News-Bits

  • Russia calls for talks between Afghan government...
    on January 17, 2018 at 7:59 am

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia called on Wednesday for urgent talks between the government in Afghanistan and the Taliban, its Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding Russia could host such talks. […]

  • U.S. House Republicans mull funding extension;...
    on January 17, 2018 at 3:36 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republicans considered on Tuesday a stopgap bill to fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 to avert a shutdown, but the measure would not include Democrats' demands for protections for young people brought to the United States illegally as children. […]

  • Indonesian president replaces social affairs...
    on January 17, 2018 at 3:02 am

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo replaced the social affairs minister in his Cabinet on Wednesday and picked a new chief of staff in the third reshuffle of his five-year term. […]

  • Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete...
    on January 16, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    DHAKA/YANGON (Reuters) - Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed on Tuesday to complete within two years the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled an army crackdown last year in Myanmar. […]

  • Rohingya refugees must be informed, consulted on...
    on January 16, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations called on Tuesday for Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh to be informed about conditions in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state before they are allowed to return voluntarily and in safety. […]