Hodeidah residents dare to hope as first day of ceasefire holds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yemen UN-negotiated ceasefire in Yemeni port city seen as litmus test for other measures Yemenis gather at a market in Hodeidah. Photograph: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters Residents trapped in Hodeidah were daring to hope on Tuesday that the misery facing the besieged Yemeni city was abating, Läs mer…

Russia, Turkey and Iran reach agreement on Syria committee

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Syria UN says Moscow rejected five names its envoy wanted included in proposed panel Javad Zarif (left), Sergei Lavrov and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (right) at a news conference in Geneva. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters The three self-appointed guarantors of the Syrian peace process – Russia, Turkey Läs mer…

Yemen: fighting dies down in Hodeidah as ceasefire starts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yemen Vital port city was calm on Tuesday morning but residents warn hostilities are usually worst at night Yemeni pro-government forces gather in Hodeidah on Monday, shortly before the ceasefire was due to start. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images Yemen’s flashpoint port city of Hodeidah was Läs mer…

Yemen: fighting dies down in Hodeidah as ceasefire starts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yemen Vital port city was calm on Tuesday morning but residents warn hostilities are usually worst at night Yemeni pro-government forces gather in Hodeidah on Monday, shortly before the ceasefire was due to start. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images Yemen’s flashpoint port city of Hodeidah was Läs mer…

Labor conference votes for a Shorten government to recognise Palestinian statehood

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Labor party Tony Burke says Labor recognises ‘the Palestinians also deserve a land of their own’ Tony Burke at the Labor national conference. He said Labor had always recognised the right of Israel to have a land of its own. Photograph: Mark Brake/Getty Images Läs mer…

Airbnb denies U-turn on West Bank settlement bookings

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Palestinian territories Israeli tourist minister claims website had decided not to remove listings in occupied Palestinian territory A guesthouse in the occupied West Bank, advertised for rental on Airbnb. Photograph: Tsafrir Abayov/AP The online bookings platform Airbnb has denied a claim by Israel’s tourism Läs mer…

Bodies of two female tourists found in Morocco's High Atlas

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Morocco Interior ministry says women, from Denmark and Norway, found with cuts to their necks The women’s bodies were found near the village of Imlil in the High Atlas mountains. Photograph: Alamy The bodies of two Scandinavian women have been found with cuts to Läs mer…

Justin Trudeau says Canada is looking to pull out of Saudi arms deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Canada Contracted sale of armoured vehicles is worth C$14.8bn Pressure to cancel over Khashoggi killing and Yemen war Justin Trudeau: ‘We are engaged with the export permits to try and see if there is a way of no longer exporting these vehicles to Saudi Läs mer…

Netanyahu’s son banned from Facebook over hate speech

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Benjamin Netanyahu Yair Netanyahu, 27, barred for 24 hours for anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian comments Yair Netanyahu (right) with his father in Jerusalem in 2015. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images The son of the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been temporarily banned from Facebook after Läs mer…

Baghdad's Green Zone reopens: 'The politicians inside are sleeping on money'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cities For a trial period, cars are allowed in the fortified area, a move many feel does not go far enough Children hold the Iraqi flag and a picture of the Shia spiritual leader Ayatollah Sistani as they enter the heavily fortified Green Zone. Läs mer…

The Somali-born MP challenging Sweden's swing to the right

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Upside Sweden Leila Ali Elmi has promised to be a voice for those targeted by hostility to immigration Leila Ali Elmi won a surprise victory in the recent Swedish elections which otherwise tilted the country towards the political right. Photograph: Fredrik Hjerling Swedes Läs mer…

Arab countries discuss 'Australia situation' after recognition of West Jerusalem

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as capital of Israel put on agenda of meeting at request of Palestinians Prime minister Scott Morrison announced on Saturday that Australia officially recognised West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photograph: Sean Davey/AAP Representatives of Arab countries will Läs mer…

Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate 'interference' in kingdom's affairs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Saudi Arabia Riyadh condemns vote calling for end US to military aid over Yemen war and vote holding Crown Prince responsible for Khashoggi murder A Yemeni soldier outside the UN offices during an anti-war rally in Sana’a. The US Senate called for an end Läs mer…

UK efforts in Iraq 'hindered by hostile immigration policy'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Immigration and asylum Projects to tackle aftermath of war are being frustrated or scuppered by visa rejections, organisers say The Home Office in Westminster, London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Government-backed projects to tackle the aftermath of the war in Iraq have been frustrated or scuppered Läs mer…

Israeli minister: 'We hope Australia will fix the mistake they made' – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Play Video 0:53 Israel has signalled its displeasure with Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital. A minister close to Benjamin Netanyahu said it was a mistake to contradict the notion of Israeli control over the whole city Israel chides Australia’s recognition of Läs mer…