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Saudi warplanes pound civilian targets in NW Yemen

Saudi warplanes have carried out attacks against civilian targets in the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada. According to reports on Thursday, Saudi assaults targeted a girls’ school and several residential blocks in the town of Zahyan in Sa’ada. Saudi warplanes also pounded the Baqim and Kitaf regions in Sa’ada, the reports ...

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Suicide attack on Saudi mosque kills 17 people

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque on Thursday in Saudi Arabia’s southern province of Aseer, al Jazeera television reported. The attack killed or wounded a number of people, according to the online edition of Asharq al-Awsat newspaper and reports on social media. Reuters could not independently verify ...

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Yemen air defense downs Saudi Apache copter: Local media

An Apache helicopter gunship operated by Saudi military forces has been downed by the Yemeni air defense forces in western Yemen, local media say. Yemeni media outlets said on Wednesday that the Yemeni army’s air defense forces downed the helicopter with a surface-to-air missile in the district of Harad in ...

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Syria army retakes several areas in Hama from terrorists

Syrian government forces have managed to retake control of several areas in Syria’s western province of Hama, Press TV reports. The areas retaken include the town of Qastoun and a number of nearby hilltops. Heavy clashes with Takfiri militants from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front terrorist group preceded the retaking of ...

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Iran, US closer to joint trade chambers

A top Iranian trade official has confirmed that the United States has already taken measures for the establishment of the US-Iran Joint Chamber of Commerce, saying a reciprocal move will start in Tehran once the Chamber is officially launched in Washington. Mohsen Jalalpour, the president of Iran Chamber of Commerce, ...

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PEGIDA opponents, supporters stage demos in Germany

The supporters and opponents of the German anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant PEGIDA movement have staged separate demonstrations in the eastern German city of Leipzig to protest against the policies pursued by the Berlin government. On Monday, close to 400 followers of PEGIDA and its offshoot in Leipzig (LEGIDA) marched through the ...

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