28 September 2016, 8:52 am Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospital as Russian-backed assault intensifies
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian or Syrian warplanes knocked a major Aleppo hospital out of service on Wednesday, hospital workers said, and ground forces intensified an assault on the city's besieged rebel sector, in a battle that has become a potentially decisive turning point in the civil war.
28 September 2016, 8:49 am Croatian president to hold more coalition talks next month
ZAGREB (Reuters) - The Croatian president on Wednesday completed a first round of talks with parliamentary parties on forming a new cabinet without nominating prime minister-designate, but said the new parliament would convene in mid-October.
28 September 2016, 8:38 am Taliban leaders watched U.S. presidential debate, blast 'non-serious' Trump
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Taliban leaders followed the U.S. presidential debate closely but heard nothing on Afghanistan, a spokesman said on Wednesday, adding that they were not impressed by Republican candidate Donald Trump, whom they considered "non-serious".
28 September 2016, 8:34 am U.S. to boost military presence in Iraq for Mosul battle
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday that Washington would send more U.S. troops to help local forces in the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State that is expected later this year.
28 September 2016, 8:32 am MH17 was shot down by Russian-made missile fired from rebel-held area: prosecutors
NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (Reuters) - A Malaysian airliner shot down in eastern Ukraine was hit by a Russian-made Buk missile launched from a village held by rebels fighting Ukrainian government forces, international prosecutors said on Wednesday.
28 September 2016, 8:30 am Duterte says upcoming Philippines war games with U.S. will be the last
HANOI (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said that an upcoming military joint exercise with the United States would be the last between them but he pledged to honor existing treaties.
28 September 2016, 7:24 am Turkey to complete Syria border wall within 5 months, official says
ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A concrete wall being built to stop illegal crossings along the length of Turkey's 900-km (560-mile) border with Syria will be finished by the end of February, an official at a Turkish state institution with knowledge of the project said on Wednesday.
28 September 2016, 6:01 am Israel's elder statesman, Shimon Peres, dies at 93
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres, a joint winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize and an influential figure in Israeli politics for 70 years, died in hospital on Wednesday aged 93, two weeks after suffering a massive stroke.
28 September 2016, 5:44 am Iran atomic chief sees no threat to nuclear deal if Trump becomes U.S. president
VIENNA (Reuters) - A landmark nuclear accord sealed last year between Iran and six world powers will not be in danger if Donald Trumps wins the U.S. presidential election in November, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Wednesday.
28 September 2016, 4:24 am Putin faces dilemma after vote win: How to prolong a system based on himself
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin appears politically invincible after Russia's ruling party won its biggest ever parliamentary majority this month. But he faces an increasingly pressing dilemma: How best to ensure the survival of a system built around himself.