Taliban cleric killed in blast in Kabul – officials

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Prominent Taliban cleric Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani was killed in an attack in a seminary in Kabul when the attacker detonated explosives hidden in a plastic artificial leg on Thursday, according to officials and Taliban sources. “Very sadly informed that a respected cleric (Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani) was martyred in a cowardly … Read more

Sweden agrees to extradite man to Turkey in wake of NATO deal

Swedish and NATO flags are seen printed on paper this illustration taken April 13, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register STOCKHOLM, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Sweden’s government has decided to extradite a man to wanted for fraud, it said on Thursday, the first case since Turkey demanded a number … Read more

In Gaza, denial and doubt over misfiring rocket claims

JERUSALEM, Aug 11 (Reuters) – As the cleanup in Gaza continues from last weekend’s brief conflict with Israel, another battle has continued over which side caused the casualties, after Israel said misfiring rockets from the Palestinian side killed 15 people in the enclave. According to Israeli military authorities, the fifth of the more than 1,000 … Read more

Lebanese bank hostage situation ends after partial funds payout

Armed man took six people hostage at Lebanese bank Gunman demanded access to funds in frozen bank account Siege ended after partial access to account BEIRUT, Aug 11 (Reuters) – A hostage situation in a Beirut, Lebanon, bank ended on Thursday after authorities agreed to grant a Lebanese gunman partial access to his frozen funds … Read more

Away from Gaza, Islamic Jihad digs in against Israel on West Bank

Gaza conflict sparked by arrest in Jenin Islamic Jihad has a strong presence in West Bank Movement targets young recruits, claims resistance mantle JENIN, West Bank, Aug 9 (Reuters) – For the masked gunmen in Jenin refugee camp, Israel’s unannounced strike against Islamic Jihad in Gaza on Friday can have come as little surprises after … Read more

Oil prices bounce around on Russian pipeline constraints, recession fears

Sticker reads crude oil on the side of a storage tank in the Permian Basin in Mentone, Loving County, Texas, US November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Russia oil exports halted via southern leg of Druzhba pipeline EU puts forward ‘final’ text to resurrect Iran nuclear deal … Read more

Russia puts Iranian satellite into orbit

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Russia launched an Iranian satellite into orbit on Tuesday from southern Kazakhstan, just three weeks after President Vladimir Putin and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged to work together against the West. The … Read more

EU puts forward ‘final’ text to resurrect Iran nuclear deal

A general view shows Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, August 4,2022. REUTERS/Lisa Leutner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register DUBAI/WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday said it put forward a “final” text to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as … Read more

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at the border

PRISTINA, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Kosovo’s interior minister said on Saturday it has arrested a Russian journalist at the border on suspicion that she could be a spy, and security authorities were searching “for her intentions.” The country’s interior minister Xhelal Svecla named the journalist as Daria Aslamova. “Many countries have proven that she was … Read more

Palestinian rockets reach west of Jerusalem on third day of Gaza fighting

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Palestinian militants fired rockets toward Jerusalem on Sunday, causing no casualties but signaling new reach and resolving the Israel pressed air strikes in the Gaza Strip and admitted Jewish visitors to a contested mosque compound. The Islamic Jihad faction said it targeted Jerusalem in retaliation for Israel’s killing overnight of … Read more