Houthi fighters ride a patrol truck outside 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.


Gunmen kill 15 in Nigeria during tense election

3:44pm GMT

ABUJA - Gunmen killed at least 15 people including an opposition politician near polling stations in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, casting an ominous shadow over the closest electoral contest since the end of military rule in 1999. | Video


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.


Hamilton holds off Vettel for Malaysia pole

1:53pm GMT

SEPANG, Malaysia - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton splashed through the puddles at a rain-soaked Sepang circuit to secure pole position for Mercedes in a hectic Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday.

Yemen president berates Iran "puppets" at Arab summit opening

With his country embattled in conflict, Yemen President Hadi calls the Shi'ite group which has taken over large parts of the country Iranian "puppets". Nathan Frandino reports.