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- South Korean prosecutors are denied Park scandal probe extension
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:18:05 -0500
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean special prosecutors investigating impeached President Park Geun-hye were denied permission to extend their probe and question her in person on Monday amid a graft scandal that threatens to topple her from office.
- Killing of Kim Jong Nam organized by North Korean govt ministries: South Korea
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:11:37 -0500
SEOUL (Reuters) - The killing of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was organized by the reclusive state's ministry of state security and foreign ministry, according to South Korean lawmakers briefed by the country's intelligence agency.
- North Korea spy agency runs arms operation out of Malaysia, U.N. says
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:22:13 -0500
(Reuters) - It is in Kuala Lumpur's "Little India" neighborhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office.
- Indonesia police say bomber 'possibly' linked to IS sympathisers
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:51:39 -0500
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A militant killed by police in Indonesia after detonating a small bomb in the city of Bandung on Monday was "possibly" part of a radical network sympathetic to Islamic State, police said.
- Senior Taliban commander killed in northern Afghanistan air strike
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:35:24 -0500
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - After having been declared dead several times in the past, a senior Taliban commander has been killed in an air strike in northern Afghanistan, officials of the militant group confirmed on Monday.
- Putin says Syria talks in Astana helped revive Geneva
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:21:49 -0500
ALMATY (Reuters) - Talks on consolidating the Syrian ceasefire held in Kazakhstan this year helped jumpstart the United Nations-led peace negotiations in Geneva, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.
- Syrian rebels say clashed with government forces in north
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:23:36 -0500
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey-backed Syrian rebel groups said they clashed on Sunday with government forces near a city captured last week from the Islamic State (IS) group in northern Syria, the second such confrontation in that area in recent weeks.
- Obama-era human rights envoy says U.N. must investigate Myanmar
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:02:55 -0500
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Human Rights Council must set up a commission of inquiry into Myanmar's human rights record, as it has done for North Korea and Eritrea, and not spare its leader because of her iconic status, a former U.S. human rights envoy said on Monday.
- South Korea's Lotte Group approves land swap for THAAD missile defense
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:19:53 -0500
SEOUL (Reuters) - The board of an affiliate of South Korea's Lotte Group approved a land swap with the government on Monday that will enable authorities to deploy a controversial U.S. missile defense system, the defense ministry said.
- Philippines needs clarity on China ties before lifting South China Sea exploration halt - minister
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:01:02 -0500
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is waiting for clarity on its relations with China before lifting a suspension on exploration in disputed areas in the South China Sea, its energy minister said on Monday.