While gay pride flags are flying high everywhere in the western world, officials in Saudi Arabia have launched a crackdown on the promotion of homosexuality by seizing rainbow-colored items being sold in shops.
Mid-way through a two-month ceasefire in Yemen, there has been a lot of talk about what’s gone wrong, or what might’ve gone better. The Yemen Data Project, however, is showing what’s gone very right, marveling at the lack of an air war in the month of April.
While President Biden signed an executive order last fall to declassify 9/11 evidence, the families of some 9/11 victims say they had to go through the British courts to get records and videos seized two decades ago from an alleged Saudi government operative that have never been public until now.
The warring sides in Yemen's seven-year conflict have for the first time in years agreed a nationwide truce, which would also allow fuel imports into Houthi-held areas and some flights operating from Sanaa airport, the United Nations envoy said on Friday.
United Nations and United States envoys on Wednesday welcomed unilateral truce moves by Yemen's warring sides as encouraging steps, while stressing the need for a more comprehensive ceasefire that would help alleviate a dire humanitarian crisis.
Khaled Rmeishi, 16, has spent half his life watching Yemen, and his hopes for the future, collapse under a war that has pushed millions in the long-impoverished Arabian peninsula country deeper into poverty and hunger.