Warplane 'wrongly targeted' funeral
RIYADH • The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels said yesterday that one of its warplanes had "wrongly targeted" a funeral in the capital Sanaa, killing more than 140 people, and announced disciplinary proceedings. The Oct 8 strike prompted an international outcry and strong criticism even from Saudi Arabia's closest Western allies.
Ex-Polish president to be exhumed for inquiry
WARSAW • The family of Poland's former president Lech Kaczynski, who died in a 2010 plane crash, has agreed to his exhumation as part of a new inquiry into the accident, his twin brother Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who heads the ruling populist Law and Justice party, said yesterday.
The party believes the crash, which killed all 96 people on board, was an assassination.
'Cavities' found in Egypt's Great Pyramid
CAIRO • Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza could contain two previously unknown "cavities", scientists using radiography to scan the monument said yesterday.
On Thursday, the antiquities ministry announced finding "two anomalies" in the pyramid built 4,500 years ago.