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Sunday, April 5, 2015
Saudi-led coalition bombards Yemen rebels, drops more arms to loyalists
A Saudi-led coalition pounded rebels in southern Yemen Saturday and dropped more arms to loyalist fighters as the U.N. Security Council prepared to discuss calls for "humanitarian pauses" in the air war.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Commitments made, Iran and 6 powers advance tough nuke talks
With one phase of nuclear talks over, Iran and six world powers now have an ambitious to-do list that -- if implemented -- will cut significantly into Iran's bomb-capable technology while giving Tehran quick access to bank accounts, oil markets and other financial assets blocked by international sanctions.
Israel's High Court issued an order Thursday preventing a Roman Catholic monastery, convent and adjacent vineyards from being divided by the government's West Bank separation barrier.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded Friday that any nuclear agreement signed with Iran must endorse Israel's right to exist, while also insisting pressure be kept up to ensure a sound deal is reached.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Iran, world powers agree 'historic' framework nuclear deal
Iran and six world powers have agreed the framework of a potentially historic deal aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear drive, but Israel warned that any binding future pact would threaten its survival.
China ex-security chief charged with bribery, power abuse
China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang was charged Friday with bribery, abuse of power and disclosing state secrets, authorities said, making him the most senior official prosecuted in decades and setting the stage for a dramatic trial.
Afghan suicide bomb kills 16, dozens hurt
A suicide bomber killed at least 16 people Thursday and wounded 40 others, including a prominent lawmaker, at an anti-corruption rally in eastern Afghanistan, the latest casualties ahead of the Taliban's expected spring offensive.
Rebel forces penetrated deep into the former southern stronghold of Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi Thursday as al-Qaida freed hundreds of inmates in a jailbreak elsewhere in the chaos-hit country.
Jihadists in Egypt's Sinai killed 15 soldiers and two civilians in attacks on checkpoints on Thursday, security officials said, the deadliest in months despite a massive army campaign against the insurgents.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Double overtime: Faltering Iran nuclear talks extended again
With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators went into double overtime Wednesday night and Thursday morning in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a more important task -- forging a final deal by the end of June.
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