BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fighting between the Syrian arm of al
Qaeda and Western-backed rebels in northern Syria spread from
Aleppo province into neighboring Idlib on Friday, the rebel group
and an organization monitoring the civil war said.
DONETSK, Ukraine/MINSK (Reuters) - Civilians were killed on
both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an
attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted
before it began.
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Aviation leaders will try to secure a
mandate to implement new safety standards when they meet next week
after a string of high-profile accidents around the world made 2014
the deadliest year for commercial airlines in almost a decade.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney bowed out of
the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Friday after considering a third
run, telling supporters it was time for the next generation of
party leaders to seek the White House.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on
Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for
one, and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks any time,
WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - Chevron Corp , the second-largest
U.S. oil producer, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit
on Friday as sales of chemicals, lubricants and other refined
products helped offset plunging crude prices .
AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and Jordan scrambled on Friday
to find out what had happened to two of their nationals being held
by Islamic State, after a deadline passed for the release of a
would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman.