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Al Shabaab terrorist jailed for 59 years in Kenya


September 21st, 2012 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Sep 21 (IANS) A self-confessed terrorist belonging to the Al Shabaab outfit has been sentenced to 59 years in prison by a Kenyan court, after the man was found ... Read more...

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UAE expands food aid programme in Yemen


July 19th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) is expanding its food aid operations to needy people in three Yemeni governorates -- Al Mahwit, Hajjah, and Sana'a.It will ... Read more...

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UAE charity delivers food aid to Yemen


July 8th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 7 (IANS/WAM) The Khalifa Bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has distributed 1,300 food parcels among needy people in Yemen.UAE President Sheikh Khalifa ... Read more...

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Abducted Saudi diplomat asks king to meet Al Qaeda demands


May 26th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 26 (IANS) A Saudi diplomat appeared in an online video Saturday for the first time since he was kidnapped in March and asked Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to ... Read more...

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India can help Yemen in energy, education, say experts


April 18th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Energy and higher education are among areas that have immense potential of cooperation between India and Yemen, experts said here and suggested that New Delhi ... Read more...

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20 killed as suicide bomber hits Yemen’s presidential palace


February 26th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Aden, Feb 25 (IANS) A suicide bomber blew up a car outside the presidential palace in Yemen's Hadramout province Saturday, killing at least 20 Republican Guards and injuring dozens of ... Read more...

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Yemeni air force attack Al-Qaeda strongholds, 12 killed


October 5th, 2011 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Aden, Oct 5 (IANS) Warplanes of the Yemeni air force launched several air strikes Tuesday on a number of Al- Qaeda strong holds, killing at least 12 terrorists ... Read more...

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Tuskers trample couple to death in Bengal


July 11th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 11 (IANS) Elephants trampled to death a married couple in their sleep and damaged their mud house in West Bengal's Darjeeling district early Monday, officials said.The incident occurred ... Read more...

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68 Al Qaeda men tunnel their way out of Yemen jail


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Aden/Anaa (Yemen), June 22 (IANS) Al Qaeda's 68 prisoners escaped Wednesday from a jail in Yemen through a tunnel they dug over months, Xinhua reported.The prisoners escaped from Mukalla city ... Read more...

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Third Russian plane heads to Yemen for evacuation


June 14th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A third Russian Emergencies Ministry plane has left Russia for Yemen to evacuate Russian and CIS nationals, the ministry reported Tuesday.Two Emergencies Ministry evacuation flights ... Read more...

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175 Russians evacuated from Yemen


June 13th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two planes sent by Russia have evacuated 175 of its nationals from Yemen in the wake of escalating violence in the country, the government said.The ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands protest in Yemen against President Saleh


April 18th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 17 (IANS) Tens of thousands of protesters Sunday took to streets in nine Yemeni provinces to demonstrate against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's speech April 15, during which ... Read more...

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Yemeni government welcomes Riyadh’s conciliation call


April 6th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 5 (IANS) The Yemeni government Tuesday hailed the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) foreign ministers' invitation to hold conciliation talks with the opposition in Riyadh. But the Yemeni ... Read more...

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Yemen reinforces security as toll rises to 51


March 20th, 2011 - 4:56 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, March 20 (IANS) Additional troops were deployed in the Yemeni capital and other major cities Saturday to effectively enforce a state of emergency after more than 50 people have ... Read more...

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Fresh protests in Yemen


March 1st, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, March 1 (IANS) Thousands of anti-government protesters Tuesday gathered outside the Sana'a University here to demand the ouster of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a media report said.Thousands of government loyalists ... Read more...

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‘14,000 Indians in Yemen are safe’


February 21st, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) With a popular revolt erupting in Yemen, India Monday said its 14,000 nationals living in the Arab country are safe and issued an advisory to Indians to ... Read more...

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Policeman shot dead by Yemen protesters


February 20th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Feb 20 (IANS) Anti-government protesters armed with rifles Sunday shot dead a police officer in Yemen's southern region of Aden, Xinhua reported, quoting the police."There was no protest in all Aden's ... Read more...

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Somali pirates free Brit couple after 388 days


November 14th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.14 (ANI): Somalian pirates have freed Kent couple Paul and Rachel Chandler 388 days after they were kidnapped from their yacht.According to The Telegraph, the Chandlers are now under the protection ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda linked Islamist group executes two teenage girls in Somalia by firing squad


October 29th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 29 (ANI): An Al Qaeda-linked Islamist group has executed two teenage girls in Somalia by firing squad.According to the Daily Mail, Al Shahbab leader Sheik Mohamed Ibrahim sentenced the girls ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda linked Islamist group executes two teenage girls in Somalia


October 29th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 29 (ANI): An Al Qaeda-linked Islamist group has executed two teenage girls in Somalia by firing squad.According to the Daily Mail, Al Shahbab leader Sheik Mohamed Ibrahim sentenced the girls ... Read more...

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Continent-wise countries at the Delhi Commonwealth Games


October 3rd, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The over 6,700 athletes and officials at the Delhi Commonwealth Games have come from 71 countries and territories spread across six continents and regions. The 71 teams ... Read more...

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Somali premier resigns amid spat with president


September 21st, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 21 (DPA) Somalia's Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke resigned Tuesday over tensions with the conflict-hit country's president. "After political crises in the government and after I have seen that insecurity ... Read more...

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30 killed in Iraq attacks (Lead)


September 19th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 19 (DPA) At least 30 people were killed and dozens injured in a series of bomb attacks across Baghdad Sunday, according to Iraqi media and military sources. The al-Yaqen news website ... Read more...

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18 killed, 98 injured in Iraq attacks


September 19th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 19 (DPA) At least 18 people were killed and 98 injured in a series of attacks and bombings across Baghdad Sunday, according to Iraqi military sources. Nine people were killed and ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda linked group claims Mogadishu suicide blasts


September 10th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 10 (IANS/AKI) Al-Qaeda-linked insurgent group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack Thursday at Mogadishu airport. At least 13 people were killed and scores were wounded when two explosives-filled ... Read more...

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Factfile on Commonwealth countries


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Here is a factfile on Commonwealth countries ahead of the 19th Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi Oct 3-14. These nations were once part of ... Read more...

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Al-Qaida wing claims to form 12,000-strong army in southern Yemen


July 30th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): At least 12,000 Al Qaeda fighters are reportedly gearing up for combat in southern Yemen, reports from Yemen capital Sanaa have revealed.The Xinhua news agency quoted ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Yemen attack


July 11th, 2010 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 11 (IANS) Al Qaeda's Yemeni wing Sunday claimed responsibility for last month's attack on the intelligence headquarters in Aden that left at least 11 people dead. The Al Qaeda in the ... Read more...

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Yemen arrests suspected mastermind behind San’a jailbreak


June 21st, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
San'a (Yemen), June 21(ANI): Yemeni security forces have arrested the suspected mastermind behind an attack on its intelligence headquarters, in which four heavily armed militants had stormed their way into the building ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda kills 11 in alleged Yemen rescue raid


June 20th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): Eleven people, including three female cleaners, a boy and seven military personnel have been killed in a suspected al Qaeda operation to free detained militants in Yemen.A Sky ... Read more...

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India, Yemen to focus on trade, energy and infrastructure cooperation


May 25th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is taking its first ever business delegation to Yemen from May 28 to 30, 2010, in its endeavor to enhance and ... Read more...

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Indian Navy seeks report on abduction of Indian sailors off Somalia


March 30th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Indian Navy has sought a report from the director general of shipping on the reported abduction of 120 Indian sailors off the Somali coast, an officer ... Read more...

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Three ministers among 11 killed in Somalia blast (Lead)


December 3rd, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Dec 3 (DPA) A bomb blast ripped through a hotel in the lawless Somali capital Mogadishu Thursday, killing three government ministers and at least eight others. The apparent suicide attack took place ... Read more...

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Seven, including three ministers, killed in Somalia blast


December 3rd, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Dec 3 (DPA) A bomb blast ripped through a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu Thursday, killing at least seven people, including three ministers. A DPA correspondent at the scene said the ... Read more...

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Somali radio quiz winners offered grenades, guns and ammunition


October 18th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Oct 18 (DPA) Winners of a Somali radio quiz show testing knowledge of the Koran are being offered prizes including grenades, Kalashnikov rifles and ammunition, according to a local report. The prizes ... Read more...

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