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Heavy fighting kills 27 people in central Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavy fighting between rebels and government forces in Yemen’s oil-rich Marib has killed at least 27 people, tribal leaders and security officials said Firday, amid a resurgence of violence in the area. The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels earlier this month renewed their attack on Marib, a stronghold for Yemeni forces allied with … Read more

Human rights will be ‘central’ to relations with Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday told Egypt that human rights will be “central” to its policy in dealing with the key Arab state and major American partner in the Middle East. The pronouncement came just a week after the administration approved a nearly $200 million missile sale to Egypt despite concerns about … Read more

Red Cross concerned over rebel offensive in central Yemen

The Daily Beast I Was a Victim of Sexual Harassment in India, Today I Rejoice Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via GettyNEW DELHI—I didn’t even know I was holding my breath until my phone screen flashed the message “Priya Ramani is acquitted.” And then my Twitter timeline exploded with happiness, tears and hope—from women I know, women … Read more

Migrants on the move again in Mexico and Central America

TENOSIQUE, Mexico (AP) — In the first Mexican shelter reached by migrants after trekking through the Guatemalan jungle, some 150 migrants are sleeping in its dormitories and another 150 lie on thin mattresses spread across the floor of its chapel. Only six weeks into the year, the shelter known as “The 72” has hosted nearly … Read more

Moderate quake injures at least 10 people in central Iran

National Review Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Have’ a COVID Vaccine When He Took Office President Biden claimed at one point during a CNN town hall on Tuesday that his administration came into office with no coronavirus vaccines available. Biden received his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on December 21, and the second dose in … Read more

Heavy clashes rage in central Yemen; dozens killed

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavy fighting between forces of Yemen’s internationally recognized government and Houthi rebels raged again on Sunday, extending a week of violence in the strategic province of Marib, Yemeni officials said. With dozens killed, the fighting has cast major doubt over U.N.-led efforts to restart negotiations to end years of civil war. … Read more

20 UN peacekeepers injured in an attack in central Mali

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An attack on a United Nations base in central Mali has injured at least 20 peacekeepers, the U.N. mission spokesman said Wednesday. The temporary U.N. base in Kerena, near Douentza, was the target of direct and indirect fire early Wednesday morning, Olivier Salgado said in a statement on Twitter. Special Representative … Read more