Some 500 people take to streets to decry unequal treatment: ‘How is it that after 30 years we continue to suffer from discrimination?’
A ceasefire after weeks of Saudi-led coalition bombing in Yemen began on Tuesday night, but the coalition warned Iran-backed rebels it would strike back at any violation. 11 O'clock", coalition spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri said when asked whether the ceasefire had begun on schedule at 11:00 pm local time (2000 GMT). The coalition intensified its air strikes, conducting a record of more than 130 sorties from Friday to Saturday, after declaring the rebels had crossed a "red line" with deadly mortar and rocket bombardments of Saudi Arabia. Using unmanned aerial vehicles and artillery, coalition forces hit back and destroyed the vehicles which launched the rockets, he said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced a resurgence in anti-Semitism both in the Middle East and in the West, in a speech on Tuesday at a forum about the problem. "Today there is no doubt that we are living in an age of resurgent anti-Semitism," Netanyahu said at the opening of the fifth Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism.
Palestinian develops machine to make seawater potable as only an estimated 5 years remain before there is no available drinking water for the 1.8 million people in Gaza.
EU plans for binding refugee quotas across the 28-nation bloc could be sunk because Britain, Ireland and Denmark do not have to accept them, European sources said Tuesday. The European Commission, the EU executive, is due to propose quotas as part of a new migration policy on Wednesday after the worst migrant shipwreck left 750 people dead in the Mediterranean last month. As the death toll mounts off its southern shores, the European Union is trying to put in place a strategy to deal with both the growing number of arriving refugees and to halt the inflow at source in conflict-torn North Africa and the Middle East. The final plan is supposed to be put before EU leaders at their June 25-26 summit but immigration is such a sensitive political issue for many member states that agreement could prove elusive, especially when it comes to sharing the burden.
After second deadly quake rocks Nepal, MDA to send delegation to retrieve four newborns from Kathmandu hospital. Father recalls: ‘I took baby in my hands and ran for safety.’
The Arab Media Forum, the largest annual gathering of its kind, opened Tuesday in Dubai with lively debate on the future of the industry amid upheaval in the Middle East. Attended by around 1,500 people, the forum began with Organisation of Islamic Cooperation chief Iyad Madani addressing the image of Muslims in the world, tarnished by a wave of extremist violence.
WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department officials gave speedy and sometimes only cursory consideration to potential conflicts of interest when approving former President Bill Clinton's lucrative speeches to global companies and foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, an Associated Press investigation has found.