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Saudi Arabia launches airstrikes in Yemen

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>Latest developments:</b><p>12:32 a.m. ET: Saudi Arabia has pledged to use 100 warplanes and contribute 150,000 soldiers to the newly formed coalition, the Saudi state-owned Al-Arabiya TV network said.<p>Egypt is providing political and military support, the Egyptian state news agency said Thursday. …

Middle East

Use of chlorine in Syrian civil war condemned by international watchdog

West holds Bashar al-Assad's regime responsible for chlorine attacks, despite denial by Syrian leader<p>The global chemical weapons watchdog on Wednesday condemned the use of chlorine as a weapon in Syria as a breach of international law and said those responsible should be brought to justice.<p>The …

Freed Greste home from Egypt prison

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1143000/1143267_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527345360_df52ec5a7a042c950b46a6c1784a50e1<p><b>Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has returned to Brisbane, Australia, to be reunited with his family following his release from an Egyptian …

Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian court upholds death sentence for 183 people

Reaffirming a judicial practice that has come under strong international criticism, an Egyptian criminal court Monday backed a mass death sentence previously handed down to 183 people accused in a deadly attack on a police post.<p>Mass tribunals and sentencings have become a periodic feature of …

Muslim Brotherhood

Hugo Chavez 'died two months before his death was announced'

High-level defector Leamsy Salazar claims Venezuela covered up death of former leader to prop up the legitimacy of the Maduro government<p>Hugo Chavez, the former president of Venezuela, was dead for more than two months before his death was officially announced, the highest-level defector from the …

Venezuela

'Hacktivist' group Anonymous says it will avenge Charlie Hebdo attacks by shutting down jihadist websites

Hacker group Anonymous have released a video condemning the Paris attacks, saying "freedom of expression has suffered an inhuman assault"<p>Hacker group Anonymous have released a video and a statement via Twitter condemning the <b>attacks on Charlie Hebdo</b>, in which 12 people, including eight journalists, …

Charlie Hebdo

German leaders condemn xenophobia after Pegida protests

Fifty prominent figures sign open letter as latest rally against Muslim immigration draws record turnout in Dresden<p>Germany’s biggest-selling newspaper, Bild, ran an open letter signed by 50 prominent Germans on Tuesday calling for an end to what it sees as rising xenophobia, after thousands of …

Europe

Islamic State: Kurds 'seize key Kobane district'

<b>Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State (IS) in Kobane, northern Syria, have seized a key district and now control 80% of the town, activists say.</b><p>Syrian Kurds backed by Iraqi Peshmerga forces captured the security district including the police HQ, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.<p>IS …

Middle East