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

Turkey calls back its ambassador to the Vatican
13th Apr 2015

Turkey calls back its ambassador to the Vatican

  Turkey has called back its envoy to the Vatican after Pope Francis described the 1915 mass killings of Armenians as “the first genocide of the 20th century.” Ankara has long denied that the deaths amounted to genocide. The pope’s … Continued

Iraq: IS terrorists execute 33 people in Anbar province
12th Apr 2015

Iraq: IS terrorists execute 33 people in Anbar province

RAMADI, (Xinhua): The Islamic State (IS) militants executed 33 people, including women and children, near the city of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said on Saturday. The IS militants captured the 33 … Continued

UAE threatens Pakistan with ‘heavy price’ on Yemen
11th Apr 2015

UAE threatens Pakistan with ‘heavy price’ on Yemen

    KARACHI, (Dawn): Pakistani lawmakers’ call for the government to remain neutral on the escalating crisis in Yemen has evoked a strong response from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “The vague and contradictory stands of Pakistan and Turkey are … Continued

Pakistan: Parliament refuses to join Saudi offensive in Yemen
10th Apr 2015

Pakistan: Parliament refuses to join Saudi offensive in Yemen

  ISLAMABAD, (The News): Lawmakers from both houses of Parliament on Friday passed a unanimous resolution on the crisis in Yemen, urging Pakistan to stay neutral in the conflict.   The resolution, which was passed following five days of debate … Continued

Afghanistan: 3 civilians killed in suicide bombing at military convoy
10th Apr 2015

Afghanistan: 3 civilians killed in suicide bombing at military convoy

  [Archive image] JALALABAD, (Xinhua): At least three civilians were killed and four others injured as a suicide car bombing targeted a foreign military convoy near Nangarhar airport, Nangarhar provincial police chief Fazal Ahmad Shirzad said. “A terrorist riding explosive-laden … Continued

Yemen: Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of genocide in Yemen
10th Apr 2015

Yemen: Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of genocide in Yemen

  Iran has denounced airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, saying military intervention is an act of genocide. The remarks are the latest in a heated argument between Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia. Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, … Continued

Syria: Ban Ki-moon: ‘Massacre unfolding in Yarmouk refugee camp’
10th Apr 2015

Syria: Ban Ki-moon: ‘Massacre unfolding in Yarmouk refugee camp’

  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate action in Yarmouk to prevent an impending massacre. The Palestinian camp in Syria was overrun by “Islamic State” (“IS”) jihadists earlier this month. Ban Ki-Moon described the Palestinian refugee camp … Continued

Iran: EU to re-impose sanctions on Iran regrettable
9th Apr 2015

Iran: EU to re-impose sanctions on Iran regrettable

  Tehran, (IRNA): The Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham (photo above) strongly criticized on Wednesday latest move made by the European Union to re-impose sanctions on an Iranian bank and a number of the country’s companies. Reacting to the EU move, … Continued


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