SANAA: Yemen’s president has offered to appoint a new prime minister within 48 hours under a potential deal with Shiite rebels in return for ending their protests, sources close to the presidency said
GAZA CITY: Palestinian movement Hamas on Thursday began paying a months-long backlog of salaries to more than 40,000 of its employees in the Gaza Strip, the Finance Ministry announced.
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia and nine other Arab states agreed Thursday to join a coordinated military campaign against Islamic State militants who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria to try to create a jihad
SANAA: Yemen’s government and Shiite Muslim Houthi rebels pursued talks on Thursday to end a crisis that has seen weeks of sometimes bloody protests in the capital, after the two sides gave conflictin
JEDDAH: The United States pressed Arab nations Thursday to join President Barack Obama’s expanded campaign against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, but Damascus warned it would consider any action on its
MOSCOW/PARIS: Russia said on Thursday air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria without a UN Security Council mandate would be an act of aggression, raising the possibility of a new confrontatio
ANKARA: Turkey will not allow a US-led coalition to attack jihadists in neighboring Iraq and Syria from its air bases, nor will it take part in combat operations against militants, a government offici
BEIRUT: An Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian armed group on Thursday released all 45 Fijian peacekeepers its fighters had held captive for two weeks, the United Nations said, bringing an end to a crisis that had
SANAA: Shiite Huthi rebels clashed with Yemeni forces in a Sanaa suburb Wednesday as tensions ran high in the capital where they have set up protest camps, security sources and witnesses said.
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama said Wednesday he is ready to launch air strikes on Islamic State forces in Syria, expanding the campaign already undertaken against the militants in Iraq.
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