Yemen war: Firing in Hudaydah raises fears for new truce

Yemen war: Firing in Hudaydah raises fears for new truce

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Children displaced by recent fighting in the port city Fighting has resumed on the fringes of Yemen’s port city of Hudaydah, according to residents, raising fears for a newly agreed truce. The ceasefire for the port was only agreed between the government and rebels at talks in Sweden on Thursday. […]

Yemen war: Truce for lifeline port city of Hudaydah

Yemen war: Truce for lifeline port city of Hudaydah

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Houthi (left ) and Yemeni government delegates shake hands in Stockholm Warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a ceasefire for the port city of Hudaydah, principal lifeline for two-thirds of the country. They reached agreement at talks in Sweden brokered by the United Nations. UN Secretary General Antonio […]

Two Israelis killed amid spate of West Bank attacks

Two Israelis killed amid spate of West Bank attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Palestinian attacker shot at people at a bus stop in a West Bank settlement, the Israeli military says Two Israelis have been shot dead by a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military says, amid an upsurge of attacks in the area. One person was also severely […]

Vahid Sayadi Nasiri: Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike

Vahid Sayadi Nasiri: Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike

Image copyright Iran Human Rights Monitor Image caption The activist was protesting against his conditions in prison An Iranian political activist jailed for his messages on social media has died after spending 60 days on hunger strike, his family says. Vahid Sayadi Nasiri had been accused of insulting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other […]

Syria war: ‘Seven mass graves found’ in former IS stronghold

Syria war: ‘Seven mass graves found’ in former IS stronghold

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Sana news agency released pictures of forensics experts examining the grave Hundreds of unidentified bodies which seem to have been tortured have been found in a former Islamic State group stronghold, Syrian state media says. Seven mass graves near Albu Kamal in eastern Syria have been unearthed, the official Sana […]

Syria war: Turkey warns of fresh anti-Kurd offensive in north

Syria war: Turkey warns of fresh anti-Kurd offensive in north

Image copyright Getty Images Turkey will launch a new operation against US-backed Kurdish militias in northern Syria “in the next few days”, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says. The move, which he said would focus on territory to the east of the Euphrates river, risks confrontation with the US. America’s support for the Kurdish YPG forces […]

Egypt restricts sales of yellow vests to stop protests

Egypt restricts sales of yellow vests to stop protests

Image copyright EPA Image caption Demonstrators in Belgium and the Netherlands have also adopted the yellow vest Egypt has restricted the sale of yellow vests ahead of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, to stop demonstrators copying French protesters. Safety equipment dealers can only sell the vests wholesale to verified companies that have gained police […]

Khashoggi a Time ‘Person of the Year’

Khashoggi a Time ‘Person of the Year’

Image copyright Time Killed and imprisoned journalists – “The Guardians’” – have been named 2018’s “Person of the Year” by Time. Four different Time covers feature journalists from around the world. Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi embassy in Turkey earlier this year, appears alone in one, while staff from the Capital Gazette, […]

Khashoggi murder: Saudis refuse Turkey extradition request

Khashoggi murder: Saudis refuse Turkey extradition request

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr al-Jubeir criticised the way Turkey has shared information with Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has ruled out extraditing to Turkey suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Adel al-Jubeir said: “We do not extradite our citizens.” Just over a week ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded […]

Syria war: US and UK say alleged rebel chemical attack ‘fabricated’

Syria war: US and UK say alleged rebel chemical attack ‘fabricated’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Images showed dozens of people in Aleppo with breathing difficulties The US and the UK have accused the Syrian government and its Russian allies of fabricating a story accusing rebel fighters of a chemical attack. The US state department said the purpose was to “undermine confidence” in the ceasefire in […]

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