Yemen’s Houthis say will stop all attacks on Saudi Arabia

Yemen’s Houthis say will stop all attacks on Saudi Arabia

An official with the Houthi rebel movement in Yemen has said it will stop aiming missile and drone attacks at Saudi Arabia, warning that a continuation of the war could lead to "dangerous developments". The announcement was made on Friday night by Mahdi al-Mashat, head of the Houthi's supreme political council, which controls the rebel-held…
Egyptians take to the streets demanding President Sisi’s removal

Egyptians take to the streets demanding President Sisi’s removal

Videos posted on social media showed demonstrators chanting 'rise up, fear not, Sisi must go' and 'the people demand the regime’s fall' on Friday. [Twitter] Thousands of pro-democracy protesters have marched in cities across Egypt to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Videos posted on social media showed demonstrators chanting "rise up, fear…
Afghanistan: Explosion rocks diplomatic area of Kabul

Afghanistan: Explosion rocks diplomatic area of Kabul

It was the second major blast in Kabul this week while a US envoy has been in town briefing officials on a US-Taliban deal [AFP] A loud explosion shook Afghanistan's capital with casualties near a neighbourhood housing the US Embassy and other diplomatic missions. The blast took place on Thursday in Shash Darak, a heavily…
Houthis claim attack on military target in Saudi capital Riyadh

Houthis claim attack on military target in Saudi capital Riyadh

Saudi Arabia has not yet responded to the claims made by the rebels [Al Jazeera] Houthi rebels on Monday claimed to have attacked a military target in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh a day after the Yemeni rebels fired ballistic missiles at an airport. According to a spokesperson for the Houthis, the attack was carried out…
Syria’s war: Rebels withdraw from Idlib’s Khan Sheikhoun

Syria’s war: Rebels withdraw from Idlib’s Khan Sheikhoun

Opposition fighters have withdrawn from a key town in Syria's Idlib province amid a government offensive to retake the country's last major rebel stronghold, local activists have said. Suleiman Abdulqader, a local activist in southern Idlib, said the rebels withdrew from Khan Sheikhoun early on Tuesday after the town was "completely surrounded by government forces". "They…
UFC 242: Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Dustin Poirier

UFC 242: Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Dustin Poirier

Khabib Nurmagomedov has stopped Dustin Poirier by submission in the third round at UFC 242, retaining his lightweight title and unbeaten record. After dominating Poirier with wrestling and grappling throughout Saturday's bout at Abu Dhabi's Yas Island, Nurmagomedov (28-0) landed a rear naked choke and forced Poirier to tap midway through the third. The Dagestan-born…
Made in Eastern Europe: Garment workers denied basic rights

Made in Eastern Europe: Garment workers denied basic rights

Names marked with an asterisk* have been changed to protect interviewees' identities.  Romania and Bulgaria - On July 10, on the outskirts of Covasna, a small mountainous town in Romania's central region of Transylvania, about 30 garment factory workers who were recently made redundant launched a protest outside their workplace - the Textile Blue Wash factory. With the…
Brexit: All the latest updates

Brexit: All the latest updates

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in the midst of a major parliamentary showdown over his bid to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union by an October 31 deadline, with or without a divorce deal. On their first day back after summer holidays, rebel and opposition MPs on Tuesday voted in favour of…
US city of Portland braces for far-right rally, counter protests

US city of Portland braces for far-right rally, counter protests

Right-wing groups and counterprotesters have gathered in downtown Portland in the US state of Oregon, where authorities have set up concrete barriers and closed streets over fears of violence. Flag-waving members of far-right Proud Boys and Three Percenters groups began gathering on Saturday morning for their rally labelled "End Domestic Terrorism" - some wearing body armour…
PM Imran Khan leads Kashmir solidarity rallies in Pakistan

PM Imran Khan leads Kashmir solidarity rallies in Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan - Pakistan's prime minister has vowed to raise the issue of rights violations allegedly perpetrated by India in the disputed region of Kashmir at the United Nations next month, as tens of thousands held protests across the country expressing solidarity with the Kashmiris. "The whole world should have stood with Kashmir," Prime Minister Imran…