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Saudi Arabia says no negotiations over Qatar demands

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that there would be no negotiations over demands by the kingdom and other Arab states for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism. Source: Reuters World News

U.S. says it saw preparations for another Syrian chemical attack

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States warned Syria’s leadership against staging a chemical weapons attack after Washington detected what appeared to be active preparations at a Syrian airfield used for such an attack in April, U.S. officials said… Read More

Veteran Syrian defense minister Tlass dies in Paris at 85

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria’s former defense minister, Mustafa Tlass, who was a close confidant of the late President Hafez al-Assad but left the country after the uprising started, died in Paris on Tuesday aged 85, relatives said. … Read More

Brazil's President Michel Temer charged with taking bribes

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s top federal prosecutor charged President Michel Temer with taking multimillion-dollar bribes on Monday in a stinging blow to the unpopular leader and to political stability in Latin America’s largest country. Source: Reuters World… Read More

Trump urges India's Modi to fix deficit, but stresses strong ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to relax Indian trade barriers on Monday during talks in which both leaders took great pains to stress the importance of a… Read More

Image of the United States has plunged under Trump, survey shows

BERLIN (Reuters) – The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey… Read More

U.S.-backed Syrian groups take Raqqa district from Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A U.S.-backed Syrian coalition of Kurdish and Arab groups advanced against Islamic State in the jihadists’ Syrian capital of Raqqa on Sunday, taking the al-Qadisia district, they said. Source: Reuters World News

Albania's ruling Socialists set to win Sunday vote: exit poll

TIRANA (Reuters) – Albania’s Socialist Party looked set to win Sunday’s parliamentary vote, an exit poll showed, which would give the ruling party a mandate to push judicial reforms vital for membership of the European Union. Source:… Read More

Syria's more confident Assad gives Eid prayers in Hama

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad delivered prayers for Islam’s Eid al-Fitr holiday in Hama on Sunday, the furthest he has traveled inside Syria in years, showing his growing confidence. Source: Reuters World News

OAS chief Almagro offers to resign 'for freedom in Venezuela'

CARACAS (Reuters) – Organization of American States President Luis Almagro offered on Saturday to resign if Venezuela holds free elections and enacts reforms to protect democracy in the troubled South American nation. Source: Reuters World News