Arab coalition in Yemen about to dismantle Anadolu

Ankara - Aden and other Yemeni southern cities may see newclashes or open war between the Emirati-backed separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC)the Saudi-backed Yemeni official government, the Anadolu Agency (AA) prophesies, putting the south at risk of civil war. Such a war could get out of

South Asia rivals' differing agendas

India and Pakistan are preparing to hold their first formal talks since the 2008 Mumbai (Bombay) attacks. Negotiations will take place in Delhi on Thursday at India's invitation - the BBC's Geeta Pandey cautions against high expectations. When India suddenly invited Pakistan for foreign secretary-l

Lebanon-Syria thaw puts spotlight on missing

BEIRUT - It was the summer of 1982 when Zahira Najjar, 66, last saw her son Abdallah, then 17 years old.   The family was in Bhamdoun, a mountain resort east of Beirut, at the height of Lebanon’s 15-year civil war. Only Syrian forces were on the ground when Abdullah went to find transp