The UN Security Council hears a briefing by UN Special Adviser JamaL Benomar via video link from Doha, during the council's emergency meeting on the situation of Yemen, at the UN headquarters in New York, on March 22, 2015. The UN Security Council on Sunday adopted a presidential statement on Yemen, voicing support for Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and calling upon all parties to refrain from taking actions that undermine the legitimacy of the president. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)
The UN Security Council hears a briefing by UN Special Adviser JamaL Benomar via video link from Doha, during the council's emergency meeting on the situation of Yemen, at the UN headquarters in New York, on March 22, 2015. The UN Security Council on Sunday adopted a presidential statement on Yemen, voicing support for Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and calling upon all parties to refrain from taking actions that undermine the legitimacy of the president. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

MOGADISHU — Somalia’s government troops on Saturday retook the southern El-Wak town, situated along the border with Kenya, from Al-Shabaab militants that briefly controlled it.
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said the Somali forces pushed back the militants who seized the town on Friday after an attack on the Somali army base there. (Somalia-Al-Shabaab)
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BERLIN — Hundreds of thousands of protesters against two free trade deals across the Atlantic took to streets in seven German cities on Saturday, showing their great concerns about interests losses.
Under the slogan “For a fair world trade”, the demonstrators took to streets in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart. (Germany-TTIP)
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MOSCOW — The U.S.-led coalition killed 62 Syrian government troops and injured some 100 others in a round of airstrikes in eastern Syria’s province of Deir al-Zour, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.
“Today, in areas close to the Deir ez-Zor Airport, the aircraft from the international anti-Islamic State coalition carried out four air-strikes against units of the Syrian government troops surrounded by terrorists,” the ministry’s spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in a statement. (Russia-U.S.-Syria)
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BAGHDAD — Six Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Saturday in an airstrike in Salahudin province, while a roadside bomb attack killed a civilian in the northern province of Kirkuk, security sources said.
In Iraq’s northern central province of Salahudin, a helicopter gunship bombed two IS vehicles near Ajil oil filed in northeast of the provincial capital city of Tikrit, which itself located 170 km north of Baghdad, destroying the vehicles and killing six IS militants aboard, a provincial security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Iraq-IS)
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UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Saturday evening on Syria after the U.S.-led coalition staged airstrikes on Syrian military positions, diplomatic sources told Xinhua.
The meeting is scheduled to start at 19:30 EDT (2330 GMT) at the request of the Russian Federation, one of the five permanent members of the 15-nation UN council, the sources said. (UN-Emergency Meeting) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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