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Planes of Saudi-led alliance hit Yemen capital, Houthi heartland

SANAA - Warplanes hit Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital and the Shi'ite Muslim group's northern heartland on Friday, the second day of a Saudi-led campaign to stop the militia establishing its rule across the country. | Video

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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

Turkey says U.S.-led campaign to train Syrian rebels delayed by Washington

ISTANBUL - A campaign to train Syrian opposition forces to fight hardline Islamic State militants, which was due to start this month, has been delayed by Washington, Turkey's foreign minister said on Friday.

Turkey, Syria 6:06am EDT

Indonesia prepares to transfer Philippines drug convict for execution

JAKARTA - Indonesia is preparing to move a Filipina death row inmate for execution after she lost her appeal in the Supreme Court earlier this week, the attorney general's spokesman said on Friday.

Netherlands hit by power cut; Schiphol airport cancels all flights

AMSTERDAM - A major power outage hit large parts of Amsterdam and the surrounding province of North Holland on Friday, prompting the cancellation of all flights to and from the city's Schiphol airport.

6:15am EDT

Uzbek leader set to win new term, problems pile up

MOSCOW - Uzbekistan's authoritarian leader Islam Karimov is certain to extend his 26-year rule in a presidential election on Sunday, a result that is likely to prolong the problems facing the Central Asian country.

6:24am EDT

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