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  • US unlocks military aid to Egypt … 2 last Washington

    Date: 2015-03-31 19:56:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:117 - ID:2287565

    Beginning in fiscal year 2018, Obama told Sisi that US will channel security assistance for Egypt to four categories - counterterrorism, border security, Sinai security, and maritime security - and for sustainment of weapons systems already in ....

  • US unlocks military aid to Egypt

    Date: 2015-03-31 19:44:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:113 - ID:2287561

    WASHINGTON, March 31 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama informed his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El Sisi he will lift executive holds that have been in place since October 2013 on the delivery of weapons. In a statement on Tuesday, The ....

  • Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari set for victory

    Date: 2015-03-31 17:21:09 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:102 - ID:2286445

    ABUJA, March 31 (MENA) - Nigerian opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari is on the verge of a historic victory over President Goodluck Jonathan, with most votes counted, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Gen Buhari, a former military ruler, is ahead by ....

  • Turkish court acquits all 236 defendants in Sledgehammer case

    Date: 2015-03-31 17:09:48 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:96 - ID:2286197

    ANKARA, March 31 (MENA) - A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted all 236 army officers accused of plotting to stage a coup in 2003 against the government of then-prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The 236 army officers were accused of being ....

  • Over 500 Chinese nationals evacuated from Yemen

    Date: 2015-03-31 14:38:17 GMT - China - World - SN:73 - ID:2284669

    BEIJING, March 31 (MENA) - Chinese warships completed the evacuation of over 500 Chinese nationals from Yemen, the defense ministry said Tuesday. On Sunday, 122 other Chinese nationals were evacuated from the Yemeni city of Aden and have already ....

  • Separating fact from fiction in Iraq and Yemen

    Date: 2015-03-31 12:50:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:44 - ID:2283529

    WASHINGTON, March 31 (MENA) - The United States has to be flexible and prepared for shifting alliances in the Middle East, where the ouster of longtime leaders has unleashed instability not seen in generations. In trying to understand what is ....

  • Poll: Clear majority supports nuclear deal with Iran

    Date: 2015-03-31 11:05:54 GMT - USA - World - SN:26 - ID:2283089

    WASHINGTON, March 31 (MENA) - By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation’s nuclear program in exchange for loosening sanctions, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. But the ....

  • Russia FM: situation in Yemen should not escalate into conflict between Arabs and Iran

    Date: 2015-03-31 10:49:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:24 - ID:2282965

    MOSCOW, March 31 (MENA) - Moscow cannot allow for the situation in Yemen to turn into an open conflict between the Arabs and Iran, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday. "It should not be allowed to deteriorate into a Sunni-Shia ....

  • Erdogan says to visit Iran as schedule

    Date: 2015-03-31 09:16:27 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:17 - ID:2281605

    ANKARA, March 31 (MENA) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted he was still planning to visit Iran next week, despite a dispute with Tehran over the Yemeni crisis. Turkey's NTV said the visit is so important for Turkey and ....

  • Pakistan committed to full support to Arabia in its operations against rebels in Yemen

    Date: 2015-03-31 08:28:13 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:13 - ID:2280893

    ISLAMABAD, March 31 (MENA) - Pakistan will send troops to Saudi Arabia to give military support to a coalition of mainly Gulf states fighting Yemeni Houthi rebels, Gio News reported quoting a senior government official said. Pakistan would join a ....

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