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NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama is sticking with the current counterterrorism strategy in Yemen, despite that country's political crisis. He says the alternative to the current drone-based campaign would be "massive U.S. deployments in perpetuity." His comments in India came as influential lawmakers from both parties suggested the U.S. may need to send special operations forces to root out terrorists in Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.N.-sponsored talks between Yemeni political parties and Shiite rebels who occupy the capital have broken down. The failure of today's talks extend a power vacuum in the country, which has no leader. The president resigned last week while rebels surrounded his house and demanded concessions.
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities say at least 15 people are dead and dozens injured after anti-government protesters fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities today. It's the fourth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising. Security officials say another two people died when an explosive they were planting under a high-voltage tower in the Nile Delta blew up prematurely.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombings in Iraq's capital today have killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens. In the deadliest of the attacks, police say a bomb exploded outside a Baghdad restaurant, killing seven people and wounding 22.
ATLANTA (AP) — The FBI says it's looking for the person who made bomb threats against two jets bound for Atlanta yesterday. Airport officials say the threats targeted Southwest Airlines Flight 2492 from Milwaukee and Delta Air Lines Flight 1156 from Portland, Oregon. Both planes were searched after they landed in Atlanta and no bombs were found.
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