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Saudi-led campaign strikes Yemen’s Sanaa, Morocco joins alliance

ADEN: Yemen’s beleagured government said Saudi-led airstrikes against its Houthi militia opponents would not last long on the second day...

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Iran, six powers demand mutual concessions in tense nuclear talks

LAUSANNE: Major powers and Iran were pushing each other for concessions on Friday ahead of an end-March deadline for a...

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Islamist gunmen storm inside Somali hotel, shots heard: police

MOGADISHU: Islamist gunmen fought their way into a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, trapping government officials...

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Germanwings crash probe turns on co-pilot’s ‘depression’

MONTABAUR: The Germanwings co-pilot who flew his Airbus into a French mountainside, killing all 150 aboard, suffered serious depression, a...

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Chad president accuses Nigeria of failing to help fight Boko Haram

PARIS:  Chad’s President Idriss Deby has accused Nigeria of downplaying the threat from Boko Haram and failing to cooperate with...

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With Yemen strikes, Saudis show growing independence from U.S.

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia kept some key details of its military action in Yemen from Washington until the last moment, U.S. officials said, as the...

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Stampede in Bangladesh kills at least 10 pilgrims

DHAKA: At least 10 Hindu pilgrims  were killed in a stampede outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday, police said....

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Wall Street down after air strikes on Yemen, but off lows

NEW YORK: U.S. stocks declined on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen, but were...

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Egypt says air force, Navy join in Yemen intervention

CAIRO: Egypt’s air force and Navy are participating in a Saudi-led intervention against Huthi rebels in Yemen, the presidency said...

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U.S., Iran resume talks on preliminary nuclear deal as deadline looms

LAUSANNE: The United States and Iran resumed negotiations on Thursday aimed at clinching a nuclear deal before a March 31...

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SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt: Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi left an Arab summit in...
 
 
UN staff evacuated from Yemen capital: aid workers SANAA: At least 200 UN staff and other expatriates were evacuated from the Yemeni capital...
 
 
Twelve hurt in New York building collapse, blaze NEW YORK: Twelve people were hurt Thursday when a New York building collapsed and a...
 
 
Libyan forces said to leave bases near oil ports; hopes they may reopen BENGHAZI: Forces loyal to a rival Libyan government controlling the capital Tripoli have withdrawn from...
 
 
39 dead in Yemen since Saudi-led strikes began SANAA: At least 39 civilians have been killed in more than 24 hours of Saudi-led...
 
 
Police seek two people reportedly missing after New York explosion NEW YORK: Two people were reportedly missing on Friday in the wake of an apparent...
 
 
 
French Alps crash site saw another air disaster 50 years ago
25th March 2015
PARIS:  Tuesday’s air disaster was not the first crash seen at the tiny ski resort of Barcelonette in the French Alps: half a century ago, an Air France plane to Vietnam crashed in the same spot. The crash...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gunmen kidnap US woman in central Nigeria: police
24th February 2015
LAGOS:  Masked gunmen in central Nigeria kidnapped an American woman doing missionary work, with a ransom payment the suspected motive for the attack, police told AFP Tuesday. “She was whisked away at around 10:00 am (0900 GMT) Monday,”...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indian police probe threats to burn down Christian school
25th March 2015
KOLKATA: Police in eastern India said Wednesday they are investigating letters found at a Catholic school which threaten to burn it down, renewing fears about the safety of the Christian minority. Police have stepped up security at St....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bangladesh arrests chief suspect in US blogger murder
2nd March 2015
DHAKA: Bangladesh’s elite security force said they had arrested a militant Monday over last week’s murder of the atheist American blogger Avijit Roy, accusing him of being behind earlier death threats on social media. “He is the main...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Islamic State recruits 400 children since January: Syria monitor
24th March 2015
BEIRUT: Islamic State has recruited at least 400 children in Syria in the past three months and given these so-called “Cubs of the Caliphate” military training and hardline indoctrination, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
US new-home sales surge in February
24th March 2015
WASHINGTON:  Sales of new single-family homes in the United States surged in February to a seven-year high, accelerating for the third consecutive month, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. New-home sales advanced 7.8 percent in February from January to...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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