US did 'nothing' to save Ramadi

Iran accused United States of doing nothing to help Iraq's army battle jihadists in Ramadi, as Iraq yesterday rejected accusations by the US defence chief that its security forces dodged the battle

Israel ex-PM Olmert jailed for graft

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to eight months in prison for corruption yesterday, the latest legal blow in a spectacular fall from grace.

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US did 'nothing' to save Ramadi

Iran accused United States of doing nothing to help Iraq's army battle jihadists in Ramadi, as Iraq yesterday rejected accusations by the US defence chief that its security forces dodged the battle and lack the will to fight the Islamic State group.

Israel ex-PM Olmert jailed for graft

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to eight months in prison for corruption yesterday, the latest legal blow in a spectacular fall from grace.

Fierce clashes in Yemen after UN talks failure

Rebel forces and loyalist fighters were locked in fierce fighting in Yemen yesterday as hopes of a political solution faded after the United Nations postponed peace talks.

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Landslide blocks river in Nepal

Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous north-west, officials said yesterday.

Pushing boundary for peace

An international group of women peace activists, led by American feminist Gloria Steinem, yesterday made a rare crossing of one of the world's most militarised borders between North and South Korea.

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