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April 18, 2015 8:21 AM Al-Qaeda in Yemen takes massive weapons depot from army

SANAA: Al-Qaeda's Yemen branch routed government forces from a large weapons depot in the country's east 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. The seized depot is located in Mukalla 38

April 18, 2015 6:37 AM Rouhani Says Saudis Will Harvest Hatred in Yemen

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 11

April 18, 2015 6:37 AM Rouhani: Saudis will regret planting hatred in Yemen

TEHRAN, Iran – 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 26

April 18, 2015 2:04 AM Australian police arrest 5 in counterterrorism operation

(CNN)Five young men were arrested Saturday in Melbourne, Australia, in what police called a major counterterrorism operation. About 200 officers were involved in executing seven search warrants that resulted in the arrests and the recovery of "edged weapons," police said. Two suspects were charged with terrorism-related offenses in Melbourne that included 17

April 17, 2015 9:51 PM Islamic State Claims Bombing in Iraqi Haven of Erbil

Attack near U.S. Consulate kills two; elsewhere Saddam-era fugitive Izzat al-Douri reported killed Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bombing Friday that killed at least two people outside the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, in a fresh demonstration of the militant group’s reach even as forces allied against it claim progress 15

April 17, 2015 8:24 PM ISIS continues deadly assault on western Iraq as thousands flee

Iraqi special forces maintained control of the provincial capital, Ramadi, in Iraq's western Anbar province Friday, after Islamic State militants continued to pound the western city with bombings, causing fearful residents to flee their homes. Anbar provincial council member Athal al-Fahdawi said Thursday the city was "in great danger," the BBC reported 27

April 17, 2015 7:39 PM Eastern Pacific cocaine seizures in past 6 months already top all of 2014

The crew of the Cutter Boutwell returned to port Thursday after seizing more than $424 million in cocaine in 19 separate interdictions by U.S. and Canadian forces near Central and South America. In one seizure, alone, the crew of the Boutwell boarded a coastal freighter to discover 11,000 pounds of cocaine. The U.S. Coast Guard called it the single largest 13

April 17, 2015 6:47 PM Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Iraq's Kurdish capital

ERBIL (Reuters) - A car bomb killed three people on Friday outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region that is allied with Washington in a war against Islamic State, which claimed the attack. No U.S. personnel were hurt in the blast, according to the State Department which said a "vehicle-borne improvised explosive device" 12

April 17, 2015 5:26 PM Armenia’s genocide: death and denial

Pope Francis caused a diplomatic uproar in Turkey this week when he called the massacre of the Ottoman Armenians of Anatolia a century ago genocide. Even if the term had not been invented when most of the mass killings took place in 1915-16, and was to be legally defined only in the 1948 UN convention on genocide, he was stating a fact. Thoroughly an array 63

April 17, 2015 4:54 PM Hezbollah Blames Saudi Arabia for Spread of Extremism

The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group has launched his harshest criticism yet of Saudi Arabia, blaming the kingdom for the spread of extremist ideology in the Muslim world and the killing of civilians in Yemen. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah told hundreds of supporters Friday at a Beirut rally in support of Yemen's Shiite rebels that Saudi-led airstrikes 14