'Why not now?' for slavery reparations, House panel is told

World / Politics Jun 20, 2019

'Why not now?' for slavery reparations, House panel is told

Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves in the United States. The witnesses at the House Judiciary subcommittee included actor and ...

U.N. cease-fire monitoring chief visits key Yemen port of Hodeida

World Dec 25, 2018

U.N. cease-fire monitoring chief visits key Yemen port of Hodeida

The head of the United Nations team tasked with monitoring a fragile ceasefire in the flash-point city of Hodeida on Monday visited its lifeline docks, a port official said. Retired Dutch Gen. Patrick Cammaert called on Saudi-backed government forces and Iran-linked Houthi rebels to respect ...

Tripoli clashes leave 115 dead, 383 wounded: health ministry

World Sep 24, 2018

Tripoli clashes leave 115 dead, 383 wounded: health ministry

At least 115 people have been killed and 383 wounded in month-long clashes between rival factions in Tripoli, Libya's health ministry said on Sunday. The fighting pitted the Seventh Brigade, or Kaniyat, from Tarhouna, a town 65 km (45 miles) southeast of Tripoli, against the ...