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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

Yemen: Saudi airstrikes hit school, killing 3, injuring many students
8th Apr 2015

Yemen: Saudi airstrikes hit school, killing 3, injuring many students

(CNN & Agencies): Yemeni officials said Saudi airstrikes targeting a military base on Tuesday hit a nearby school, killing three, injuring at least a half dozen students. A humanitarian crisis was unfolding in Yemen, aid workers said, adding that at … Continued

Syria offers military help to Palestinians in Yarmouk camp
8th Apr 2015

Syria offers military help to Palestinians in Yarmouk camp

  Damascus has promised weapons to Palestinians stranded in the Yarmouk refugee camp to stave off “Islamic State” terrorists. The European Union meanwhile has offered financial aid to help the remaining people in the camp. Syria said Tuesday that it … Continued

US: Obama: Nuclear deal can’t depend on Iran recognizing Israel
7th Apr 2015

US: Obama: Nuclear deal can’t depend on Iran recognizing Israel

  US President Barack Obama has said it would be a “fundamental misjudgment” to ask Iran to recognize Israel as part of the nuclear deal. Israel says it is still thinking of military action against the Iran pact. Barack Obama … Continued

Syria: 2,000 civilians evacuated from Yarmouk
6th Apr 2015

Syria: 2,000 civilians evacuated from Yarmouk

  [Photo: An UNRWA photo shows Yarmouk camp in 2014]   After the Islamic State extremists seized the majority of Yarmouk, around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the camp. Meanwhile, the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra front has claimed neutrality in the battle. … Continued

Yemen:  Despite Saudi bombings, Houthis make gains in Aden
6th Apr 2015

Yemen: Despite Saudi bombings, Houthis make gains in Aden

[Yemenis frantically search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by a Saudi air strike] Shiite Houthi rebels have pushed forward in the southern port city of Aden. Their advance is now in its 11th day. The International Committee … Continued

Iraq: Shi’a Musilm fighters leave Tikrit
5th Apr 2015

Iraq: Shi’a Musilm fighters leave Tikrit

  Almost all Shiite militiamen have withdrawn from Tikrit after being accused of looting the Iraqi city. The paramilitary troops had helped Iraqi forces to retake the city from the “IS” fighters in a month-long battle. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar … Continued

UN debates Russian proposal for ‘humanitarian pauses’ in Yemen
5th Apr 2015

UN debates Russian proposal for ‘humanitarian pauses’ in Yemen

[Photo: Civilian destruction by Saudi Arabian airstrikes in Yemen] The UN Security Council is considering a Russian call for a military pause in Yemen to allow aid through. The Red Cross has warned of many more deaths in the country … Continued

Iran rejects US spokeswoman’s statements on suspension of sanctions
4th Apr 2015

Iran rejects US spokeswoman’s statements on suspension of sanctions

  TEHRAN (FNA): Iranian Deputy Lead Negotiator (in talks with the six world powers) Seyed Abbas Araqchi (pictured above)  dismissed as “wrong interpretation” the recent statements made by US State Department’s Spokeswoman Marie Harf about the Lausanne statement issued by … Continued

Iraq prime minister orders arrest of looters in Tikrit
4th Apr 2015

Iraq prime minister orders arrest of looters in Tikrit

Prime Minister Al-Abadi has called on Iraqi forces to oppose vandalism in the city of Tikrit, which was retaken from the ‘Islamic State’ this week. The city was “burnt in front of our eyes,” local officials say. Sunni lawmakers accuse … Continued

Iran: President Rouhani pledges commitment to nuclear deal
4th Apr 2015

Iran: President Rouhani pledges commitment to nuclear deal

  [Photo: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani]   President Hassan Rouhani has said Iran will honor a framework for a nuclear accord provided that the six world powers involved in talks also uphold their side of the deal. He described the … Continued

Turkey: PM Nawaz Sharif arrives to discuss Yemen crisis
3rd Apr 2015

Turkey: PM Nawaz Sharif arrives to discuss Yemen crisis

  By Mateen Haider   ISLAMABAD, (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif (photo above) arrived in Ankara for an official one-day visit during which he is scheduled to meet with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and … Continued

Yemen: Houthis capture Aden presidential palace
3rd Apr 2015

Yemen: Houthis capture Aden presidential palace

  Shiite rebels and their allies have seized the presidential palace in Aden. The capture followed heavy clashes in the commercial center of the southern Yemen coastal city. Unidentified troops have also reportedly landed. Conflict in Yemen According to medics … Continued

Switzerland: Iran nuclear deal reached after marathon negotiations
3rd Apr 2015

Switzerland: Iran nuclear deal reached after marathon negotiations

  [Photo: Kery and Zarif]   World powers and Iran have agreed to a framework that could end the standoff over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. In exchange for limitations on enrichment, sanctions targeting nuclear research will be lifted. Iran … Continued

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