ADEN - Warplanes targeted Houthi forces controlling Yemen's capital and their northern heartland on Friday, the second day of a Saudi-led campaign to stop the Iranian-allied militia establishing its rule across the country. | Video
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SEOUL - South Korea demanded the immediate release on Friday of two of its citizens being held in North Korea on accusations spying. | Video
ANKARA - Turkey's parliament overwhelmingly passed a security law on Friday to broaden police powers and allow the use of firearms against demonstrators, deepening fears of crackdowns on dissent ahead of parliamentary elections.
ABUJA - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan warned against violence ahead of Saturday's presidential election as people began stockpiling food, cash and fuel for fear of clashes.
MOMBASA, Kenya - Police detained 52 people on Friday in Kenya's main port city, a day after an officer was killed in a suspected Islamist revenge attack, heightening tensions in an area where the authorities say militant Islamist is spreading.
ATHENS - Greece's outspoken Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is not planning to resign, two Greek government officials said on Friday, denying a report in Germany's Bild newspaper.