“At night, he woke up and screamed: ‘We’re going down!’ because he had nightmares,” a former girlfriend told a German newspaper. “He knew how to hide from other people what was really going on with him.”
Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors say.
In a major setback for Syrian President Bashar Assad, al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria and forces from four other Islamist groups captured the city of Idlib on Saturday, the second provincial capital to fall to Islamist extremists.
With airstrikes, Saudi Arabia is targeting military installations in Yemen held by Shiite rebels who were taking over a key port city in the country’s south and had driven the embattled president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to flee by sea. Saudi state TV reports Hadi has arrived in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, where he is expected to attend a summit Saturday.
Reclusive Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer is famous for collections such as “Windows and Stones” in 1966, “Baltics” in 1974, and “The Sorrow Gondola” in 1996, which drew off work he did before a 1990 stroke left left him largely unable to speak.
Italy’s highest court overturns the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Friday, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated people on both sides of the Atlantic.
The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight locked himself in the cockpit and, with apparent cool precision, deliberately slammed into snow-capped mountains, French prosecutor Brice Robin says, in a stunning twist to a tragedy that killed all 150 people aboard. “People who commit suicide usually do so alone ... I don’t call it a suicide,” Robin says.
Airstrikes in Yemen intensify as Egypt and Saudi Arabia consider an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the Yemeni president a secure foothold to return to the country. Meanwhile, Saudi and Egyptian warships deploy to the Bab al-Mandab strait off Yemen to secure the strategic sea passage.
Prospects that Pakistan would join the Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen appear to be evaporating amid widespread concern that taking sides between Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shiite Muslim Iran could fuel Pakistan’s sectarian violence.
The co-pilot of a Germanwings jet who’s now suspected of deliberately crashing a plane loaded with 150 people into a mountainside in the French Alps may have had a brief, untreated bout of depression while undergoing pilot training, according to German news accounts.
A Saudi-led airstrike campaign targeting Shiite rebels who control much of Yemen has pushed them out of contested air bases and destroyed any jet fighter remaining in the Arab world’s poorest country, a Saudi general reports.
Nigerians vote in the most bitterly contested election in the history of the country’s young democracy – a poll that will determine the next chapter in a long-standing fight against Islamist insurgents and the management of Africa’s largest economy.