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  • 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...
  • Turkish football fans accused of plotting coup

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A group of Turkish football fans have been charged with trying to overthrow their government during mass street protests in 2013, in a case dismissed as a farce by opposition MPs and defence lawyers. Prosecutors said they were...
  • Yemen president warns of civil war as factions collide

    SANAA (Reuters) - President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has warned Yemenis their country is heading toward civil war after the takeover of the capital by Shi'ite Muslim rebels, a move that has allowed the insurgents to dictate terms to a weakened, fractured...
  • Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions

    SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and world view on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. Several accounts affiliated with the militant group...
  • Lori Borgman: Streaking reappears on the home front

    If you were driving by the house last week and saw a small naked boy watering the ivy with what God gave him, I'd like to explain. If only I could. Who would have thought that after more than 30 years of marriage, public nudity would now be a problem?...
  • 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....
  • Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters

    Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters
    Turkey’s government opened its border Friday to thousands of Syrian Kurds fearing a massacre at the hands of the Islamic State as a U.S.-backed opposition group called for airstrikes to halt the militants’ advance in northern Syria. In the...
  • Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya

    DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar has denied an accusation by Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni that it sent three military aircraft loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group. In a statement to Qatar's news agency (QNA)...