Thursday, April 30, 2015

World News Briefs -- April 30, 2015

AFP: Iran says warships at entrance to key Yemen strait

Tehran (AFP) - Two Iranian destroyers, sent to the Gulf of Aden to protect commercial ships, have reached the entrance of Bab el-Mandab, a strategic strait between Yemen and Djibouti, Iran's navy said Thursday.

In another sign of tensions between Gulf rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, the Saudi charge d'affaires was summoned to the foreign ministry in Tehran to hear a "strong protest" over Saudi military action which prevented an Iranian plane from landing in Sanaa.


Besieged Yemeni city sees worst fighting yet: residents.

Iraq poised to deploy Iran-backed Shi'ite militia in offensive in West.

Islamist fighters seize southern Syria crossing: monitor.

U.S. allies in Middle East ramping up support for rebel forces in Syria.

UK tells UN of Iranian attempts to buy nuclear technology - report.

Shipping company says crew of vessel seized by Iran is safe.

Near Syrian border, wounded fighters and civilians recover.


Afghan forces struggle to drive back Taliban from besieged city.

China and South Korea criticise Japanese prime minister's speech in US.

China says U.S.-Philippines drill bad for regional peace.

3 killed in Chinese town where North Koreans blamed in past. North Korean soldiers suspected of China killings.

North Korea 'may have restarted Yongbyon nuclear reactor'.

Kim Jong-un won’t attend WWII celebration in Moscow.

India worried as China, Russia expand ties with Pakistan.

Ten men jailed in Pakistan over Malala attack.

Vietnam celebrates 40 years since end of war.


United States says Burundi risks boiling over if political opposition stifled. Burundi on edge over leader’s election bid as thousands flee. Burundi opposition leaders threaten to boycott vote.

Nigeria: More women and children freed from Boko Haram.

Chad tightens security against Boko Haram at cost of disruption.

Five soldiers killed in rebel attack in Mali: source.

Libya: IS militants kill 2 Tunisian reporters kidnapped last year.

Libya's Benghazi, cradle of anti-Gaddafi revolt, torn by chaos that followed.

Kenya softens its position on proposed closure of Dadaab refugee camp.

Kenya 'ignored Garissa university raid intelligence'.


IMF says to visit Kiev May 12 to review bailout program.

One Ukrainian serviceman killed in separatist attacks: Kiev military.

Chechen leader Kadyrov ready to give evidence in Nemtsov murder case.

Russia cuts rates as rouble rallies.

German police prevent terror attack, paper reports.

Greece signals concessions in crunch talks with lenders.

IMF says next Greek payment to Fund due May 6.

Mediterranean boat disaster: '200 Senegalese' among dead.


Baltimore death draws nationwide protests.

US Senate rejects tying terrorism support to Iran sanctions relief.

Violent clashes at Brazil teachers' protest in Curitiba.

Chile's Bachelet seeks rapid approval of anti-corruption measures.

Argentina to pay compensation over 1994 Jewish centre attack.

Pope Francis orders Vatican to open Argentina Dirty War disappearance case files.

Medicine shortages so bad Venezuela is using fingerprinting.


Former Guantánamo detainees protest in Uruguay to demand aid from US. Uruguay threatens to cut off public assistance to ex-Guantanamo detainees.

GOP measure would make it harder for Obama to empty Guantanamo.

Terrorism in Africa: The imminent threat to the United States.


Anonymous messaging Secret app 'worth $100m' shut down.

Meet the richest person in New York.

U.S. oil hits five-month high as dollar weakens.

1 comment:

James said...

"Two Iranian destroyers, sent to the Gulf of Aden to protect commercial ships" a different tactic for the same goal.