Morocco struggles to curb rise in number of girls married underage

RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan schoolgirl Meriem was just 16 when her family pressured her to marry a man she had never met 20 years her senior. Young brides are best, the family said and she looked forward to dressing up for the wedding.

Russia sees no room for changes, additions to Iran nuclear deal - foreign ministry

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia does not see any room for changes or additions to the Iran nuclear deal, foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

Trump weighing several options for North Korea meeting - Fox interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he is considering three or four dates as well as five locations for his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, adding that it remain unclear whether the meeting will still occur.

Iran won't accept any amendment to nuclear deal - senior official

ANKARA (Reuters) - A top adviser to Iran's supreme leader said on Thursday Tehran would not accept any change to its nuclear deal, as Western signatories prepare a new package in the hope of persuading U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the accord.

Philippines expresses 'great displeasure' as abuse row with Kuwait deepens

MANILA (Reuters) - A dispute between Kuwait and the Philippines over reports of abuse of Philippine workers took a turn for the worse on Thursday with the Philippines expressing "great displeasure" about Kuwait's expulsion of its ambassador.

Ten aid workers go missing in South Sudan - U.N. official

JUBA (Reuters) - Ten aid workers have gone missing in the South Sudanese town of Yei, a U.N. official said on Thursday, the latest incident involving relief staff in the war-ridden country.

Russia, Iran, Turkey foreign ministers to meet in Moscow - agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts in Moscow on Saturday to discuss Syria and the Iran nuclear deal, news agencies cited Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying.

Spanish court condemns five men for sexual abuse in San Fermin fiesta, clears them of rape

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish court on Thursday cleared five men of the gang rape of an 18-year-old woman at the 2016 San Fermin bull-running festival in Pamplona, convicting them of the lesser crime of sexual abuse.

Indian journalists say they intimidated, ostracised if they criticise Modi and the BJP

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and by some measures the biggest and most diverse media industry in the world. But journalists here say they are increasingly facing intimidation aimed at stopping them from running stories critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his administration.

Nigeria's Senate summons president to testify on communal killings

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's Senate on Thursday summoned President Muhammadu Buhari to testify about his administration's response to a spate of communal killings in central states.

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