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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive said on Sunday evening that “a lot of work” remained to be done on Brexit and that talks with British negotiators will continue on Monday. Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – At least three mortar bombs were fired on Sunday at Mogadishu’s international airport, injuring at least six people in the compound where several embassies are located, a diplomatic source said. The missions of the United Nations and African Union, as well as several embassies, are based inside the perimeter fence. The Horn […]

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Lebanese broadcaster al-Mayadeen said on Sunday the Syrian army would deploy within 48 hours to the town of Kobani which is held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the nearby town of Manbij which is controlled by SDF-aligned forces. The towns fall within a swathe of northern Syria controlled by […]

TOKYO (Reuters) – A Panama-registered cargo ship was found sunk in waters near Tokyo on Sunday after authorities lost track of it as Typhoon Hagibis lashed Japan, the transport ministry said, while a newspaper said at least five of the 12 crew were killed. The Yomiuri newspaper said four crew were rescued, while three crew […]

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday to pardon a U.S.-Israeli woman given a 7.5-year jail sentence for drugs found in her luggage as she transited through a Moscow airport. Naama Issachar’s case has opened up an unusually public rift between Israel and Russia. Her family says she is being punished […]

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany has banned arms exports to Turkey over its assault against Kurdish YPG militia in Syria, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Saturday. Turkey launched the military operation on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew some U.S. troops who had been backing Kurdish forces in the fight against Islamic State. The […]

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Gunmen killed about 15 people and wounded others in an attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso during prayers on Friday evening, a security source and a local official told Reuters. The identity of the gunmen was not yet clear. This year an Islamist insurgency in Burkina Faso has ignited ethnic […]

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said a Turkish attack in northern Syria had revived Islamic State and called on allied states that helped fight the jihadist group to close off air space to Turkish war planes. In a televised statement, senior SDF official Redur Xelil said the SDF was continuing to […]

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran is prepared to hold talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia, with or without the help of a mediator, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, ahead of a visit by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Asked about reports that Khan, due to arrive in Iran at the weekend, may try to […]