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Around 17 million Yemenis face famine unless the world sends urgent humanitarian help

Around 17 million Yemenis face famine unless the world sends urgent humanitarian help

The UN has warned that 17 million Yemenis will be in famine unless the world sends urgent humanitarian help. Antonio Guterres, the UN chief, issued a call to action on Tuesday at the aid conference held in Geneva where donor countries pledged almost $1.1bn. But UN says the amount is half of what is needed to combat […]

Top US military officials allude to increasing concerns over Moscow’s role in Afghanistan

Top US military officials allude to increasing concerns over Moscow’s role in Afghanistan

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against US-backed forces in Afghanistan, top US military officials say. According to the Associated Press news agency, a senior US military official speaking on condition of anonymity said in Kabul on Monday that Russia was giving machine guns and other medium-weight […]

Yemenis face ‘torture till death’ in Houthi detention, says ex-prisoner

Yemenis face ‘torture till death’ in Houthi detention, says ex-prisoner

Yemeni prisoners are being “tortured to death” in the Houthis’ secret detention facilities, the Sana’a-based Association of Abductees’ Mothers reported yesterday. Speaking at a session held by the association in the Yemeni city of Ma’rib, the freed journalist, Mohammed Abdu Al-Washahi said that he was held in Al-Wahda police station in the northern Yemeni city of Dhamar on charges of allegedly working with the popular resistance in sending updates on […]

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau: Assad must step down for Syria to have peace

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau: Assad must step down for Syria to have peace

Canada has slapped sanctions on 27 high-ranking Syrian government officials in an effort to force Bashar al-Assad to stop using violence against his people and remove him from power, according to Canadian media. The individuals will have their assets in Canada frozen and they are prohibited from doing business with Canada, CTV News reported. Prime […]

At least 68 children among 126 killed’ in Syria bus bombing

At least 68 children among 126 killed’ in Syria bus bombing

Nearly 70 children were among those killed when a suicide car bombing tore through buses carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, a monitor said on Sunday. Saturday’s blast hit a convoy carrying residents from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya as they waited at a transit point in rebel-held Rashidin, west of […]

More than 600 candidates apply to run for Iran presidential elections

More than 600 candidates apply to run for Iran presidential elections

More than 600 candidates have applied to stand in the forthcoming presidential elections  Iranian media reported. At least 638 have registered at the Ministry of Interior in Tehran in the first three days of the process through Thursday. Registration closes on Saturday. With no requirements for age or scientific qualification, the Ministry’s surroundings looked like a […]

Saudi woman flew to Australia escaping arranged marriage, forcibly removed from her flight, returned to Saudi Arabia didn’t have permission from her male guardian to travel

Saudi woman flew to Australia escaping arranged marriage, forcibly removed from her flight, returned to Saudi Arabia didn’t have permission from her male guardian to travel

Activists feared Friday for the safety of a young Saudi woman they say was returned to the kingdom against her will, in a case highlighting tight restrictions on women. Dina Ali Lasloom, 24, intended to flee to Australia to escape a forced marriage, Human Rights Watch cited a Canadian witness as saying. The witness said […]

Israel tightens decade-long siege on Gaza

Israel tightens decade-long siege on Gaza

Israeli occupation authorities have tightened the more than decade-long Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip and cancelled hundreds of travel permits given for merchants, Israeli rights group Gisha revealed on Sunday. Israeli NGO Gisha, the Legal Centre for Freedom of Movement, reported information that indicated a “sharp decline in the number of valid merchant permits […]

Emirates Airline Is Trolling United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz After Passenger Removal

Emirates Airline Is Trolling United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz After Passenger Removal

Emirates Airline is using the backlash against United Airlines the company forcibly removed a passenger from a flight to play their own game of “gotcha.” In a video posted on Twitter, Emirates Airlines recirculates a comment United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz made in March about Gulf Airlines (like Emirates) not actually being airlines. “Well Mr. […]

Appeal for $4bn as mix of drought and conflict threatens 20 million in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

Appeal for $4bn as mix of drought and conflict threatens 20 million in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

The risk of mass starvation in four countries – Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict, the UN refugee agency has warned. About 20 million people live in hard-hit areas where harvests have failed and malnutrition rates are increasing, particularly among young children, the UNHCR said on […]

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