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Blatter wins fifth FIFA term as challenger concedes

ZURICH - Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term on Friday after his only challenger conceded defeat in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption in world soccer. | Video

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Multi-vehicle crash in Egypt kills 16, including conscripts: officials

CAIRO - At least 16 people were killed, including some military conscripts, in a multi-vehicle crash south of Cairo late on Friday, health ministry officials said.

29 May 2015

France's UMP party changes name to The Republicans, boosting Sarkozy

PARIS - French conservatives overwhelmingly backed renaming their UMP party "The Republicans" on Friday in a boost for former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who wants to use the re-branding as a springboard for the 2017 presidential election.

29 May 2015

Islamic State suicide bomber in women's garb kills three in Saudi Arabia

ABU DHABI/DUBAI - An Islamist militant suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up outside a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing himself and three other people, the second attack of its kind in the world's top oil exporter in one week. | Video

Saudi Arabia 29 May 2015

Fighters battle Houthis in Yemen's southern city of Aden

ADEN - Heavy fighting erupted in southern Yemen near Aden airport on Friday when local militia attacked Shi'ite Houthi rebels in a push to drive them from the district, residents and fighters said.

Yemen 29 May 2015

Special Report: Russian fighters, caught in Ukraine, cast adrift by Moscow

KIEV - From his hospital bed in the Ukrainian capital, Russian fighter Alexander Alexandrov feels abandoned by his country, its leaders and even the local Russian consul.

Russia, Special Reports 29 May 2015

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