Political Unrest
Associated Press/Photo by Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency

Cease-fire reached in parts of Yemen

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/13/18, 12:35 pm

The two warring sides in Yemen have agreed to withdraw their troops from the restive port city of Hodeida, with a cease-fire extending across the entire province, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Thursday. The agreement capped weekslong peace talks that took place in Sweden. As part of the deal, the UN will establish humanitarian corridors and deploy supervised neutral forces to the city. “This is just the beginning,” Guterres said, thanking the Yemeni delegations for taking an important step in the peace talks.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Thibault Camus

France responds to violent protests

by Kent Covington
Posted 12/03/18, 11:04 am

French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Prime Minister Édouard Philippe to meet with the heads of major political parties and representatives of a grassroots movement behind violent protests in the country over the weekend. More than 130 people were injured, including 23 police officers, in demonstrations against rising fuel taxes.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Mykola Lazarenko/Presidential Press Service

Ukraine issues travel ban for Russian men

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/30/18, 11:35 am

Ukraine on Friday banned Russian men from traveling into the country amid increasing tension with Moscow. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Twitter that the restriction, which only affects 16- to 60-year-old men, will bar Russians from forming “private armies” in the country. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Russia will not impose similar restrictions on Ukraine.

Read more