Tag Archives: force


Protests force Lebanese parliament to postpone session, banks reopen

11 November, 2019 6:25 pm 6:25 pm

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Protesters prevented Lebanon’s parliament from holding its first session in two months on Tuesday, escalating a wave of demonstrations against rulers blamed for steering the country into economic collapse. Banks reopened after a one-week closure, with police stationed at branches and banks applying restrictions on hard currency withdrawals and transfers abroad. Customers … Read More


Fast-moving, fires, Los Angeles, force, 40,000, flee

Fast-moving fires near Los Angeles force more than 40,000 to flee

10 October, 2019 8:58 pm 8:58 pm

GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) – California firefighters on Friday sought to take advantage of a brief lull in high winds behind fast-moving wildfires that forced the evacuation of more than 40,000 residents north of Los Angeles and another 2,000 in the state’s wine country. With winds abating, crews worked overnight to battle a newly-started fire about … Read More


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US to designate elite Iranian force as terrorist organisation

04 April, 2019 7:43 pm 7:43 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is expected to designate Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps a foreign terrorist organisation, three US officials told Reuters, marking the first time Washington has formally labelled another country’s military a terrorist group. The decision, which critics warn could open US military and intelligence officials to similar actions by unfriendly … Read More