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UN says Yemen monitors safe after Hodeida shooting

UN says Yemen monitors safe after Hodeida shooting

A United Nations mission tasked with overseeing a truce in war-torn Yemen came under fire but was unharmed in the flashpoint city of Hodeida Thursday, the UN said.

US begins withdrawing gear from Syria, but not troops

US begins withdrawing gear from Syria, but not troops

The US military has begun moving non-essential gear out of Syria but is not withdrawing troops for now, defence officials said amid uncertainty over America's planned exit from the war-battered nation.

DR Congo further delays Dec 30 poll in two conflict zones

DR Congo further delays Dec 30 poll in two conflict zones

DR Congo on Wednesday announced that key elections due to take place nationwide on December 30 would be postponed to March in two regions troubled by violence.

UN convenes warring sides in Yemen's Hodeida

UN convenes warring sides in Yemen's Hodeida

A UN-led truce monitoring team including members of Yemen's warring sides held its first meeting in the flashpoint city of Hodeida on Wednesday, a pro-government official told AFP.

Head of UN monitors arrives in Yemen's rebel-held Sanaa

Head of UN monitors arrives in Yemen's rebel-held Sanaa

The head of the UN team tasked with monitoring a fragile ceasefire in Yemen's port city of Hodeida arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Sunday, an AFP photographer said.

Suspected rebel attack in DR Congo kills five

Suspected rebel attack in DR Congo kills five

At least five people, including four civilians, were killed in an attack by suspected Ugandan rebels in DR Congo, an AFP correspondent and witnesses said on Sunday.

In areas backed by Turkey, Syrians welcome US withdrawal

In areas backed by Turkey, Syrians welcome US withdrawal

Residents and fighters in territory held by pro-Turkish rebels in northern Syria cautiously welcomed Washington's decision to pull out troops, viewing it as a chance to push further into Kurdish territory.

Hamas rejects Abbas plan to dissolve Palestinian parliament

Hamas rejects Abbas plan to dissolve Palestinian parliament

Hamas on Sunday denounced Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas's plan to dissolve the largely defunct Palestinian parliament that it controls, calling it a move to ‘serve his partisan interests’.

UN ceasefire monitors arrive in Yemen: AFP

UN ceasefire monitors arrive in Yemen: AFP

A United Nations team tasked with monitoring Yemen's fragile ceasefire in the port city of Hodeida arrived in Aden on Saturday, an AFP journalist said.

Car bomb kills 8 people in Syria's Afrin: monitor

Car bomb kills 8 people in Syria's Afrin: monitor

A car bomb killed at least eight people including four civilians near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on Sunday, a British-based war monitor said.

2 babies die at camp for displaced on Syria-Jordan border: UN

2 babies die at camp for displaced on Syria-Jordan border: UN

Two babies have died of illness in the past week at a camp for displaced people on the Syrian border with Jordan, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said Thursday.

Iraq celebrates one year since 'victory' against IS

Iraq celebrates one year since 'victory' against IS

Iraq's premier Monday marked a year since his country announced victory against the Islamic State militants by pledging to root out corruption and ensure hundreds of thousands of displaced return home.