Middle East


Southern Yemeni separatists tell Saudi Arabia: Evict Islah or lose the war (14.08.2019)

Yemen’s southern separatists vowed to keep control over Aden, warning the only way out of the impasse that has fractured a Saudi-led military alliance was for Islamists and northerners to be removed from positions of power in the south. The separatists, supported by coalition member the United Arab...

Lebanese cabinet meets after political crisis ends (10.08.2019)

Lebanese official says findings from investigation into a shooting incident which sparked political crisis would be reported to the cabinet, which is meeting for the first time in weeks.

Preventing a civil war within a civil war in Yemen (09.08.2019)

Fighting within the anti-Huthi front threatens to make an already multi-faceted conflict even more complex and intractable. Clashes in Aden reveal tensions within the Saudi-led coalition and highlight the pressing need to address Yemen’s “southern question” now rather than wait until a...

Lebanon newspaper protests against political crisis (08.08.2019)

A prominent Lebanese daily Thursday appeared on newsstands with a black front page in the second such protest by a local paper in less than a year over the country's lingering political crisis.

Militiamen dig in at a front line of Yemen’s deadlocked war (08.08.2019)

Yemen’s civil war has been deadlocked for months, with neither side making major gains.

UN calls for de-escalation after surge in violence in Aden (08.08.2019)

Clashes between southern separatists and presidential guards in Aden, the seat of Yemen's internationally recognised government, have killed at least one person and badly wounded two others, according to local officials and witnesses. The violence, which prompted a United Nations call for...

Yemen’s civilians suffer as myriad of armed groups intensify attacks (07.08.2019)

The United Nations human rights office is reporting that intensified attacks by a myriad of armed groups in Yemen are having a devastating impact on civilians throughout the war-torn country. Dozens of armed groups, including those affiliated with the al-Qaida and Islamic State terror groups,...

Intensified Al Qaeda and ISIL activity in Yemen ‘deeply worrying’ - UN Human Rights Office (06.08.2019)

Armed groups affiliated with the Al Qaeda and ISIL terror groups, appear to have intensified their activities in Yemen, Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) declared on Tuesday, describing the situation as an example of “deeply worrying developments” that have...

Houthi missile attack on military parade kills 32 (01.08.2019)

At least 32 people have been killed in an attack on a military parade by Yemen's rebel Houthi movement. The parade in the southern port city of Aden was targeted by missiles and an armed drone, a Houthi-run TV channel says. Aden is the seat of Yemen's internationally recognised government.