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Yemeni president demands Houthis quit Sanaa amid new fighting

ADEN (Reuters) - Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Saturday accused the Iranian-allied Houthi militia that controls the capital Sanaa of staging a coup against him, and said he would “raise Yemen’s flag” in the Houthis’ northern stronghold.<p>In a call to arms from the southern city of Aden, …

The latest version of Android could keep your data safe on public WiFi

Android 5.1 has been available to Nexus devices for a little while now, and it looks like one of its neatest features - sorry HD Voice and Device Protection - isn't quite ready for public consumption yet. Thanks to a little bit of sleuthing by <i>Pocketables</i> editor-in-chief John Freml, it looks like …

Pins and needles for Apple Watch app makers

Developer Curtis Herbert worries that a winter's worth of work on an Apple Watch app will come to nothing.<p>Herbert and other independent developers haven't gotten nearly as much guidance from the tech giant as they'd like. They've had no access to the watch to test their work, and little direction …

Apps

Kurdish, Christian forces gain on IS in NE Syria battles

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters and Christian militiamen are making gains against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, with intense clashes …

Middle East

Yemeni opposition announces united front against Houthis

SANAA (Reuters) - Opponents of Yemen’s Houthi militia announced the formation of a national alliance on Saturday to restore the authority of the state, in a major shakeup of Yemen’s political landscape.<p>Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's central city of Ibb March 14, 2015. …

Kosher Market Attack: France Indicts Two With Gunman Links

PARIS — French officials have indicted two men in connection with the attacks that terrorized Paris in January, describing hundreds of texts, a handful of meetings and DNA recovered at the besieged kosher supermarket.<p>The suspects, identified as 33-year-old "Amar R." and 25-year-old "Said M.," are …