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  1. Champions: Asamoah Gyan clinches league title with Al AinRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

    Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has won the Arabian Gulf League with his Al Ain side in the United Arab Emirates. Al Ain clinched a record 12 Arabian Gulf League title on Friday night with three games to spare after their convincing 4-0 win against Al Ittihad Kalba was compliment by a 4-2 defeat against second placed Al-Jazira by local rivals Bani Yas.


  2. Iraqi officials believe that Saddam's top deputy killedRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Ashland Times-Gazette

    He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the U.S. military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives. Now, officials say they believe government forces killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri near Tikrit, where the former deputy to Saddam was working alongside Islamic State militants.


  3. How Obama Abandoned IraqRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Lucianne.com

    As hard as I try to move beyond Iraq, the country still sucks me back. Last June, I tried to cut off completely, heading off on horse back into the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.


  4. Commentary: Obama is no Neville ChamberlainRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Daily Record

    ... power much beyond its borders, and is threatened by traditional enemies on all sides. Examine a map of the Middle East. Tehran is almost 1,000 miles from Jerusalem. Ethnically and linguistically distinct, the Persians are surrounded by hostile Sunni ...


  5. Rouhani says Saudis will harvest hatred in YemenRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Daily Journal

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is harshly criticizing Saudi Arabia, warning that the Saudi royal family in Riyadh will harvest the hatred it is sowing in Yemen through its airstrike campaign. Since March 26, the Saudi-led coalition has been attacking Shiite rebels known as Houthis and allied fighters loyal to Yemen's ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh .


  6. Senior IDF Officer Sacked for Media LeaksRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Make the World a Better Place

    There are Israeli reports that the new IDF chief of staff, Gadi Eisenkrot, has sacked a senior officer for repeatedly leaking sensitive military information over a long period of time to the media. I can't say why these reports refused to name the officer.


  7. Leek artist Alan Porter vison is set to help thousands of childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Your Leek Paper

    Alan Porter of Leek has spent more than two years painting a six metre by four metre picture of children in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, entitled Children are the Future. Now Mr Porter said he wanted to use his artist skills to create a company to sell items all over the world to raise money for youngsters.


  8. China's Xi urges Yemen resolution in call with Saudi kingRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Reuters

    ... forced the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour to flee to Riyadh. China, a low-key diplomatic player in the Middle East despite its reliance on oil from the region, has previously expressed concern at the upsurge in violence in Yemen and called ...


  9. Ethiopia pulling citizens out of Yemen - Saturday, 18 April 2015 07:25Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    Eighty-nine Ethiopians evacuated from Yemen, which has been shelled by Saudi led coalition forces, arrived in Addis Ababa yesterday. The government has set up a national committee to facilitate evacuation of its citizens from Yemen and a total of 200 Ethiopia have so far pulled out, Middle East Affairs Director General with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Siraj Reshid told ENA.


  10. Israeli Supreme Court Upholds 'Anti-Boycott Law'Read the original story

    7 hrs ago | Juan Cole

    On Wednesday, Israel's Supreme Court upheld key provisions of the country's "anti-boycott law," which makes it a civil offense for people or groups to advocate boycotting Israeli or settlement products, institutions, or individuals, and the advocacy has a reasonable chance of succeeding. The decision legitimizes violations of the rights to freedom of expression and association, and punishes advocacy urging businesses to respect international law.


  11. Iraq: Why it doesn't Matter if Ezzat al-Douri was KilledRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Juan Cole

    ... er and culture that religious forms of resistance filled. Iraqi Sunnis were among the more secular people in the Middle East. It is desperation that drove them to religious revolt. One man's death won't make any difference in that process.


  12. Iran Presents Four-Point Yemen Peace Plan to the United NationsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Outlook

    Iran has presented a four- point peace plan for Yemen to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, calling for international action to end the "senseless" Saudi-led air campaign on Houthi rebels. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Ban in a letter that Tehran stands ready to help the United Nations restore peace to Yemen, where the rebels have taken over the capital and driven President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi into exile.


  13. Intense Yemen bombing, Qaeda attack after UN peace callRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    Sanaa-UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for international action to end the Saudi-led air campaign on Huthi rebels as intense bombing hit Yemen again Friday and Al-Qaeda seized more ground in the chaos. Columns of smoke rose over an arms depot targeted by warplanes east of the capital Sanaa, witnesses said.


  14. Iran sends letter to UN, urges Yemen peace planRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    Iran proposed a four-point peace plan for Yemen on Friday that calls for an immediate cease-fire and the formation of a unity government. In a letter sent to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Iran's FM Javad Zarif urged the New York-based body "to get more effectively involved in ending the senseless aerial attacks," referring to the Saudi Arabian-led air campaign that has pounded Shiite Houthi positions in Yemen since March 25. The current conflict is seen in some circles as a proxy war between majority Sunni Saudi Arabia and predominantly Shiite Iran.


  15. Emirates Racing Team Adds Sweden's Erik Stark To Line UpRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Paddock Talk

    The newly formed Emirates Racing Team is letting the world of powerboating know that they are very serious about winning this years' World Team and Drivers titles on the UIM F1H2O World Championship tour, announcing today they are adding to their driver line up the up and coming young star Erik Stark of Sweden. The 27-year-old from Stockholm will join Ahmed Al Hameli beginning at the next round at the Grand Prix of France in Evian on the weekend of the 26th to the 28th of June.


  16. Al-Qaida in Yemen takes weapons depotRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Recordpub.com

    Al-Qaida's Yemen branch routed government forces from a large weapons depot in the country's east on Friday, seizing dozens of tanks, Katyusha rocket launchers and small arms, security officials said, as airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition intensified in the capital, Sanaa, and also in Yemen's second-largest city.


  17. Frozen tax fund agreement reached: Israel to transfer over NIS 1 billion to PARead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

    According to sources in Jerusalem, 1.851 billion NIS to be transferred this week; agreement reached through dialog between COGAT and PA officials. Israel and the Palestinian authority reached an agreement Friday that would end the ongoing dispute between the two over tax revenues frozen by Israel, and over the PA's debts to the Israel electrical company amongst other Israeli establishments, sources in Jerusalem reported Saturday.


  18. Nasrallah's anti-Saudi tirade draws Hariri rebukeRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah delivers a speech via video-link on Friday, April 17, 2015. BEIRUT: Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Friday kept up a blistering tirade against Saudi Arabia over its military intervention in Yemen, vowing to maintain his party's unwavering support for Iranian-backed Houthi rebels regardless of the consequences.


  19. Ex-STL employee grilled in Al-Jadeed caseRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    BEIRUT: The contempt case against Al-Jadeed TV and journalist Karma al-Khayat went into its second day at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Friday, with the defense highlighting the recurrence of leaks coming from the court. Friday's session opened with the cross-examination of prosecution witness John Comeau, a retired STL employee who was previously assigned to have direct contact with prosecutor witnesses in the Rafik Hariri assassination case, one day after the defense accused the witness of delivering false testimony and lying under oath.


  20. We're All Capable Of Committing GenocideRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Groong

    WE'RE ALL CAPABLE OF COMMITTING GENOCIDE The Times, UK April 15 2015 David Aaronovitch Turkey's row with the Pope over the Armenian massacre highlights how no country can hide from its history Editorial A row between the Pope and the Turks has a pleasingly antique ring to it, invoking 16th century tapestries of the Battle of Lepanto or the Siege of Malta. And the summoning of the ambassador of the Vatican to the foreign ministry in Ankara for a dressing down was indeed over a historical matter.