SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Libya told an Arab summit yesterday that a UN arms embargo on the country must be lifted to help prevent the advance of Islamic State militants .
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist groups including al Qaeda’s Nusra Front have seized the city of Idlib for the first time in Syria’s civil war, fighters and a monitoring group said on yesterday .
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US and coalition forces conducted 18 air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq during a 24-hour period, with eight strikes near militant-held Tikrit, the US military said yesterday .
ADEN (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen yesterday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters .
SHANGHAI/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - China’s Finance Ministry said yesterday that the UK and Switzerland had been formally accepted as founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a day after Brazil accepted China’s invitation to join the AIIB .
LAUSANNE, Switzer-land (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of France and Germany joined the top US and Iranian diplomats yesterday to help break an impasse in nuclear negotiations as major powers and Iran closed in on a two- or three-page accord that could form the basis of a long-term deal .
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas at an angry crowd fighting over food supplies in Sierra Leone yesterday, while other residents defied a three-day national lockdown that the government hopes will accelerate the end of the Ebola epidemic .
MOGADISHU, (Reuters) - A hotel siege by al Shabaab militants in the Somali capital has ended and the final death toll from the attack stands at 14, a senior government official said today .
ADEN, (Reuters) - Yemen’s Houthi rebels made broad gains in the country’s south and east yesterday despite a second day of Saudi-led air strikes meant to check the Iranian-backed militia’s efforts to overthrow President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi .
DUESSELDORF, Germany, (Reuters) - German authorities said yesterday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy .
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for a drastic cutback of an ambitious health care plan after cost estimates came in at $18 .
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of a U .
MONTABAUR, Germany, (Reuters) - The German pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps killing 150 people broke off his training six years ago due to depression and spent over a year in psychiatric treatment, a German newspaper reported today .
SANAA/ADEN, Yemen, (Reuters) - Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia yesterday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city .
PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES, (Reuters) - A young German co-pilot barricaded himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and apparently set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, French prosecutors said yesterday .
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Four apartment buildings in New York’s East Village neighborhood caught fire from an apparent gas explosion on Thursday and three collapsed, causing 19 injuries, authorities said .
ADEN/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia announced yesterday it had launched military operations in Yemen, carrying out air strikes in coordination with a 10-country coalition seeking to beat back Houthi militia forces besieging the southern city of Aden where the country’s president had taken refuge .
SEYNE-LES-ALPES/PARIS, (Reuters) - Investigators have retrieved cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the German Airbus plane that crashed into the Alps, killing everyone onboard, officials said yesterday .
ABIDJAN, (Reuters) - The three nations hardest hit by West Africa’s Ebola epidemic recorded the lowest weekly total of new cases so far this year in the week leading up to March 22, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday .
BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - U .
LILONGWE, (Reuters) - The Global Fund has redirected $574 million in HIV/AIDS funding away from Malawi’s National Aids Council (NAC) after allegations of financial mismanagement, including the purchase of vehicles that were not budgeted for, it said yesterday .
AMSTERDAM, (Reuters) - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor must spend the rest of his life in a British jail after judges at an international court in The Hague denied his request to serve out his 50-year prison sentence in Rwanda .
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, (Reuters) - An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed into a mountainside in the French Alps yesterday, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren .
BEIJING, (Reuters) - Amnesty International has given its top 2015 human rights award to both Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, a fierce critic of Beijing who has been banned from leaving China after an 81-day detention in 2011, and U .
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is moving heavy military equipment including artillery to areas near its border with Yemen, U .
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - India’s top court struck down a law yesterday that gave authorities powers to jail people for offensive online posts, a verdict hailed as a victory for free speech in the world’s largest growth market for the Internet .
KABUL, March 24 (Reuters) - A prominent Afghan police official was sacked yesterday as hundreds of men and women marched in the capital to protest the lynching of a 27-year-old woman in central Kabul last week .
MARSEILLE, (Reuters) - An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in southern France today and all 148 on board were feared dead .
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said yesterday it was notifying 100 US troops that a group claiming ties to Islamic State militants had posted their names, addresses and photos on the Internet and was calling for American sympathizers to kill them .
WASHINGTON/MIAMI (Reuters) - The December breakthrough that upended a half-century of US-Cuba enmity has been portrayed as the fruit of 18 months of secret diplomacy .
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Barack Obama met with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumed front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, for about an hour yesterday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said .
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The daughter of an imprisoned Mexican Mafia kingpin who pleaded guilty to racketeering and drug trafficking charges and admitted carrying out her father’s orders in running a brutal Los Angeles street gang was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in prison .
RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen’s top factions are squaring off for battle after months of skirmishes, turning respectively to neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Iran for help in what may become all-out war .
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, died yesterday aged 91, triggering a flood of tributes to the man who oversaw the tiny city-state’s rapid rise from a British colonial backwater to a global trade and financial centre .
SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, died yesterday aged 91, triggering a flood of tributes to the man who oversaw the tiny city-state’s rapid rise from a British colonial backwater to a global trade and financial centre .
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s administration is proposing that a new Chinese-led development bank over which Washington has voiced concerns work collaboratively with Western development groups like the World Bank, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday .