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  • Jordan's ambassador to Libya kidnapped in Tripoli

    Jordan's ambassador to Libya was abducted by armed assailants Tuesday while heading to his Tripoli office, the latest official taken hostage in the unstable North African country. Masked kidnappers opened fire on the vehicle in which Ambassador Fawaz...
  • News agencies to boycott IPL over photo restrictions

    (Reuters) - A number of news agencies have decided against covering cricket's Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition in India and the United Arab Emirates, due to the exclusion of some photo agencies from covering matches. Thomson Reuters, Agence...
  • Russia's Lavrov says Kiev dialogue with east 'step in the right direction'

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday said he welcome signs the government in Kiev was ready for dialogue with separatists in eastern Ukraine, calling it "a step in the right direction", the Interfax news agency reported....
  • Ukraine says operation underway to end separatist grip on eastern town

    SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian security forces have launched an "anti-terrorist" operation to end the grip of separatists on an eastern town, Ukraine's interior minister said on Sunday. "An anti-terrorist operation has begun in Slaviansk. It is...
  • Former Egyptian finance minister detained in France: report

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros Ghali was detained in Paris on Monday on an international warrant over corruption charges relating to his time in former President Hosni Mubarak's government, the state news agency...
  • Russia, China aim to finish gas talks before Putin's May visit: media

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and China aim to wrap up a 10-year series of talks about Russian gas supplies before President Vladimir Putin visits China in May, media quoted the deputy prime minister as saying on Monday. The Russian deputy premier, Arkady...
  • Libya remains in the grip of rivalrous rebel factions

    Libya remains in the grip of rivalrous rebel factions
    TRIPOLI, Libya — Dragging deeply on a cigarette and swirling his espresso dregs, the curly-haired young militiaman offered up a vivid account of the battles he and fellow rebels waged to bring down dictator Moammar Kadafi — days of blazing...
  • Ukraine prepares armed response as city seized by pro-Russia forces

    Ukraine prepares armed response as city seized by pro-Russia forces
    Ukrainian security forces have launched an "anti-terrorist" operation to end the grip of separatists on an eastern town, Ukraine's interior minister said on Sunday. "An anti-terrorist operation has begun in Slavyansk. It is being directed by the anti-...
  • Russia's Crimea takeover breeding anarchy and fear throughout East

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's unimpeded success in annexing Crimea has inspired Russian nationalists in eastern Ukraine to seize territory and sown fear region-wide that such provocations will spur Moscow to intervene on behalf of ethnic Russians....
  • Iraq deputy prime minister's convoy attacked by gunmen

    Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh Mutlaq survived an attack by gunmen who shot at his convoy west of Baghdad on Friday, the official state news agency reported. Mutlaq was not hurt, but several people were wounded when the unknown assailants fired at...
  • Al Jazeera America Disbands Sports Group, Lays Off Freelancers

    Al Jazeera America has disbanded its sports unit and laid off a few dozen freelancers who were brought on for the launch of the news channel last summer. Most of the departures were freelancers who were always intended to have a finite stay following the...