High-gear diplomacy aims to avert U.S.-Iran conflict

World / Politics Jan 14, 2020

High-gear diplomacy aims to avert U.S.-Iran conflict

A flurry of diplomatic visits and meetings crisscrossing the Persian Gulf have driven urgent efforts in recent days to defuse the possibility of all-out war after the U.S. killed Iran's top military commander. Global leaders and top diplomats are repeating the mantra of "de-escalation" and ...

World Dec 26, 2019

U.N. condemns attack that killed 17 civilians in north Yemen

The United Nations has condemned an airstrike on a busy market that killed at least 17 people earlier this week in northern Yemen, a region which has been under control of Yemen's Iran-backed rebels known as Houthis. The office of the U.N. human rights coordinator ...

Aid groups halt work in south Yemen after targeted bombings

World / Social Issues Dec 25, 2019

Aid groups halt work in south Yemen after targeted bombings

A dozen humanitarian organizations in war-torn southern Yemen suspended their operations following a string of targeted attacks, the United Nations said, while the country's rebel-led health ministry announced on Tuesday that severe outbreaks of swine flu and dengue fever have killed close to 200 ...

Dengue fever finds breeding ground in war-weary Yemen

World / Science & Health Dec 17, 2019

Dengue fever finds breeding ground in war-weary Yemen

Ibrahim Ali al-Jadari's four teenage daughters lie at home on intravenous drips that will soon run out as they, like tens of thousands of other Yemenis, battle a seasonal surge of dengue fever. Mosquito-borne dengue is the latest challenge facing Yemenis who have endured almost ...