Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Every 10 minutes one Yemeni child dies of malnutrition and other illness caused by hunger

Two years into the Yemeni conflict, children continue to suffer the consequences and will soon succumb to starvation without prompt humanitarian assistance and viable efforts to bring peace to the war-ravaged country, UNICEF said in a report entitled ‘Falling through the Cracks.’ ______ Nearly half a...

Report shows how U.S. has been secretly sending weapons to South Korea

The US has been secretly moving strategic weapons to South Korea in order to threaten North Korea, a US military official says, noting that Washington has taken a more aggressive approach towards Pyongyang under President Donald Trump. ______ “Surprise dispatch of strategic weapons is effective in...

Dozens of bodies still under the rubble: Iraqi officials said Mosul air strikes kill dozens of civilians

Air strikes carried out in recent days have killed dozens of civilians in west Mosul, where Iraqi forces are battling jihadists, officials said on Saturday. ______ Both Iraqi aircraft and a US-led international coalition are bombing the Islamic State group in the Mosul area. "There are dozens...

UN says 106 civilians killed in Yemen by the Saudi Arabia regime during the past month

The United Nations human rights office says 106 civilians have been killed in Yemen, mostly by airstrikes and shelling by the Saudi regime and its allies, during the past month alone. ______ In a statement marking the second anniversary of the Saudi war, which was launched...

The final push on the Islamic State jihadists in Syria’s Raqa, beginning in the coming days, officials

The international coalition battling the Islamic State group will begin a final push on the jihadists' Syrian stronghold Raqa in the coming days, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday. ______ But on the ground, the US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance spearheading the fight for the jihadist...

North Korea in final stages of preparing for another nuclear test, coming in the next few days

North Korea is in the final stages of preparing for another nuclear test, which could come in the next few days, U.S. officials with knowledge of the most recent intelligence from the region told Fox News. ______ “The test could come as early as the end...

Battle for Mosul

A boy rides his bike past destroyed cars and houses in a neighborhood recently liberated by Iraqi security forces, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The battle for western Mosul looks to be the most devastating yet for Iraqi...

If Europe continues this way, people won’t be able to “walk safely” and freely on the streets, Erdogan warns

People in Europe won’t be able to “walk safely” and freely on the streets if they don’t change their current attitudes, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has warned, amid a deepening diplomatic row over the cancellation of Turkish rallies in the EU. ______ “If Europe continues this...

Saudi Arabia is carrying out an “open-air massacre” of Yemeni civilians facing famine

Aid groups say Saudi Arabia is carrying out an “open-air massacre” of Yemeni civilians facing famine amid Riyadh’s two-year-long military campaign against the impoverished country. ______ "The bombs that rain down every day in Yemen show an absolute disdain for civilian life," Jean-Pierre Delomier of Handicap...

Amnesty International condemns US and UK for their “shameful” weapons transfers to Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International has condemned the US and UK for their “shameful” weapons transfers to Saudi Arabia, saying Washington and London are fuelling the serious human rights violations and war crimes in Yemen committed by Riyadh. ______ “The USA and UK are fueling serious violations that have...

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