Month: March 2015

Don't let the US try and solve Arab world problems (Al Jazeera)

March 31, 2015

Air strikes, drones, cyber strikes or special operations won’t check the anarchic forces the US itself helped let loose. Just a decade ago, in June 2005, Condoleezza Rice visited Cairo to make what the State Department had advertised as a major foreign policy address. “For 60 years,” the US secretary of state declared, the United […]

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Toronto to host YouTube's first North American FanFest in May (Toronto Star)

March 31, 2015

A new breed of celebrities is rocketing to superstardom using YouTube channels, and Toronto fans will get the chance to see them live in May. Some of YouTube’s most-watched Canadian and international personalities are coming to Yonge-Dundas Square for North America’s first-ever FanFest, where they will perform, do meet-and-greets and premiere new content live. The […]

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OICs role to be sought for ending Yemen conflict (Dawn (Pakistan))

March 31, 2015

The government has hinted at calling upon the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play a role to end the conflict in Yemen. “To facilitate early resolution of the crisis and to promote peace and unity of the Muslim Ummah, the prime minister will be contacting the leadership of brotherly countries,” the Prime Ministers Office […]

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Saudi Arabia “seeking clarification” about deadly explosion in Yemen camp (euronews)

March 31, 2015

Saudi Arabia says it is seeking clarification about an explosion that has killed at least 40 people in a camp for displaced people in Yemen. Humanitarian workers say it appears an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition against Houthi militia was to blame. Yemen’s foreign minister earlier blamed Houthi artillery for the blast, but […]

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Pakistani officials visit Saudi Arabia to discuss support in Yemen (dpa German Press Agency)

March 31, 2015

Islamabad (dpa) – A Pakistani delegation left for Saudi Arabia Tuesday to “discuss the crisis in Yemen and Saudi request for deployment of [Pakistani] troops,” an official said. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif led the delegation which included foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz and other officials, the source said on condition of anonymity. “The delegation will […]

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Airstrikes cause civilian losses in Yemen (China Daily)

March 31, 2015

Huge plumes of smoke rise above buildings during airstrikes allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led alliance on a weapons storage depot in Sanaa, Yemen, March 30, 2015. [Photo/IC] SANAA/RIYADH – Days of Saudi-backed airstrikes against Yemen’s Shiite Houthi group has seen accumulated chaos and bloodshed as more countries have moved to evacuate their nationals from […]

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Pakistan should tread carefully (Daily Times (Pakistan))

March 31, 2015

The BBC, quoting the official Saudi press agency, has stated that Pakistan, along with Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Sudan, have all expressed a desire to participate in the operation against rebels in Yemen. However, Pakistans Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson had a different opinion. In a weekly press briefing, she stated, “I can confirm we have […]

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Sartaj-led team to leave today (Business Recorder (Pakistan))

March 31, 2015

Pakistan decided on Monday not to become part of the ongoing Middle East conflict. A high-level delegation led by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif will leave for Riyadh today (Tuesday) to assure its all-out support for protecting Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to undertake […]

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