War http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23445/all en Gunmen kill Austrian rafter in Ethiopia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/gunmen-kill-austrian-rafter-ethiopia <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>VIENNA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - An Austrian man was shot dead<br /> during an apparent robbery of his travel group that was rafting<br /> down the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia, the foreign ministry said<br /> on Monday.</p> <p>Three other Austrians accompanying him were unharmed in the<br /> incident that occurred on Sunday in remote country near Bahir<br /> Dar, about 570 km (350 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa. The<br /> gunmen attacked the men as they camped on the shore, a spokesman<br /> said.</p> <p>Ten Austrians in all were taking part in the tour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/gunmen-kill-austrian-rafter-ethiopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa CDATA Earth Eritrea Ethiopia Ethiopia Horn of Africa Least developed countries Member states of the African Union Member states of the United Nations Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:05:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731323 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrians brush off Assad speech, fighting continues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/syrians-brush-assad-speech-fighting-continues <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>By Oliver Holmes</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Syrians said on Monday they<br /> expected only war after a speech by President Bashar al-Assad<br /> that was billed as a peace plan, and fighting resumed in the<br /> capital just a few miles from where he spoke.</p> <p>Hours after Assad addressed cheering loyalists at the<br /> Damascus Opera House on Sunday, clashes raged just a few miles<br /> away near the road to the city's international airport, the<br /> Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/syrians-brush-assad-speech-fighting-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armed Attack Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Bashar al-Assad Entertainment Fertile Crescent Golan Heights Hafez al-Assad Person Career Politics Quotation Syria Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731326 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 Malian Islamists move south toward government forces http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/malian-islamists-move-south-toward-government-forces <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>* Malian military spots Islamist fighters</p> <p>* Raises spectre of new clashes</p> <p>* West African country in crisis since last March</p> <p>BAMAKO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Islamist rebels in control of<br /> northern Mali pushed south, close to government positions on<br /> Monday, army sources said, raising fears of fresh clashes after<br /> months of tense standoff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/malian-islamists-move-south-toward-government-forces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Berberism Contemporary history Dioncounda Traoré Mali May 23, 2006 Democratic Alliance for Change Person Career Quotation Republics Tuareg Tuareg Rebellion War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:48:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731434 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Syrians brush off Assad speech as fighting rages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-3-syrians-brush-assad-speech-fighting-rages <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>* Fighting reported near Damascus airport road</p> <p>* Assad's "peace plan" rejected at home and abroad</p> <p>* U.S. troops arrive in Turkey ahead of Patriots</p> <p>By Oliver Holmes and Erika Solomon</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Fighting raged across Syria on<br /> Monday with clashes reported just a few miles from where<br /> President Bashar al-Assad had unveiled a "peace plan" that<br /> Syrians on both sides said would do nothing to end the country's<br /> 21-month-old uprising.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-3-syrians-brush-assad-speech-fighting-rages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Assad family Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Bashar al-Assad Entertainment Hafez al-Assad Indictment International reactions to the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising Person Career Politics Quotation Syria Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731374 at http://www.globalpost.com As Obama, Karzai meet, Afghan peace efforts show flickers of life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/obama-karzai-meet-afghan-peace-efforts-show-flickers-life <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>* Crucial meeting set for Friday</p> <p>* Hopes resurrected for negotiated end to decades of war</p> <p>* Peace matters most delicate item on a long agenda</p> <p>By Warren Strobel and Mehreen Zahra-Malik</p> <p>WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD, Jan 8 (Reuters) - President Barack<br /> Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai will discuss matters of<br /> war, including future U.S. troop levels and Afghanistan's army,<br /> when they meet on Friday, but matters of peace may be the most<br /> delicate item on their long agenda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/obama-karzai-meet-afghan-peace-efforts-show-flickers-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghan Peace Jirga Afghanistan Asia Business Diplomatic Relations Entertainment Environment Hamid Karzai Hamid Karzai Health Pashtun people Person Career Person Communication Politics Politics of Afghanistan Quotation Taliban Technology War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:39:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731465 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali army fires warning shots to halt Islamist advance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/mali-army-fires-warning-shots-halt-islamist-advance <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>BAMAKO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Malian soldiers fired warning<br /> shots on Tuesday at Islamist fighters pushing south towards<br /> their positions, military and diplomatic sources said, raising<br /> fears of the first clashes since militants seized Mali's north<br /> in April.</p> <p>The capture of the northern two thirds of the arid West<br /> African nation by a loose coalition of Islamist groups has sown<br /> fears among Western and regional powers that Mali could become a<br /> haven for radicals to plot international attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/mali-army-fires-warning-shots-halt-islamist-advance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Bamako Mali National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad Person Career Person Location Political geography Technology War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:52:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731478 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Israel muted over Obama's Pentagon pick http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-israel-muted-over-obamas-pentagon-pick <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>* Hagel's record on Iran worries some supporters of Israel</p> <p>* Obama seen setting tone for relations with Netanyahu<br /> government</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Israeli government kept<br /> clear on Tuesday of a brewing battle in Washington over U.S.<br /> President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, Chuck<br /> Hagel, whose record on Iran and Israel is under scrutiny.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-israel-muted-over-obamas-pentagon-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Danny Ayalon Diplomatic Relations Entertainment Environment Government Health International Republican Institute Israeli Jews Person Career Person Party Politics Politics of Israel Quotation United States War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731496 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Israeli minister warms to choice of Hagel for Pentagon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-israeli-minister-warms-choice-hagel-pentagon <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/> <p>* Former Republican senator's record on Iran worries Jewish<br /> state</p> <p>* Obama seen setting tone for relations with Netanyahu<br /> government</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A senior Israeli diplomat has<br /> given a positive view of Chuck Hagel's nomination as U.S.<br /> defense secretary, though some commentators in the Jewish state<br /> expressed worries that the choice could open a new fissure in<br /> bedrock ties with Washington.</p> </p/><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-israeli-minister-warms-choice-hagel-pentagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Asia Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Diplomatic Relations Ehud Barak Entertainment Environment Government Health Israel Israeli Jews Person Career Person Communication Person Party Politics Prime Ministers of Israel Quotation War Western Asia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:54:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731501 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-UPDATE 1-Retired U.S. general cautions against overuse of 'hated' drones http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-update-1-retired-us-general-cautions-against-overuse- <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>* McChrystal says unmanned aircraft help liberate U.S.<br /> special forces</p> <p>* But drones fuel global perception of American arrogance,<br /> he says</p> <p>* Afghan debate fueled White House, Pentagon mistrust - book</p> <p> (Updates throughout with McChrystal interview)</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-update-1-retired-us-general-cautions-against-overuse-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business David D. 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McChrystal Stanley McChrystal Taliban United States War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731508 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraqi Sunnis, Kurds boycott cabinet session to back protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/iraqi-sunnis-kurds-boycott-cabinet-session-back-protests <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>BAGHDAD, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Iraqi Sunni Muslim and Kurdish<br /> ministers boycotted a cabinet session on Tuesday to show support<br /> for protests that threaten Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri<br /> al-Maliki's fragile cross-sectarian government, lawmakers and a<br /> government source said.</p> <p>Thousands of protesters have demonstrated and blocked a key<br /> highway in Iraq's Sunni provinces for more than two weeks to<br /> challenge Maliki, a leader many Sunnis feel has marginalised<br /> their community a year after the last U.S. troops pulled out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/iraqi-sunnis-kurds-boycott-cabinet-session-back-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Maliki I Government Asia Fertile Crescent Iraq Iraqi parliamentary election Jalal Talabani Kurdish people Middle East Nouri al-Maliki Person Career Quotation Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:00:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731526 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Australia battles hundreds of wildfires, fanned by outback winds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-australia-battles-hundreds-wildfires-fanned-outback-wi <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>* Thousands of firefighters battle hundreds of blazes</p> <p>* Residents evacuate homes in face of out-of-control fires</p> <p>* Record temperatures bake Sydney</p> <p>* Cooler change hoped to end incendiary conditions</p> <p> (Updates with latest on fires, fresh quotes)</p> <p>By Rob Taylor</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-australia-battles-hundreds-wildfires-fanned-outback-wi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2009–10 Australian bushfire season Australia Black Saturday bushfires Bushfires in Australia Disaster European heat wave Geography of Australia Heat wave Man Made Disaster Natural Disaster Natural disasters Person Career Physical geography Quotation Technology War Wildfire Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:01:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731539 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-UN chief 'disappointed' by Assad's speech on Syria crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-un-chief-disappointed-assads-speech-syria-crisis <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/> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban<br /> Ki-moon voiced disappointment on Monday with Syrian President<br /> Bashar al-Assad's rejection of peace talks in a defiant weekend<br /> speech that anti-government rebels described as a renewed<br /> declaration of war.</p> </p/><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-un-chief-disappointed-assads-speech-syria-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Assad family Asia Assad family Bashar al Assad Bashar al-Assad Fertile Crescent Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East Person Career Quotation Syria Syrian uprising War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731553 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Extradited al Qaeda suspect pleads not guilty in US court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-extradited-al-qaeda-suspect-pleads-not-guilty-us-court <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>* Suspect linked to foiled plots in U.S., Britain<br /> * Faces up to life in prison if convicted<br /> * European court denied bid to block U.S. extradition</p> <p> By Jessica Dye<br /> NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A Pakistani man accused of<br /> taking part in an international al Qaeda plot to attack targets<br /> in the United States and Europe pleaded not guilty to terrorism<br /> charges during his first U.S. court appearance Monday in New<br /> York.<br /> Abid Naseer, 26, was extradited on Thursday from Britain to<br /> Brooklyn, New York.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-extradited-al-qaeda-suspect-pleads-not-guilty-us-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda al-Qaeda American Muslims Conviction Indictment Islam Islamic terrorism Mohammed Wali Zazi Najibullah Zazi New York Subway and United Kingdom Plot Osama bin Laden Pashtun people Person Attributes Social Issues Terrorism War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731571 at http://www.globalpost.com Burundi court cuts journalist prison term over gun attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/burundi-court-cuts-journalist-prison-term-over-gun-attack <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>* Journalists in Burundi targeted by prosecutors</p> <p>* Reporter convicted after interview with rebel leader</p> <p>* Lawyer says to appeal against new prison term</p> <p>By Patrick Nduwimana</p> <p>GITEGA, Burundi, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A court in Burundi<br /> reduced a life sentence handed last year to a reporter accused<br /> of complicity in a 2011 gun attack after finding him guilty of a<br /> less serious offence, an appeal judge said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/burundi-court-cuts-journalist-prison-term-over-gun-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burundi Business Cankuzo Conviction Gitega Hospitality Law Person Career Person Travel Political geography Politics Quotation Republics War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:09:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731594 at http://www.globalpost.com