Category: International News

US drone strikes in Yemen, absolutely atrocious: Analyst

US drone strikes in Yemen, absolutely atrocious: Analyst

PressTv User Separate US drone attacks have killed four people in the southwestern Yemeni province of Bayda. The United States carries out drone attacks in Yemen and several other countries, claiming to be targeting al-Qaeda elements, but, local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the attacks. The drone strikes in Yemen continue [&hellip

Yemeni forces kill, injure dozens in attacks on Saudi bases

Yemeni forces kill, injure dozens in attacks on Saudi bases

Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from Popular Committees, have launched heavy missile and artillery attacks against several Saudi border military bases, inflicting significant casualties and damage on them, a report says. According to a report by Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, the Yemeni forces on Sunday carried out a major offensive against Tabat al-Hamrah, [&hellip

West African troops in Gambia to secure transfer of power to new president

West African troops in Gambia to secure transfer of power to new president

Hours after the Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh left the country after 22 years in power, West African troops approached the capital to secure the arrival of President Adama Barrow from Senegal. A Senegalese general leading a joint force of troops from five African countries said on Sunday that the soldiers entered the Gambia to [&hellip

Trump responds to protesters: Why didn’t you vote?

Trump responds to protesters: Why didn’t you vote?

US President Donald Trump has questioned the millions of people around the United States who marched in protest of his presidency on Saturday, implying that the Women’s March protesters did not vote. Trump, who was sworn-in as US president on Friday, took to Twitter on Sunday to say he supports peaceful protests but criticized the [&hellip

Israel poses challenge to UN by approving settlements: Analyst

Israel poses challenge to UN by approving settlements: Analyst

Officials of Israeli regime have approved the construction of hundreds of new Israeli settler units in East Jerusalem al-Quds, despite international calls to end the unlawful practice, including by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The new approvals came despite a UNSC resolution in December last year condemning all Israeli settlement construction on occupied Palestinian [&hellip

Gambia’s Jammeh asks for extension of deadline to quit

Gambia’s Jammeh asks for extension of deadline to quit

The Gambia’s long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh has asked the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to extend a midday deadline for him to step down. Jammeh asked the West African bloc for his deadline to be extended from noon to 4 PM local time (1600 GMT), government sources said on [&hellip

UN: 23,000 child refugees risk death in Europe cold snap

UN: 23,000 child refugees risk death in Europe cold snap

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that more than 23,000 child refugees are at risk of respiratory infections and death due to the cold spell that has gripped Europe. “With no sign of a let-up in the extreme cold weather and storms sweeping Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, refugee and migrant children are [&hellip

Americans should protest debauched political system not Trump: Activist

Americans should protest debauched political system not Trump: Activist

US police have clashed with protesters demonstrating the inauguration and presidency of Donald Trump in Washington, DC. An author and journalist believes that the anti-Trump demonstrators are protesting “the wrong thing,” while ignoring the major issue which is “America’s debauched political system.” “America is a one-party state with two right wings. There really is not [&hellip

Protests against execution of Shia activists rage on in Bahrain

Protests against execution of Shia activists rage on in Bahrain

Anti-regime protests continue across Bahrain in strong condemnation of the recent execution of three Shia Muslim activists, whom the Al Khalifah regime alleged had killed three policemen during a pro-democracy demonstration back in March 2014. People took to the streets in several villages, including Diraz, Barbar, al-Daih and Sar, following Friday prayers to express their [&hellip

UN criticizes Myanmar’s treatment of minorities

UN criticizes Myanmar’s treatment of minorities

A United Nations rapporteur tasked with evaluating Myanmar’s handling of the plight of minority groups has criticized the country for its poor performance. In a statement before her departure on Friday, the UN human rights envoy, Yanghee Lee, painted a bleak picture of the rights situation in Myanmar. The UN’s special investigator criticized the government’s [&hellip