Saudi-Led Coalition Forces Destroy Houthi Drone, Spokesman Says

by Sofia Chegodaeva On Monday, Saudi state-run TV reported that the coalition forces had intercepted an explosive-laden drone launched by Yemen's Houthi Movement. Forces of the Saudi-led coalition have intercepted and destroyed a bomb-laden unmanned aerial vehicle...

Sudan premier ready for Israel ties if parliament approves -sources

The subject is sensitive in Sudan, which used to be among the hardline Arab foes of Israel. By REUTERS Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks during joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas...

Myanmar police warn protesters to disperse or face force

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Myanmar police on Monday warned protesters to disperse or face force shortly after state television signalled impending action to stifle mass demonstrations against a military coup and the arrest of elected...

Madagascar: Why Giant Island Run by Former DJ May Have a Future as French...

by Chris Summers Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island and, if laid across Europe, would span from London to Algiers. John Gimlette has just written a book about the island after spending three months travelling...

Egypt parliament ratifies EEZ deal with Greece

The Egyptian parliament on Monday ratified an agreement designating an exclusive economic zone in the eastern Mediterranean between Greece and Egypt, an area containing offshore oil and gas reserves, Egyptian state-run newspaper Al Ahram English reported. Egyptian parliament’s legislative and...

South Africa to ban lion breeding for cub petting

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright Corbis News South Africa has revealed plans to clamp down on breeding lions for hunting or so tourists can pet cubs. The move comes after the results were published from a two-year study...

Burkina Faso ambush: Spaniards and Irishman killed after abduction

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright Getty Images image caption Burkina Faso's security forces are battling to curb an insurgency Two Spanish journalists and an Irish national abducted near a nature reserve in eastern Burkina Faso have been killed. The Europeans...

Africa Rebels threaten to march on capital as Chad reels from president’s battlefield death

By Madjiasra Nako N'DJAMENA, April 21 (Reuters) - Rebel forces set their sights on Chad's capital on Wednesday following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, a move that threatens to bring even more turmoil...

John Magufuli: Questions raised over missing Tanzania leader

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright AFP image captionThe 61-year-old president, nicknamed "The Bulldozer", is serving his second term in office Questions have been raised over the health of Tanzanian President John Magufuli who has not been seen in public...

‘Russian bounties for Taliban’ story clearly meant to derail US pullout, says Moscow’s special...

The bombshell story claiming Russia paid Afghan militants to kill US soldiers is fake news targeting the Trump administration and its attempts to withdraw troops from the country, Russia’s top Afghanistan diplomat has said. “It...

UN demands all countries enforce arms embargo on Libya

Troops loyal to the Tripoli government prepare their weapon as they carry out patrols in Zamzam, near Abu Qareen, Libya. (Reuters) Short Url https://arab.news/mdyzu AP The UN Security Council also called for political talks and a cease-fire in...

EU Reportedly Blocks Ethiopia Aid Over Crisis in Tigray

by Ilya Tsukanov The East African nation was thrust into civil conflict in early November, when federal troops moved to take control of the Tigray region after local authorities disobeyed a federal order to postpone elections...

Libya’s interim PM elected through bribery, UN inquiry says

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah chosen at forum where delegates were reportedly offered up to $500,000 The prime minister designate of Libya, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, in Tripoli. Photograph: Hazem Ahmed/AP  The Guardian- Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor The legitimacy of...

Ethiopia PM Orders Final Offensive against Tigray Leaders in Mekele

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Thursday ordered Ethiopia's army to launch a final offensive against Tigray's leaders in their regional capital Mekele, saying the window for their surrender had expired. "The Ethiopian National Defence Forces...

Photo: Huge Container Ship Gets Stuck Sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal, Blocking All Sea...

by Morgan Artyukhina Big ships and little waterways scarcely mix well, but it’s still rare that one of the world’s largest container vessels finds itself abreast the Suez Canal, cutting off two seas’ worth of ocean-going...

UN: Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees in Ethiopia

The UN has said some 2 million people in Tigray now need assistance. (Reuters) Short Url https://arab.news/9rtuu-AP Ethiopia’s government has said it will create and manage a ‘humanitarian corridor’ for the delivery of aid, but the UN...

Tunisia says it does not intend to normalize relations with Israel

Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said that he respects Morocco’s choice to recognize the Jewish state but that Tunisia is not considering doing the same. (File/AFP via Getty Images) Short Url-https://arab.news/7nf72-Reuters Tunisia says its position...

Protests rock Myanmar for fifth day, West condemns security response

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Protesters took to the streets of Myanmar for a fifth day on Wednesday, vowing to keep up demonstrations against last week’s military coup even after a woman was shot and critically...

Egypt to suspend education in event of COVID-19 second wave

Students wearing face shields play during school recess following months of closure due to the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Cairo’s Maadi suburb. (Reuters) Short Url https://arab.news/8exdb-Mohammed Abu Zaid The minister said school attendance rates were high, coinciding...

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: ‘Civilians massacred’, says Amnesty International

BBC.COM- image copyrightReuters image captionTroops loyal to the government ride in trucks to face Tigray People's Liberation Front forces "Scores and probably hundreds" of civilians have been massacred in the growing conflict in Tigray in northern...