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

ADEN - Yemen's beleaguered government said Saudi-led airstrikes against its Houthi militia opponents would not last long on the second day of a Gulf Arab-led campaign against the Iranian-allied militia that could escalate a proxy conflict spreading through the region. | Video

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Islamists storm Mogadishu hotel with gov't officials inside

MOGADISHU - Islamist militants blasted their way into a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least seven people and trapping government officials inside, police and witnesses said.

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EU wants Serbia accession talks to begin in earnest this year

BELGRADE - The European Union said on Friday it was a priority to open the first chapters in accession negotiations with Serbia by the end of the year, after a delay caused by foot-dragging in relations between Belgrade and its former Kosovo province.

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France to begin push for UN Middle East action in 'coming weeks'

UNITED NATIONS - France plans to start discussions with partners in the "coming weeks" on a United Nations Security Council resolution to lay out the parameters for ending the Middle East conflict, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday.

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After Lee, no sign of welcome home for Singapore's dissidents

SINGAPORE - Some dissidents and opponents of Lee Kuan Yew believe that, with the death of modern Singapore's iron-handed founding father this week, the political restrictions he imposed in the name of security will begin to ease.

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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 stockpiled food, cash and fuel for fear of post-election clashes.

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