Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Financially strained, Qatar’s clout in Africa diminishes

Several African countries have downgraded ties with Qatar, which has wielded influence in the continent since the 1990s Nearly four months on, the Gulf crisis...

Aid agencies slam UN Security Council over Syria

More than 20 organisations say Security Council has failed to implement resolutions seeking to boost humanitarian aid. More than 20 international aid organisations have sharply...

Car Bombs Kill 27 People North of Iraq’s Capital, Baghdad

Car bombs targeting a crowded market and Shiite militia checkpoints north of Iraq's capital killed 27 people Saturday, authorities said, as the country's prime...

U.S. Boosts Aid in Saudi-Led Fight To Defeat Rebel Force in Yemen

Move comes as Saudi-led coalition takes full control of airspace after airstrikes targeting Houthi rebelsThe U.S. military is preparing to expand its aid to...

Militants kill 22 abducted bus passengers in Pakistan’s Balochistan

Unidentified militants in military uniform shot dead at least 22 passengers after storming two Karachi-bound buses in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, triggering widespread protests...

Yemen’s Houthi Militants Demand President Hadi’s Surrender

Takeover of air base brings militants within striking distance of president’s base The Houthi militants who control Yemen’s capital, San’a, demanded the surrender of embattled...

Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear

Hundreds of Nepalis were fleeing the capital Kathmandu for the plains on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks following a massive earthquake...

Palestinian woman ‘shot after stabbing Israeli man’

Man takes out gun and shoots 18-year-old who injured him lightly in latest such incident in occupied East Jerusalem.A Palestinian woman has been shot...

Saudi Arabia hospital fire: 25 killed and over 100 injured

An overnight fire at a hospital in southern Saudi Arabia has killed at least 25 people and injured more than 100 others, officials say. The...

Stage is set for Syria peace talks as opposition arrives in Geneva

A delegation from Syria's main opposition group arrived in Geneva on Saturday to join U.N.-mediated peace talks, demanding President Bashar al-Assad's government be made...

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Somaliland, the lessons of a ghost country

The former British protectorate (Somaliland), self-proclaimed independence of Somalia in 1991, has not been recognized by any state but tries to consolidate the exercise...

Pentagon foresees at least two more years of combat in Somalia

Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least...

Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

Why it’s time for an independent investigatory body CAMBRIDGE, 8 December 2017: The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and...