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  • U.S.-backed forces take Syria's largest oil field from ISIS troops

    October 23, 2017 6:49 AM 6

    BEIRUT -- U.S.-backed fighters captured Syria’s largest oil field from the Islamic State group Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces. With IS in retreat, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the Syrian government have been in a race to secure parts of the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province

  • Philippines declares militants in Marawi 'finished'

    October 23, 2017 6:47 AM 6

    Siege had sparked fears ISIS would influence and strengthen local militancies in region Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declared the last of the pro-Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group militants in southern Marawi city "finished" Monday, exactly five months after the start of the siege that sparked fears of the group gaining a foothold

  • Indonesia seeks answer to why U.S. blocked military chief's travel

    October 23, 2017 6:02 AM 6

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Monday said it was still awaiting a detailed explanation why the United States barred its military chief from traveling to the U.S., despite having a visa and an official invitation, although it had accepted an official apology. On Saturday, armed forces commander General Gatot Nurmantyo was stopped from boarding an Emirates

  • Typhoon Lan sweeps across Japan, killing 2

    October 23, 2017 5:09 AM 5

    TOKYO - A powerful typhoon caused flooding and landslides along the Pacific coast of Japan, killing at least two people before heading out to sea Monday. Typhoon Lan made landfall in central Japan around 3 a.m. Monday and swept across Tokyo before heading out to sea several hours later off northeastern Japan. The body of a 70-year-old man whose boat developed

  • Asian stocks rise after ruling party claims Japan election win

    October 23, 2017 4:18 AM 6

    TOKYO - Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday, with Japan's benchmark rising on the back of an election victory by the prime minister's ruling party, which had promised stability and growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1 per cent in morning trading to 21,674.41. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 inched up 0.1 per cent to 5,913.30. South

  • Weakening typhoon Lan passes near Tokyo, at least two killed

    October 23, 2017 3:41 AM 6

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding but leaving the capital, Tokyo, largely unscathed, although at least two people were reported killed and train and plane services disrupted. It had weakened to a category 2 storm when it made landfall early on Monday, sideswiping Tokyo

  • Japan shares at two-decade top, yen at three-month low on Shinzo Abe win

    October 23, 2017 12:29 AM 6

    Japanese shares jumped on a weaker yen on Monday as an election win for Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc gave a green light for more super-easy policy stimulus, while the euro eased as Spain's constitutional crisis aggravated concerns about political unity in the region. The U.S. dollar was the major beneficiary as President Donald Trump and Republicans took a small

  • Nuneaton bowling alley siege: Man arrested

    October 22, 2017 11:26 PM 4

    A suspected gunman was arrested after police ended a four-hour siege at a bowling alley in Nuneaton. Officers were called to MFA Bowl, in Bermuda Park, at around 14:30 BST on Sunday after reports a man with a shotgun had taken two hostages. A man was arrested after police stormed the building amid a series of flash bangs at about 18:30 BST. The suspect

  • Japanese Prime Minister Abe heads to impressive election win

    October 22, 2017 2:37 PM 17

    TOKYO -- Japan's ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections on Sunday, in what would represent at least a partial comeback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. A victory would boost Abe's chances of winning another three-year term next September as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party. That could extend his premiership to 2021, giving

  • Syria’s largest oilfield captured from Daesh in push by allied forces

    October 22, 2017 2:15 PM 7

    The Al-Omar field had been taken by Daesh in 2014, and was a key source of revenue for the extremists, as it produced 9,000 barrels of oil per day. BEIRUT—The U.S.-led coalition said allied fighters captured Syria’s largest oilfield from Daesh, also known as ISIS, on Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government