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Yemen president's future hangs by a thread

<b>Sanaa, Yemen -</b> Despite having managed to form a new government, Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who presided over the swearing-in session on Sunday, appears to be facing his toughest challenge yet as he approaches a third year in office.<p>On Saturday, Hadi, the last of a group of leaders …

Berlin Wall: Thousands of balloons released to mark fall

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Catalonia Votes in Symbolic Poll for Independence From Spain

BARCELONA - Hundreds of thousands of Catalans are expected to back independence from Spain on Sunday in a symbolic referendum on secession that they hope will propel the issue further despite opposition from Madrid. The "consultation of citizens" in the wealthy northeastern region follows a legal …

Heavy shelling shakes Ukraine's main city in east

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The heaviest shelling in recent weeks has shaken the main city in Ukraine's rebel-held east, heightening worry about the …

Iran foreign ministry: diplomacy the only way to solve nuclear tangle

Ahead of the resumption of talks between Iran and six world powers over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear programme, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said on Saturday his country saw no alternative to a diplomatic settlement and believed both sides were resolved to reach one.<p>The deadline for a deal over …

Airstrikes blunt IS momentum, limit their mobility

WASHINGTON — U.S. airstrikes have hammered Islamic State fighters, killing more than 1,500 of them and limiting their ability to stage the mass attacks that allowed them to seize large tracts of land in Iraq and Syria this summer, according to two senior officers.<p>Iraqi forces and Kurdish fighters …

Isis: Tony Abbott welcomes extra US troops but says he won't send more

Barack Obama’s approval of additional troops in Iraq is welcome but Australia’s current commitment remains, the prime minister, Tony Abbott, has said.<p>The US president has authorised the doubling of US troop levels in Iraq for the war against Islamic State (Isis) militants, further straining his …

Julie Bishop discusses Isis with John Kerry as US boosts troop numbers

Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, says nobody should be under any illusions that defeating Islamic State will be easy, as US President Barack Obama moves to roughly double his country’s troops in Iraq.<p>Bishop, who is at the Apec summit in Beijing, met with the US secretary of state, John …

ISIS Trains Child Soldiers at Camps for 'Cubs of the Islamic State'

Their guns are as big as they are — which is not saying much.<p>On the streets of Syria and Iraq, ISIS militants are building a small army — literally. The use and recruitment of child soldiers is a war crime. It's also a practice which ISIS has boasted of in photos and videos splashed across the …

U.S. opens channels with Iran over ISIS

President Barack Obama's administration is trying to open channels of communication with Iran regarding the war on ISIS.<p>Amid revelations that Obama sent a letter to Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last month pointing out the countries' shared interest in beating ISIS, a senior U.S. …

ISIS campaign in Iraq prompts Obama to nearly double U.S. presence

President Obama said up to 1,500 U.S. troops will go to Iraq in a major new deployment, almost doubling the number of American trainers and advisers …

Middle East

US airstrikes target Islamic State leaders in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition conducted a series of airstrikes targeting a gathering of Islamic State leaders near the northern Iraqi city of …

Car Bombs Kill 20 Near Iraqi Capital in Wave of Violence

Car bombs killed 20 people, including five soldiers, in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and the city of Ramadi to the west on Saturday, police and medical sources said, in attacks that resembled operations carried out by ISIS militants.<p>Two bombs exploded in separate attacks in Baghdad's mainly Shi'ite …

Catalans hope for big turnout in symbolic independence vote | Reuters

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Catalans are expected to back independence from Spain on Sunday in a symbolic referendum on secession being held across the northeastern region, despite opposition from Madrid.<p>The “consultation of citizens” follows a legal block by the central …

British suicide bomber kills eight, says jihadi expert

Kabir Ahmed, 32, of Derby, allegedly drove a truck ladened with explosives into a convoy of police in the northern Iraqi town of Beiji killing himself and eight others, according to a jihadi expert.<p>A British man is responsible for a suicide bombing which killed eight people, according to a jihadi …

Extremism

Marking fall of the Berlin Wall, Mikhail Gorbachev warns the West

Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday had strong words for the United States and its allies over growing tension between Moscow and the West, a development he believes has put the world "on the brink of a new Cold War." Speaking at a symposium in Berlin as part of commemorations marking the …

US air strikes target top Isis leaders in Iraq

Fighter jets from the US led coalition have destroyed a moving Islamic State (Isis) convoy near Mosul in northern Iraq. Iraqi officials said a number of top militants had been killed.<p>A US defence official was however unable to confirm reports that the group’s top commander, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, …