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U.S. expected to open embassy in Jerusalem in May: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is expected to open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday. U.S. President Donald Trump announced…

More bombs fall on Syria’s eastern Ghouta ahead of U.N. vote

More bombs fall on Syria’s eastern Ghouta ahead of U.N. vote

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A new wave of bombs struck Syria’s eastern Ghouta district unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire…

Turkish forces shell convoy headed to Syria’s Afrin region

Turkish forces shell convoy headed to Syria’s Afrin region

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Turkish army struck a convoy entering Syria’s Kurdish-held Afrin region, which Ankara said carried fighters and weapons but Kurdish forces said was made up of civilians…

More bombs fall on Syria’s eastern Ghouta ahead of U.N. vote

More bombs fall on Syria’s eastern Ghouta ahead of U.N. vote

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A new wave of bombs struck Syria’s eastern Ghouta unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire across…

Trump to announce new sanctions against North Korea as South prepares for talks

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is due to announce its largest package of sanctions against North Korea to pressure the reclusive country to give up its nuclear and missile…

Global watchdog to put Pakistan back on terrorist financing watchlist: sources

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A global money-laundering watchdog has decided to place Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist, a government official and a diplomat said on Friday, in a likely…

Chance of halting Brexit now close to 50:50, says leading campaigner

LONDON (Reuters) – Opponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union are preparing a major campaign they say now has close to a 50:50 chance of stopping Brexit by blocking…

More bombs fall on Syria’s eastern Ghouta ahead of U.N. vote

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A new wave of bombs struck Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Friday, which a witness in one town described as the worst yet, ahead of a U.N. Security…

Trump to announce new sanctions against North Korea; South Korea preps for talks with North

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is due to announce its largest package of sanctions yet against North Korea to further pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile program, as…

Australian deputy prime minister resigns after new harassment claim

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s deputy prime minister said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party after weeks of pressure over an affair with a staffer that brought…