A Saudi-led coalition has continued to launch airstrikes against Yemen's Houthi rebels and allied forces for the second consecutive day. US President Barack Obama has also offered support in the "collective goal."
President Hadi has landed in Egypt for an Arab League summit, where Yemen is to take center stage in crisis talks. Riyadh has launched airstikes against the Yemeni rebels, fearing the spread of Iranian influence.
Yemen's president, Abed Mansour Hadi, has arrived in Saudi Arabia after fleeing the threat of a rebel takeover. Riyadh led airstrikes against Houthi militia after they made major advances on the city of Aden.
The operation to retake Tikrit from jihadists is in its last stages. Iraqi forces have begun making a rapid advance on the city following airstrikes by the US-led coalition.
As the situation deteriorates almost by the hour in Yemen, the sheer uncertainty of what happens next could trigger a regional conflict, writes Adam Baron of the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Yemen has already been under control of outside powers and has never had total independence. Until that changes Yemen will continue to be unstable, Yemeni academic Walid al-Saqaf told DW.
Talks have resumed over Iran's nuclear program as a deadline for a draft agreement draws closer. Officials have been negotiating with Iran to wind back its program, in hopes of preventing it developing nuclear weapons.
Saudi airstrikes have hit key Houthi military positions, after regional powers announced a coalition against the Shiite rebels in Yemen. Riyadh has vowed to do anything to stop the Houthi militia holding power.
Pentagon sources say US-led aircraft bombed Tikrit to support Iraqi forces trying to recapture it from Islamic State fighters. The raids puts the US on the same side as Iraqi Shiite militias and their Iranian advisers.
Bowe Bergdahl has been charged in connection with his disappearance from the US Army in Afghanistan. The former prisoner of war was captured by the Taliban and placed under investigation on his release last year.
Yemen has been a country in crisis for years. The international community has shown little interest in the poor man of the Arabian Peninsula – and the effects of that are now becoming evident, says DW’s Anne Allmeling.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been formally tasked with forming the new government. President Reuven Rivlin handed the task to Netanyahu after he secured enough support in the Knesset.