Military Conflicts

U.N. expresses alarm at violence in Afghanistan as April civilian casualties jump

U.N. expresses alarm at violence in Afghanistan as April civilian casualties jump

Published 19/05/2020

KABUL (Reuters) - The United Nations said Afghan civilian casualties jumped to 380 in April, expressing alarm about a “striking deterioration” in respect for international [more…]

Trump fired watchdog who was probing Saudi arms sales, Democrats say

Trump fired watchdog who was probing Saudi arms sales, Democrats say

Published 19/05/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump may have fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia, [more…]

Gunmen attack Afghan hospital where MSF aid group runs a clinic

Gunmen attack Afghan hospital where MSF aid group runs a clinic

Published 12/05/2020

KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday where the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders runs a maternity [more…]

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen calls for end to escalation in south

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen calls for end to escalation in south

Published 27/04/2020

RIYADH (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen on Monday urged a leading separatist group that declared self-rule in the south to rescind its [more…]

UAE against unilateral changes to situation in Yemen: official

UAE against unilateral changes to situation in Yemen: official

Published 27/04/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates stands against a decision by a main Yemeni southern separatist group to declare self-rule in areas it controls, [more…]

South Korea, China cast doubt on reports North Korean leader Kim gravely ill

South Korea, China cast doubt on reports North Korean leader Kim gravely ill

Published 21/04/2020

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean and Chinese officials on Tuesday cast doubt on reports North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ill after media outlets [more…]

Rockets hit near site of foreign oil firms, state-run companies in Iraq’s Basra: sources

Rockets hit near site of foreign oil firms, state-run companies in Iraq’s Basra: sources

Published 06/04/2020

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Rockets landed near a site connected with foreign oil firms and state-run companies in Iraq’s southern city of Basra early on [more…]

In battle against coronavirus, Colombia transforms military hospital

In battle against coronavirus, Colombia transforms military hospital

Published 23/03/2020

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia’s central military hospital, which for decades was inundated with victims of landmines and other casualties of the country’s internal conflict, is [more…]

Khamenei says U.S. sanctions forced Iran to become ‘self-sufficient’

Khamenei says U.S. sanctions forced Iran to become ‘self-sufficient’

Published 20/03/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a live speech on state TV for the start of the Persian new year, said [more…]

Sweden says to send up to 150 special forces troops to Mali

Sweden says to send up to 150 special forces troops to Mali

Published 16/03/2020

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden’s government on Monday said it had decided to send troops to Mali to join French-led special forces that are fighting militants [more…]