Russia says zone for U.S.-backed rebels could end up splitting Syria

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:19
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday the formation of a zone controlled by U.S.-backed rebels could lead to the partition of Syria.

Myanmar says temporary camp will house 30,000 Rohingya targeted for repatriation

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:05
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine State, state media reported on Monday, as Myanmar and Bangladesh meet to discuss how to implement a repatriation deal.

Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:53
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children's films this weekend in a makeshift theater, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdom.

Russia will work to preserve Iran nuclear deal, FM Lavrov says

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:34
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Moscow will work to preserve the existing Iran nuclear deal despite Washington threatening to withdraw from it.

Indonesia police rule out bomb as exchange floor collapse injures at least a dozen

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:33
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesia Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring at least a dozen people under a shower of glass and other debris, an exchange employee and witnesses said.

Signs of division in Cambodia's opposition over new group

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:26
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Signs of division emerged among opponents of long-serving Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday after prominent exiles said they had founded a new movement following a ban on the main opposition party.

Indonesia stock exchange reopens after floor collapse

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:02
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Stock Exchange reopened for the afternoon session on Monday after about a dozen people were injured in a floor collapse. All staff were safe, it said.

Japan's defense chief criticizes China over submarine near disputed islands

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:01
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's defense minister criticized China on Monday for sailing an advanced stealthy nuclear submarine close to disputed islands claimed by Japan and China, saying the action had stoked tension.

Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 25, wounds 63, government says

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:00
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 25 people were killed and 63 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the Iraqi health ministry said on its Facebook page.

Stricken oil tanker leaves 10-mile oil slick in East China Sea: CCTV

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:44
TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) - The burning Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea on Sunday in the worst oil ship disaster in decades has produced a 10-mile long oil slick as black smoke continued to billow from the site, Chinese media and Japanese authorities said on Monday.

Second floor of Indonesia Stock Exchange collapses, around a dozen people injured

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:25
JAKARTA (Reuters) - The second floor of the Indonesia Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, said an exchange employee, injuring around a dozen people who were carried on stretches from the building.

Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 16, wounds 65: ministry says

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:17
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 16 people were killed and 65 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the Iraqi interior ministry said.

Around a dozen people injured at Indonesia Stock Exchange after reports of collapsed structure

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:16
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Around a dozen injured people were carried on stretchers out of the Indonesia Stock Exchange on Monday, eye witnesses said, after reports of a collapsed structure inside the building.

Black smoke billows from tanker sinking site as worry grows over sea damage

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:54
TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) - Black smoke was billowing from the East China Sea site where a burning Iranian oil tanker sank, Japanese authorities said on Monday, as worries grow about damage to the marine ecosystem from the worst oil ship disaster in decades.

People evacuated from Indonesia Stock Exchange after reports of collapsed structure: Metro TV

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:45
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Dozens of people were seen running from the Indonesian stock Exchange in central Jakarta on Monday, Metro TV showed, after unconfirmed reports of a collapsed structure inside the building.

North Korea requests talks on Olympics with South on Jan. 17: South Korea

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:44
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has requested working talks on sending its athletes to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics be held on Jan. 17 at the truce village of Panmunjom, the South's unification ministry said in a mobile text message.

Indonesia's Golkar Party appoints new parliamentary speaker amid graft probe

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:11
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Golkar Party has appointed Bambang Soesatyo as parliamentary speaker, after the previous speaker was indicted in a $170 million corruption scandal late last year, the party's secretary general Muhammad Sarmuji said on Monday.

Nine dismembered bodies found in truck in Mexico

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:02
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Nine dismembered bodies were found piled in a truck on Saturday night in the violent Mexican state of Veracruz, the governor said on Sunday, describing the crime as a clash of rival gangs.

China sees 1,300 fugitives returned from overseas in 2017: China Daily

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 02:22
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A total of 1,300 fugitives were returned to China from overseas last year, including 347 corrupt officials, the China Daily reported on Monday, citing figures from the country's corruption watchdog.

Colombia's ELN rebels must halt attacks, restart talks: U.N.

REUTERS - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:42
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's ELN rebel group must cease attacks and re-start peace talks with the government to end more than a half-century of war, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday, amid renewed violence after the end of a ceasefire between the two sides.


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