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UN imposes arms embargo on Yemen’s Huthi rebels

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 15: World powers imposed an arms embargo on Tuesday (Apr 14) on Yemeni rebels and demanded they relinquish territory seized in a sweeping offensive that forced UN-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi to flee overseas. The UN Security Council vote came soon after Iran, a key ally of the Huthi Shiite rebels, proposed a peace plan for Yemen calling for ...Full Article

More than 20 injured as Asiana flight overruns Japan runway

TOKYO, Apr 15: More than 20 passengers were injured when an Asiana Airlines Airbus A320 overran a runway in western Japan on Tuesday evening (Apr 14), officials and local ...Full Article

Obama to decide soon if Cuba will be taken off terrorism sponsor list

WASHINGTON, Apr 14: U.S. President Barack Obama will decide soon on whether or not to remove Cuba from the list of states that sponsor terrorism, a move that would allow ...Full Article

Britain’s Cameron to pledge to extend Thatcher policy

LONDON, Apr 14: British Prime Minister David Cameron is to pledge to extend the “right-to-buy” housing policy of 1980s predecessor Margaret Thatcher on Tuesday (Apr 14) in a bid ...Full Article

‘Grave concern’ about Ukraine fighting at 4-way talks

BERLIN, Apr 14: The French, German, Russian and Ukranian foreign ministers expressed “grave concern” on Tuesday (Apr 14) about violations of a shaky ceasefire in separatist-held east Ukraine but ...Full Article

Republican Marco Rubio launches presidential campaign

MIAMI, Apr 14: US Senator Marco Rubio launched his presidential campaign on Monday (Apr 13) at a rally in Miami, calling for a new era of American leadership that ...Full Article

Kerry asks Congress for more time and space on Iran deal

WASHINGTON, Apr 14: US Secretary of State John Kerry told sceptical Republicans and Democrats on Monday (Apr 13) that the US Congress should give him another two and a ...Full Article

Clinton wins high marks for social-media launch

SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 13: Presidential contender Hillary Clinton tweeted, Facebooked and YouTubed her way through the first official day of her campaign in a social media strategy that earned ...Full Article

Islamic State militants claim attacks on embassies in Libya

TRIPOLI, Apr 13: A bomb exploded at the gate of the Moroccan embassy in the Libyan capital early on Monday, causing some damage but hurting nobody, a security official ...Full Article

Germanwings plane evacuated after bomb scare

BERLIN, Apr 13: A Germanwings flight bound for Italy from Germany was evacuated late on Sunday due to a bomb threat, the airline said. Germanwings, a budget unit of ...Full Article