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- Egypt's Sisi to run for second term in March election
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:26:24 -0500
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he will run for a second term in office in an election in March, which the former military commander is widely expected to win.
- China accuses U.S. warship of violating its sovereignty
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:51:19 -0500
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry has accused a U.S. warship of entering its territorial waters without permission and said it would take "necessary measures" to ensure its sovereignty is protected.
- Sudanese authorities detain Reuters, AFP reporters in Khartoum
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:28:10 -0500
CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities have detained a Reuters stringer and an AFP reporter who were covering protests in the capital Khartoum, the country's external information council, which deals with foreign media organizations, said.
- Cuba, U.S. hold talks on law enforcement despite tensions
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:18:52 -0500
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban and U.S. officials concluded on Friday a week of talks on law enforcement cooperation in Washington with a meeting on the combat against illicit drug trafficking, at a time of heightened tensions between the old Cold War foes.
- Myanmar finalizes Rohingya repatriation preparations as doubts mount
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:22:35 -0500
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who had fled conflict in troubled Rakhine state, state media said on Saturday, despite growing doubts about the plan among refugees and in the United Nations.
- South Africa's ANC to force Zuma to quit as president: eNCA TV
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:38:28 -0500
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) declined on Saturday to comment on a report its executive plans to force Jacob Zuma to quit as president, as its leaders gather to outline the party's program for the coming year.
- Canceled North Korean visit to prep for Olympics 'not permanent': South Korea ministry
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:09:46 -0500
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Saturday that the sudden cancellation of a North Korean delegation's planned visit to the South to prepare for the North's art troupe during the Winter Olympics was "not a permanent cancellation".
- Turkey shells Syria's Afrin region, minister says operation has begun
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:27:25 -0500
SUGEDIGI, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish artillery fired into Syria's Afrin region on Friday in what Ankara said was the start of a military campaign against the Kurdish-controlled area.
- Cambodia's detained opposition leader rejects new opposition movement
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:01:21 -0500
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's detained opposition leader Kem Sokha has declined to join a new movement, founded by prominent exiles following a ban on the main opposition party, his lawyer said on Saturday.
- Trump administration says U.S. mistakenly backed China WTO accession in 2001
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:17:12 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States mistakenly supported China's membership of the World Trade Organization in 2001 on terms that have failed to force Beijing to open its economy, the Trump administration said on Friday as it prepares to clamp down on Chinese trade.