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Yemen’s Frontline City: Once thriving city of Taiz now lies in ruins

Taiz was once Yemen's cultural capital but like Aleppo and Mosul, much of it now lies in ruins. The Red Cross says the city is an example of how destructive urban warfare can be. Our Middle East Reporter Abubakr al Shama...

California mudslides: At least 13 killed, thousands evacuated

Landslides in Southern California have killed at least 13 people. Thousands have been forced from their homes, some of them for the second time since December....

Trump says it would be fun to run against Oprah and he’d beat her

President gives his reaction to calls for the TV star to declare for the 2020 election...

Refugee Crisis: UN warns Israel against forced migrations

The UN's refugee agency says Israel should stop plans to send tens of thousands of people back to Africa against their will. The Israeli government decided last week to forcibly repatriate the refugees unless they agree ...

UN: Syrian regime forcing demographic displacements

The UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock is visiting Syria this week to see how to improve the delivery of aid to people in besieged areas. One of these areas is Eastern Ghouta, one of the last rebel-controlled areas on th...

Yemen

Hundreds of thousands of displaced Yemenis are trying to survive in camps without basic health and sanitation provisions. More than two million have been displaced since the war begin three and a half years ago. Al Jazee...

Why is the US cracking down on marijuana? – The Stream

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week rescinded the Cole Memorandum, an Obama-era directive that discouraged enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalised cannabis. Eight states, and the Distr...

Germany ban on online hate speech triggers debate

Internet rights activists and opposition politicians in Germany are outraged at a new law aimed at combating a rising tide of online hate speech. Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites are being forced to r...

Oil Tanker Accident: Iranian operated vessel at risk of exploding

Rescue teams are still searching for 31 crew members from the Sanchi oil tanker that collided with a Chinese cargo vessel in the east China Sea. Now, the biggest concern is that it could explode at any moment. TRT World'...

What caused protests to flare in Iran? – The Stream

Thousands of people have flooded the streets of Iran's second-largest city to show support for the nation's leadership following a week of protests that sparked unrest throughout the country. The anti-government demonstr...

Syrian regime steps up offensive on Idlib

Government forces in Syria are stepping up their offensive against opposition fighters in their largest remaining stronghold. Idlib is supposed to be a 'de-escalation zone' - set up last year with the backing of Russia, ...

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