Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities


THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An unrepentant Ratko Mladic, the bullish Bosnian Serb general whose forces rained shells and snipers' bullets on Sarajevo and carried out the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, was convicted Wednesday of genocide and other crimes and sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

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  • Written by By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press

Saudi-led coalition pledges to ease crippling Yemen blockade


SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said on Wednesday that it will reopen the war-torn country's main airport and a vital Red Sea port to some humanitarian aid shipments, easing a blockade imposed after rebels fired a missile toward the Saudi capital earlier this month.

  • Written by By AHMED AL-HAJ and KARIN LAUB , Associated Press

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance Syrian peace


MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran met Wednesday to discuss ways to advance a political settlement in Syria as the Islamic State group is nearing its defeat, while disparate Syrian opposition groups met in Saudi Arabia in a bid to form a united front for Syrian peace talks in Geneva.

  • Written by By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and SARAH EL DEEB , Associated Press