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Air strikes on Al Qaeda kill at least a dozen in southern Yemen

Abdul Munim al-Fathani, reportedly wanted by the US over his alleged involvement in attacks on the USS Cole in 2000 and a French oil tanker in 2002, was killed in the attack, tribal leaders told reporters.

Western powers, Arab League push for urgent UN action on Syria

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said she would join the foreign ministers of France and Britain, Alain Juppé and William Hague, and the Arab League chief, Nabil al-Arabi, at the UN in New York today.

Syria rejects Arab League plan for Assad to hand over power

Syrian state TV quoted an unnamed government official as saying that “Syria rejects the decisions taken which are outside an Arab working plan, and considers them an attack on its national sovereignty and a flagrant interference in internal affairs.”

Thousands of Yemenis protest in capital Sanaa over immunity deal for president

Tens of thousands of demonstrators demanded the president be put on trial and executed for crimes they say he committed during his 33 years in power

Israel indicts extremists over army base rampage

The raid was orchestrated in the hope of scuppering Israel’s efforts to evacuate unauthorised settlement outposts in the West Bank, and follows an increase in attacks by extremists on mosques and private Palestinian property.
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