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Afghanistan: 11 soldiers, 41 militants killed within a day
27th Apr 2015

Afghanistan: 11 soldiers, 41 militants killed within a day

  KABUL, (Xinhua): Afghan army has pressed on to clear the militants in restive provinces and killed 41 militants in the latest operations, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday morning. “A total of 41 militants were killed, 28 wounded and … Continued

Canada: John Kerry urges Houthis to come to negotiating table
25th Apr 2015

Canada: John Kerry urges Houthis to come to negotiating table

After former President Saleh called for reconciliation, John Kerry has urged the Houthi rebels to join peace negotiations. Hundreds of civilians have been killed in Saudi airstrikes targeting the rebels this month. US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the … Continued

Saudi Arabia: PM Sharif holds talks with King Salman, President Hadi
24th Apr 2015

Saudi Arabia: PM Sharif holds talks with King Salman, President Hadi

[Photo:  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Royal Palace in Riyadh on Thursday.—Picture released by PID] By Baqir Sajjad Syed ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Saudi Arabia treated on Thursday a crucial visit by Prime Minister Nawaz … Continued

Yemen: Saudi Arabia launches deadly airstrikes despite agreement
24th Apr 2015

Yemen: Saudi Arabia launches deadly airstrikes despite agreement

  Saudi-led warplanes have launched more airstrikes in Yemen, as both sides call for talks but press on with military action. The World Health Organization has said the death toll since March has topped 1,000. The latest wave of airstrikes … Continued

Pakistan: PM Nawaz, Army Chief depart for Riyadh on Yemen crisis
23rd Apr 2015

Pakistan: PM Nawaz, Army Chief depart for Riyadh on Yemen crisis

[Photo: Trip is aimed at limiting damage caused by Islamabad’s wavering over issue of committing troops for Saudi-led strikes in Yemen: PPI/File] Mateen Haider ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday departed for the Saudi capital Riyadh on a … Continued

Yemen: Houthis call for UN peace talks, end to Saudi bombing
23rd Apr 2015

Yemen: Houthis call for UN peace talks, end to Saudi bombing

[Photo: Saudi Arabia air bombing kills civilians] Yemen’s Houthi rebels have said they want to participate in UN-sponsored peace talks, but only after a complete ceasefire. Saudi-led airstrikes against the group continued Wednesday, despite Riyadh’s plan to stop them. Houthi … Continued

Iraq: 10 Shi’a Muslim pilgrims killed in two bomb attacks
23rd Apr 2015

Iraq: 10 Shi’a Muslim pilgrims killed in two bomb attacks

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 10 people were killed and 35 others wounded in two bomb attacks in central Iraq on Wednesday, a police source said. A suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest blew himself up near a bus stop in … Continued

Yemen: 60 die in fresh airstrikes on Sana’a
21st Apr 2015

Yemen: 60 die in fresh airstrikes on Sana’a

  [A man tries to put out the fire in Sanaa, Yemen, on April 20, 2015. At least 60 people were killed and 49 others wounded in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa on Monday morning in one of the fiercest air … Continued

Turkey softens tone in Armenian row, Germany to defy Ankara
21st Apr 2015

Turkey softens tone in Armenian row, Germany to defy Ankara

  Turkey’s prime minister has said the government “shares the pain” of descendants of Ottoman Armenians killed in 1915. Germany, meanwhile, looks set to follow the pope and others in calling the killings “genocide.” Ahmet Davutoglu sought to reach out … Continued

Yemen: Houthi leader vows to never give in to Saudi ‘aggression’
20th Apr 2015

Yemen: Houthi leader vows to never give in to Saudi ‘aggression’

[Yemenis in the Bani Hewat area near the capital Sana’a search for survivors after Saudi Arabia bombed the city. Photo: Almigdad Mojalli/IRIN] The leader of Yemen’s Houthi militia has accused Saudi Arabia of plotting an invasion. The UN says thousands … Continued

Yemen: 30 killed in fighting between Hadi’s forces, Houthis in Taiz
19th Apr 2015

Yemen: 30 killed in fighting between Hadi’s forces, Houthis in Taiz

    ADEN, (Xinhua): A total of 30 people were killed and another 24 were injured as the Shiite Houthi group attacked a military base loyal to Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the southern province of Taiz, military sources … Continued

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills dozens in Jalalabad
18th Apr 2015

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills dozens in Jalalabad

  At least 30 people have been killed after a suicide bomb exploded outside a bank branch in eastern Afghanistan. Officials say more than 50 people were also injured when the blast occurred. A blast in the eastern city of … Continued

Turkey: Erdoğan says European Parliament’s 1915 vote shows enmity against Turkey
17th Apr 2015

Turkey: Erdoğan says European Parliament’s 1915 vote shows enmity against Turkey

    [AA Photo]   ASTANA / BRUSSELS: European Parliament vote that urged Turkey to use the centenary of the mass slaughter of Ottoman Armenians as an opportunity to “recognize the Armenian genocide” showcases the enmity against Turkey, President Recep … Continued

Yemen: Fierce fighting rages in S Yemen as humanitarian crisis grows
16th Apr 2015

Yemen: Fierce fighting rages in S Yemen as humanitarian crisis grows

ADEN, /UNITED NATIONS, Xinhua): Hundreds of Shiite Houthi gunmen with support of army units were battling tribal militia loyal to Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Wednesday in the country’s southern provinces, leaving dozens of people killed and wounded on … Continued

Syria: IS withdraws from Yarmouk camp, Nusra remains
16th Apr 2015

Syria: IS withdraws from Yarmouk camp, Nusra remains

  Islamic fighters have largely withdrawn from a Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk, Palestinian officials and residents said. For two weeks, the camp has been under fire from both Syrian regime troops and “IS” fighters. Damascus-based Palestinian official Khaled Abdul-Majid … Continued

Iran dismisses US Congress pressure over nuclear deal
16th Apr 2015

Iran dismisses US Congress pressure over nuclear deal

  Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani (photo above) has downplayed the role of the US Congress in Tehran’s final nuclear agreement with the world powers. He said his country is not only negotiating with the US. President Rouhani said his administration was … Continued

UN Security Council imposes arms embargo on Houthi leaders
15th Apr 2015

UN Security Council imposes arms embargo on Houthi leaders

  The UN Security Council has passed a resolution imposing an arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthi rebel chief, Abdul Malik al-Houthi and other rebel leaders. The council also demanded humanitarian aid for civilians. The UN Security Council on Tuesday imposed … Continued

Iraq: No additional US military assistance for Iraq
15th Apr 2015

Iraq: No additional US military assistance for Iraq

  [US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi]   Washington has pledged $200 million in humanitarian assistance to Iraq, however, there hasn’t been any promise for more military aid. The Iraqi PM did not ask … Continued

US: White House, Congress compromise on Iran deal
15th Apr 2015

US: White House, Congress compromise on Iran deal

  [Photo: US Sec of State John Kerry and Iran Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif]   Senators from both sides of the aisle have compromised over a bill allowing congressional review of any final nuclear deal with Iran. The measure … Continued

Pakistan: PM makes damage control move on Yemen
14th Apr 2015

Pakistan: PM makes damage control move on Yemen

[Photo: PRIME Minister Nawaz Sharif makes a policy statement on the Yemen-Saudi Arabia issue on Monday, as Defence Minister Khawaja Asif looks on.—White Star] By Baqir Sajjad Syed | Khawar Ghumman ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): Prime Minis­ter Nawaz Sharif tried on Monday … Continued

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