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Smokes rises from near the Yemeni Government TV building, background, during clashes between Sunni militiamen and Hawthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Hawthi fighters and militias and army units allied with the Muslim Brotherhood's Islah party battled in Sanaa for a third day Saturday in clashes that have shaken the Yemeni capital, killed over 120 people, and led to thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dragged into the sort of sectarian conflicts that have plagued other nations in the region. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Yemen sets curfew as fighting with Shiite rebels roils capital

- Associated Press

Yemen’s top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence.

Freed Turkish hostages arrive at the airport in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday ending Turkey’s most serious hostage crisis. The 49 hostages were captured from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq on June 11, when the Islamic State group overran the city in its surge to seize large swaths of Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo)

Islamic State releases 49 hostages from Turkey

- Associated Press

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, ending Turkey’s most serious hostage crisis.

Supporters of the No campaign for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate after the final result was announced at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.  Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Scots reject independence in historic vote

- Associated Press

The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

French President Francois Hollande gestures while answering questions during a press conference at the Elysee Palace, Thursday, Sept.18, 2014. Hollande said he agreed to Iraq's request for air support at a meeting of his top defense and security advisers earlier Thursday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

France strikes Islamic State’s depot in Iraq

- Associated Press

Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrike Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled, the French presidency said.

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- Associated Press

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After Sept. 11, port security a regional priority

- Associated Press

Thirteen years ago, when the country went on alert following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, first responders in the region were suddenly responsible for watching over potential targets including a military base, nuclear power plants and a deep water port. But they found they were ill-equipped to coordinate with one another.

Aerospace and defense summit planned in Groton

Associated Press

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney is opening the Aerospace and Defense International Trade Summit in Groton, hoping to bolster business opportunities for Connecticut firms.

5 things to know about UN Climate Summit

- Associated Press

New York will be at the epicenter of the climate change debate next week. More than 120 world leaders will attend a one-day summit on Tuesday at the United Nations on climate. Tens of thousands are expected to march to call for action on global warming. Dozens of other events are planned throughout the city as part of Climate Week NYC. Here are 5 things you need to know:

NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe or SACEUR,  U.S. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, left , and U.S. Army Commander for International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), Gen. John F. Campbell  attend on  NATO Military Committee Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.  (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

- Associated Press

NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible to determine how many of its troops are operating inside Ukraine.

FILE - National Security Adviser Susan Rice listens to reporters questions during a briefing on President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to  to Europe and Saudi Arabia, in this March 21, 2014 file photo taken in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the United States seeks to build legitimacy for its military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the White House said Friday Sept. 19, 2014. Rice, said she expects unanimous approval in the U.N. Security Council. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the United States seeks to build legitimacy for its military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the White House said Friday.

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., arrives at a rally for campaign volunteers Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Little Rock, Ark. Pryor will face Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton in the November election. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Cotton, Pryor spar over vote on arming Syrians

- Associated Press

Republican Senate hopeful Tom Cotton is accusing Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of being weak on national security, as the vote to arm and train Syrian rebels battling brutal Islamic State militants steered foreign policy into their nationally watched race.

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ExxonMobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson (left) and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin appear together Tuesday in Sochi, Russia, at a signing ceremony for a deal between Russia's Rosneft oil company and ExxonMobil to develop oil fields in the Russian Arctic. Rosneft will gain some U.S. oil-field access.

Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project

- Associated Press

Exxon Mobil said Friday that it will stop drilling an exploratory well in Russia's Kara Sea in compliance with U.S. sanctions against Russia over Russia's involvement in the Ukraine.