ADEN, Yemen: Daesh suicide bombers killed 22 people in attacks on Yemen’s government and its Gulf Arab coalition ally in the port city of Aden and on a Houthi-run mosque in the capital Sanaa on...
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US slams Iran poll maneuvers

TEL AVIV: The United States yesterday called into question the credibility of Iran’s presidential election next month, criticizing the disqualification of candidat

Kerry efforts short of Palestinian expectation

TEL AVIV: US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Israel’s government yesterday to prevent further settlement construction where possible to help revitalize Middle

Al-Qaeda seizes Yemen villages

ADEN: Fighters loyal to Al-Qaeda have seized control of villages near the Yemeni port city of Mukalla in an apparent bid to take over swathes of the southeastern provinc

Kerry in ME peace push

JERUSALEM: US Secretary of State John Kerry admitted yesterday there was skepticism and cynicism about his bid to broker new talks between Israelis and Palestinians on his fourth visit to the regio

Iran: IAEA report shows nuclear drive is peaceful

TEHRAN: A new report by the UN atomic watchdog validates Iran’s progress in its “peaceful” nuclear activities despite international sanctions, the country’s envoy to the age

UN: Darfur fighting has displaced 300,000

OUTSIDE EL FASHER, Sudan: About 300,000 people have fled their homes due to a surge in fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region this year and are now living in terrible conditions and short of food,

Disqualified Rafsanjani blasts Iran’s rulers

TEHRAN: Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has blasted the Islamic Republic’s clerical rulers, declaring it impossible for them to do a worse job running the country, an Irania

Seven Iraqi soldiers gunned down

BAGHDAD: Seven Iraqi soldiers were killed in clashes with gunmen yesterday, police and hospital sources said, as fears mount that Iraq might slide back into bloody sectarian strife.

5 die as Assad backers, foes clash in Lebanon

BEIRUT: Opponents and supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad traded heavy machine gun fire and mortar shells in the Lebanese port city of Tripoli, leaving five people dead in what was describe

'75 Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria so far'

BAALBEK, Lebanon: Seventy-five fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah have been killed in Syria since they first became involved in the country’s war months ago, a source close to the Shiite militant group

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