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Turkey says will drive Kurdish YPG from Syrian border area if no deal with U.S.
ANKARA, March 22 (Reuters) - Turkey will drive the Kurdish YPG militia away from the Syrian border if it does not reach agreement with the United States on a plan to remove the group from Syria's Manbij region, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.
Trump, Saudi leader discuss Houthi 'threat' in Yemen: White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed the situation in war-torn Yemen during a meeting on Tuesday, including Houthi rebel and Iranian activity and the humanitarian crisis, the White House said.
Measure to limit Palestinian aid over 'martyr payments' due to pass U.S. Congress
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to sharply reduce the annual $300 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it take steps to stop making what lawmakers described as payments that reward violent crime is set to be passed by the U.S. Congress this week as part of a major spending bill unveiled on Wednesday.
Endo, others to pay $270.8 mln to resolve Lidoderm U.S. antitrust cases
(Reuters) - Endo International Plc and two other companies have agreed to pay $270.8 million to resolve class action lawsuits alleging Endo paid a generic drug manufacturer to delay launching a cheaper version of its Lidoderm painkiller patch.
UPDATE 1-U.S. lawmakers launch bill bolstering nuclear proliferation safeguards
WASHINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday to ensure that countries striking deals with Washington on sharing nuclear power technology abandon fuel-making activities that could be altered to make material for nuclear weapons.
Hamas says searching for suspect in attack on Palestinian PM
GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas said on Wednesday it was searching for a prime suspect in a bomb attack last week on the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza.
UPDATE 2-Germany condemns Turkish military offensive in Syria
BERLIN, March 21 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday Turkey's military offensive in Syria's northern town of Afrin was unacceptable and she criticized Russia for "just watching" the continuing attacks by Syrian forces on eastern Ghouta.
UPDATE 4-Palestinian teen on trial for striking Israeli soldier agrees plea deal
OFER PRISON, West Bank, March 21 (Reuters) - A teenage Palestinian girl who was filmed kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank accepted a plea deal on Wednesday under which she will be sentenced to eight months in prison, her lawyer said.
U.S. lawmakers launch bill bolstering nuclear proliferation safeguards
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday to ensure that countries striking deals with Washington on sharing nuclear power technology abandon fuel-making activities that could be altered to make material for nuclear weapons.
Hezbollah leader says Lebanon public finances threaten disaster
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah group, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Wednesday that the deeply indebted country faced disaster if it continued on the same financial path.
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