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Saudi-led coalition invades Yemen with ground forces

Saudi-led coalition invades Yemen with ground forces

The United Arab Emirates has deployed a brigade of ground troops, along with tanks and armored vehicles, to assist pro-government forces fighting in Yemen. Quoting senior Yemeni and U.S. military officials on Monday, The New York Times reports Emirati troops arriving in the country and taking part in an assault on its largest air base. […]

Amnesty accuses Sudan army of war crimes by bombing civilians

Amnesty accuses Sudan army of war crimes by bombing civilians

Amnesty International has accused Sudan’s army of committing war crimes by bombing and shelling civilians in its South Kordofan region. More than 374 bombs, including cluster bombs, were dropped in 67 locations between January and April, killing at least 35 people, the human rights group said. Sudan’s army has not yet commented on the allegations. […]

U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday. The decision by President Barack Obama, which could deepen the U.S. role in Syria’s conflict, aims to […]

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari replaces military chiefs

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari replaces military chiefs

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new defence chiefs after sacking the heads of the army, navy and air force. The sackings were expected as the president has repeatedly criticised the military’s inability to defeat Islamist group Boko Haram. The Islamists have recently launched a series of deadly guerrilla attacks, killing more than 250 people. […]

Angered Palestinian families – ‘My son was executed by the police’

Angered Palestinian families – ‘My son was executed by the police’

Fifteen years after Israeli police shot her 19-year-old son Ahmed in the eye, killing him instantly, Hadiya Jabareen has yet to lay his ghost to rest. Instead, the mother of six has watched Bentzi Sau, the commander who oversaw the police operation in which Ahmed and 12 other demonstrators died, rise rapidly through the ranks. […]

Man disguised as woman wearing burqa kills 15 in Chad bomb attack

Man disguised as woman wearing burqa kills 15 in Chad bomb attack

Shrouded in a woman’s body-length burqa to conceal a deadly explosive, a male suicide bomber killed 15 people and wounded 80 more in the main market of Chad’s capital Saturday morning. Blanket-covered corpses were left among the scattered vegetables and overturned boxes of the market in N’Djamena — a city targeted by terrorists for the […]

Yemen-UN ceasefire broken soon after being imposed

Yemen-UN ceasefire broken soon after being imposed

A new UN-brokered humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen has been broken shortly after coming into force. Residents say the Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes in the capital Sanaa. Clashes have also been reported in the south-western city of Taiz. The UN had earlier urged all sides to observe the six-day truce which started at midnight […]

World’s least peaceful nations – top 6 all in Middle East region

World’s least peaceful nations – top 6 all in Middle East region

If the world seems a more violent place to you than it was five years ago, you may be right. In a new report, the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) wrote that global peace has declined 5 percent since 2008, mostly because of the growing number and intensity of internal conflicts around the world […]

Guinean former ruler Camara indicted for 2009 massacre in Conakry

Guinean former ruler Camara  indicted for 2009 massacre in Conakry

Guinean former military ruler Moussa Dadis Camara has been indicted for his role in a 2009 massacre in Conakry, his lawyer has told AFP news agency. More than 150 people were killed when security forces opened fire on thousands of anti-government protesters at the capital’s main stadium. Women there were raped and dozens of people […]

Nigerian Army Arrest Alleged Mastermind of Zaria, Jos Blasts

Nigerian Army Arrest Alleged Mastermind of Zaria, Jos Blasts

Troops of the Nigerian Army and operatives of the Department of State Services , DSS, have arrested the alleged mastermind of Zaria, Jos bombings between Sunday and Tuesday. He was arrested by eagle-eyed members of the Special Task Force , STF, at Dadin Kowa Junction, Gomber state. Please follow and like us:

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