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[Newsmaker] Saudi troops would face Yemen ‘quagmire’

DUBAI ― Saudi-led airstrikes alone are unlikely to crush Iranian-backed Yemeni rebels but a ground incursion would risk a bloody “quagmire” and escalating tensions with Tehran, experts say.Saudi Ar...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:40

[Graphic News] The Arab peacekeeping force

Arab League member states (11 countries ― Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkey, UAE) have agreed in principle to form a joint inter-Arab military peac...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:38

S. Korea, Vietnam initial free trade deal

South Korea and Vietnam have initialed their free trade agreement that aims to boost bilateral trade by removing tariffs and other barriers, the government said Sunday.  Following Saturday's initialing in Seoul, South Korea will seek to formally sign the deal within the first half of thi...

Updated : 2015.03.29 15:25

Foreign Minister Yun says Japan faces test to leadership

Japan will risk "severe damage" to its leadership if it misses important opportunities on the horizon this year, South Korea's top diplomat said Sunday.  On a current affairs TV program, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se spoke in references to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's speech sche...

Updated : 2015.03.29 13:25

U.N. staff flee war-torn Yemen, Russia voices concern

The United Nations evacuated staff from war-torn Yemen on Saturday as Russia warned Saudi-led air strikes on Iranian-backed rebels were affecting crunch nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran.Y...

Updated : 2015.03.29 10:30

Singapore honors Lee with elaborate state funeral

Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew will be given an elaborate state funeral Sunday, ending a week of mourning for the man who led the city-state to independence 50 years ago.  Tens of thousand...

Updated : 2015.03.29 09:44

Painstaking recovery mission at treacherous Alps crash site

The ravine echoes with helicopter rotors, the scrape of metal on stone, the rumble of sliding scree as the remnants of Germanwings Flight 9525 dislodge from the mountainside. The somber mission to re...

Updated : 2015.03.29 09:40

Jury rejects woman's bias claims against Silicon Valley firm

A discrimination lawsuit that put a spotlight on gender balance and working conditions for women at Silicon Valley firms ended with a jury rejecting the female plaintiff's claims. The jury of six men...

Updated : 2015.03.29 09:35

IDB to work closely with new China-led infrastructure bank: official

The Inter-American Development Bank can work closely with a China-led infrastructure bank in many areas to support regional development, the head of the Washington-based institution said Friday.In a meeting with reporters, Luis Alberto Moreno said that while the Asian Infrastructure Invest...

Updated : 2015.03.27 17:37

Mexicans protest six months after 43 students vanished

Thousands marched in Mexico City on Thursday to mark six months since the disappearance of 43 college students, with their parents demanding the suspension of elections in their home state.Relatives reject government conclusions that the students were slaughtered by a police-backed gang in...

Updated : 2015.03.27 10:43

U.S. House speaker invites Abe to address joint session

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday announced his invitation for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to speak at a joint meeting of Congress next month, saying he is "proud to host this historic event."The April 29 speech will make Abe the first Japanese prime minister to address a ...

Updated : 2015.03.27 09:51

Co-pilot 'deliberately' crashed Germanwings plane

The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight appears to have "deliberately" crashed the plane after locking his captain out of the cockpit, French officials said Thursday, in revelations that sparked global shock.In a chilling account of the final minutes of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525, le...

Updated : 2015.03.27 09:37

U.S. historian denounces Japanese scholars' statement over wartime sexual slavery

An American history scholar expressed strong displeasure Wednesday after a group of Japanese historians demanded a U.S. publisher revise the description of Japan's sexual enslavement of women during World War II in a textbook.The demand, led by history scholar Ikuhiko Hata, followed and we...

Updated : 2015.03.26 09:35

U.S. launches Tikrit air strikes to support Iraqi forces

U.S. aircraft launched bombing raids to support Iraqi forces fighting to recapture Tikrit from the Islamic State group on Wednesday, after Baghdad issued a request for air power.The offensive to take back Tikrit -- the home town of executed dictator Saddam HU.S.sein -- has stalled over the...

Updated : 2015.03.26 09:28

Shiite rebels say capture defense minister in south Yemen

SANAA (AFP) - Yemen's Shiite rebels said Wednesday that their forces captured Defence Minister Mahmud al-Subaihi as they advanced towards Aden, the port city where President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has taken refuge."Subaihi was arrested in the city of Houta" in Lahj province, rebel spokesma...

Updated : 2015.03.25 22:10