Yemen asks UN to back military action

2015-03-25 09:50:40

Yemen asked the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to back military action by "willing countries" to combat an advance by Shi'ite Muslim Houthi militia, according to a letter from President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

US envoy sees hope for political solution to Yemen crisis

2015-03-24 10:29:55

The top US diplomat in Yemen on Monday said Washington and its allies need to make decisions quickly to preserve the possibility of a political solution to the crisis in Yemen.

Fears about IS presence spawn unusual alliances

2015-03-23 07:54:08

Even by Afghanistan's standards of often-shifting alliances, a meeting between ethnic Hazara elders and commanders of the Taliban insurgents who have persecuted them for years was extraordinary.

Iran nuke talks pragmatic: China's representative

2015-03-21 18:17:44

Parties in the new round of talks on Iran's nuclear program have showed strong political will and pragmatic attitude, China's representative Wang Qun said.

88 killed in four bombings in Yemen

2015-03-20 21:17:22

A total of 88 people were killed and at least 100 others wounded on Friday in four bombing attacks in Yemen.

Suicide bombers hit 2 mosques in Yemen, dozens killed and wounded -witnesses

2015-03-20 18:59:08

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in two mosques in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday during noon prayers, killing and wounding dozens of worshippers.

Iranian nuclear talks enter 'final stage' for framework agreement

2015-03-20 17:19:59

World powers and Iran speeded up efforts for a framework agreement before the March 31 deadline, despite their differences on some key issues related to Tehran's controversial nuclear program.

OPEC has no choice but to keep output unchanged- Kuwait

2015-03-19 19:30:16

OPEC has no choice but to keep its market share and shun oil output cuts, Kuwait's oil minister said on Thursday, reiterating the view from the emirate that the group will hold its course when it meets next in June.

Afghan officials: provincial police chief killed in Kabul

2015-03-19 18:50:16

Afghan officials say a provincial police chief has been killed by a suicide bomber in the capital, Kabul.

Netanyahu's Likud wins Israeli election

2015-03-18 14:49:23

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud Party scored a resounding victory in the country's election, final results showed Wednesday.

Tunisian Balloon Festival kicks off

2015-03-18 11:36:03

Hot air balloons float above fields during the Tunisian Balloon Festival in Sousse March 17, 2015.

UN peacekeeping force in Sudan to downsize but in no rush to exit

2015-03-18 10:42:26

A senior UN official said Tuesday that the United Nations is taking steps to honor Khartoum's request to downsize its peacekeeping force, but the peacekeepers are in no rush to exit, because of the "precarious situation" in Sudan's long-troubled and vast western region of Darfur.