Middle East News Headlines
UPDATE 1-UN hopes imports will help stave off famine in Yemen as diphtheria spreads
GENEVA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - United Nations aid agencies called on Tuesday for the Yemeni port of Hodeidah to remain open beyond Friday, the date set by a Saudi-led military coalition, to permit continued delivery of life-saving goods.
UPDATE 1-Iran says planned U.S.-backed force inside Syria would fan war
LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday a new U.S.-backed, 30,000-strong force inside Syria constituted a breach of international law and Syrian sovereignty, joining Syria, Turkey and Russia in a vehement rebuke of the plan.
Rocking from Scotland to Saudi Arabia, Canada to Qatar
LONDON (Reuters) - Curling, once a minority pastime played mostly by Scots and Canadians, will sweep onto the ice at next month's Pyeongchang Olympics with the proud boast of being the world's fastest growing winter sport.
CORRECTED-UN hopes imports will help "stave off famine" in Yemen as diphtheria spreads
GENEVA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has authorized the Yemeni port of Hodeidah to remain open until Friday, United Nations aid agencies said on Tuesday, calling for the date to be extended to permit continued offloading of life-saving goods.
France's Macron vows no return of Calais migrant camp
PARIS, Jan 16 (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said he would not allow another makeshift migrant camp to mushroom in the northern port city of Calais and pressed Britain to provide answers to French demands on the matter of unaccompanied children.
DIARY-Political and General News Events from Jan 16
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French carmaker PSA's sales lifted by growth in Iran and Latin America
PARIS (Reuters) - French carmaker PSA's
global sales jumped by 15 percent last year as strong growth in Iran and Latin America helped to offset difficulties in Britain and China.
INTERVIEW-Syrian opposition calls on Trump and EU to up pressure on Russia and Iran
LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Syria's chief opposition negotiator called on U.S. President Donald Trump and European Union leaders to increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, Russia and Iran to return to talks aimed at ending the six-year civil war.
FACTBOX-Ripples from the collapse of British contractor Carillion
LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Britain's Carillion collapsed on Monday after its banks lost faith in the construction and services company, forcing the government to step in to guarantee major public works contracts.
Palestinians see Gaza peace dividend pass them by
GAZA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Life began to look up for Gaza's Palestinians when reconciliation between its Hamas Islamist rulers and the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority in October brought a drop in crippling prices.
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