The Security Council held its first open session on Yemen after nearly nine months of conflict.
The Saudis, who lead a coalition launching airstrikes in Yemen, killed a UN draft resolution calling for a human rights mission in the war-torn country. And the US barely weighed in.
The airstrikes came after Houthi rebels allegedly fired a Scud missile into Saudi Arabia, and reportedly targeted a rebel stronghold in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
It's too early to describe the fighting in Yemen as a new theater in a broader Arab-Iranian war, but Yemen has a long history of being fractious and unpredictable.
Al Qaeda militants in Yemen freed hundreds of prisoners in a massive jailbreak while street fighting and airstrikes continued in Aden.
After a string of brilliant and public performance comedy sketches, Rob Ford, Toronto's 64th mayor, has been removed from office.