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  • New breed starts to muscle in on Indonesia's old-style patronage politics

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's presidential election on Wednesday could be the last chance for old style politicians to lead what is one of the world's biggest democracies, and one of its youngest. Since 1998, when Indonesia finally shrugged off decades...
  • Ambition, investor greed fuel rise and fall of Dubai's Arabtec

    ABU DHABI/DUBAI (Reuters) - From a 59-storey tower in Abu Dhabi, the offices of Arabtec look out over the Gulf towards Middle Eastern and Asian nations where the construction firm hopes to expand. It is a symbol of the company's ambitions - and the way in...
  • Australia ruling could leave Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - The fate of a boatload of Tamil asylum seekers could be undecided for weeks as Australia's High Court considers a legal challenge to Australia's attempts to hand them over to Sri Lanka. Australia promised on Tuesday to give three days'...
  • Copper miners' paths diverge over Indonesia export tax

    JAKARTA/TORONTO (Reuters) - Six months into a dispute with Indonesia's government that has halted copper exports, two U.S. mining giants are using very different tactics in a bid to resume shipments - behind the scenes talks or raising the stakes with...
  • In al Qaeda camp, notes on an Islamic caliphate

    AL-MAHFAD, Yemen, (Reuters) - At first glance, the neat handwriting in blue ink could be from a school notebook. Prise apart the pages - stuck together by sand and water - and it becomes clear that the book belonged to a militant from al Qaeda. Discarded...
  • Thai military government to hold 'happiness fair'

    Thai military government to hold 'happiness fair'
    Thailand's military government said Tuesday it would hold its largest festival yet in the Thai capital, part of a propaganda campaign aimed at national reconciliation after the junta's May coup. The seizure of power by General Prayuth Chan-ocha has been...
  • India says private funds will help rail system, but gives no details

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government disappointed markets with its first major economic policy statement on Tuesday, promising to seek foreign and private funding for the railways but giving no details of how it would...
  • Jonathan's PR offensive backfires in Nigeria and abroad

    LAGOS (Reuters) - Facing censure at home and overseas for a perceived failure to protect civilians from violent Islamists, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has launched an international media offensive to try to turn the tide of public opinion in...
  • Iraq parliament balks at resolving leadership crisis

    Expectations that Iraq’s new parliament would soon resolve a leadership crisis were dashed  Monday when deeply divided lawmakers pushed back a meeting scheduled for Tuesday. Officials initially announced that the next parliamentary session had...
  • Bahrain expelling top U.S. official for meeting with Shiite group

    Bahrain expelling top U.S. official for meeting with Shiite group
    Bahrain announced Monday that it was expelling a top State Department official for meddling in its affairs, sharpening tensions between the Obama administration and a strategically important Persian Gulf ally. The state-run Bahrain News Agency said...
  • Armed men burn police camp, homes and vehicles on Kenya coast

    MOMBASA Kenya (Reuters) - Armed assailants have attacked a camp of police reservists and burned down nearby homes and businesses, a regional official said on Tuesday, as violence escalates on Kenya's northern coast. But there were no reported deaths...