Sana’a: At least two people including a senior Yemeni military officer were killed after a bomb planted in a car exploded in the southeastern city of Mukalla in an attack blamed on al Qaeda, media reported on Friday.
Damascus: Syrian rebels, after being retreated from the strategic key district of Aleppo due to heavy shellfire by the army, on Friday vowed to continue their fight in Aleppo against the government troops.
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia, the most conservative country in the world, is planning to build a new city exclusively for women. The kingdom is working on the narrow junction between strict Sharia law and the aspirations of active females who wish to pursue their own careers.
Washington: The United States has decided to impose new sanctions on Lebanon’s militant organization Hizbollah for helping Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria.
Kabul: Three American soldiers have been killed by a man in Afghan army uniform a day after an Afghan soldier opened fire on US-led soldiers in the war-torn country, the US military says.
New York: Around 78 per cent of US citizens say they have watched or followed Olympic coverage either on television, online or on social networks, according to The Pew Research Centre.
Centennial, Colorado: Attorneys for James Holmes—Colorado shootings suspect—said on Thursday Holmes is mentally ill and demanded more time to assess the nature of his illness.
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has warned that it will intercept Israeli fighter jets that enter its airspace en route to an attack on Iran, media reported on Thursday.
Bamako: Islamist rebels have cut off the hand of a suspected cattle thief in Mali, the first amputation under sharia law imposed by insurgents controlling the country’s desert north.
Cairo: After a massive July 2012 blackout in India, the Middle East state Egypt also experienced an immense blackout across different parts of the capital Cairo on Thursday, briefly halting traffic on much of its crowded subway and delaying the start of trading on the stock exchange.