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Saudi-led campaign strikes Yemen's Sanaa, Morocco joins alliance

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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South Korea demands release of two men accused by North Korea of espionage

SEOUL - South Korea demanded the immediate release on Friday of two of its citizens being held in North Korea on accusations spying. | Video

Turkey passes tough new security law, raising fears of election crackdowns

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.

Turkey 5:56am EDT

Nigeria president warns against bloodshed ahead of Saturday poll

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.

Africa 8:22am EDT

Kenya detains 52 in latest roundup over suspected Islamist attack

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.

Africa 8:22am EDT

Greek government denies finance minister Varoufakis to resign

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.

Germany, Greece 7:16am EDT

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