People wait to check in for their flights at Sanaa Airport March 28, 2015.  REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Diplomats, U.N. staff flee Yemen as Houthis hit Aden

ADEN - Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters.  Full Article 


Conservatives pledge 'seven-day NHS' services by 2020 10:50am GMT

LONDON - Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, heading into what is set to be the tightest election in a generation, is expected to lay out plans to extend services available under the National Health Service to seven days a week by 2020.


Greek PM Tsipras says he seeks no rift with Europe

9:42pm GMT

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday that he sought no rift with Europe after his cash-strapped country submitted a list of reforms to its lenders in a bid to secure much-needed funds.


Crowds swell to bid farewell to Singapore's founder Lee ahead of funeral

6:58pm GMT

SINGAPORE - Thousands of people gathered in Singapore on Saturday to bid farewell to former leader Lee Kuan Yew in an unprecedented wave of sympathy after authorities had to temporarily suspend queues overnight to manage surging crowds. | Video


Saudi blogger Badawi views survival of 50 lashes as miracle - magazine

4:06pm GMT

BERLIN - Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has described in his first public remarks from prison how he "miraculously survived 50 lashes" as part of a conviction that sparked an international outcry, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.


Somalia hotel siege ends, 14 dead - government

11:55am GMT

MOGADISHU - A hotel siege by al Shabaab militants in the Somali capital has ended and the final death toll from the attack stands at 14, a senior government official said on Saturday.


Carney says Bank of England rates likely to rise, contrasts with Haldane

27 Mar 2015

FRANKFURT - The Bank of England expects its next move in interest rates to be an increase not a cut despite record low inflation, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Friday, underscoring his difference of view with the Bank's chief economist.