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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  Almost all Shiite militiamen have withdrawn from Tikrit after being accused of looting the Iraqi city.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

Switzerland: Iran talks stretch on, entering ‘final meters’
2nd Apr 2015

Switzerland: Iran talks stretch on, entering ‘final meters’

  [Photo: The press corps, working to the April 1 deadline, is beginning to show the strain, too. ISNA]   World leaders’ talks with Iran seeking a nuclear deal continue to drag on a day after a self-imposed deadline. But … Continued

Yemen: UN envoy alarmed by rising number of child casualties
1st Apr 2015

Yemen: UN envoy alarmed by rising number of child casualties

  UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): A UN envoy in charge of protecting children in armed conflict on Tuesday said that she was alarmed by the rising number of child casualties in Yemen, calling on all warring sides to “avoid creating new … Continued

Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne continue past deadline
1st Apr 2015

Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne continue past deadline

  Talks between the six major powers and Iran over its nuclear program have passed the midnight deadline and are continuing. It is still unclear if Iran will accept a political agreement. The midnight deadline for an outline accord on … Continued

Switzerland: Final day of Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne
31st Mar 2015

Switzerland: Final day of Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne

  The foreign ministers of Iran, the US, Britain, China, France and Germany are hoping to reach a framework nuclear deal with Tehran. The deadline ends at midnight on March 31. Representatives of Iran and permanent members of the Security … Continued

Yemen: Saudi airstrikes kills 40 civilians in refugee camp
31st Mar 2015

Yemen: Saudi airstrikes kills 40 civilians in refugee camp

  An airstrike in the northwest of Yemen has killed at least 40 civilians in a camp for displaced people, and injuring many more. A Saudi-led coalition has been pounding Shi’a Muslim Houthi rebels positions for days. The UN said the … Continued

Pakistan rejects rumours of sending troops to Yemen
29th Mar 2015

Pakistan rejects rumours of sending troops to Yemen

  ISLAMABAD, (The News): Pakistan’s Foreign Office has rejected rumours of sending Pakistani troops to join a Saudi-backed coalition forces fighting Houthi rebels in war-stricken Yemen.   “These are several reports in the media which are completely baseless,” Foreign Secretary … Continued

Syria: Idlib capital falls to al Qa’ida terrorists
29th Mar 2015

Syria: Idlib capital falls to al Qa’ida terrorists

  The Syrian affiliate of al Qaeda has assumed control of Idlib, the second provincial capital lost by the government, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. This followed days of heavy fighting. “Al-Nusra Front and its allies have … Continued

Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 34 civilians, incl children
28th Mar 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 34 civilians, incl children

  [Photo: Yemenis in the Bani Hewat district of the capital Sana’a search for survivors under the rubble after Saudi Arabian planes bombed the area on March 26. Almigdad Mogali/IRIN]   Beirut, (HRW): The Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Arab countries that conducted … Continued

Yemen: Saudi Arabia airstrikes civilians
27th Mar 2015

Yemen: Saudi Arabia airstrikes civilians

RT/IRIN: Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the US said. The offensive, which started with airstrikes, will also involve “other military assets.” According … Continued


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