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Saudi strikes rock Yemeni capital after ex-president slain

Dec 6 2017 - 12:06am || Comments

SANAA, Yemen — Heavy airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition rocked Yemen’s capital Tuesday, striking Sanaa’s densely populated neighborhoods in apparent retaliation for the killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the Shiite rebels who control the city.

  • Posted: Dec 15 2017 - 12:06am

    PARIS (AP) — A regional train hit a school bus at a crossing in southern France on Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring 11 other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said.

  • | Posted: Dec 10 2017 - 12:06am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — a development that has roiled the region and the larger Muslim world.

  • | Posted: Dec 10 2017 - 12:06am

    BAGHDAD — After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country’s security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held.

  • | Posted: Dec 10 2017 - 12:06am

    LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country’s efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector.

  • | Posted: Dec 6 2017 - 12:06am

    SANAA, Yemen — Heavy airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition rocked Yemen’s capital Tuesday, striking Sanaa’s densely populated neighborhoods in apparent retaliation for the killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the Shiite rebels who control the city.

  • | Posted: Dec 5 2017 - 12:06am

    SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni rebels on Monday killed their onetime ally Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country’s former president, as they gained the upper hand in days of fighting with his forces for control of the capital, Sanaa. The tumult threw the country’s three-year civil war into an unpredictable new chapter just as Yemen’s Saudi-backed government had hoped the Shiite rebels would be decisively weakened.

  • Posted: Dec 4 2017 - 12:06am

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — The world’s biggest lithium-ion battery has plugged into an Australian state grid, an official said Friday, easily delivering on Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk’s 100-day guarantee.

  • | Posted: Dec 3 2017 - 12:06am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh — Pope Francis urged Bangladeshi priests and nuns to resist the “terrorism of gossip” that can tear religious communities apart, delivering one of his trademark, zinger-filled spontaneous speeches to the country’s Catholic leadership on Saturday at the close of an otherwise tense and diplomatically fraught Asian tour.

  • | Posted: Dec 3 2017 - 12:06am

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The final death toll in October’s massive truck bombing in Somalia’s capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country’s worst-ever attack.

  • | Posted: Dec 2 2017 - 12:05am

    TOKYO — Japan’s much admired Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate on April 30, 2019, at age 85 in the first such departure from the Chrysanthemum Throne in about 200 years, the government said Friday.

  • | Posted: Dec 1 2017 - 12:06am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh — Pope Francis demanded Thursday that the international community take “decisive measures” to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, breaking his recent silence over what the United Nations has declared to be a textbook case of “ethnic cleansing.”

  • | Posted: Nov 29 2017 - 12:05am

    KARANGASEM, Indonesia — A volcano with a deadly history continued to erupt Tuesday on Bali, one of the world’s most popular resort islands, spitting ash 4,000 meters (2 ½ miles) high and stranding tens of thousands of tourists for a second day. Lava was welling in its crater, but it remained unclear how bad the eruption might get or how long it could last.

  • | Posted: Nov 29 2017 - 12:05am

    LONDON — It will be a spring wedding on the glorious grounds of Windsor Castle for love-struck Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

  • | Posted: Nov 27 2017 - 12:05am

    KARANGASEM, Indonesia — Indonesian authorities raised the alert for a rumbling volcano on Bali to the highest level today, stranding tens of thousands of travelers as ash clouds forced the closure of the tourist island’s international airport.

  • | Posted: Nov 26 2017 - 12:06am

    ANKARA, Turkey — The United States will cut off its supply of arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria, a move by President Donald Trump that is sure to please Turkey but further alienate Syrian Kurds who bore much of the fight against the Islamic State group.