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Explosions rock the Yemeni capital as Arab coalition warplanes pounded rebel positions in the heaviest raids yet of the six-day-old Saudi-led operation.

Witnesses said huge blasts were heard overnight in Sanaa when coalition forces hit a missile depot belonging to the renegade republican guard, which is loyal to former strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh. Earlier, air strikes targeted two camps held by Huthi rebels and allied republican guard soldiers in the southern town of Daleh. Coalition warplanes also raided an air base belonging to a republican guard brigade in the southwestern city of Taez. For the first time since the coalition operation began, warplanes also bombed renegade troops in the Shiite-populated city of Dhammar, a stronghold of the Huthi rebels south of SANAA. They also hit another arms depot north of the capital. An air strike killed dozens of people at a camp for displaced people in northwest Yemen on Monday, with the two sides trading blame over the incident. The Saudi-led coalition has vowed to keep up the raids until the rebels abandon their insurrection against President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who has fled to Riyadh.


Negotiations on Iran's nuclear program has entered the crucial final day with foreign ministers from Iran and six world powers aiming to reach a visible outcome to end the marathon talks.

Delegations from Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and china are making last-minute efforts to solve their differences and reach a final agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue in the Swiss city of Lausanne. With high expectations and pressure, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Russia's Sergei Lavrov are attending the final talks. The six powers are trying to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, whereas Iran has repeatedly stated its nuclear program was created for peaceful purposes. Iran, on its end, is trying to get the international communities to lift crippling economic sanctions imposed on it in recent year


The I.S. Militant group has executed at least thirty civilians, including two children, in a raid on a regime-held village the central Syrian province of HAMA.

Monitoring group Syrian observatory for human rights said I.S executed at least 30 people, including women and children, by burning, beheading, and firing on them.


Results from eight states and the federal capital territory in Nigeria have so far been announced, giving an early lead to President Goodluck Jonathan's main challenger, Muhammadu Buhari.

Spokesman to the ruling people's Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, refutes this claim saying his party has won the constitutionally required two thirds majority in each state. Buhari, a 72 year old former military ruler who has campaigned as a born again democrat intent on cleaning up the corrupt politics of Africa's most populous nation won 1.1 million votes in the flash point city of Kaduna. President Goodluck Jonathan won 484,000 votes there. Results are still expected from 28 other states.


The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Iraq and the international community to increase assistance for over 2.5 million people displaced by violence in the country.

During his visit to Baghdad, he also expressed concerns over allegations of summary killings, abductions and destruction of property perpetrated by forces and militias fighting alongside Iraqi armed forces. Ban said that civilians freed from the brutality of Daesh should not have to then fear their liberators. During the visit, he met Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, President Fuad Masum, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Parliament Speaker Salim al-Juburi and also addressed the Iraqi parliament.


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