• U.S. top court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period
    on February 20, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides. […]

  • Jaitley slams oversight lapses amid PNB fraud probe
    on February 20, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Finance Minister decried a "lack of ethics" among sections of Indian business on Tuesday and criticised inadequate oversight by auditors and regulators, after the financial sector was rocked by a $1.8 billion fraud at a state-run bank. […]

  • More bombs hit Syria's Ghouta after heaviest death toll in years
    on February 20, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces pounded Syria's eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, killing at least 66 people after the enclave's heaviest one-day death toll in three years, a monitoring group said. […]

  • Turkey should again consider criminalising adultery, Erdogan says
    on February 20, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey should again consider criminalising adultery, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, revisiting an issue that caused outrage among secular Turks and warnings from the European Union when his party raised it more than a decade ago. […]

  • Pro-Syrian govt forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds against Turkey
    on February 20, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region on Tuesday to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising the prospect of a wider escalation of the conflict. […]

  • Seized, but not ceased: Banned charities pose challenge for Pakistan
    on February 20, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    RAWALPINDI/MURIDKE, Pakistan (Reuters) - The vast network of Islamist charities taken over last week by Pakistan's government includes a horse-breeding stable, a fleet of 4x4 trucks, a swimming academy, martial arts classes and tens of thousands of staff and volunteers. […]

  • No survivors as Iran finds wreckage of plane on mountain
    on February 20, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    LONDON (Reuters) - There were no survivors among the 65 passengers and crew on an Iranian plane that ploughed into a mountain top, where most of the bodies lie buried under snow, the first rescue team to reach the wreckage said on Tuesday. […]

  • RBI says had issued warnings on possible misuse of SWIFT system
    on February 20, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday said it had alerted unidentified banks about the need to prevent any "potential malicious use of the SWIFT infrastructure" at least three times since August 2016, but added lenders had not fully implemented all of the required measures. […]

  • Bangladesh, Myanmar officials visit Rohingya trapped at border
    on February 20, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    DHAKA/YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar and Bangladeshi representatives held talks about 5,300 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between their two countries and visited the area on Tuesday, officials and Rohingya refugees told Reuters. […]

  • Enforcement Directorate probing 100 shell companies for links to Indian bank fraud case
    on February 20, 2018 at 11:05 am

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's financial crime fighting agency is investigating more than 100 "shell companies" that are suspected to be involved in the Punjab National Bank's near $1.8 billion fraud, a government source said on Tuesday. […]