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Asia Pacific Feb 27, 2019

Commercial flights to and from Pakistan, India disrupted as tensions rise

Several airlines, including Emirates and Qatar Airways, suspended flights to Pakistan on Wednesday after the South Asian nation closed its airspace following heightened tensions with neighboring India. Etihad, flydubai, Gulf Air and SriLankan Airlines also suspended services to the country and flight tracking portals showed ...

Exodus from last IS enclave overwhelms Syria force

World Feb 24, 2019

Exodus from last IS enclave overwhelms Syria force

US-backed Syrian forces warned Sunday they were struggling to cope with an outpouring of foreigners from the Islamic State group's imploding "caliphate," urging governments to take responsibility for their citizens. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have evacuated nearly 5,000 men, women and children from the ...

Yemen's Houthis to quit two ports Monday under peace deal: sources

World Feb 24, 2019

Yemen's Houthis to quit two ports Monday under peace deal: sources

Iranian-aligned Houthi forces have agreed to draw back from two Yemeni ports on Monday while withdrawal from the main Hodeidah port will occur later alongside a retreat by coalition-backed forces massed outside the city, U.N. and Yemeni sources said. Houthi forces will withdraw 5 km ...

Turkish and U.S. leaders consider creating 'security zone' in Syria

World Jan 15, 2019

Turkish and U.S. leaders consider creating 'security zone' in Syria

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. counterpart Donald Trump mooted Monday the creation of a "security zone" in north Syria as tensions rose over the fate of Kurdish fighters in that country. In a telephone conversation, the leaders "discussed the idea of creating a ...

Iraq marks one year since 'victory' against Islamic State group

World Dec 11, 2018

Iraq marks one year since 'victory' against Islamic State group

Iraq's premier on Monday marked a year since his country declared victory against the Islamic State group by pledging to fight corruption next, even as he faces a political crisis within his government. A year ago, his predecessor announced the conclusion of a three-year battle ...