Sunday, April 22, 2018

Tikrit victory gives way to looting and lawlessness

Iraqi Shia militia, who helped recapture Tikrit from Islamic State (IS), are being pulled out of the city amid reports of violence and looting. The...

France, Saudi Arabia unite in vision for region, say Iran deal must be verifiable

France and Saudi Arabia believe that any future nuclear accord between Iran and six major powers must be robust, verifiable and no threat to...

India heatwave kills 800 as capital’s roads melt

Hospitals on alert to treat victims of heatstroke and people advised to stay indoors, as temperatures near 50C. At least 800 people have died in...

Deaths as Houthi rebels in Yemen attack Saudi border

Houthi rebels fire motor round at Najran border in Saudi Arabia, as fighting intensifies in Aden and Yemeni capital. http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1Houthi rebels in Yemen have fired...

U.S. to look into claim of Syria airstrike killing civilians

The U.S. military said Saturday it was looking into an activist group's claim that at least 52 civilians were killed in U.S.-led airstrikes near...

Turkish police detain suicide bomber near U.S. consulate in Istanbul

Turkish police detained a man threatening to detonate a suicide bomb in front of the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Friday, local media said. The...

IS group seizes last Iraq border crossing held by Syrian regime

The Islamic State (IS) group has seized the last border crossing between Syria and Iraq held by the Syrian government, a monitoring group said...

Yemeni forces fight off Shi’ite militia heading for Aden: sources

Soldiers loyal to Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fought off dozens of Shi'ite Houthi militiamen heading for the Sunni leader's seat of power in...

Iraqi army, volunteers enter Tikrit

  Iraqi security troops, backed by Shia, Sunni volunteers and tribal forces, have reportedly entered the strategic city of Tikrit from multiple directions, reports say. Iraqi forces...

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DP World should rethink port deals in Somalia: Foreign Minister

DP World’s agreement “bypassed the legitimate authority” of Somalia Somalia’s foreign minister said on Friday that Dubai state-owned port operator DP World DPW.DI should reconsider its...

How African governments try to control what is said online

Some governments are muzzling social media—except when it supports them. IN THE West, when celebrities post revealing videos on Instagram, they may find themselves mocked...

Malawi can eradicate HIV infections says U.S. doctor who discovered AIDS virus

REUTERS: Malawi, which has one of the highest rates of the deadly HIV/AIDS infections, is on course to eradicate the virus, Jay Levy who...