Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23298/all en Reuters World News Highlights 1800 GMT, Jan 4 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-jan-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>BEIRUT - <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/syria">Syria</a> on Friday said a car bomb at a crowded petrol station in Damascus on Thursday night was set off by "terrorists", a term it uses for rebels seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>WASHINGTON - Former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson said on Friday he and Google executive Eric Schmidt will make a "private humanitarian visit" to North Korea, partly aimed at securing the release of an American detainee there.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-jan-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bashar al-Assad CDATA Fertile Crescent Iraq Levant Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Nouri al-Maliki Person Career Quotation Syria Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:15:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731160 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Stop war in Syria before it becomes "field of ruins" -pope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-2-stop-war-syria-it-becomes-field-ruins-pope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Pope makes comments in yearly "state of the world" address</p> <p>* Condemns "terrorist attacks" against Christians in Nigeria</p> <p>* Links global economic crisis to "absolute" profit motive</p> <p> (Adds elements from speech, context)</p> <p>By Philip Pullella</p> <p>VATICAN CITY, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Pope Benedict urged the<br /> world on Monday to end what he called the endless slaughter in<br /> Syria before the entire country becomes a "a field of ruins".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-2-stop-war-syria-it-becomes-field-ruins-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Levant Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Nigeria Person Career Pope Benedict XVI and Islam Quotation Syria War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731327 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia frees man held over attack on US consulate in Libya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tunisia-frees-man-held-over-attack-us-consulate-libya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Tunis, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Tunisia has freed, for lack of<br /> evidence, a Tunisian man who had been suspected of involvement<br /> in an Islamist militant attack in Libya last year in which the<br /> U.S. ambassador was killed, his lawyer said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Ali Harzi was one of two Tunisians named in October by the<br /> Daily Beast website as having been detained in Turkey over the<br /> violence in which Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to<br /> Libya, and three other American officials were killed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tunisia-frees-man-held-over-attack-us-consulate-libya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa International relations Libya Member states of the African Union Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations North Africa Person Career Person Travel Political geography Quotation Technology Tunisia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:08:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731591 at http://www.globalpost.com Qatar throws Egypt $2.5 billion lifeline to prop up pound http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/qatar-throws-egypt-25-billion-lifeline-prop-pound <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Egypt convulsed by dollar rush after political turmoil</p> <p>* Qatar seen as seeking influence in post-Mubarak Egypt</p> <p>* IMF team expected in 2-3 weeks for talks on $4.8 bln loan</p> <p>By Yasmine Saleh and Patrick Werr</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Qatar tossed Egypt an economic<br /> lifeline on Tuesday, announcing it had lent Egypt another $2<br /> billion and given it an extra $500 million outright to help<br /> control a currency crisis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/qatar-throws-egypt-25-billion-lifeline-prop-pound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab world Asia Egypt Hosni Mubarak International Monetary Fund Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Middle East Middle Eastern countries Qatar USD Western Asia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:00:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731665 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-African Union head wants NATO to help fight Mali rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-african-union-head-wants-nato-help-fight-mali-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Benin president says NATO should join Mali force</p> <p>* Canada concerned but not planning direct military mission</p> <p>* Mali Defense Ministry says army drove back attackers (Adds Yayi and Harper comments, background)</p> <p>By David Ljunggren</p> <p>OTTAWA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The head of the African Union, Benin President Boni Yayi, on Tuesday called for a global coalition that includes NATO to intervene against Islamist rebels in northern Mali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-african-union-head-wants-nato-help-fight-mali-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Least developed countries Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Technology War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:30:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731856 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria rebels free 48 Iranians in swap for govt prisoners-Iran TV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/syria-rebels-free-48-iranians-swap-govt-prisoners-iran-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups have freed 48 Iranians captured over recent months in the country in exchange for prisoners held by Syrian security services, Iran's state-run Press TV said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The report - which has not been confirmed - did not specify the number of prisoners released by the Syrian government but said they included Turks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/syria-rebels-free-48-iranians-swap-govt-prisoners-iran-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:30:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732035 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Syrian rebels swap 48 Iranians for govt prisoners -Iran TV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-syrian-rebels-swap-48-iranians-govt-prisoners-iran-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds background, detail)</p> <p>DUBAI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups have freed 48 Iranians captured over recent months in the country in exchange for prisoners held by Syrian security services, Iran's state-run Press TV said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The report did not give details but Iran's state-controlled Arabic language television station al-Alam said its correspondent had confirmed the release of the Iranians.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-syrian-rebels-swap-48-iranians-govt-prisoners-iran-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732044 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian rebels free 48 Iranians in prisoner swap -Turkish NGO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/syrian-rebels-free-48-iranians-prisoner-swap-turkish-ngo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ISTANBUL, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels freed 48 Iranian hostages on Wednesday in exchange for the release of more than 2,000 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian government, the head of a Turkish aid agency which helped broker the deal said.</p> <p>"The 48 Iranians have been released and are being taken to Damascus, accompanied by Iranian and Syrian officials," Bulent Yildirim, head of humanitarian aid agency IHH, told Reuters by telephone from Damascus, adding the release of the civilian prisoners had begun in return.</p> Asia Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732045 at http://www.globalpost.com France carried out air strike in Mali -foreign min http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/france-carried-out-air-strike-mali-foreign-min <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - France's air force carried out an air strike in Mali on Friday as it supported government forces trying to halt a push south by Islamist rebels who control the north, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.</p> <p>Asked at a news conference whether there had been an air strike since France began its military intervention a few hours earlier, Fabius replied, "Yes."</p> <p>He said as far as he knew France was the only country that was assisting the Malian government militarily for now.</p> Member states of La Francophonie Member states of the African Union Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:00:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733308 at http://www.globalpost.com Kyrgyz 2012 GDP shrinks after gold output collapse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/kyrgyz-2012-gdp-shrinks-after-gold-output-collapse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Lower gold venture output drags down rickety economy</p> <p>* Centerra may face new problems in Kyrgyzstan soon</p> <p>By Olga Dzyubenko</p> <p>BISHKEK, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's gross domestic product, hit by the output collapse at the country's flagship gold venture with Canada's Centerra Gold, shrank by 0.9 percent in 2012 after a 6 percent rise a year earlier, official statistics showed on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/kyrgyz-2012-gdp-shrinks-after-gold-output-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Landlocked countries Member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:30:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734015 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Algeria crisis seems to be nearing dramatic end-Hollande http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-algeria-crisis-seems-be-nearing-dramatic-end-hollande <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The Algerian hostage crisis seems to be nearing a dramatic end, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday, adding that events at the desert gas plant showed his intervention in Mali to combat Islamist rebels was justified.</p> <p>Twenty-five foreign hostages escaped and six were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces launched an operation to free them at the remote plant, Algerian sources said, as one of the biggest international hostage crises in decades unfolded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-algeria-crisis-seems-be-nearing-dramatic-end-hollande" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Francois Hollande Member states of the African Union Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:00:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735768 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Nigeria to keep troops in Mali until crisis resolved http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-nigeria-keep-troops-mali-until-crisis-resolved <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mali rebels seen linked to Nigeria's Boko Haram</p> <p>* Nigeria deploys 1,200 troops to Mali conflict</p> <p>* President says Nigeria needs to show leadership (Adds quotes throughout, background on Boko Haram)</p> <p>By Emma Farge</p> <p>GENEVA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Tuesday his country's troops would stay in Mali to back military operations against al Qaeda-linked rebels until the crisis was resolved.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-nigeria-keep-troops-mali-until-crisis-resolved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster International relations Mali Member states of the African Union Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:45:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737818 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Jordan votes, but main Islamist party boycotts poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-2-jordan-votes-poll-boycotted-main-islamist-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Muslim Brotherhood boycotts parliamentary election</p> <p>* Tribal areas resist calls for political reforms</p> <p>* Economic worries weigh more than political demands (Adds turnout figures after polls close)</p> <p>By Suleiman Al-Khalidi</p> <p>AMMAN, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Jordanians voted in their first parliamentary election since the Arab uprisings on Wednesday without the participation of the main Islamist party which is demanding an end to official corruption and a louder voice for the urban poor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-2-jordan-votes-poll-boycotted-main-islamist-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Egyptian revolution Fertile Crescent Jordan Labor Law Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:45:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738241 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi prince calls for Syrian rebels to be armed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/saudi-prince-calls-syrian-rebels-be-armed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 25 (Reuters) - A senior member of Saudi Arabia's monarchy called on Friday for Syrian rebels to be given anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons to "level the playing field" in their battle against President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <p>Insurgents in Syria have seized territory in the north of the country and control suburbs to the east and south of the capital, but Assad's air power and continued army strength have limited their advances 22 months into the conflict.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/saudi-prince-calls-syrian-rebels-be-armed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:30:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739396 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Saudi prince calls for Syrian rebels to be armed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-saudi-prince-calls-syrian-rebels-be-armed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Jordanian king on Syria)</p> <p>By Paul Taylor</p> <p>DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 25 (Reuters) - A senior member of Saudi Arabia's monarchy called on Friday for Syrian rebels to be given anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons to "level the playing field" in their battle against President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-saudi-prince-calls-syrian-rebels-be-armed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:00:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739438 at http://www.globalpost.com