Yemen's embattled president has fled his Aden home for an undisclosed location as Shiite rebels mass near his last refuge.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday talks with Iran had made genuine progress and the time had come to make hard decisions in reaching a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear programme.
"The answer lies in the soil," as canny gardeners will tell you.
It is also worth reflecting on Ruth Marr's view of the world, which is not uncommon in the post-referendum world, where some individuals and parties can do no harm and others can do no good (Letters, March 19).
Suicide bombers in the Yemeni capital Sanaa have blown themselves up during noon prayers at two mosques used mainly by Shi'ite Muslims, killing at least 87 people and wounding hundreds.