by | December 17, 2018 | 22:25

ACLED's figures also do not include the last few months of 2014, when Yemen's Houthi rebels captured Sanaa and much of the country's north, nor the casualties in 2015, when the Saudi-led coalition joined the war on the side of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's government.

by | December 17, 2018 | 22:17

United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon said Monday that two of the four tunnels discovered by Israel and allegedly dug by the Hezbollah militant group cross the border in violation of the cease-fire agreement that ended the 2006 war. Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said Thursday that neither Israel nor Lebanon wanted to go to war, but noted that Israel violates Lebanese airspace and worldwide waters on a regular basis.

by | December 17, 2018 | 21:10

Army commando being charged with murder, raising questions about the possibility he could jeopardize the ongoing military legal proceedings. His attorney, Phillip Stackhouse, tweeted that Golsteyn is charged with "premeditated murder, a death penalty offense for allegedly killing a Taliban bomb-maker during combat operations in Marjah, Afghanistan".

by | December 17, 2018 | 20:10

The Department of Justice on Monday unsealed the indictments of 66-year-old Californian Bijan Rafiekian (also known as Bijan Kian ) and 41-year-old Turkish-Dutch national Kamil Ekim Alptekin . They have been charged with conspiracy, lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and illegally acting in the Turkish agents. Alptekin stands accused of directing and funding Kian and Flynn's work, and then lying in USA filings about his role.

by | December 17, 2018 | 19:59

Zoo staff are working to account for all species after fire destroyed much of the vast plastic roof covering Chester Zoo's Monsoon Forest area. A large-scale evacuation of animals and visitors got underway at Chester Zoo in northern England after a huge fire broke out Saturday.

by | December 17, 2018 | 19:56

In a decision that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court , O'Connor sided with a coalition of 20 states that argued requiring people to pay for insurance coverage is illegal because a change in tax law previous year eliminated a penalty for not having health insurance.

by | December 17, 2018 | 18:37

The Financial Times reported that Margaret Beckett, the former Labour foreign secretary and a leading campaigner for a second referendum, said the fact May felt the need to release part of her statement in advance reflected the growing pressure for another vote.

by | December 17, 2018 | 18:10

Trump has said he'd be "proud" to have a shutdown over the $5 billion he wants for the wall on the U.S. -Mexico border. "He is not going to get the wall in any form", Schumer said. The essential employees who work during a shutdown are paid retroactively when the government reopens and payroll operations resume. A government in such disarray might not play well for Republicans over the holiday period, especially if Americans also view images for two weeks of Trump vacationing at his ...

by | December 17, 2018 | 17:55

Trump calling his former attorney a "rat" comes after Cohen went on ABC and said he was done lying and being loyal to the president. Most U.S. voters believe President Donald Trump has been dishonest on the matter of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference of the 2016 presidential election, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows .

by | December 17, 2018 | 16:44

Condemning the killings of seven civilians in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district , Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday emphasised on the need for dialogue to resolve the "conflict" in the state and vowed to raise the issue of alleged "violation of human rights" with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

by | December 17, 2018 | 16:17

Euronews has reached out to her for comment. In Paris , police were out in force to contain possible outbursts of violence. The demonstrations have since snowballed, leading to calls to topple Macron, whom the protesters accuse of favouring the rich.

by | December 17, 2018 | 16:03

Israeli forces destroyed the home of a Palestinian accused of killing two Israelis, in an army raid that triggered clashes overnight on December 17, an AFP journalist said. Israeli settlers have escalated their attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank by either throwing rocks at their cars as they drove on the roads or by attacking their villages while the army either watch or encourage them.

by | December 17, 2018 | 15:59

Indira Gandhi , 66, was murdered by the two guards as she walked in the garden of the prime minister's residence on the morning of 31 December. The court also levied a fine of Rs 5 lakh on him. The high court further stated that "the criminals responsible for the mass crimes have enjoyed political patronage and managed to evade prosecution and punishment".

by | December 17, 2018 | 15:55

In December, Trump shrunk the size of the Bear Ears National Monument by 85% and halved the Grand Staircase-Escalante, removing federal protections on 2 million acres of land, according to the New York Times . The top Democrat in the Senate is calling Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke "one of the most toxic members" of the Cabinet and says the Cabinet "will be a little less foul without him".

by | December 17, 2018 | 15:45

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt also relinquished their posts after coming under scrutiny for how they spent taxpayer dollars on their travel, among other allegations.

by | December 17, 2018 | 14:53

The government now says it won't move its embassy until a two-state solution is reached, at which time it will also recognise East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital. The Arab League, meanwhile, has issued a statement blasting the move as "blatantly biased towards the positions and policies of the Israeli occupation".

by | December 17, 2018 | 14:31

Khashoggi has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. "We have been providing the bombs that Saudi Arabia is using, refueling the planes that drop those bombs and assisting with intelligence". Chris Murphy, D-Conn., holds a news conference after the Senate passed a resolution he introduced that would pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, Dec.

by | December 17, 2018 | 14:10

Russia-Ukraine relations have been tense since Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014. Saturday's religious rupture from the Russian Orthodox Church is a potent - possibly explosive - mix of politics, religious faith and national identity.

by | December 17, 2018 | 14:04

WASHINGTON: 's final words were " I can't breathe ", CNN said on Sunday, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist's murder. They think the world is dumb. His remains have yet to be found. Is Jamal Khashoggi a kid? U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to condemn Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia and has instead insisted that the kingdom is a valuable ally to the United States, despite a Central Intelligence ...

by | December 17, 2018 | 13:55

However, EU leaders said the deal was not open for re-negotiation. May, of the Conservative party, says his comments were "an insult to the office he once held". Labour is insisting that Mrs May puts her Brexit deal to a vote in the Commons before Parliament rises for Christmas on Thursday. "It will happen over Christmas, it's not going to happen this week, it's not going to be quick, it will happen some time in the New Year", he told the BBC's Andrew Marr show.