Fresh clashes between separatists, government in Yemen’s south

Fresh clashes between separatists, government in Yemen’s south

Fresh clashes have erupted between UAE-backed separatists and forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognised government at military camps in southern Abyan province, with reports of multiple deaths and injuries. The two sides are nominal allies in a Saudi-UAE-led military coalition battling the Houthi rebels movement after the latter took over the capital, Sanaa, and most major cities…
‘Fighting back’: Kashmir enclave blocks entry of Indian troops

‘Fighting back’: Kashmir enclave blocks entry of Indian troops

For more than a week, the young men of Soura, a densely-populated enclave in Indian-administered Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, have been taking turns to maintain a round-the-clock vigil at the entry points to their neighbourhood. Each of the dozen or so entrances have been blocked with makeshift barricades of bricks, corrugated metal sheets, wooden…
UK ‘concerned’ about missing Hong Kong consulate employee

UK ‘concerned’ about missing Hong Kong consulate employee

The United Kingdom's Foreign Office has said it is "extremely concerned" by reports that a staff member at the consulate in its former colony of Hong Kong has been detained in mainland China. Simon Cheng did not return to work on August 9 after visiting the neighbouring mainland city of Shenzhen the previous day, Hong…
Malaysia: Zakir Naik apologises for controversial Chinese remarks

Malaysia: Zakir Naik apologises for controversial Chinese remarks

Controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik has apologised for making racially sensitive remarks in Malaysia, a day after he was questioned by police for hours over the comments. Naik, who faces charges of money laundering and hate speech in India, has come under fire for comments that pitted Malaysia's ethnic and religious minorities against the predominantly…
Italian PM Conte faces removal as Salvini flexes political muscle

Italian PM Conte faces removal as Salvini flexes political muscle

The fate of Italy's government is to be decided on Tuesday with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte expected to resign after far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini pulled the plug on the dysfunctional coalition. Conte is due to speak in the Senate at 13:00 GMT on Tuesday, following a week of the fallout from Salvini's dramatic decision to…
Indonesia’s Jokowi urges calm after violent West Papua protests

Indonesia’s Jokowi urges calm after violent West Papua protests

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has sought to ease tensions after violent protests in several cities in the West Papua region following claims of racist abuse and physical mistreatment of Papuan students. In a statement late on Monday, the president, also known as Jokowi, urged people to forgive each other after the riots, adding that the government…
Sudan’s ex-president al-Bashir ‘received $90m from Saudi Arabia’

Sudan’s ex-president al-Bashir ‘received $90m from Saudi Arabia’

Omar al-Bashir received millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police investigator has told a court in Sudan's capital at the start of the former president's corruption trial months after he was toppled by the military in the wake of mass protests against his autocratic rule. Al-Bashir, who is charged with illicit possession of foreign currency and accepting…
Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

El Salvador rape survivor Evelyn Hernandez was found not guilty of charges of aggravated homicide by a Salvadoran court Monday in a case that was the latest win for feminist activists fighting to end the criminalisation of women suspected of having abortions. Prosecutors asked for a 40-year sentence during the retrial of 21-year-old Hernandez, who was…
Turkey says military convoy targeted in northern Syria

Turkey says military convoy targeted in northern Syria

Air raids have struck near a Turkish military convoy making its way through Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, the Turkish defence ministry has said, adding that at least three civilians were killed and 12 wounded. The ministry "strongly condemned" Monday's air raids, saying they were contrary to "existing agreements as well as our cooperation and dialogue with Russia".…
Iran warns US against seizing oil tanker

Iran warns US against seizing oil tanker

Iran has warned the United States against attempting to seize an Iranian oil tanker that set sail from Gibraltar after being impounded for six weeks.  The Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1, headed east into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday hours after authorities in Gibraltar rejected a request from Washington to hold the ship. Its destination…

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