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Hezbollah lashes out at Saudi-led aggression in Yemen

Beirut : Head of Lebanon's Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah chastised weeks of Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen.

Addressing hundreds of supporters at a rally on Friday , Nasrallah said the airstrikes' real objective is to restore the Saudi-US hegemony over Yemen, instead of Riyadh's claim of defending Yemen's Arab identity.

Saudi Arabia has championed an Arab military operation against Yemen's Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels since late last month in a bid to restore the rule by the absent Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

Obama discusses Yemen's situation with Saudi King

Washington : US President Barack Obama spoke with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia over the phone to discuss recent developments in Yemen, the White House said.

Yemen has been suffering from political unrest and clashes between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd- Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who has fled the country.

Fierce fighting erupts on outskirts of Libya's Tripoli

Tripoli: Fierce fighting between Libya Dawn militias and pro-government forces broke out in Libya's capital Tripoli, according to military sources and witnesses.

The fierce fighting started at dawn in Tripoli's eastern suburb of Tajoura on Friday, a pro-government military official told Xinhua.

Witnesses said random shelling hit a number of residences in the area, as the battle continued on. Witnesses also said the shells "killed and injured several people."

No medical reports confirmed the casualties.

Suicide car bomb hits US consulate in Iraq

Baghdad: A suicide car bomb went off on Friday near the US consulate in the city of Arbil, capital of the Kurdistan, leaving unknown number of casualties, a Kurdish security source said.

The incident occurred in the afternoon when a suicide bomber tried to approach the US consulate in Aynkawa district in western Arbil, but the guards opened fire on the attacker and forced him to blew it up before he reached the entrance of the consulate, Xinhua quoted source as saying.

Saddam-era vice president believed dead in Iraq

Baghdad : Saddam Hussein's former vice president Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is believed to have been killed during operations in Iraq's Salahudin province, a security source said on Friday.

The security forces clashed with a group of gunmen near the Allas oilfield in east of Salahudin's provincial capital city of Tikrit, some 170 km north of Baghdad, leaving at least 10 militants dead, Xinhua quoted the source as saying.

Illegal Phensedyl manufacturing unit busted near Bangladesh border

Kolkata : The Border Security Force on Friday arrested a man for running an illegal unit manufacturing Phensedyl syrup near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal and seized equipment used for manufacturing the drug which is in wide demand in Bangladesh.

"During a special operation, the troopers busted the illegal factory near Bengal's North 24 Parganas district and apprehended Hassan Kabir Molla, and seized 300 bottles of Phensedyl, bottle polishing and sealing machines, 110 stickers, Phensedyl making powder and liquid," a BSF officer said.

Gunmen shoot Karachi college's American vice-principal

Islamabad : The vice-principal of Jinnah Medical and Dental College was shot by unidentified gunmen, a media report said on Friday.

Police identified the victim as American national Debra Lobo, 55. She was attacked on Thursday by four gunmen after she left the college, Dawn online reported.

She was rushed to a hospital, where doctors said she was "out of danger" after hours of treatment.

136 Bangladeshis evacuated from Yemen

Dhaka : As many as 136 Bangladeshis have been further evacuated from Yemen, bringing the total number of evacuees to 496, media reported on Friday.

The foreign ministry, in a statement, said an Indian Navy ship took them to Djibouti on Thursday, bdnews24 reported.

Bangladesh is operating a repatriation control room in Djibouti led by its ambassador in Kuwait.

​“Green flags waived during my rally symbolize Islam, not Pakistani flags”: Syed Ali Shah Geelani

“Let them arrest me, I am ready to get arrested”

By Staff Reporter,

Srinagar: Syed Ali Shah Geelani, separatist leader and Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, on Thursday dismissed government’s accusation that Pakistani flags were waived during his welcome rally on Wednesday and said “Green color symbolizes Islam and not Pakistan.”

Over 2,000 families flee Iraqi city as fighting rages

Baghdad : Over 2,000 families have been forced to flee the Iraqi city of Ramadi owing to heavy clashes between the Islamic State (IS) militants and government forces.

Most of the displaced families headed to capital Baghdad and settled in predominantly Sunni districts in southern and western Baghdad, a security source told Xinhua news agency.

While clashes continued in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's western province of Anbar, a major offensive was on to recapture areas north of Tikrit in the Salahudin province from the IS, security sources said.