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Thousands of Yemeni troops pledge backing for exiled leader| Reuters

Apr 19, 2015 at 19:45 | Source: FirstPost

ADEN (Reuters) - The Yemeni commander of a vast military district covering half the country's border with Saudi Arabia pledged support on Sunday to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, local officials said.The announcement puts at least 15,000 tr...

Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are a U.S. myth| Reuters

Apr 19, 2015 at 16:16 | Source: FirstPost

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told military commanders on Sunday the United States had created the "myth" of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations re...

Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are a myth| Reuters

Apr 19, 2015 at 14:45 | Source: FirstPost

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the concept of Iranian nuclear weapons was a fabrication and the United States was the real source of threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week.&quo...

Paul, Graham clash on foreign-policy on U.S. campaign trail | Reuters

Apr 19, 2015 at 09:30 | Source: FirstPost

NASHUA, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham took their debate over America's role in the world from the U.S. Senate floor to the campaign trail on Saturday in an early sign that foreign policy is likely to b...

Obama says will sign bill allowing Congress to review Iran deal| Reuters

Apr 18, 2015 at 22:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a bill allowing Congress to review a deal concerning Iran's nuclear program was a "reasonable compromise" he planned to sign, and he expressed confidence it would not derail...

Gulf states unhappy about U.N. chief's ceasefire appeal - sources| Reuters

Apr 18, 2015 at 04:31 | Source: FirstPost

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Several Gulf Arab states are unhappy about U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon's call for an immediate ceasefire by all sides in Yemen and are expected to raise the issue in a meeting with him early next week, U.N. diplomatic sources sa...

Former president defiant as humanitarian toll mounts in Yemen war| Reuters

Apr 18, 2015 at 00:31 | Source: FirstPost

ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Friday he would not leave the country, dismissing reports in the Gulf Arab media that he was seeking a safe exit as Saudi Arabian war planes bomb troops loyal to him and their Houth...

Iran submits four-point Yemen peace plan to United Nations| Reuters

Apr 18, 2015 at 00:16 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister on Friday submitted a letter to U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon outlining a four-point peace plan for Yemen, where Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have been targeted for weeks by Saudi-led air strikes. The plan, whi...

In tightly ruled Saudi, Yemen war is `something good`

Apr 17, 2015 at 10:18 | Source: FirstPost

Riyadh: A newspaper hails Saudi Arabia`s "brave armed men". Students build a remote-controlled fighter plane as a tribute to warplanes bombing Yemeni rebels. A phone company offers patriotic songs as ringtones.This is wartime in Saudi Arabi...

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls for immediate ceasefire in Yemen

Apr 17, 2015 at 09:27 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Thursday for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen to spur peace talks and get lifesaving aid into the impoverished Middle East nation.The UN chief addressed "the many fateful challeng...

U.N. chief to name new Yemen envoy as peace efforts stall - sources| Reuters

Apr 17, 2015 at 05:46 | Source: FirstPost

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is naming Mauritanian diplomat Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed to replace his outgoing special envoy to Yemen, who resigned after his peace plan to halt the war there failed, diplomatic sources s...

Putin says S-300 sale to Iran prompted by progress in nuclear talks| Reuters

Apr 17, 2015 at 01:16 | Source: FirstPost

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Iran's drive to find a solution in talks over its disputed nuclear programme had spurred his decision to renew a contract to deliver S-300 missile defence systems to Tehran.Moscow's...

Russia blames U.S. for security crises and turmoil in Ukraine| Reuters

Apr 17, 2015 at 00:46 | Source: FirstPost

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Top Russian officials accused the United States on Thursday of seeking political and military dominance and sought to put blame on the West for international security crises, including the conflict in east Ukraine. Evoking Cold War...

New Yemen VP says he hopes to avert Saudi invasion| Reuters

Apr 17, 2015 at 00:16 | Source: FirstPost

RIYADH/ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's newly-appointed Vice President Khaled Bahah, a widely respected figure named this week to shore up the legitimacy of the exiled Saudi-backed government, said on Thursday he hoped to avert a Saudi-led invasion to restor...

Indian delegation to visit Iran to discuss oil deals: sources

Apr 16, 2015 at 22:14 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: An Indian delegation will visit Iran this week to scout for investment opportunities ahead of an anticipated nuclear deal between the Opec-member and world powers that would soften sanctions against the country, sources privy to the plan s...

U.S. Iran bill makes nuclear deal harder, but not impossible| Reuters

Apr 16, 2015 at 06:30 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A compromise allowing the U.S. Congress to vote on a nuclear deal with Tehran may prompt Iranian negotiators to drive a harder bargain, but does not drastically weaken President Barack Obama's ability to deliver on a final agre...

Iran to appoint first female ambassador since Islamic Revolution in 1979

Apr 15, 2015 at 08:41 | Source: FirstPost

Iran will appoint its first female ambassador abroad since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the semi-official Fars and Mehr news agencies said late on Monday, citing unspecified reports.The post would go to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham,...

India, Germany ink no pact, PM Modi for dedicated team to improve trade ties

Apr 14, 2015 at 20:41 | Source: FirstPost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today concluded his maiden official visit to Germany, the second leg of his three-nation tour, with lot of spade work for near future but without signing a single agreement. The single biggest concrete deliverable from PM...

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers: India drawn with Iran and Oman in Group D

Apr 14, 2015 at 17:48 | Source: FirstPost

India have been drawn in Group D for the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) World Cup qualifiers, according to an All India Football Federation (AIFF) release on Tuesday.India have been clubbed with Iran, Oman, Turkmenistan and Guam in the group...

UN votes on draft resolution to punish Yemen's Huthi rebels

Apr 14, 2015 at 11:29 | Source: FirstPost

United Nations: The UN Security Council will vote today on a draft resolution that demands Yemen's Huthi rebels pull back and punishes them with an arms embargo and sanctions, diplomats said.The measure put forward by Jordan and Gulf countries could ...

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