The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, today urged the international community “to prepare for massive displacement and humanitarian crisis as conflict torn Yemen further descends into chaos and civilians flee the fighting.”
The United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia became very uneasy when the Yemenese or Yemenite movement of the Houthi or Ansarallah (meaning the supporters of God in Arabic) gained control of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa/Sana, in September 2014. The US-supported Yemenite President Abd-Rabbuh Manṣour Al-Hadi was humiliatingly forced to share power with the Houthis and the coalition of northern Yemenese tribes that had helped them enter Sana.
Defence secretary expected to announce reinforcements of troops and equipment after Argentina said to be buying long-range bombers from Russia
Britain is to “beef up” the defence of the Falkland Islands the government has confirmed, amid reports of an increased risk of invasion by Argentina.
Some six million Bolivians attended the polls today to elect nine governors and 339 mayors, among other regional authorities on a day which saw a high turnout and only minor incidents.
Reports from the Bolivian Information Agency (ABI), which quoted the government, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) and international observer missions, detailed the course of the elections.
Also during the elections 4500 regional authorities have been nominated.
At least 40 young Mexicans went on hunger strike in New York, demanding the Governor Andrew Cuomo to include in his budget proposal a law that would benefit undocumented students.
Mexicans are part of a group of at least 70 people who decided to join the protest, after Governor Cuomo announced last Tuesday that the "Dream" budget law has been removed from the draft.
More than three million Venezuelans have signed up against a decree of the President of the United States (US), Barack Obama, which sees Venezuela as "a threat," said leader of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and mayor of the Libertador municipality of Caracas Jorge Rodriguez.
The US Treasury Department on Tuesday excluded many people and companies linked to Cuba from its list of sanctions, as part of the process of rapprochement initiated by the United States and Cuba after half a century of isolation.
In a brief statement, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the Treasury reported that from the sanctions list 6 persons, 28 companies and 11 naval vessels have been removed, including vessels operating under Cypriot flag.
The Ukrainian economy recorded a 25% decline, caused by the conflict in Donbas, informed the prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Faced with the collapse of the Ukrainian economy, the West only offers promises, says US expert.
"We have lost a quarter of the national economy," said Yatseniuk at a meeting with governors.
He further stated that hundreds of companies had to close, although Ukraine has collected more in taxes this year than in 2014 and there were no delays in social payments.
Not exactly known for truthfulness, U.S. neocons have been trying to reassure the American people that sinking a negotiated deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program would be a painless proposition, but at least one prominent neocon, Joshua Muravchik, acknowledges that the alternative will be war – and he likes the idea.
The language is white hot. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tells the US Congress to reject any deal with Iran. The red line for him has been crossed a long time ago – namely, when Iran began to enrich uranium. What Netanyahu wants is to end Iran’s nuclear program. What ambiguity lies between the civilian and military program must not be considered – none of it should be allowed.