Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
Monday, March 30, 2015   

Arab leaders agree to set up joint force
Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya and as regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iran engage in sectarian proxy wars.

Militants killed before leaders march
Tunisia forces killed nine Islamist militants, including a top commander, during a raid late Saturday, and hours before world leaders were due to march in Tunis in solidarity after an attack on the Bardo museum this month.

Death threats follow axing of BBC host
British police are looking into death threats against BBC director-general Tony Hall for his decision to drop Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

Canadian jet plows off runway on landing at snow-hit airport
An Air Canada Airbus A320 from Toronto went off the runway after landing at Halifax in Nova Scotia early yesterday.

Ebola-ridden nation joins 45-day fight
Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions of the Ebola-hit nation in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly disease.

Oil prices spike
Crude prices rose as much as 6 percent after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen, pushing shares lower in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and lifting oil producers' currencies.

Teheran warns Saudis to end Yemen blitz
Iran demanded an immediate halt to Saudi-led military operations in Yemen and said it would make all necessary efforts to control the crisis there.

Filipina drug mule nears Indonesian firing squad
Indonesia's Supreme Court rejected an application by a Filipina on death row for a judicial review of her case, taking her closer to being executed with other foreign drug convicts.

Thais take on traffickers
Thailand's parliament voted overwhelmingly to introduce harsher punishments for human traffickers, including life imprisonment and the death penalty in cases where their victims die.

Cops off hook in riot-spark death
Britain's police watchdog has found no evidence of wrongdoing by officers involved in the shooting of a mixed-race man in London in 2011 that sparked nationwide riots.

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