Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tsunami set off by volcano sweeps Indonesia coast, kills at least 168

During a busy holiday weekend, a tsunami apparently caused by the eruption of an island volcano killed more than 160 people around Indonesia’s Sunda...
Yemen talks, war

What’s at stake in Yemen peace talks

"Any small change in their circumstances... will bring them to the brink of death" As talks opened in Sweden today aimed at setting a framework...

Djibouti port eyes Rwanda and Burundi, to resume services to South Sudan

Djibouti will resume providing port services to South Sudan following the restoration of peace in the latter, official said. The chief executive of Djibouti's Duraleh...

Rohingya expats come to aid of ‘world’s most persecuted community’

Educated Rohingya Muslims living in Europe are standing by their long-suffering brethren – aptly labeled by the United Nations as the world’s most persecuted community -...

‘Shelter homes:’ Understanding Imran Khan’s initiative for Pakistan’s homeless

Mian Shahbaz cannot say exactly how old he is or how long he has been living on the outskirts of Lahore’s iconic Data Darbar....

Cyclone Luban looms over Yemen, countries lining Gulf of Aden

Cyclonic Storm Luban will bring the risk for widespread flooding along with mudslides and damaging winds to parts of Yemen in the coming days. Luban...

Israeli demolition of Khan al-Ahmar a ‘breach of international humanitarian law’ – EU says

The demolition of Khan al-Ahmar and the forcible transfer of its residents would constitute a grave breach of international humanitarian law,” the text of...

Djibouti defies UAE by nationalising container port

The Horn of Africa country has defied threats by the UAE and nationalised a port on the Djibouti coast. East Africa's Djibouti has said it...

The US needs to recognize Somaliland before Russia does

When most Americans think about Somalia, they picture Black Hawk Down, pirates, starving kids, al Qaeda, and urban chaos. More than 148 million Americans...

U.N. says it has credible reports that China holds million Uighurs in secret camps

A United Nations human rights panel said on Friday that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are...

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