Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired ballistic missiles, killing a Saudi man

Yemen’s Houthi movement fired ballistic missiles at what it called “economic and vital targets” in the southern Saudi province of Jizan on Saturday, and Saudi authorities said a man was killed by debris from the projectiles. The attack appeared to be retaliation promised by Yemen’s dominant political faction in a war there as thousands attended […]

Saudi security shoots down recreational drone near royal palace

Rania El Gamal, Stephen Kalin Saudi Arabian security forces said they had shot down a recreational drone in the capital on Saturday after online videos showing gunfire in a neighborhood where royal palaces are located sparked fears of possible political unrest. The Riyadh police spokesman, quoted by the official Saudi News Agency (SPA), said a […]

Prominent Lawyer burns himself to death in New York City in ” protest suicide”

A prominent lawyer known for his impassioned advocacy for LGBT rights and environmental issues doused himself with an accelerant and burned himself to death in a New York City park on Saturday to protest ecological destruction caused by fossil fuels. The charred body of David Buckel was discovered by police officers, who were initially dispatched […]

‘information’ points to sarin, chlorine use in Syria attack: US official

U.S. and allied strikes against Syria overnight took out targets with materiel that could have been used to produce chemical weapons such as sarin, a senior administration official told reporters on Saturday. The official said there was “information” that showed that both sarin and chlorine were used in the most recent chemical weapons attack in […]

U.N. experts, Britain demand release of Reuters reporters in Myanmar

foreign minister and United Nations human rights rapporteurs separately called on Thursday for the release of two Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar, after a judge rejected a request for their case to be dismissed. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Twitter that Myanmar must show its “commitment to media freedom” while the U.N. special rapporteurs […]