Yemen asked the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to back military action by "willing countries" to combat an advance by Shi'ite Muslim Houthi militia, according to a letter from President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
The top US diplomat in Yemen on Monday said Washington and its allies need to make decisions quickly to preserve the possibility of a political solution to the crisis in Yemen.
Even by Afghanistan's standards of often-shifting alliances, a meeting between ethnic Hazara elders and commanders of the Taliban insurgents who have persecuted them for years was extraordinary.
Parties in the new round of talks on Iran's nuclear program have showed strong political will and pragmatic attitude, China's representative Wang Qun said.
A total of 88 people were killed and at least 100 others wounded on Friday in four bombing attacks in Yemen.
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in two mosques in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday during noon prayers, killing and wounding dozens of worshippers.
World powers and Iran speeded up efforts for a framework agreement before the March 31 deadline, despite their differences on some key issues related to Tehran's controversial nuclear program.
OPEC has no choice but to keep its market share and shun oil output cuts, Kuwait's oil minister said on Thursday, reiterating the view from the emirate that the group will hold its course when it meets next in June.
Afghan officials say a provincial police chief has been killed by a suicide bomber in the capital, Kabul.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud Party scored a resounding victory in the country's election, final results showed Wednesday.
Hot air balloons float above fields during the Tunisian Balloon Festival in Sousse March 17, 2015.
A senior UN official said Tuesday that the United Nations is taking steps to honor Khartoum's request to downsize its peacekeeping force, but the peacekeepers are in no rush to exit, because of the "precarious situation" in Sudan's long-troubled and vast western region of Darfur.