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Boko Haram ‘will soon know the strength of our collective will’: Buhari

ABUJA: Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday warned Boko Haram of a concerted fight-back to defeat the militants after their...

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Nigeria’s Buhari: Jonathan ‘has nothing to fear from me’

ABUJA: Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sought to reconcile past differences with incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, extending a hand of...

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Saudi beheads Yemeni on drug-related offences

RIYADH: Saudi authorities beheaded Wednesday a Yemeni convicted of promoting drugs in the ultra-conservative kingdom, where executions have surged this...

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Israel advances plans for largest Palestinian housing project

JERUSALEM:  An Israeli committee has approved controversial plans for eventual construction of 2,200 Palestinian homes in occupied east Jerusalem, a...

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Iraq’s interior minister says most of Tikrit is liberated, fight goes on

TIKRIT: Iraqi troops and Shi’ite paramilitary fighters were battling Islamic State on Wednesday in northern Tikrit, which officials described as...

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Explosion at Yemen factory kills at least 25: residents, medics

ADEN: An explosion at a dairy factory in Yemen’s Hodaida port killed at least 25 workers, medical sources said, with...

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ranian negotiator says ’problems’ remain in talks

TEHRAN: Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi said Wednesday that “problems” remain in nuclear talks with world powers and there...

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Germany says must study crash before considering air safety changes

BERLIN: Germany will wait for investigations into last week’s airliner crash to be completed and could then decide to make...

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Progress made at Iran nuclear talks, deal possible – Germany

BERLIN: Iran and six world powers have made progress in talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, about Tehran’s nuclear programme and a...

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Yemen on verge of “total collapse”, says UN rights chief

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Tuesday expressed his concern about the fast deteriorating situation in...

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TIKRIT: The Iraqi government claimed victory over Islamic State insurgents in Tikrit on Wednesday...
 
 
UN urges world to help in fight against Boko Haram GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the...
 
 
Thailand junta lifts martial law: military TV BANGKOK: Thailand’s junta lifted martial law on Wednesday after the country’s king approved a request...
 
 
Dozens dead as dairy plant bombed in war-torn Yemen SANAA:  Dozens of civilians were reported dead Wednesday after a dairy plant was bombed in...
 
 
One dead, 16 injured in Mexico oil rig fire: official MEXICO CITY:  A fire erupted on an offshore oil platform of Mexico’s Pemex energy firm...
 
 
Attacker killed in clash at Istanbul police headquarters ISTANBUL:  One assailant was killed Wednesday when Turkish security forces opened fire on two armed...
 
 
 
Dutch seek BUK missile witnesses in MH17 crash probe
30th March 2015
THE HAGUE:  Dutch experts probing the MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine appealed Monday for witnesses who saw the transport or firing of a BUK surface-to-air missile around the time of the disaster. “Investigators are looking at all...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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,”...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stampede in Bangladesh kills at least 10 pilgrims
27th March 2015
DHAKA: At least 10 Hindu pilgrims  were killed in a stampede outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday, police said. “The dead included seven women and three men. They died near the Rajghat, the main bathing step on...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Syria gets Russian arms under deals signed since conflict began: Assad
30th March 2015
MOSCOW: Russia is supplying weapons to Damascus under contracts signed since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, as well as under earlier deals, President Bashar al-Assad said. Assad’s comments, in an interview published by Russian government newspaper...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
One dead, one hurt as men try to ram U.S. spy agency gates: reports
30th March 2015
WASHINGTON: Guards shot one man dead and seriously wounded a second when they tried to ram a vehicle into the entrance gate at the Fort Meade, Maryland, headquarters of the National Security Agency on Monday, news reports said....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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