At least 22 al Qaeda-linked militants and 12 Yemeni soldiers
were killed in clashes and air strikes overnight during a
US-backed offensive against insurgents in the south of the
country, officials say.
A United Nations-backed court convicted former Liberian
president Charles Taylor of war crimes and crimes against
humanity, the first time a head of state has been found
guilty by an international tribunal since the Nazi trials at
The bloody conflict in Syria spilled across two tense borders
when gunfire from government forces killed a cameraman in
Lebanon and wounded at least six people in a refugee camp in
Turkey, authorities said.