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Saudi-led air attacks on Yemen’s Saada kill over 29 children on a bus

  • 9 August 2018 - 20:15
Saudi-led air attacks on Yemen’s Saada kill over 29 children on a bus

Over 29 children have been killed and 30 wounded in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross says. The children were travelling on a bus that was hit at a market in Dahyan, in the northern province of Saada, BBC reported. The health ministry run by...

Saudi Arabia freezes trade with Canada after expelling its ambassador

  • 6 August 2018 - 20:27
Saudi Arabia freezes trade with Canada after expelling its ambassador

Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador, in a stern gesture of retaliation after Ottawa urged it to free arrested civil society activists. The sudden sharp response to criticism shows the limits of reforms by Saudi Arabia’s 32-year-old...

US to revive sanctions against Iran

  • 6 August 2018 - 16:11
US to revive sanctions against Iran

The United States expects economic sanctions that it is re-imposing on Iran this week to further cripple the Iranian economy and will aggressively enforce the measures, senior U.S. administration officials said on Monday. The so-called snapback sanctions, due to come into force early on Tuesday,...

South Sudan government reaches peace deal with rebels, reports say

  • 5 August 2018 - 19:57
South Sudan government reaches peace deal with rebels, reports say

The South Sudan government reached a final peace deal and power-sharing agreement with the country’s main rebel group on Sunday, said the foreign minister of neighboring Sudan, which has been helping to broker the agreement, Reuters reported.  “In initials, an agreement on outstanding...

Venezuelan Presidents survives assassination attempt by a drone, government says

  • 5 August 2018 - 17:00
Venezuelan Presidents survives assassination attempt by a drone, government says

The Venezuelan government says that President Nicolás Maduro survived an assassination attempt during a live speech on Saturday. The attack was reportedly carried out with a pair of drones laden with explosives, which detonated near his position. Maduro speaking at an event commemorating the...

Turkey’s President Erdogan freezes assets of two US officials

  • 4 August 2018 - 15:08
Turkey’s President Erdogan freezes assets of two US officials

Turkey's President ordered the freezing of assets of two US officials, state media reported Saturday, days after the United States imposed sanctions on Turkey's justice and interior ministers. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara will freeze the assets in Turkey of US "justice and...

Turkey’s lira hits a record low against US dollar amid possible American sanctions

  • 1 August 2018 - 20:54
Turkey’s lira hits a record low against US dollar amid possible American sanctions

Turkey’s lira has weakened to a new record low against the dollar after a media report indicated that the US could be laying the groundwork for possible sanctions amid a diplomatic row between the two countries. The lira extended its fall to touch a new record of 5.00 against the dollar on...

Egyptian court sentences 75 protesters to death

  • 28 July 2018 - 20:25
Egyptian court sentences 75 protesters to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced 75 people to death for participating in a 2013 protest against the overthrow of the country's democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi. Senior members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organisation were among those ordered executed by the Cairo Criminal...

US-backed Syrian Kurds strike a deal for a ‘roadmap’ with Al-Assad “government”

  • 28 July 2018 - 20:13
US-backed Syrian Kurds strike a deal for a ‘roadmap’ with Al-Assad “government”

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) say they have agreed to work with the Syrian government towards a "democratic, decentralised Syria", in an attempt to cement their autonomy in the war-ravaged country, Al-Jazeera wrote Saturday. The SDF's political wing, the Syrian Democratic Council...

Yemen’s Houthis say attacked Abu Dhabi airport with a drone

  • 26 July 2018 - 20:42
Yemen’s Houthis say attacked Abu Dhabi airport with a drone

Yemen's Houthi rebels say they attacked Abu Dhabi's international airport in the United Arab Emirates with a drone. According to the Houthi-run Al-Masirah television channel, the Sammad-3 drone launched three attacks on the airport on Thursday. It was not immediately clear if there was any...