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South Sudan troops, allies killed hundreds in recent attacks: UN.

South Sudan troops, allies killed hundreds in recent attacks: UN.

The United Nations has accused South Sudan’s government forces and aligned troops of killing dozens of civilians, including children and the elderly, in deliberate and ruthless attacks this year that may amount to war crimes. The UN human rights office (OHCHR) and the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) jointly published a report on Tuesday, [&hellip

India policemen told to slim down or lose job.

India policemen told to slim down or lose job.

An Indian police force has told its officers to lose weight or face suspension from service. The chief of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) told the BBC that he was worried about the increasing number of obese personnel in the force. Bhaskar Rao added that he took the decision after more than 100 officers died [&hellip

Yemeni forces fire missile at Jazan Economic City in Saudi Arabia.

Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have fired a domestically-designed and -developed ballistic missile at a strategic economic target in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Jizan in retaliation to the Riyadh regime’s devastating military aggression against their impoverished country. A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the [&hellip

Japan floods: 141 killed after torrential rain and landslides.

At least 141 people are now known to have died in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in western Japan, says the government. It is the highest death toll caused by rainfall that Japan has seen in more than three decades. Rescuers are now digging through mud and rubble in a race to find [&hellip

EU3 to open trade with Iran independent of US dollar: Russia FM.

EU3 to open trade with Iran independent of US dollar: Russia FM.

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the three major European signatories to a landmark nuclear deal with Iran agreed to establish trade ties with Iran independent of the US dollar. Since the United States’ unilateral move in May to withdraw from the nuclear accord, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), European [&hellip

Iran to remain in Syria to keep Israel out: Official.

A senior Iranian official says Iranian military advisers will continue their presence in Syria to help the Arab country defeat an all-out foreign-sponsored militancy. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian parliament speaker’s special adviser on international affairs, stressed that Syrians would not permit the Zionists in their homeland following the collapse of the Daesh terrorist group. “The [&hellip

Top Israeli security expert warns against war with Iran.

Top Israeli security expert warns against war with Iran.

Former Israeli deputy national security adviser Eran Etzion has warned Tel Aviv “not to become entangled with Iran directly” as he expressed alarm over frictions between the two sides in Syria. “Something dramatic is happening in Syria: For the first time, there is direct military friction between Israel and Iran,” Israel’s Haaretz newspaper quoted Etzion [&hellip

Yemeni drones hit Saudi communications systems.

Yemeni drones hit Saudi communications systems.

Yemeni drones have hit communications systems belonging to Saudi-led forces which have been attacking the country’s key port of Hudaydah, al-Masirah television network has reported. “Drones belonging to the Yemen army and popular committees, in an important operation, attacked communications systems of the invading and occupying forces in the western coast of Hudaydah,” the television [&hellip

3 out of 4 South Sudanese children know nothing but war: UNICEF.

3 out of 4 South Sudanese children know nothing but war: UNICEF.

Since South Sudan became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million of its 3.4 million babies, or three quarters of them, have been born in war, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Saturday. “As South Sudan turns seven, a seemingly endless war continues to devastate the lives of millions of children,” said Henrietta [&hellip

12 fishermen killed in Uganda/Congo lake clashes: official.

12 fishermen killed in Uganda/Congo lake clashes: official.

At least 12 fishermen have died and a dozen more are missing after deadly clashes on Lake Edward, which is shared by Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, a Congolese official said Monday. “The 12 bodies of our compatriots are still floating on Edward Lake” after violent exchanges between the Ugandan navy and DRC [&hellip