Syrian FM in rare Oman visit amid heightened diplomacy| Reuters
Aug 06, 2015 at 23:16 | Source:
DUBAI/BEIRUT Syria's foreign minister Walid al-Moualem made his first visit to the Gulf in more than four years on Thursday, meeting his Omani counterpart in Muscat for talks on ways to end the civil war in his country.The visit, his first to the Gul...
India to reinstate wheat import duty after big deals| Reuters
Jul 28, 2015 at 01:30 | Source:
NEW DELHI India has decided to introduce an import duty of 10 percent on wheat after a gap of eight years, government sources said on Monday, after senior civil servants met to discuss ways to curb overseas purchases when domestic stocks are ample.La...
Houthi leader rejects Yemen truce - Twitter account | Reuters
Jul 26, 2015 at 18:30 | Source:
CAIRO The leader of Yemen's Houthi movement has rejected a ceasefire planned by its Saudi-led Arab coalition adversary, saying such a truce would benefit only Islamic State and al Qaeda, according to a message posted on the group's Twitter account.&q...
Houthis, Saudi-led coalition fight for Yemen air base | Reuters
Jul 26, 2015 at 18:15 | Source:
ADEN/SANAA Yemeni forces allied with a Saudi-led coalition fought Houthi militia for control of the country's largest air base north of Aden on Sunday, local residents said, hours before a humanitarian truce declared by the coalition was meant to sta...
Warplanes attack targets near Yemen capital - residents | Reuters
Jul 26, 2015 at 12:30 | Source:
SANAA Warplanes carried out raids near the Yemeni capital Sanaa late on Saturday and shortly after dawn on Sunday, residents reported.The raid on Sunday near the Houthi-controlled city happened hours after a truce declared by a Saudi-led coalition wa...
Bahrain says foils arms smuggling bid, recalls Iran envoy| Reuters
Jul 26, 2015 at 00:46 | Source:
ABU DHABU/DUBAI Bahrain said on Saturday it had foiled an arms smuggling plot by two Bahrainis with ties to Iran and announced the recall of the Gulf island kingdom's ambassador to Tehran for consultations after what it said were repeated hostile Ira...
Obama, in Kenya, says discriminating against gays erodes freedom| Reuters
Jul 25, 2015 at 21:31 | Source:
NAIROBI U.S. President Barack Obama, commenting on gay rights in Kenya, said on Saturday his message across Africa was that the state should not discriminate against people based on sexual orientation.Obama told a joint news conference with Kenyan c...
NASA spacecraft shows Pluto wrapped in haze, ice flows| Reuters
Jul 25, 2015 at 05:45 | Source:
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A stunning silhouette of Pluto taken by NASAs New Horizons spacecraft after it shot past the icy orb last week show an extensive layer of atmospheric haze, while close-up pictures of the ground reveal flows of nitrogen ice, scien...
Obama in Kenya for first presidential trip to father's homeland| Reuters
Jul 25, 2015 at 00:46 | Source:
NAIROBI U.S. President Barack Obama flew into Kenya late on Friday for his first presidential visit to his father's homeland, aiming to boost trade and security ties.Obama's Air Force One plane landed in the evening in the Kenyan capital, where he wi...