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Bahrain mass trial raises deep concern: U.N. rights chief
GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday she was concerned that a Bahrain mass trial that revoked the nationality of 138 people this week had not met international fair trial standards.
Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Some 205 people have been killed, including 18 civilians, and 913 wounded in two weeks of fighting near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
Oil prices slip, but supply cuts support
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices eased on Thursday, although a decline in U.S. inventories, ongoing supply cuts from OPEC and its allies, and U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Iran all limited losses.
Armed group attacks air base in southern Libya controlled by Haftar - source
BENGHAZI, Libya, April 18 (Reuters) - An armed group on Thursday attacked a major air base in southern Libya controlled by eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar, an eastern military source said.
Peace talks postponed as Taliban objects to size of Afghan delegation
KABUL (Reuters) - A meeting between the Taliban and Afghan politicians and civil society aimed at ending more than 17 years of war in Afghanistan has been postponed, officials and diplomats said on Thursday, citing Taliban objections to the size of the Afghan delegation.
Iran says its armed forces are not a regional threat
LONDON (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said Iran's armed forces did not pose a threat to its neighbors as he addressed a display on Thursday of Iran's latest military equipment, including domestically produced fighter jets and Russian-made missile systems.
UPDATE 3-Iran says its armed forces are not a regional threat
LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said Iran's armed forces did not pose a threat to its neighbors as he addressed a display on Thursday of Iran's latest military equipment, including domestically produced fighter jets and Russian-made missile systems.
EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging shares, FX fall; Indonesia buoyed by election optimism
April 18 (Reuters) - Emerging market shares slipped in lackluster trade on Thursday ahead of a long Easter holiday as they tracked a dip on Wall Street overnight, while developing currencies also lost ground against a stronger dollar.
Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi met Saudi crown prince in Riyadh
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, his office said on Thursday, a day after his first official visit to the kingdom which has been wooing Baghdad to stem the influence of Tehran.
French weapons not used against civilians in Yemen: minister
PARIS (Reuters) - French weapons are not being used against civilians in Yemen, France's armed forces minister Florence Parly told Radio Classique on Thursday.
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