Reuters - 25 minutes ago
WASHINGTON

(Reuters) - Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday seeking to increase sanctions on Hezbollah, accusing the powerful Shi'ite Muslim political group of violence in Syria and amassing rockets along Israel's border.

Available journalists 8

Ayen Bior
David Smith
Jean Claude Kabengera
Dan Friedell
Kimberly Curtis
Laurel Bowman
Reuters - 1 hour ago
UNITED NATIONS

(Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said on Thursday he plans to seek a meeting with Chinese officials to urge freedom of movement for the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died of cancer while in custody.

Reuters - 1 hour ago
BERLIN

(Reuters) - U.S. allies in eastern Europe and Ukraine are worried that Russia's planned war games in September could be a "Trojan horse" aimed at leaving behind military equipment brought into Belarus, the U.S. Army's top general in Europe said on Thursday.

Available journalists 8

Allan Hall
Breandáin O'Shea
Wolfgang Karg
Sean Williams
Petra Zlatevska
Salim Salim
Reuters - 1 hour ago
DOHA

(Reuters) - Qatar's ruler has amended the country's anti-terrorism laws in a royal decree issued on Thursday, state news agency QNA reported, in a move that appears aimed at countering charges the Gulf Arab state supports terrorism.

Available journalists 4

Paul Chaderjian
Prabesh Poudel
Hamza Jilani
Noora Al-Shahwani
Reuters - 1 hour ago
UNITED NATIONS

(Reuters) - Exiled South Sudanese opposition figure Riek Machar declined to renounce violence or declare a unilateral ceasefire and instead demanded new peace talks outside the war-torn country, an international mediator told the United Nations on Thursday.

Reuters - 2 hours ago
CARACAS/HOUSTON

(Reuters) - Russia's top oil producer Rosneft is negotiating to swap its collateral in Venezuelan-owned, U.S.-based refiner Citgo for oilfield stakes and a fuel supply deal - a move to avoid complications from U.S. sanctions, two sources with knowledge of the negotiations told Reuters.

Reuters - 3 hours ago
UNITED NATIONS

(Reuters) - Egypt accused Qatar on Thursday of adopting a "pro-terrorist" policy that violated United Nations Security Council resolutions and described it as "shameful" that the 15-member body had not held Qatar accountable.

Reuters - 3 hours ago
DUBAI

(Reuters) - Saudi King Salman on Thursday ordered the creation of a new cabinet-level security apparatus to handle a range of matters including counter-terrorism that were previously under the aegis of the Interior Ministry.

Available journalists 8

Will Rankin
Nidal Hamdan
Celia Peterson
Nichole Miranda
Ashok Sharma
jack finn
Reuters - 3 hours ago
AL-HOCEIMA, Morocco

(Reuters) - Police fired tear gas and used truncheons to scatter hundreds of protesters in northern Morocco, a Reuters witness said on Thursday, part of the biggest wave of demonstrations in the kingdom since Arab Spring-inspired rallies in 2011.

Reuters - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT

(Reuters) - Around 150 Turkey-backed Syrian rebels arrived in Idlib province on Thursday to reinforce rebel group Ahrar al-Sham's escalating conflict with a rival Islamist insurgent group formerly known as the Nusra Front, rebel sources told Reuters.

Available journalists 8

Martin Chulov
Rebecca Collard
Louisa Loveluck
Noor Akl
Paul Cochrane
David Enders
Associated Press - 4 hours ago
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star

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Reuters - 4 hours ago
BENGHAZI, Libya

(Reuters) - The Libyan National Army, the main military force in eastern Libya, on Thursday denied accusations that its troops were involved in torture and killing of prisoners after the United Nations urged the LNA to investigate.

Available journalists 1

Suliman Ali
Reuters - 4 hours ago
TUNIS

(Reuters) - Tunisia's prime minister vowed on Thursday to push ahead with a war against corruption to restore trust in the state, adding this would exclude no-one whatever their political affiliation.

Available journalists 1

Mohamed Haddad
Associated Press - 4 hours ago
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star

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Associated Press - 5 hours ago
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star

.

Reuters - 5 hours ago
NEW YORK

(Reuters) - Elias Sanchez, Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s liaison to Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board who has been criticized over his financial disclosures, resigned on Thursday.

Available journalists 8

Adeline Bailleul
Anna Toure
James Reinl
Albert Guasch Rafael
Jonah Haskell
Luke Vargas
Reuters - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT/AMMAN

(Reuters) - Syrian rebels said on Thursday a U.S. decision to halt a covert CIA program of military aid would mark a big blow to the Syrian opposition and risked allowing jihadists to tighten their grip over the insurgency.

Available journalists 8

Menashe Amir
Sami Sockol
Dale Gavlak
Sergio Yahni
Orly Halpern
Rabbie Hamamsah
Reuters - 6 hours ago
WASHINGTON

(Reuters) - Six teenagers from a Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after an international competition in Washington and two of them were seen entering Canada, police said on Thursday.

Available journalists 8

Ayen Bior
David Smith
Jean Claude Kabengera
Dan Friedell
Kimberly Curtis
Laurel Bowman
Associated Press - 6 hours ago
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star

.

Reuters - 6 hours ago
BRUSSELS

(Reuters) - The European Union executive holds only limited leverage to stop ruling nationalists eroding the rule of law in Poland but they risk facing consequences including sharp cuts in EU funds that help develop the ex-communist state.

Available journalists 8

Georg von Harrach
Dave Keating
Jennifer Baker
Alexander Saeedy
Alejandro Vivancos
Geoff Meade
Associated Press - 6 hours ago
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces near a contested Jerusalem shrine after Muslim worshippers massed outside for evening prayers on Thursday as tensions over the holy site escalated further

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Available journalists 8

Menashe Amir
Sami Sockol
Dale Gavlak
Hazem Balousha
Sergio Yahni
Orly Halpern
Reuters - 6 hours ago
MOSCOW

(Reuters) - Russia rejected a ruling by an international arbitration court which said Moscow must pay damages for seizing a Dutch-flagged Greenpeace vessel, saying on Thursday that the decision would only encourage illegal protests.

Available journalists 8

Vladimir Kozlov
Julia Lyubova
Jonathan Brown
Irina Sedunova
Dmitry Velikovsky
Howard Amos
Associated Press - 7 hours ago
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star

.

Reuters - 7 hours ago
WASHINGTON

(Reuters) - The U.S. Navy's top officer asked his Chinese counterpart to exert influence on North Korea to help rein in its advancing nuclear and missile programs, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

Available journalists 8

Ayen Bior
David Smith
Jean Claude Kabengera
Dan Friedell
Kimberly Curtis
Laurel Bowman
Associated Press - 7 hours ago
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star

.

Reuters - 7 hours ago
DOHA/DUBAI

(Reuters) - The United States will post officials at the Qatari state prosecutor's office as part of a Qatari-U.S. agreement signed this month to fight the financing of terrorism, people familiar with the matter said.

Available journalists 8

Will Rankin
Nidal Hamdan
Celia Peterson
Nichole Miranda
Ashok Sharma
jack finn
Reuters - 7 hours ago
WASHINGTON

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that 180 airlines worldwide that fly directly to U.S. airports have complied with the first phase of enhanced security measures outlined in June.

Available journalists 8

Ayen Bior
David Smith
Jean Claude Kabengera
Dan Friedell
Kimberly Curtis
Laurel Bowman
Associated Press - 7 hours ago
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — A gray-haired O.J. Simpson pleaded with a Nevada parole board Thursday to set him free after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel room heist, insisting — as he has all along — that he was only trying to retrieve sports memorabilia and other mementos stolen from him and never meant to hurt anyone

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Reuters - 7 hours ago
DUBAI

(Reuters) - A crisis between Qatar and four Arab countries is straining a Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's government in a two-year war against Iranian-aligned Houthis and slowing the alliance's military advances.

Available journalists 8

Will Rankin
Nidal Hamdan
Celia Peterson
Nichole Miranda
Ashok Sharma
jack finn
Associated Press - 8 hours ago
HONOLULU (AP) — A human rights complaint has been filed with an international commission to investigate claims of human rights violations in Hawaii's commercial fishing industry

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