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UN to Hold Emergency Meeting on Iran Unrest

Pro-government supporters held large rallies Friday across Iran as the United Nations Security Council prepares to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the ongoing unrest. Thousands of government advocates rallied for a third straight day in dozens of locations around Tehran and several cities after Tehran’s prayer leader urged authorities to deal “firmly” with those […]

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Yemen could be ‘worst’ humanitarian crisis in 50 years

People in war-torn Yemen are facing a situation that ” looks like the Apocalypse”, the UN’s humanitarian chief has told Al Jazeera, warning that the country could become the worst humanitarian disaster in half a century. The Arab world’s poorest country has endured nearly three years of war between Houthi rebels and Saudi-backed forces loyal […]


US Approves Sale by US Manufacturers of Lethal Weapons to Ukraine

The United States has approved the sale by U.S. manufacturers of lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert confirmed this week that Congress was notified of the matter on December 13. The legal framework for U.S. manufacturers to sell arms to Ukraine has existed since the Obama administration, Nauert said. Nauert noted […]


Russia condemns US move to sell weapons to Ukraine

Russian officials said the US decision to supply weapons to Ukraine was dangerous and will encourage Kiev to use force in eastern Ukraine. The US state department said on Friday the United States will provide Ukraine with “enhanced defensive capabilities” as the country battles Russian-backed separatists in the east. Russia’s RIA state news agency quoted […]

Russian tanks rolling into Ukraine last year.

US to provide Ukraine with ‘enhanced defensive capabilities’

The US announced Friday it would provide Ukraine with “enhanced defensive capabilities,” a move that could escalate a conflict between government forces and pro-Russian separatists that has claimed more than 10,000 lives since 2014. It also threatens to undermine President Donald Trump’s calls for improved relations with Moscow. “The United States has decided to provide […]