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  • VIDEO: Jerusalem News – Gaza, Barack Obama, Assad

    VIDEO: Jerusalem News – Gaza, Barack Obama, Assad

    Israel, Gaza launch heaviest strikes since truce Obama says Israeli settlements not constructive to peace Obama skeptical of Assad’s claims

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attends a "Friends of Syria" group meeting hosted by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at the Adile Sultan Palace in Istanbul April 20, 2013.
Credit: REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool

    Kerry: doubling U.S. non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition

    ISTANBUL – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that the United States would double its non-lethal aid to opposition forces in Syria to $250 million and that foreign backers had agreed to channel all future assistance through […]

  • A view of a collapsed building with a sign reading, "Lushan Kindergarden" after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern China's Sichuan province is seen in this April 20

    Earthquake kills 157, injures 5,700 in China’s Sichuan

    YA’AN, China – China’s worst earthquake in three years on Saturday killed at least 157 people and injured more than 5,700, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said. The magnitude 6.6 quake hit a remote mountainous area of southwestern China’s Sichuan […]

  • Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf arrives under tight security to address his party supporters at his house in Islamabad, Pakistan on April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    Former Pakistani Ruler: Pervez Musharraf Arrested

    ISLAMABAD — Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf criticized allegations against him as “politically motivated” Friday, following his arrest in a case involving his decision to fire senior judges while in power. Musharraf was arrested a day after he made […]

  • Pakistan's former President and head of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party Pervez Musharraf speaks as he unveils his party manifesto for the forthcoming general election at his More...
Credit: REUTERS/Mian Khursheed

    Pakistan’s Musharraf flees court after judges order his arrest

    ISLAMABAD – Former President Pervez Musharraf fled a courtroom on Thursday after judges ordered his arrest to answer allegations he committed treason in 2007, an ignominious retreat for a man who once dominated Pakistan and had hoped to revive his […]

  • Thatcher’s body lies in chapel as funeral debate rages

    Thatcher’s body lies in chapel as funeral debate rages

    By Andrew Osborn (Reuters)| Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:08pm EDT LONDON – A coffin bearing the body of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was placed in a chapel in Britain’s parliament before her funeral on Wednesday as a debate about […]

  • Officials take crime scene photos a day after two explosions hit the Boston Marathon in Boston, April 16, 2013.
Credit: REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

    Marathon bombs packed with gunpowder, shrapnel

    (Editor’s Note: Please be advised this story contains graphic material that may upset some readers) (Reuters) Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:52pm EDT By Scott Malone and Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON – A pressure cooker stuffed with gunpowder and shrapnel caused at […]

  • Obama Marathon Proclamation: Flags At Half-Staff

    Obama Marathon Proclamation: Flags At Half-Staff

    The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has ordered flags at the White House and all government buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of the Boston Marathon explosion victims. Obama signed a proclamation making the order Tuesday […]

  • People evacuate buildings and call their relatives after a tremor of an earthquake was felt in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flatted homes and offices Tuesday near Iran's border with Pakistan, killing at least tens of people in the sparsely populated region and swaying buildings as far away as New Delhi and the skyscrapers in Dubai and Bahrain. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

    Iran Earthquake 2013: Large Quake Reportedly Felt Across Middle East Region

    By NASSER KARIMI 04/16/13 09:27 AM ET EDT AP TEHRAN, Iran — A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices Tuesday on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, […]

  • Jordan Honor Killing: Pregnant Woman’s Throat Slit In Ruseifeh

    Jordan Honor Killing: Pregnant Woman’s Throat Slit In Ruseifeh

    Agence France Presse | By Posted: 04/14/2013 3:16 pm EDT Jordanian police said on Sunday they found the burned body of a pregnant woman whose throat had been slit and belly cut open showing her four-month-old foetus, in an apparent […]

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing April 13, 2013.
Credit: REUTERS/Yohsuke Mizuno/Pool

    U.S., China agree on North Korea denuclearization push

    By Arshad Mohammed and Ben Blanchard BEIJING | Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:37am EDT (Reuters) – The United States and China agreed on Saturday to make a joint effort to push for the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, following […]

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se shake hands during a photo opportunity shortly before private meetings at the Foreign Ministery in Seoul April 12, 2013. REUTERS/ Paul J. Richards/Pool

    Kerry warns North Korea against missile launch

    By Arshad Mohammed and Jack Kim (Reuters) | Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:24am EDT SEOUL – Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea on Friday it would be a “huge mistake” to launch a medium-range missile and said the […]

  • VIDEO: John Kerry: U.S. Will Defend Allies Against N. Korea

    VIDEO: John Kerry: U.S. Will Defend Allies Against N. Korea

    U.S. Secretary of State is in South Korea. He will also visit Japan and China on this trip.

  • Syrian Opposition Coalition members and Syrian National Coalition members attend a meeting in Istanbul March 18, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Osman Orsal

    UK to urge more help for Syrian opposition at G8 talks

    By Natalie Huet and Arshad Mohammed (Reuters) | Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:16am EDT LONDON – Britain will call for more help for the Syrian opposition in its civil war against President Bashar al-Assad when G8 foreign ministers meet on […]

  • NATO Helicopter Crashes In Afghanistan

    NATO Helicopter Crashes In Afghanistan

    By KIM GAMEL 04/09/13 09:26 AM ET EDT KABUL, Afghanistan — A NATO helicopter crashed in a field in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing two American service members. The U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force said the cause of the crash […]

  • Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies

    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies

    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday morning after suffering a stroke, her spokesman said. Thatcher, 87, a conservative was the longest-serving prime minister in the 20th century. She led Britain from 1979 to 1990.

  • North Korean soldiers take part in a shooting drill in an unknown location in this picture taken on April 6, 2013 and released by North Korea's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang on April 7, 2013.

    North Korea may be preparing new nuclear test: Seoul

    By Ju-min Park and Ben Blanchard (Reuters) | Mon Apr 8, 2013 1:48am EDT SEOUL/BEIJING – Movement around an atomic test site in North Korea indicates the reclusive state may stage another nuclear test, a South Korean minister said on […]

  • AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool, File In this June 17, 2010 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves the chapel after attending the funeral of his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. The South African presidency says Mandela has been discharged, Saturday, April 6, 2013, from a hospital after an improvement in his condition. Officials say he was treated for pneumonia. )

    South Africa: Mandela discharged from the hospital

    CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA – Associated Press – ‎Saturday‎, ‎April‎ ‎6‎, ‎2013 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former President Nelson Mandela was discharged from a hospital on Saturday after an improvement in his health following treatment for pneumonia, the South African presidency said. The […]

  • North Korea Asks Russian Embassy To Consider Evacuation

    North Korea Asks Russian Embassy To Consider Evacuation

    By JIM HEINTZ and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV 04/05/13 09:39 PM ET EDT – MOSCOW — North Korea has warned diplomats in Pyongyang that it can’t guarantee the safety of embassies in the event of a conflict and suggested they may want […]

  • A North Korean soldier films military vehicles carrying missiles during a parade to commemorate the 65th anniversary of founding of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang October 10, 2010. 
Credit: REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

    North Korea moves missiles east, could threaten Japan or U.S.

    By Ronald Popeski and Choonsik Yoo (Reuters) | Fri Apr 5, 2013 6:42am EDT SEOUL – North Korea has placed two of its intermediate range missiles on mobile launchers and hidden them on the east coast of the country in […]

  • Palestinian funerals draw thousands in tense West Bank

    Palestinian funerals draw thousands in tense West Bank

    By Noah Browning (Reuters) | Thu Apr 4, 2013 12:52pm EDT ANABTA, West Bank – Thousands of mourners turned out on Thursday for the funerals of three Palestinians, including two teenagers killed by Israeli army gunfire in some of the […]

  • U.S. to send missile defenses to Guam

    U.S. to send missile defenses to Guam

    WASHINGTON – The United States said on Wednesday it will soon send a missile defense system to Guam to defend it from North Korea, as the U.S. military adjusts to what U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel described as a “real […]

  • Video: Mandela in hospital for sixth day

    Video: Mandela in hospital for sixth day

    Apr. 2 – South African anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela, spends a sixth day in hospital for a recurrence of pneumonia. Jessica Gray reports [button-black text=”READ MORE” Full Story” url=”http://www.reuters.com/video/2013/04/02/mandela-in-hospital-for-sixth-day?videoId=241969776&videoChannel=1″]

  • The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain approaches the aircraft carrier USS George Washington for a fueling at sea in this December 5, 2010 handout photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy. 
Credit: REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cheng S. Yang/Handout

    South Korea vows fast response to North; U.S. positions destroyer

    SEOUL – South Korea’s new president vowed on Monday to strike back quickly if North Korea stages any attack, but the United States said it has seen no worrisome mobilization of armed forces by the North Koreans despite their bellicose […]

  • An F-22 Raptor 4001 stealth fighter is silhouetted against the setting sun in this undated file photo. (Photo courtesy of United States Air Force/Kevin Robertson/Getty Images)

    U.S. F-22 Stealth Jets Join South’s Military Drills

    WASHINGTON – The United States sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea on Sunday to join military drills aimed at underscoring the U.S. commitment to defend Seoul in the face of an intensifying campaign of threats from North Korea. […]

  • North Korea Reportedly Entering ‘State Of War’ Against South Korea

    North Korea Reportedly Entering ‘State Of War’ Against South Korea

    By SAM KIM 03/30/13 09:43 AM ET EDT – SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea warned Seoul on Saturday that the Korean Peninsula had entered “a state of war” and threatened to shut down a border factory complex that’s the […]

  • VIDEO: More threats from North Korea

    VIDEO: More threats from North Korea

    Residents living on an island near the maritime border with North Korea are anxious over the latest rhetoric. Julie Noce reports.

  • University students punch the air as they march through Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms. Placards read: “Let’s crush the puppet traitor group” and “Let’s rip the puppet traitors to death!” (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

    Threats Intensify As Kim Orders Rocket Prep After U.S. B-2 Bomber Drill

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned Friday that his rocket forces were ready “to settle accounts with the U.S.,” unleashing a new round of bellicose rhetoric after U.S. nuclear-capable B-2 bombers dropped dummy munitions in […]

  • Russian FM criticises US bomber flights near North Korea, VIDEO

    Russian FM criticises US bomber flights near North Korea, VIDEO

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says that any military activity near North Korea has potential to destabilise the region. Sarah Sheffer reports.


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