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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: Nov 12 2017 - 12:06am

    BONN, Germany — A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord.

  • | Posted: Nov 12 2017 - 12:06am

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Thousands of curious onlookers walked through the galleries of the Louvre Abu Dhabi as it opened to the public for the first time Saturday, ending a decade-long wait for a project plagued by questions over laborers’ conditions.

  • | Posted: Nov 11 2017 - 12:06am

    DANANG, Vietnam — In a major breakthrough, trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries said they reached a deal Saturday to proceed with the free-trade Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that was in doubt after President Donald Trump abandoned it.

  • | Posted: Nov 11 2017 - 12:06am

    SEOUL, South Korea — The United States and South Korea on Saturday started joint naval exercises that will involve three U.S. aircraft carriers in what military officials describe as a clear warning to North Korea.

  • | Posted: Nov 10 2017 - 12:06am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Dozens more people have been taken into custody by Saudi authorities, the kingdom said Thursday, bringing to 201 the number detained in a sweep that investigators say has uncovered at least $100 billion in corruption.

  • | Posted: Nov 10 2017 - 12:06am

    BEIJING — President Donald Trump set aside his blistering rhetoric in favor of friendly overtures to China on Thursday, trying to flatter his hosts into establishing a more balanced trade relationship and doing more to blunt North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.

  • | Posted: Nov 5 2017 - 12:06am

    BEIRUT — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post in a televised address from the Saudi capital Saturday, accusing Hezbollah of taking the country hostage, in a surprise move that plunged the nation into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions.

  • | Posted: Nov 4 2017 - 12:06am

    MADRID — A Spanish judge issued an international arrest warrant on Friday for former members of the Catalan Cabinet who were last seen in Brussels, including the ousted separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, who said he was prepared to run for his old job even while battling extradition in Belgium.

  • | Posted: Nov 3 2017 - 12:06am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The CIA’s release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden appears to bolster U.S. claims that Iran supported the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

  • | Posted: Nov 3 2017 - 12:06am

    CAIRO — Scientists say they have found a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, in what would be the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs.

  • | Posted: Nov 1 2017 - 12:05am

    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea and China announced Tuesday that they will work to improve their relationship, which has been badly strained by the deployment of an American missile defense system, with Seoul saying their leaders are set to hold talks next week.

  • | Posted: Oct 29 2017 - 12:06am

    MOGADISHU, Somalia — A suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 30, and gunfire continued as security forces pursued other attackers inside the building, police said. Two more blasts were heard, one when an attacker detonated a suicide vest.

  • | Posted: Oct 28 2017 - 12:05am

    BARCELONA, Spain — In one of the most momentous days in recent Spanish history, Spain fired Catalonia’s regional government and dissolved its parliament Friday after a defiant Catalan declaration of independence that flouted the country’s constitution.

  • | Posted: Oct 28 2017 - 12:05am

    SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday the threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating.

  • | Posted: Oct 27 2017 - 12:06am

    NAIROBI, Kenya — Opposition supporters boycotted Thursday’s rerun of Kenya’s disputed presidential election, clashing with police in some parts of the East African country and forcing authorities to postpone voting in areas affected by the violence. At least four people were killed.