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Thirty-one people killed in bus crash in Morocco

Thirty-one people killed in bus crash in Morocco

(Reuters) - At least 31 people were killed and nine seriously injured near the southern Moroccan city of Tan-Tan when a bus collided with a truck on Friday, the state news agency MAP reported. Most of the victims were killed by the fire that broke out on the bus straight after the...

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Air strikes hit military targets in Yemen capital

Air strikes hit military targets in Yemen capital

(Reuters) - Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemen's capital Sanaa early on Friday, targeting weapons storage sites used by soldiers loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a powerful supporter of Iranian-allied Houthi militias. The air raids, which targeted parts of the Defence Ministry...

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Hillary Clinton expected to announce presidential run as soon as this weekend

Hillary Clinton expected to announce presidential run as soon as this weekend

(Reuters) - Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 as early as this weekend, facing no substantial competition but needing to get her organization in place for the long battle to come. A variety of sources in the Clinton...

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One third of combatants in Yemen are children: UNICEF

One third of combatants in Yemen are children: UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund has expressed concern over the use of large number of child fighters by armed groups in Yemen.   "Up to a third of combatants in armed groups in conflict-torn Yemen are children...I have been myself held up at checkpoints by children who...

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Senior PKK figure apologizes for 90s Germany attacks

Senior PKK figure apologizes for 90s Germany attacks

A leading figure of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party has apologized to the German people for attacks carried out during the 1990s in Germany, a move that analysts see as an attempt to get out of the European country’s terrorist watch list. Cemil Bayik, a leading PKK figure,...

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Saudi-led coalition bars wheat ship from entering Yemen port: sources

Saudi-led coalition bars wheat ship from entering Yemen port: sources

(Reuters) - Warships from the Saudi-led coalition have blocked a vessel carrying more than 47,000 tonnes of wheat from entering a Yemeni port, demanding  United Nations guarantees that the cargo would not go to military personnel, shipping sources said on Thursday. Ocean Marine...

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Iran's leader says Saudi air strikes causing genocide

Iran's leader says Saudi air strikes causing genocide

(Reuters) - Iran's leader on Thursday condemned as genocide the military intervention by its main regional rival  Saudi Arabia  in Yemen, sharply escalating Tehran's rhetoric against the two-week-old air strike campaign. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saudi...

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Iran's Khamenei breaks silence in nuclear deal, says details are key

Iran's Khamenei breaks silence in nuclear deal, says details are key

n">(Reuters) -  Iran ian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday demanded that all sanctions on Iran be lifted at the same time as any final agreement with world powers on curbing Tehran's nuclear program is concluded. Khamenei, the Islamic Republic's most...

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Iraq: Daesh releases more than 200 Ezidis in Kirkuk

Iraq: Daesh releases more than 200 Ezidis in Kirkuk

Daesh has released 216 Ezidi captives, most of whom are elderly people, Iraqi officials said. "The (released) group was held captive for more than seven months and has reached a safe place in Kirkuk," Khairi Buzani, general director of Ezidis affairs at the northern region of Iraq’s...

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Palestinians expand security control in West Bank: police

Palestinians expand security control in West Bank: police

(Reuters) - Palestinian police said on Wednesday they had extended their security control in parts of the occupied West Bank following a deal with  Israel , launching armed patrols for the first time in towns near Jerusalem. Louy Izriqat, spokesman for Palestinian police, said...

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Saudi-led planes strike air base north of Aden: residents

Saudi-led planes strike air base north of Aden: residents

(Reuters) - Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition struck al-Anad airbase in south  Yemen overnight and targets in areas around the southern port city of Aden, residents and local officials said on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia and four other Gulf Arab states, along with regional...

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Eight Iranian guards killed at Pakistani border

Eight Iranian guards killed at Pakistani border

(Reuters) - Eight Iranian border guards were killed by militants in a cross-border raid on the frontier with  Pakistan  on Monday, according to reports in the Iranian media. Sistan-Baluchestan province in southeast Iran has long been plagued by unrest from both drug...

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Four Tunisian soldiers killed in militant attack on checkpoint

Four Tunisian soldiers killed in militant attack on checkpoint

(Reuters) - Islamist militants attacked a Tunisian military checkpoint on Tuesday, killing four soldiers and wounding three others in a raid in a central region bordering Algeria. Tunisian forces have tightened security since gunmen stormed the national Bardo museum in the capital Tunis...

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Erdogan says Iran, Turkey must stop bleeding in Iraq, Syria

Erdogan says Iran, Turkey must stop bleeding in Iraq, Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey and Iran "should play the role of mediator" in the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. During a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Tuesday, Erdogan said "history and culture has been slaughtered in...

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More than 540 people killed in Yemen in weeks: Report

More than 540 people killed in Yemen in weeks: Report

More than 540 people have been killed and 1,700 wounded during ongoing fighting in Yemen in recent weeks, according to the World Health Organization. A WHO spokesperson told a press conference in Geneva on Tuesday: "More than 540 people have been killed and some 1,700 others wounded by the...

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China adds voice to call for Yemen ceasefire

China adds voice to call for Yemen ceasefire

(Reuters) - China's foreign ministry added its support on Tuesday to calls for a ceasefire in Yemen, after Russia and the Red Cross appealed for a military pause to allow humanitarian aid deliveries and the evacuation of civilians. Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily news...

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Yemeni fighters attack Houthis as aid flights delayed

Yemeni fighters attack Houthis as aid flights delayed

(Reuters) - Southern  Yemen i militias backed by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked Houthi fighters across several provinces in south Yemen on Monday, driving the Shi'ite rebel forces from some of their positions, witnesses and militia sources said. The...

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Kurdish envoy slams Iraq PM, anti-Daesh coalition

Kurdish envoy slams Iraq PM, anti-Daesh coalition

  The representative of Iraq's regional Kurdish government to the U.S. said Monday that Kurdish forces fighting Daesh are being deprived of sufficient military aid from Baghdad and the U.S. coalition.   "Peshmerga, although valiant, heroic and committed to fight ISIS,...

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