Reuters: World News
Islamic State defeated, 'caliphate' eliminated says U.S. ally in Syria
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:08:15 -0400
U.S.-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State's last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz on Saturday, ending its territorial rule over a self-proclaimed caliphate after years of fighting.
Explainer: Does Islamic State still pose a threat?
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:08:15 -0400
U.S.-backed fighters say they have captured Islamic State's last shred of ground in eastern Syria - but while its era of territorial rule may be over for now, there is near universal agreement that IS remains a threat.
SDF will keep fighting Islamic State sleeper cells
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:08:15 -0400
U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) formally announced the destruction of Islamic State's control of land in eastern Syria on Saturday but said it would continue its military and security campaigns against jihadist sleeper cells.
Pakistan call for peace with India as it shows off its military might
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:55:46 -0400
Pakistan wants peace with India and they should focus on health and education, the Pakistani president said on Saturday during a parade to show off its military might following a tense standoff between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
South African tax workers to strike over pay dispute
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:53:16 -0400
Workers in South Africa's tax-collecting agency intend to strike next week after talks on wage increases failed but a further round might still avert the action, the agency said.
Al Shabaab attacks Somali government building in Mogadishu, at least nine dead
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:51:20 -0400
Somalia's al Shabaab stormed a government building on Saturday, detonating a suicide car bomb in the heart of the capital Mogadishu with at least nine people, including an assistant minister, killed during an ensuing gun battle.
Gun fight between Somalia security forces and Al Shabaab ends, leaving 15 dead
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:51:06 -0400
A gun battle between Somalia's security forces and Islamist group Al Shabaab's fighters in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday has ended, leaving 15 people dead, police said.
Pope accepts resignation of Chilean cardinal accused of covering up abuse
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:49:18 -0400
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati as archbishop of Santiago, the highest-ranking member of the Catholic Church in Chile, who has been caught up in the country's sex abuse scandal.
Italy endorses China's Belt and Road plan in first for a G7 nation
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:47:47 -0400
Italy endorsed China's "Belt and Road" infrastructure project on Saturday, the first Group of Seven industrialized power to do so, as Rome brushed off worries among its Western allies in a bid to revive the flagging Italian economy.
Italy signs deals with China worth 2.5 billion euros, more to come: Di Maio
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:47:24 -0400
Italy signed deals worth 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Rome, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Saturday, adding that the value of the contracts could rise to 20 billion.
Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit referendum
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:43:10 -0400
Hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked sinking Prime Minister Theresa May's premiership.
Security tops agenda as Iraqi PM visits Egypt in first foreign trip
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:42:04 -0400
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought Egypt's support for efforts to tackle Islamist militants in the region during a visit to Cairo on Saturday, his first trip abroad since taking office in October.
Mozambique cyclone claims more victims as death toll exceeds 400
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:28:26 -0400
The number of people killed in Mozambique after a cyclone tore through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods has risen to more than 400, a government minister said on Saturday, as the United Nations warned of the risk of further flooding.
Timeline: The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:00:03 -0400
Islamic State fighters have been defeated at the final shred of territory they held in eastern Syria, marking the end of jihadist rule that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday.
'Yellow Vests' march in Paris as troops join police to prevent trouble
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:39:16 -0400
French "yellow vest" demonstrators began their 19th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government on Saturday as military units were deployed to help police clamp down on any trouble.
Venezuela's Guaido says Maduro is in his final phase
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:28:39 -0400
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's administration has reached its final stage and there will soon be a change in government, opposition leader Juan Guaido said, adding that his allies have spoken with high-ranking military members about changing sides.
Kazakhstan renames capital Nur-Sultan in honor of veteran leader
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:09:58 -0400
Kazakhstan renamed its capital Astana as Nur-Sultan on Saturday in honor of veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, who unexpectedly resigned this week after almost 30 years in power.
Exclusive: U.N. draws up plans to 'facilitate' Rohingya relocation to island
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:05:51 -0400
The United Nations is making plans to help Bangladesh relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island off its coast, documents seen by Reuters show, a move opposed by many refugees and that some human rights experts fear could spark a new crisis.
Australian PM boosted by re-election of ruling party in largest state
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:01:30 -0400
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's re-election prospects got a lift on Saturday when Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), returned his ruling Liberal Party to power.
Macron hails Islamic State defeat as ending a 'major danger' for France
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:50:50 -0400
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that a "major danger for France" had been eliminated, after U.S.-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State's last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz.