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  • Yemen's central bank suspends dealings in hard currency

    Yemen's central bank suspends dealings in hard currency

    Date: 2015-04-01 10:22:09 GMT - Yemen - Arab world - SN:12 - ID:2290185

    In a bid to save the Yemeni currency from collapsing, the country's Central Bank suspended any dealing in hard currency. The move comes after Yemenis started to withdraw their savings from banks in hard currency immediately after the launching of ....

  • Saudi-led op in Yemen on day 6

    Saudi-led op in Yemen on day 6

    Date: 2015-03-31 17:59:47 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Arab world - SN:76 - ID:2287161

    The Saudi-led operation against Houthi militants' positions in Yemen runs on for the sixth day in a row. The operations are going on at the same pace to achieve the stated objectives of the current phase, said a spokesman for Operation Decisive ....

  • AL urges world community to pressure Israel to end occupation of Palestinian lands

    AL urges world community to pressure Israel to end occupation of Palestinian lands

    Date: 2015-03-31 16:57:56 GMT - Egypt - Arab world - SN:70 - ID:2286729

    The Arab League has reiterated support for the Palestinian people in their struggle to achieve their noble goals. In a statement Tuesday, the AL urged the world community, particularly the UN Security Council, to effectively and seriously act to ....

  • Iraqi security forces recapture parts of Tikrit from Islamic State

    Iraqi security forces recapture parts of Tikrit from Islamic State

    Date: 2015-03-31 16:05:56 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:63 - ID:2286357

    Iraq’s security forces have recaptured west and south of the city of Tikrit, Iraqi state media reported Tuesday, in what would be the largest victory yet against Islamic State insurgents since the Sunni extremist group seized swaths of the country ....

  • Saudi FM: Operation Decisive Storm will continue till its goals are achieved

    Saudi FM: Operation Decisive Storm will continue till its goals are achieved

    Date: 2015-03-31 15:30:14 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Arab world - SN:56 - ID:2285897

    Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al Faisal said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states spared no effort to reach a peaceful solution to the Yemeni crisis. "The Operation Decisive Storm will continue until its targets are met," Faisal ....

  • UNDP administrator urges backing countries hosting Syrian refugees

    UNDP administrator urges backing countries hosting Syrian refugees

    Date: 2015-03-31 14:35:32 GMT - Kuwait - Arab world - SN:53 - ID:2285425

    The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Helen Clark called on supporting the countries that host the Syrian refugees including Egypt. The official's remark came in speech which she delivered in the third ....

  • Zeid warns of total collapse in Yemen, calls for urgent protection of civilians

    Zeid warns of total collapse in Yemen, calls for urgent protection of civilians

    Date: 2015-03-31 14:20:18 GMT - Switzerland - Arab world - SN:46 - ID:2285253

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein on Tuesday expressed alarm about the fast deteriorating human rights situation in Yemen since January 22 when the legitimate Government under President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi was removed by ....

  • Suicide blast targeting bus with Iranian pilgrims kills two in Baghdad

    Suicide blast targeting bus with Iranian pilgrims kills two in Baghdad

    Date: 2015-03-31 13:52:18 GMT - Iraq - Arab world - SN:29 - ID:2283897

    A suicide bomber blew himself on board a bus with Iranian Shiite pilgrims, killing two and wounding 10 others in the north of Baghdad on Tuesday. The interior ministry spokesman said Tuesday's attack happened in the town of Taji. He added the ....

  • 70 persons killed due to Houthis' attack - official

    70 persons killed due to Houthis' attack - official

    Date: 2015-03-31 13:48:30 GMT - Yemen - Arab world - SN:45 - ID:2284989

    Aden's Governor Naif al Bakry announced that 70 Yemenis were killed during the military attack carried out by the forces loyal to the former Yemeni president Ali Abd Allah Saleh and Houthis in Aden, adding that 400 persons were wounded. The ....

  • PA economy official tenders resignation

    PA economy official tenders resignation

    Date: 2015-03-31 13:44:18 GMT - palestine - Arab world - SN:44 - ID:2284949

    Palestine's deputy prime minister, Mohamed Mostafa, has resigned from the unity government, World Bulletin reported Tuesday quoting a source close to Mostafa. "Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Mohamed Mostafa tendered his resignation to ....

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