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  • As risks multiply, NGOs reassess security in Middle East

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Aid agencies are tightening security measures in the Middle East and increasingly outsourcing work to local organizations to limit their exposure to multiplying risks across the region. Most if not all international NGOs had...
  • Cleric Abu Qatada walks free after Jordan terror plot acquittal

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Muslim cleric Abu Qatada walked free from a Jordanian jail on Wednesday after being cleared of charges of conspiring in a plot to attack tourists - his second acquittal this year following a long extradition process from Britain. The...
  • Obama forges anti-ISIL coalition, but will it hang together?

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Arabs are in. Turkey is on the fence. Britain, still smarting from an earlier Iraq war, is cautiously edging toward expanded action. Even Greece wants to help - if someone would tell it how. Two weeks after he announced plans...
  • Summer shutdowns pull UK car production 20 percent lower in August

    LONDON (Reuters) - British car production fell by more than 20 percent in August because of the timing of holidays and repairs to a major plant but output so far in 2014 remains ahead of last year, an industry body said on Thursday. Car production fell...
  • Arab states line up behind U.S. in fight against Islamic State

    (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes pounded Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq for a second day on Wednesday as President Barack Obama tried to rally support for the coalition fighting the extremist group during an address to the U.N. General Assembly in New...
  • Briton held by Islamic State sends audio message to family

    LONDON (Reuters) - The wife of a British aid worker being held by Islamic State - the militant group targeted by U.S. and Gulf Arab air strikes in Syria - said on Tuesday she had received an audio message from her husband. "An audio file of Alan pleading...
  • Scots' vote: God save the Queen: Front & Center

    The question of will they or won't they has been settled. In a historic Sept. 18 referendum, Scotlanders — weighing independence from Britain, but also weighing the impacts on its currency, membership in NATO and businesses — chose to cast...
  • Britain's Labour leader bids to be next PM, tacks left

    MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Opposition Labour party leader Ed Miliband cast himself as Britain's prime minister-in-waiting eight months before an election, pledging to wring money from wealthy home owners, hedge funds and tobacco companies to fund...
  • Why do Americans hate America? [Commentary]

    Why do Americans hate America? [Commentary]
    After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is that too many of the defectors have forgotten what it means to be British. As a means of...
  • Tesco-style accounting risks well known in retail industry

    LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco Plc's disclosure of huge accounting mistakes over contracts with its suppliers shocked industry analysts and executives, but not because they didn't realise the potential for disaster. On the contrary, they assumed that...
  • UK's opposition Labour party pledges tobacco levy if in power next year

    MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party said on Tuesday it would introduce a U.S.-style "sin tax" on tobacco firms if it wins a national election next year, sending shares in the leading cigarette groups lower on the day. The...