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  • Fitch, S&P say no immediate impact on Hong Kong's ratings from unrest

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Clashes between Hong Kong police and pro-democracy supporters won't significantly affect the city's credit ratings in the short term unless they last long enough to have a material impact on the economy, Fitch and Standard & Poor's...
  • Party of Indonesia president-elect denied parliament speaker role

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's highest court on Monday rejected a legal challenge by president-elect Joko Widodo's party to a law that prevents it from filling the role of parliamentary speaker, complicating efforts to push through economic reforms....
  • Egypt's Sisi delivers economic reforms but hurdles remain

    CAIRO (Reuters) - In his first 100 days in office, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a fast start on economic reform: slashing costly fuel subsidies, raising taxes and devising infrastructure projects to secure long-term revenues and ease...
  • Stocks close lower, following drops overseas

    The U.S. stock market slid to start the week, following European markets lower. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 178 points at the start of trading on Monday then slowly climbed back. Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued...
  • Kuwait revokes citizenship of opposition activist

    KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait revoked the citizenship of a prominent opposition activist on Monday, something he said was a political move by a government that has vowed to crack down on people deemed to be undermining state stability. Kuwait-born Saad Al-...
  • Turkish aid to al-Qaida-linked group shows finding allies in Syria is tough

    WASHINGTON In an effort to map out the ideological spectrum of Syria's various rebel groups, Turkish and American officials used a color-coded scheme: green for trusted friends, red for clear-cut enemies and yellow for those in the middle. That middle...
  • Hong Kong students take democracy fight to home of city's leader

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of students and protesters marched to the official residence of Hong Kong's leader on Thursday to demand a meeting, defying police warnings, as tensions simmer over the financial hub's democratic future. Carrying a huge...
  • 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...
  • Humanitarian arm of Syrian opposition stumbles at audit hurdle

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Auditors have been unable to trace $1 million in aid spending by Syria's Western-backed opposition, highlighting how hard it is to build viable alternatives to the institutions of President Bashar al-Assad's war-torn state. The...
  • Some Syrian rebels fear U.S. strikes will help Assad

    ISTANBUL/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels affiliated with the main Western-backed opposition said on Tuesday they worried U.S. air strikes on Islamic State militants could benefit President Bashar al-Assad. While the main opposition coalition welcomed...
  • Demise of group backing moderate Syria rebels is a warning for US

    WASHINGTON Two years after the Obama administration granted it a rare license to raise money for Syrian rebels, a Washington-based opposition nonprofit group that tried to help the United States build a moderate fighting force is defunct. The Syrian...