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A Judicial Killing in Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition airstrike has killed the judge who prosecuted Saudi-backed and now-exiled Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, CNN reports. The airstrike hit the home of Yemeni Judge Yahya Rubaid, killing him, as well as his wife, son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. Five other family members and two guards suffered injuries. "We do not target homes," Saudi coalition

By |January 25th, 2016|Middle East, News in Brief, Saudi Arabia, Uncategorized, Yemen|

Assad Retakes Rabia

Aided by Russian air strikes, Syrian government troops and "popular defense" forces seized the town of Rabia, BBC reports. Rabia was the last major town rebels controlled in Syria's western Latakia province. The town had been in rebel hands for the past four years.

By |January 24th, 2016|Middle East, News in Brief, Syria|

Migrants Storm UK-bound Ship

Several hundred migrants stormed the French port of Calais on Saturday, and about 50 of them boarded a UK-bound ship, CNN reports. Police arrested 35 people, 24 of whom were migrants and 11 of whom were pro-migrant demonstrators.  

By |January 24th, 2016|Europe, France, News in Brief, United Kingdom|

American student arrested in North Korea

North Korean authorities have arrested an American university student who was in Pyongyang with a China-based travel company, CNN reports. Otto Frederick Warmbier is accused of committing "a hostile act" against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

By |January 22nd, 2016|News in Brief, North Korea|

Putin to Obama: Congratulations on July 4

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message to U.S. President Barack Obama congratulating him on American Independence Day, a Kremlin press release states.

By |July 4th, 2015|News in Brief|

Farage Withdraws UKIP Resignation to Remain as Party Leader


Ding Dong the UKIP Dick Is Gone

Mr. Cameron's Conservative party has won a landslide victory in the recent UK elections. Such a wide majority was expected by very few sources. While not all might agree with the result, this cloud does have a clear silver lining. The leader of the xenophobic UKIP party, Nigel Farage has resigned. This follows the disappointing

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By |April 7th, 2015|News in Brief|
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