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Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

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SANAA/ADEN, Yemen - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city. | Video

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

SANAA/ADEN, Yemen - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city. | Video

World, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Davos 26 Mar 2015

Turkey's Erdogan says can't tolerate Iran bid to dominate Middle East

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Iran on Thursday of trying to dominate the Middle East and said its efforts have begun annoying Ankara, as well as Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab countries.

World, Saudi Arabia 26 Mar 2015

Iran's Rouhani intervenes as deadline for nuclear deal approaches

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Iran's president spoke with the leaders of France, Britain, China and Russia on Thursday in an apparent effort to break an impasse to a nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers. | Video

World, China, Russia, France, Davos 26 Mar 2015

U.S. secretary of state, Iranian FM talk about Yemen: spokesman

WASHINGTON/LAUSANNE, Switzerland - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry raised the topic of Yemen on Thursday with his Iranian counterpart before turning to nuclear negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, a State Department spokesman said.

World, Yemen 26 Mar 2015

UK and Iran agree framework Iran nuclear deal possible by month-end

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed in a phone call on Thursday that it was possible to conclude a framework Iran nuclear deal by the end of this month, Cameron's spokeswoman said.

Davos, World 26 Mar 2015

Factbox: Middle East oil, gas shipping risks; alternative routes

DUBAI - Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck Shi'ite Muslim rebels fighting to oust Yemen's president on Thursday, in a push by the world's top oil exporter to check Iranian influence in its backyard.

World, Saudi Arabia, Yemen 26 Mar 2015

U.S. ruled out Shi'ite militias before joining Tikrit strikes: U.S. general

WASHINGTON - The United States conditioned its entry into Iraq's battle to retake Tikrit from Islamic State on the withdrawal of Iran-backed Shi'ite militias from the clearing operation, and they are no longer there, a senior U.S. general told Congress on Thursday.

World, Iraq 26 Mar 2015

Cutting losses on Iran nuclear deal, Israel eyes small print

JERUSALEM/PARIS - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun to signal that Israel could resign itself to an Iranian nuclear deal that would leave its enemy with some uranium enrichment capability, a compromise he has long opposed.

World, United Nations, Israel 26 Mar 2015

Factbox: Saudi Arabia's coalition against Yemen's Houthis

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia and allies launched air strikes in Yemen on Thursday to stop the advance of the Iran-allied Houthi militia towards President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's southern refuge of Aden.

World, Saudi Arabia, Yemen 26 Mar 2015
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Germanwings co-pilot had serious depressive episode: Bild newspaper

BERLIN - The pilot who appears to have deliberately crashed a plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps received psychiatric treatment for a "serious depressive episode" six years ago, German tabloid Bild reported on Friday. | Video