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Yemen: Somaliland Allows Use Of Airport Against Al-Houthis

The government of Somaliland has agreed to allow the Sudanese government to use the Berbera airport to launch airstrikes against al-Houthi militants in Yemen, Alldhacdo reported March 30.

Somalia: Senior Militant Leader Surrenders

Mohamed Ali Hassan, a senior al Shabaab intelligence commander, surrendered to government forces in the Bakool region of southwestern Somalia, Xinhua reported March 30.

Iran: Oil Prices Drop Amid Nuclear Negotiations

Oil prices fell March 30 as world leaders approached a deadline for an outline deal on Iran's nuclear program, Reuters reported.

Ukraine: Railway Tank Car Carrying Fuel For Army Attacked

A railway tank car carrying fuel and lubricants for the Ukrainian army exploded at a train station in Kharkiv in what the prosecutor's office called an act of subversion, Itar-Tass reported March 30.

Egypt: Arab Leaders Will Create New Military Force, President Says

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Arab leaders have agreed to form a united military force to combat regional challenges, Al Jazeera reported March 30.

Pakistan: Troops Will Join Saudi Coalition In Yemen

Pakistan will contribute troops to the Saudi-led coalition against al-Houthi forces in Yemen, Reuters reported March 30.

Turkey: Airplane Lands After Bomb Threat

Following a bomb threat, Turkish airlines flight TK15 traveling from Istanbul to Sao Paulo rerouted and landed in Casablanca, Morocco on March 30, a spokeswoman said, The Daily Star reported.

Iran: Military Accuses U.S. Of Killing 2 Advisers In Iraq

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says two Iranian advisers were killed in a U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle strike in Iraq, but U.S. officials deny the reports, Reuters reported March 30.

Turkmenistan: Lawmakers Call For U.S. Military Aid To Protect Border

Turkmenistan has asked the United States for military aid to help fortify its border with Afghanistan, and the United States is trying to support the requests, EurasiaNet reported March 27, citing a U.S. military official.

Pakistan: Defense Delegation Headed To Saudi Arabia

A Pakistani defense delegation is preparing to visit Saudi Arabia to discuss joining the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, World Bulletin reported March 30.

Peru: Southern Copper Denies It Has Cancelled Mine Plans

Southern Copper Corp. denied an employee's claims that plans for a $1.4 billion mine project in southern Peru had been cancelled because of protests, Mineweb reported March 30.

Saudi Arabia: Minister Criticizes Russian Arms Supply

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal criticized at an Arab summit Russia’s weapons supplies to the Syrian government, Qatar-based Zaman al-Wasl reported March 30.

Iran: Government Summons Turkish Diplomat Over Leader's Comments

The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Turkey’s charge d’affaires March 29 after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan publicly criticized Iran for its actions in Yemen and Iraq, Reuters reported March 30.

Germany: Lawmakers Warn Greece Over Talks With Russia

Lawmakers in Germany’s Christian Democratic Union have voiced concerns over Greece’s contacts with Russia and the latter’s possible aid in Greece’s debt repayments, Der Spiegel reported March 30.

Sierra Leone: Police Fire Tear Gas At Angry Crowd

Police in Sierra Leone fired tear gas canisters at a group of people fighting over food supplies March 29, Reuters reported.

France: Sarkozy's Party Poised To Make Gains In Elections

France held the second round of local elections March 29, and former President Nicolas Sarkozy's center-right Union for a Popular Movement is expected to win the most seats, France24 reported.

Yemen: President Fires Saleh's Son

Embattled Yemeni President Abd Rabboh Mansour Hadi fired the son of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemeni Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Ahmed Ali Saleh, Reuters reported March 29.

Kenya: Lands Minister Resigns After Corruption Report

Kenyan Lands Minister Charity Ngilu resigned her post after she was implicated in a report by an anti-corruption watchdog group, Reuters reported March 29.


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