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NATO beefs up eastern flank, Russia denounces Western ‘hysteria’

By Dmitry Antonov and Sabine Siebold MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO said on Monday it was putting forces on standby and reinforcing eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets, in…

UAE blocks missile attack as Yemen’s Houthis target region’s business hub

By Alexander Cornwell and Alaa Swilam DUBAI (Reuters) -The United Arab Emirates on Monday said it had foiled another Houthi missile attack following last week's deadly assault on the Gulf…

U.S. orders departure of Ukraine embassy staff family members

By David Shepardson and Costas Pitas WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States on Sunday ordered the departure of family members of staff at its embassy in Ukraine, citing the continuing threat…

Taiwan reports new large-scale Chinese air force incursion

TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan on Sunday reported the largest incursion since October by China's air force in its air defence zone, with the island's defence ministry saying Taiwanese fighters scrambled to…

Australia PM Morrison loses control of WeChat Chinese account as election looms

(Refiles to correct spelling of 'minister' in paragraph 1) By Kirsty Needham and Eduardo Baptista SYDNEY (Reuters) -A little-known Chinese technology company that took over a WeChat social media account…

U.S. tells diplomats’ families to leave Ukraine, weighs troop options

By David Shepardson and Paul Sandle WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) -The U.S. State Department announced Sunday it was ordering diplomats' family members to leave Ukraine, as U.S. President Joe Biden weighed options…

U.S. rebuffs sanctioning Russia now, wants to preserve deterrence

By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday rebuffed calls to immediately impose economic sanctions on Russia, saying that doing so would undercut the…

Syrian Kurdish forces tighten siege after Islamic State prison break

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) troops aided by U.S. troops tightened their siege of a prison housing Islamic State suspects after inmates took over…

As soldiers mutiny in Burkina Faso, government dismisses talk of coup

By Thiam Ndiaga and Anne Mimault OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Sustained gunfire rang out from military camps in Burkina Faso on Sunday as mutinying soldiers demanded more support for their fight…

Lebanon must not be platform for hostility, Kuwaiti FM says

BEIRUT (Reuters) -Kuwait's foreign minister said on Sunday Lebanon must not be a platform for hostile acts or words toward Gulf Arab states, an indirect call for curbs on the…

Tongans fear never seeing loved ones again amid communications void

(This Jan. 18 story corrects to remove incorrect reference in para 5 to Taumoepeau's visits to Tonga) SYDNEY (Reuters) - "The worst fear is always that you're not going to…

Who is Yevhen Murayev, named by Britain as Kremlin’s pick to lead Ukraine?

By Natalia Zinets KYIV (Reuters) - Britain has accused the Kremlin of wanting to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine, and said Russian intelligence officers had been in contact with…