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Coup in Yemen underway, Shia rebels enter presidential palace

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern over the “deteriorating situation” in Yemen.


FBI searches home, seals office of Raphel, Pak’s friend in US

In 1993, Raphel was appointed as America’s first Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs.


Ebola neglected because it started in Africa: ex-UN head Annan

Annan said ‘the spread of the virus from Africa to countries overseas was only a matter of time’.


Barack Obama to meet with partners fighting against IS in Syria, Iraq

Arab nations including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates would also participate in the meeting.

Hong Kong protesters vow to fight on as talks collapse

The protest has become the most concerted challenge to Beijing’s rule since Hong Kong’s handover in 1997.


Hong Kong democracy protests dissipate

Police fired tear gas and pepper spray on unarmed protesters, prompting some to defend themselves with umbrellas and homemade masks.


Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai takes one last swipe at US in his farewell speech

Outgoing President Hamid Karzai said the United States wanted war in Afghanistan ‘because of its own interests’.


Obama to reveal strategy to tackle ISIS threat on Wednesday

Obama said the entire international community understands that ISIS was something that has to be dealt with.


Seven countries join US in arming Iraqi Kurds against ISIL

The US said operations will accelerate in the coming days with more nations also expected to contribute.

Ban cited the return of the Palestinian Authority to Gaza, the lifting of the blockade and addressing Israel's security concerns as key to avoiding a relapse into war.  (Source: Reuters)

UN chief Ban Ki-moon hopes Gaza ceasefire will lead to peace talks

The UN chief also urged the sides to address the root causes of the crisis.


Pakistan crisis puts army back in the driving seat; army assures no coup

He wanted to know if the military was quietly engineering the twin protest movements or if, perhaps, it was preparing to stage a coup.


Evacuation of Yazidi civilians from Iraqi mountain ‘less likely': US

US assessed that there are ‘far fewer’ members of the Yazidis minority group and are in better condition than previously believed.


Finger on trigger, war not over yet: Hamas leader

Al-Masri insisted fighters are “in good shape” despite the nearly monthlong war.


Israel strikes another UN school sheltering 3,000 Gaza refugees

The fighting on Sunday pushed the Gaza death toll given by Palestinian officials to 1,775, most of them civilians.


Too early to think of shifting 2018 World Cup out of Russia, says English FA Chairman

He also suggested that if proved corrupt then Qatar should be reconsidered as hosts for the 2022 edition.