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April 22, 2015 - 2:57am
1 week 6 days ago

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels, who have taken over large parts of the country and have faced a Saudi-led air assault, now are saying they welcome United Nations-led talks to find a political solution to the conflict.

In a statement Wednesday, the rebels, known as Houthis, say they call for a resumption of dialogue and any efforts under the auspices of the U.N. that lead to a peaceful compromise.

The statement came as thousands of angry...

April 22, 2015 - 2:17am
1 week 6 days ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian King Philippe led Wednesday's centennial remembrance in Flanders Fields marking the first use of chemical weapons in warfare.

The monarch went close to the fields where Germany first used chlorine gas in its April 22, 1915, attack, to pay tribute to all victims of such arms over the past century by laying a wreath at two monuments.

Allied and German forces used so many chemical shells during the 1914-1918 war that ploughing...

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