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  • 2022 Olympic site choices now bad and worse

    2022 Olympic site choices now bad and worse
    The U.S. Olympic Committee could kick itself over not having submitted a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It might look like a slam dunk now. After Norway nixed the Oslo bid Wednesday, the competition to become host of that Winter Games is down to...
  • Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence

    Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence
    KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test. The first democratic...
  • French, U.S. planes strike Islamic State, Britain to join coalition

    NEW YORK/BEIRUT (Reuters) - French fighter jets struck Islamic State targets in Iraq on Thursday, and the United States hit them in Syria, as a U.S.-led coalition to fight the militants gained momentum with an announcement that Britain would join. The...
  • In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home

    In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home
    A month ago, Shabbir Ahmed was excited when he and 20 coworkers were ordered by their boss to join antigovernment demonstrations in the heart of this capital. The 25-year-old laborer from the eastern metropolis of Lahore had never been to Islamabad...
  • 5774 Year in review

    5774 Year in review
    September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus. Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
  • Bahrain says parties find common ground but Shi'ites say demands not met

    MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain's Crown Prince said on Friday political parties had identified five areas of "common ground" including potential parliamentary and judicial reforms, in a bid to end years of instability in the U.S.-allied Gulf Arab island state....
  • Special Report: Scotland stays in UK, but Britain faces change

    EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) - When 3.6 million Scots voted on Thursday on whether to leave or stay within the United Kingdom, they were answering one simple question: Should Scotland be an independent country? But for a time some politicians on both sides...
  • U.S. scouts for Sunni allies on the ground in Iraq

    BAGHDAD/AMMAN (Reuters) - Unwilling to send U.S. troops back to Iraq, Washington is trying to persuade armed Sunni factions and tribal figures to fight Islamic State militants in an echo of the "Awakening" movement that drove al Qaeda from the country six...
  • New Zealand dismisses Snowden's claim it planned mass domestic spying

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand was preparing to conduct mass domestic surveillance last year, a U.S. investigative journalist said on Monday, five days before the country goes to the polls, provoking immediate denials from Prime Minister John Key....
  • Few interests, fewer friends in Middle East

    Try figuring out the maze of enemies, allies and neutrals in the Middle East. In 2012, the Obama administration was on the verge of bombing the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. For a few weeks he was public enemy No. 1 because he had used...
  • Sweden's Reinfeldt says open to deals with opposition parties

    NYKOPING Sweden (Reuters) - Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said on Tuesday he was ready to strike deals with the opposition if neither wins a majority in Sunday's general election, countering fears of political stalemate. Reinfeldt is...