News Syrian monitor says insurgents quit enclave, state media denies it 2018-05-20T06:00:33.000000000-04:00 BEIRUT (Reuters) - A war monitor said buses evacuated Islamic State fighters from an enclave south of Damascus on Sunday in a withdrawal deal, though state media denied the report and said the Syrian army was fighting to finish off the insurgents. Hounded by graft probe, fearing safety Malaysia's Najib seeks protection 2018-05-20T05:40:18.000000000-04:00 KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak fears for his safety and has asked for police protection, his spokesman said on Sunday, a day after the ex-leader complained over the conduct of police searching properties for evidence of corruption. Trump Jr. met Gulf princes' emissary in 2016 who offered campaign help 2018-05-20T05:13:20.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump Jr., the U.S. president's eldest son, met in August 2016 with an envoy representing the crown princes of United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island 2018-05-20T04:21:37.000000000-04:00 SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement. League calls on Italians to back coalition deal with 5-Star 2018-05-20T04:14:02.000000000-04:00 MILAN (Reuters) - The far-right League gave Italians a chance to bless the program it has drawn up with the 5-Star Movement in an informal ballot as the two groups try to decide on a candidate to lead their planned coalition government. Syrian Observatory: Islamic State fighters leaving last Damascus enclave 2018-05-20T03:50:14.000000000-04:00 BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a group of Islamic State fighters had been evacuated from the last insurgent enclave near Damascus on Sunday in a withdrawal that will restore state control over the area. Cleric Sadr meets Iraq PM Abadi, hinting at coalition 2018-05-20T03:50:03.000000000-04:00 BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday, less than 24 hours after the Shi'ite cleric's bloc was declared winner of Iraq's parliamentary election, the clearest sign yet they could work together to form a coalition. South Korea, U.S. to work closely on summit after Pyongyang's about-face 2018-05-20T02:29:54.000000000-04:00 SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held discussions on Sunday to ensure that the North Korea-U.S. summit remains on track after North Korea threatened to pull out of the high-level talks. Defying global pressure, Maduro seeks re-election in Venezuela 2018-05-20T02:09:11.000000000-04:00 CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seeking a six-year term on Sunday in a vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring fresh foreign sanctions. Texas school shooter 'nonemotional,' lawyer says as motive sought 2018-05-20T01:57:07.000000000-04:00 SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - The 17-year-old student charged with killing 10 people when he opened fire in an art class at his Houston-area high school appeared "weirdly nonemotional" on the morning after the rampage, one of his lawyers said on Saturday.