SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say overnight clashes between Shiite Houthi rebels and pro-government militias have killed 47 people, nearly all of them fighters.
They say rebels stormed the town of Dabab late Tuesday. The town lies on a crucial supply route for pro-government forces in the western Taiz province. Securing Taiz would allow pro-government forces to march north to the rebel-held capital, Sanaa.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new environment minister says he is against further cuts in carbon gas emissions, a topic to be discussed during climate talks next week in Paris.
Minister Jan Szyszko said Wednesday it is "not very much in Poland's interest to adopt any high reduction obligations" and that Poland will have its own position at the high-level talks during the U.N. climate conference that opens Monday.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — An appeals court hearing has started in Romania for a former communist prison chief, who was sentenced in a lower court to 20 years in prison for crimes against humanity.
Alexandru Visinescu, 90, on Wednesday appeared in court to appeal his July conviction for the death of 12 prisoners due to mistreatment under his command at the Ramnicu Sarat lockup from 1956 to 1963, where Romania's pre-war elite were incarcerated.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says his new government will aim to adopt a new constitution and also believes that Turkey should move to a presidential system — favored by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Ahmet Davutoglu told parliament Wednesday that his government would aim to introduce a constitution that upholds freedoms, replacing the current charter which is a legacy of Turkey's 1980 military coup. He also said a presidential system would lead to more...
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The chairman of the Brussels-based company that operates a luxury hotel in Mali's capital that was attacked by Islamic extremists last week says the hotel will re-open "as soon as possible."
A statement posted to the website of the company, Rezidor Hotel Group, said Wolfgang M. Neumann met with the families of three hotel employees killed in Friday's attack that claimed 19 lives, offering "immediate emergency support."