Tribe of slain Libya rebel commander protests at eastern oil port

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BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan tribesmen staged a demonstration at the eastern oil port of Hariga on Thursday in protest against the appointment of a government minister, a leading member of the tribe said. FILE PHOTO: A general view of Libya’s Hariga port in Tobruk, east of Benghazi June 28, 2014. File Photo It was
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Death toll from Florida hurricane at least 27, hundreds missing

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – Rescue teams searched ravaged areas of Florida’s Panhandle on Tuesday for hundreds of people reported missing nearly a week after Hurricane Michael flattened communities in the region and killed at least 27. Bernard Sutton, 64, picks through the remains of his home destroyed by Hurricane Michael in Fountain, Florida,
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Malaysia’s Mahathir says Uighurs released because they did nothing wrong

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia freed 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims who fled to the Southeast Asian nation after a Thai jailbreak last year because they did nothing wrong there, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a news conference with China’s Premier Li Keqiang (not pictured) at
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‘United against racism’, Germans stage mass protest against far right

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Protestors from across Germany marched through Berlin on Saturday against racism, xenophobia and the far right in one of the country’s biggest rallies of recent years. Organisers put the turnout at 242,000 people for the demonstration, which followed anti-immigration protests in several eastern cities over the summer and a rise in support
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South Korea’s Moon says North Korea means to abolish all nuclear weapons

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SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un means to abolish all nuclear weapons, materials and facilities to achieve “complete” denuclearisation, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Friday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji? Moon also said the North and
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Singapore court convicts activist, opposition politician over Facebook comments

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A Singapore court on Tuesday convicted a rights activist and an opposition politician of contempt of court, punishable by up to three years in jail, for online comments posted on Facebook, the first such ruling under a new law. FILE PHOTO: Civil rights activist Jolovan Wham leaves the State Court after a
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China state media says Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ policy remains

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s principle of “one country, two systems” for Hong Kong is unchanged, Chinese state media said on Monday, refuting claims that the city’s refusal to renew a work visa for a Financial Times journalist marked a move away from promised freedoms. A general view of Victoria Harbour and downtown skyline is seen
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U.S. actively considering waivers on Iran oil sanctions

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is actively considering waivers on sanctions it will reimpose next month for countries that are reducing their imports of Iranian oil, a U.S. government official said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in
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