Yemeni soldiers opened fire on Shi’ite Muslim protesters attempting to storm the cabinet building in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, killing one, a Reuters photographer said. via Yemeni soldiers shoot at Shi’ite protesters | Reuters.
Saudi Arabia will hold talks about militant violence in the region on Thursday with the United States and Muslim allies, the kingdom announced on Tuesday, in an apparent attempt to support international efforts to tackle crises in Iraq and Syria. via Saudi Arabia hosts talks with U.S., regional allies on
Dutch experts say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 broke up in mid-air after being hit by “numerous objects” that “pierced the plane at high velocity”. A report released by the Dutch Safety Board said there was “no evidence of technical or human error”. via BBC News – MH17 crash: Dutch experts
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visited the eastern port of Mariupol on Monday and promised to deal a “crushing defeat” to pro-Russian rebels massed on the edge of town if they tried to advance in violation of a ceasefire agreement. via Ukraine president visits frontline city amid ‘shaky’ ceasefire | Reuters.
The heaviest rains to fall on Kashmir in 50 years caught Indian and Pakistani authorities off guard, with criticism of their disaster preparedness growing on Tuesday as the number of dead hit 420 and thousands remained trapped on rooftops. via Hundreds die as heaviest rain in 50 years catch India,
A 50-year-old man has been killed in a shark attack off a beach in Byron Bay, the most easterly point on the Australian mainland, officials say. via BBC News – Australia shark attack: Man killed at Byron Bay.
A Russian Defense Ministry official dismissed on Tuesday a complaint by Ottawa that Russian military aircraft had acted provocatively by flying near a Canadian warship sailing in the Black Sea. via Russia denies military planes approached Canadian warship | Reuters.
Google is holding seven public meetings across Europe to debate issues raised by the “right to be forgotten” ruling. The ruling by the European Court of Justice lets people ask Google to remove some types of information about them from its search index. via BBC News – Google plans debates
Four Ukrainian servicemen have been killed since the start of a ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatists last Friday in eastern Ukraine, a defense ministry official was quoted on Tuesday as saying. via Ukraine death toll edges up despite ceasefire | Reuters.
Helped by the United States and Iran, Kurdish forces and Shi’ite militia are finally beating back Islamic State militants who overran most Sunni Arab areas in northern and central Iraq nearly three months ago. via Iraq’s Shi’ite militia, Kurds use U.S. air strikes to further own agendas | Reuters.