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

Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20

A general view of a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 5, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register KABUL, Aug 6 (Reuters) – A bomb blast in a busy shopping street in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least eight people and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said. … Read more

War in Ukraine can’t be ended by ignoring Russia, Erdogan aide says

Combat engineers of pro-Russian troops take part in an operation to demine anti-personnel landmines in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in Donetsk, Ukraine July 31, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register ANKARA, Aug 5 (Reuters) – A top aid to Turkey’s president said on Friday the international community cannot … Read more

ASEAN warns on risk of Taiwan ‘miscalculation’, ready to help dialogue

A woman passes ASEAN Summit flags at Suntec Convention Center in Singapore, November 11, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register PHNOM PENH, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Southeast Asia’s regional ASEAN bloc warned on Thursday of a risk that volatility caused by tensions in the Taiwan Strait could lead to … Read more

NATO peacekeepers oversee removal of roadblocks in Kosovo

ZUPCE, Kosovo, Aug 1 (Reuters) – NATO-led peacekeepers backed by helicopters on Monday oversaw the removal of roadblocks protesters had set up in north Kosovo, where political tensions have flared more than two decades since a crisis that ended with NATO airstrikes. The removal of the barricades came after the Kosovo government postponed the implementation … Read more

Myanmar junta extends emergency rule, cites need for stability

FILE PHOTO – Myanmar’s Prime Minister and State Administrative Council Chairman Min Aung Hlaing attends a meeting with Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin in Moscow, Russia July 12, 2022. Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Aug 1 (Reuters) – The head of Myanmar’s joins on Monday blamed for … Read more

Kosovo closes two border crossings after local Serbs block roads

FILE PHOTO- Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti looks on during a news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Germany May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register MITROVICA, Kosovo, July 31 (Reuters) – Kosovo police said they closed two border crossings in the volatile north after local … Read more

Protest over 15th-century land grab doctrine interrupts papal Mass in Canada

People hold a banner as Pope Francis presides over a mass at the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, one of the oldest and most popular pilgrimage sites in North America, in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Quebec, Canada July 28 , 2022. The banner reads: “Rescind the doctrine”. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register July 28 … Read more

Exclusive: US and Taliban make progress on Afghan reserves, but big gaps remain

KABUL/WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – US and Taliban officials have exchanged proposals for the release of billions of dollars from Afghan central bank reserves held abroad into a trust fund, three sources familiar with the talks said, offering a hint of progress in efforts to ease Afghanistan’s economic crisis. Significant differences between the sides remain, … Read more

U.S. Capitol attack probe to push forward with new witnesses, Cheney says

WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) – The panel probing the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the US Capitol plans to push its investigation further in the coming weeks, interviewing additional members of Donald Trump’s cabinet and his campaign, as well as US Secret Service members, the committee’s vice chair said on Sunday. “We’re not finished yet,” … Read more