Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir proclaimed a five-day humanitarian truce to start on Tuesday at 11 p.m. Yemen time, and 'subject to renewal if it works out' -- if Houthi forces agree to the pause.
A Hamas-affiliated party recently won elections at a university outside Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority. It's being taken as a sign of rising criticism of Palestinian leaders and institutions.
The Free Syrian Army has received US patronage in its fight against Syria's dictatorship. But the rise of Islamist militias in the rebels' ranks has led Jordan, a US ally, to switch its focus to counter-terrorism.
A Libyan coast guard commander says he has fewer than 10 boats to patrol one 300-mile stretch of coastline favored by smugglers. Over 25,000 asylum seekers have sailed from Libya and Egypt so far this year.