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Five bombs explode in Yemeni capital, killing one ADEN: Five bombs exploded on Tuesday in Sanaa's old quarter, where many supporters of Houthi group live, killing at least one person and wounding another, a Yemeni security official said.No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.Witnesses said the blasts occurred early in the morning at a time when only a few people were on the streets. One of the bombs exploded when a member of the Houthi militia tried to dismantle it, residents said. Several houses and some cars were damaged from the explosions.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

US Navy chopper crashes in Kuwait, minor injuries DUBAI: A US Navy helicopter has crashed during a training mission in the Gulf state of Kuwait, slightly injuring three crew members, the Bahrain-based Naval Forces Central Command said on Monday.The MH-60S helicopter went down on Sunday morning during the overland training flight at Camp Buehring in Kuwait, it said in a statement."All six personnel aboard the helicopter survived the crash and were transported to nearby medical facilities for evaluation. Three of the six crew ...
Bomb explodes in Bahrain village DUBAI: A bomb blast in Bahrain village, the scene of simmering unrest since anti-government protests were crushed in 2011, has left three policemen slightly wounded, officials said.The three were on patrol in the6 village of Bani Jamra when the blast occurred, the Gulf kingdom's interior ministry said in a statement on Twitter posted late Friday.It said that the three sustained minor injuries, describing the explosion as a "terrorist" blast and adding that "necessary steps are ...
Palestinians submit UN resolution, open to negotiate: envoy UNITED NATIONS: The Palestinians on Wednesday submitted a draft UN resolution paving the way to a final peace deal with Israel, but the Palestinian representative said there could still be negotiations on the text.The draft was presented to the UN Security Council by fellow Arab member Jordan, envoy Riyad Mansour told reporters.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Palestinian killed in Israeli military operation in West Bank RAMALLAH: A Palestinian was killed overnight during an Israeli military operation in the Qalandiya refugee camp near Ramallah in the West Bank, medical and security sources said Tuesday.The 22-year-old man was killed when troops entered the camp to make an arrest, triggering clashes with residents, the sources said. The Israeli army confirmed that its special forces had launched a raid on the camp and said that its troops responded when they came under fire.It added ...
European help for Palestinians 'endangers Israel': Netanyahu LONDON: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that European support for a Palestinian bid at the UN to force an Israeli military withdrawal could harm his country as the US sought to head of a diplomatic crisis."I said that the attempts of the Palestinians and of several European countries to force conditions on Israel will only lead to a deterioration in the regional situation and will endanger Israel," he said in a statement."Therefore, we ...
Kerry to meet Palestinian negotiator in London talks LONDON: Top US diplomat John Kerry meets chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat Tuesday hoping to avert a diplomatic crisis over a UN bid to force Israel to withdraw from Palestinian land.The American secretary of state will seek to persuade the Palestinians not to rush ahead with a draft UN resolution seeking to set a two-year timetable for an end to the Israeli occupation.Kerry has spent the past two days jetting across Europe meeting his counterparts ...


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