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UNSC passes resolution against Houthis

UNSC passes resolution against Houthis

​The UN Security Council has passed a resolution targeting the Houthi Ansarullah movement in Yemen, amid ongoing deadly airstrikes on the nation by Saudi Arabia. The council’s imposed sanctions include an arms embargo, asset freezes and travel ban against Abdul Malik al-Houthi, the leader of the movement, Yemen’s former dictator, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and his [&hellip

Erdogan slams Pope’s ‘genocide’ remarks

Erdogan slams Pope’s ‘genocide’ remarks

​Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed anger over Pope Francis’ recent controversial remarks, where he used the word “genocide” to describe the 1915 killing of Armenians. In a speech on Tuesday in Ankara, Erdogan said such talk was nonsense and the pontiff should not repeat such a “mistake” again. “If politicians and religious leaders [&hellip

Hundreds of migrants dead after boat capsizes

Hundreds of migrants dead after boat capsizes

​Survivors rescued from a migrant boat that capsized off the coast of Libya say up to 400 people traveling with them drowned in the accident. Authorities saved dozens from the vessel, which was en route to Europe. The boat was believed to be carrying up to 550 people when it flipped soon after leaving Libya [&hellip

Drogba to play on next season

Drogba to play on next season

​Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has revealed he plans to carry on playing next season. The 37-year-old is in his second spell at Stamford Bridge after returning last summer. And asked if he has decided his future, the Ivory Coast forward said: “Yes I have and it’s not going to be my last season.” Drogba has [&hellip

No goals in feisty Madrid derby

No goals in feisty Madrid derby

​Jan Oblak made a string of saves to earn Atletico Madrid a 0-0 draw against rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash. The goalkeeper made several superb stops, twice denying both Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez as the visitors dominated possession in the opening period and looked to take [&hellip

Cuba praises US terror list pledge

Cuba praises US terror list pledge

​Cuba has welcomed as “fair” a US decision to remove it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it should never have been on the list in the first place. The move comes amid a normalisation of ties between the US and Cuba. The Caribbean country’s presence on the list alongside Syria, Iran [&hellip

‘Libya unity talks to resume in Morocco’

‘Libya unity talks to resume in Morocco’

Talks between rival parliaments in Libya on forming a unity administration will resume in the coming days, diplomatic sources have confirmed.  An official in the parliament based in the capital, Tripoli, said Tuesday that it will dispatch its delegation to the UN-sponsored talks to Morocco on Wednesday. “Our delegation will arrive on Wednesday to start [&hellip

Marco Rubio to run for US president

Marco Rubio to run for US president

Republican Senator Marco Rubio has entered the presidential race set to be held in the United States in January 2016. The junior US Senator from Florida announced his bid for the presidency in a conference call on his top donors in Miami on Monday. Rubio told his supporters that he felt “uniquely qualified” for the [&hellip

Abbas hails Russia role in Middle East

Abbas hails Russia role in Middle East

​The president of the Palestinian Authority (PA) has lauded Russia’s role in the Middle East, highlighting the significance of Moscow’s “constant presence” for the Palestinians. Mahmoud Abbas made the comments in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the capital Moscow on Monday. “Constant presence of Russia in the region is very important for [&hellip

Le Pen out of French polls over Holocaust

Le Pen out of French polls over Holocaust

The founder of France’s far-right National Front political party has announced plans to withdraw from regional elections amid differences with his daughter and party leader over his persisting denial of the Holocaust. The announcement by Jean-Marie Le Pen came in an interview with the Le Figaro daily published on Monday, after his daughter Marine Le Pen, who now leads the right-wing [&hellip