{FD} UN: Conflict key cause of 124 million hungry who could die

The head of the U.N. food agency says the number of people around the world in danger of dying unless they get food urgently surged to 124 million last year — mainly because "people won't stop shooting at each other."

{FD} Teen who bombed UK subway imprisoned for at least 34 years

A teenage Iraqi asylum-seeker who told police he had been trained by the Islamic State group has been sentenced to at least 34 years in prison for bombing a London subway train and injuring 51 people.

{FD} Yemeni rebel leader lashes out at US, blames it for war

The leader of Yemen's Shiite rebels has lashed out at the United States, accusing it of fomenting the war in his country through a Saudi-led coalition and even going so far as to claim that U.S.-ally Israel is participating in attacks in Yemen.

{FD} The Latest: Turkish troops, allies take 4 Syrian villages

The Latest on conflict in Syria (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish troops and allied Syrian opposition fighters have captured four villages south of the town of Afrin in an enclave where Ankara s carrying out a military offensive to rout a Syrian Kurdish militia.

{FD} Rights group: US, UK arms to Saudi coalition harm Yemenis

The flow of U.S. and U.K. arms to the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen has resulted in "enormous harm to Yemeni civilians" over the course of the conflict, an international rights watchdog said Friday as the stalemated war is about to enter its third year.

{FD} Gadhafi’s cousin calls Sarkozy charges ‘God’s punishment’

Moammar Gadhafi's cousin says the corruption allegations against former French President Nicolas Sarkozy are "God's punishment" for his role in the NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed the longtime Libyan leader.

{FD} Palestinian leaders health scares spark succession talk

A series of recent health scares have raised new concerns about octogenarian President Mahmoud Abbas, reviving anxiety about a potentially chaotic, and even bloody, succession battle that is bound to further weaken the Palestinian cause.