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Islamic State seizes Iraqi army base, PM to send in Shi’ite fighters

BAGHDAD, May 18: Islamic State (IS) militants drove security forces from a key military base in western Iraq on Sunday (May 17)  and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi authorised the deployment of Shi’ite paramilitaries to wrest back control of the mainly Sunni province. Members of the security forces said they had withdrawn from the Anbar Operations Command after it came ...Full Article

Fresh coalition strikes on south Yemen as truce expires

SANAA, May 18: Saudi-led coalition air strikes resumed against rebel positions in Yemen’s south after a five-day ceasefire expired late Sunday (May 17), despite a United Nations (UN) envoy’s ...Full Article

FBI asked to probe if derailed Amtrak train was struck by projectile

Washington, May 17: The FBI is being called in to determine if a projectile struck a commuter train before it crashed in the US city of Philadelphia this week, ...Full Article

Nasrallah: Hezbollah making gains on Lebanon-Syria border

BEIRUT, May 17: Hezbollah’s chief said on Saturday (May 16) his Shiite movement had expelled Syrian opposition fighters from most of Syria’s Qalamun region bordering Lebanon but the battle ...Full Article

Libya’s official government bans Bangladeshi workers from entry

BENGHAZI, Libya, May 17: Libya’s official government has banned Bangladeshi workers from entering the country because many were trying to travel on illegally by boat to Europe, a government ...Full Article

Top IS fundraiser killed in rare US raid in Syria

WASHINGTON, May 17: The United States upped the ante in its war on the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, killing a dozen militants and a major fundraiser on Saturday ...Full Article

Obama seeks to reassure Gulf allies, sees no early end to Syria war

DUBAI, May 16: U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that Washington would help Gulf allies face conventional military aggression but also get them to work more in their ...Full Article

Canada sets 30% cut in greenhouse gas output

WINNIPEG, May 16: Canada, under fire for its environmental record, pledged on Friday (May 15) to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 ...Full Article

Weak climate deal would jeopardise new development goals: experts

LONDON, May 16: The world’s chances of achieving new international development goals will be slim without more ambitious action to curb climate change, researchers said. Pakistan, for example, is ...Full Article

Boston bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death for 2013 attack

BOSTON, May 16: A US jury on Friday (May 15) sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for helping carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people ...Full Article