to meet Obama goal to close Guantanamo prison

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has secured commitments from a dozen countries to accept nearly half of the 52 Guantanamo prisoners already cleared for transfer, U.S. officials said on Friday, as the Obama administration tries to accelerate efforts to close the military prison.

World 08 Aug 2015 | 12:50 AM

Iran Quds chief visited Russia despite U.N. travel ban - Iran official

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of Iran's elite military Quds Force, who is subject to a United Nations travel ban, has met senior Russian officials in Moscow, an Iranian official said on Friday.

AseanPlus News 07 Aug 2015 | 7:14 AM

Seven dead, dozens wounded in powerful Kabul blast (Update)

Kabul (AFP) - A powerful car bomb in Kabul early Friday killed at least seven people and wounded dozens of others, officials said, the first major attack in the Afghan capital since the announcement of Taliban leader Mullah Omar's death.

World 07 Aug 2015 | 2:40 AM

Former top cop spins life on Pakistan's mean streets into novels

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Omar Hamid joined the Pakistani police vowing revenge after a hitman executed his father. Having left the force 12 years later, the Taliban murdered his replacement - the man who had arrested his father's killer and become his best friend.

World 07 Aug 2015 | 2:20 AM

Egypt's Sisi opens New Suez Canal, says to defeat terrorists

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt received a show of international support on Thursday as it inaugurated a major extension of the Suez Canal which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hopes will power an economic turnaround in the Arab world's most populous country.

World 07 Aug 2015 | 12:15 AM

Palestinian motorist shot after ramming Israeli troops - army

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian motorist injured three Israeli soldiers in a ramming attack in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and was then shot and wounded by troops, security sources said.

World 06 Aug 2015 | 11:20 PM

Syrian FM in rare Oman visit amid heightened diplomacy

DUBAI/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's foreign minister Walid al-Moualem made his first visit to the Gulf in more than four years on Thursday, meeting his Omani counterpart in Muscat for talks on ways to end the civil war in his country.

World 06 Aug 2015 | 10:45 PM

Syria and Oman say time to seek Syria solution - agency

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Syria and Oman share the view that it is time to bring together "constructive efforts" to end Syria's four-year crisis, Syrian state news agency SANA said on Thursday after a rare bilateral meeting in Muscat.

India 30 Jul 2015 | 12:02 PM

Mumbai bomb plotter Yakub Memon hanged in India

MUMBAI: India on Thursday executed Yakub Memon for his role in the nation’s deadliest attacks, a series of bombings in Mumbai more than two decades ago, police said.