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By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE
By HAMZA HENDAWI
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Yemen’s embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country “puppets of Iran,” directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender.
SISTERON, France — The father of one of the victims of this week’s plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots’ welfare.
By COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D’EMILIO
By GEIR MOULSON and DAVID McHUGH
ALLAHYAR, Iran — Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Muhammad despite traditional taboos against it.
SANAA, Yemen — The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes.
ABUJA, Nigeria — Hundreds of civilians, including many children, have been abducted and are being used as human shields by Boko Haram extremists, a top Nigerian official confirmed Wednesday.
By MSTYSLAV CHERNOV
By DAVID RISING and GEIR MOULSON
By DANICA KIRKA
By IAN DEITCH
By STEPHEN WRIGHT