Coalition raids kill nine in central Yemen: medical sources, residents
DUBAI Arab coalition air strikes killed nine people in Houthi-controlled Ibb city in central Yemen late on Saturday, medical sources and residents in the area told Reuters.
ROME Silvio Berlusconi said on Wednesday he was still a candidate for prime minister in an election expected in February, despite suggesting earlier he could step down in favour of outgoing premier Mario Monti.
"At this moment I am a candidate for prime minister," Berlusconi said at a book launch in Rome in reply to a question.
Earlier he had said he would withdraw if Monti agreed to run as candidate for a centre-right coalition.
(Editing By Barry Moody)
BAGHDAD A suicide bomber blew himself up in a commercial street of Baghdad on Sunday, killing seven and wounding 28, police sources said, as Islamic State steps up attacks in Iraq.
AMMAN A gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, state news agency Petra said.