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Ukraine reports new arrivals of Russian supplies for eastern rebels

KIEV - Ukraine leveled fresh charges on Tuesday that Russia was sending support to pro-Russian separatists in the east, saying that five columns of heavy equipment were seen crossing onto Ukrainian territory on Monday.

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Two policemen injured by bomb at Shi'ite village in Bahrain

MANAMA - A bomb injured two Bahraini policemen on Tuesday, authorities said, amid high tension after the opposition boycotted the country's first elections since unrest rocked the island kingdom in 2011.

Bahrain, Davos 2:48pm EST

Yemeni forces free eight al Qaeda hostages; U.S. says no Americans

SANAA - Yemeni security forces freed eight hostages including six Yemenis, a Saudi and an Ethiopian, in a raid in which seven al Qaeda kidnappers were also killed, the country's supreme security committee said.

Mexico's embattled government poised to unveil law and order measures

MEXICO CITY - Following mass protests in Mexico over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers two months ago, the government will unveil measures this week designed to improve policing and fix a failing justice system, lawmakers said on Tuesday.

Mexico Election, Mexico 3:32pm EST

Syrian government air strikes kill 63 in Raqqa: monitoring group

BEIRUT - At least 63 people, half of them civilians, were killed when Syrian war planes struck the northeastern city of Raqqa on Tuesday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war in Syria.

Syria 3:29pm EST

Italy's Renzi clears hurdle in parliament on labor law

ROME - Italy's lower house of parliament voted on Tuesday to pass Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Jobs Act, clearing the way for final approval in the Senate next month of a law aimed at making hiring and firing rules simpler.

Italy 2:29pm EST

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