Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on Hudaydah port

Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on Hudaydah port

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sudanese forces fighting along the Saudi-led coalition had been gathering outside the port city Saudi-backed government forces have begun an assault on the key Yemeni port of Hudaydah, which is held by rebels. The port is the main point of entry for aid for people in rebel-held areas and agencies […]

Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on port of Hudaydah

Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on port of Hudaydah

Image copyright EPA Image caption Yemeni and Saudi-led coalition forces have been poised on the outskirts of Hudaydah Saudi-backed forces have begun an assault on the key port of Hudaydah after Houthi rebels ignored a final deadline to withdraw, reports say. Rebel positions are being bombarded from the air and sea, according to regional media. […]

World Cup 2018: ‘Salah used for political capital’ as Chechnya host Egypt training

World Cup 2018: ‘Salah used for political capital’ as Chechnya host Egypt training

Mohamed Salah’s picture with Chechnyan leader Ramzan Kadyrov is a photo described by Amnesty International as “pure sportswashing” Chechnyan leader Ramzan Kadyrov used Mohamed Salah for “political capital” by being pictured with the Egypt star, says an anti-discrimination chief. Egypt’s World Cup base is in the former war-torn Russian republic, where Kadyrov’s regime has been […]

Syria war: UN seeks inquiry into ‘Russian’ Idlib air strikes

Syria war: UN seeks inquiry into ‘Russian’ Idlib air strikes

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack on Zardana was one of the deadliest in rebel-held Idlib province this year The UN’s secretary general has called for an investigation into deadly air strikes in Syria last week that were allegedly conducted by Russian jets. António Guterres expressed deep concern about Thursday’s attack on the rebel-held […]

World Cup 2018: ‘Salah used for political capital’ as Chechnya host Egypt training

World Cup 2018: ‘Salah used for political capital’ as Chechnya host Egypt training

Mohamed Salah’s picture with Chechnyan leader Ramzan Kadyrov is a photo described by Amnesty International as “pure sportswashing” Chechnyan leader Ramzan Kadyrov used Mohamed Salah for “political capital” by being pictured with the Egypt star, says an anti-discrimination chief. Egypt’s World Cup base is in the former war-torn Russian republic, where Kadyrov’s regime has been […]

World Cup: Nike boots barred for Iran footballers amid US sanctions

World Cup: Nike boots barred for Iran footballers amid US sanctions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nike says as a US company it cannot supply boots to Iranian footballers Sportswear giant Nike says it has withdrawn its supply of boots to Iranian footballers ahead of the World Cup because of new US sanctions. The decision has frustrated Iranian players and head coach Carlos Queiroz, who […]

Syria war: UN seeks inquiry into ‘Russian’ Idlib air strikes

Syria war: UN seeks inquiry into ‘Russian’ Idlib air strikes

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack on Zardana was one of the deadliest in rebel-held Idlib province this year The UN’s secretary general has called for an investigation into deadly air strikes in Syria last week that were allegedly conducted by Russian jets. António Guterres expressed deep concern about Thursday’s attack on the rebel-held […]

World Cup 2018: ‘Salah used for political capital’ as Chechnya host Egypt training

World Cup 2018: ‘Salah used for political capital’ as Chechnya host Egypt training

Mohamed Salah’s picture with Chechnyan leader Ramzan Kadyrov is a photo described by Amnesty International as “pure sportswashing” Chechnyan leader Ramzan Kadyrov used Mohamed Salah for “political capital” by being pictured with the Egypt star, says an anti-discrimination chief. Egypt’s World Cup base is in the former war-torn Russian republic, where Kadyrov’s regime has been […]

Syria war: UN seeks inquiry into ‘Russian’ Idlib air strikes

Syria war: UN seeks inquiry into ‘Russian’ Idlib air strikes

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack on Zardana was one of the deadliest in rebel-held Idlib province this year The UN’s secretary general has called for an investigation into deadly air strikes in Syria last week that were allegedly conducted by Russian jets. António Guterres expressed deep concern about Thursday’s attack on the rebel-held […]

World Cup 2018: ‘Salah used for political capital’ as Chechnya host Egypt training

World Cup 2018: ‘Salah used for political capital’ as Chechnya host Egypt training

Mohamed Salah’s picture with Chechnyan leader Ramzan Kadyrov is a photo described by Amnesty International as “pure sportswashing” Chechnyan leader Ramzan Kadyrov used Mohamed Salah for “political capital” by being pictured with the Egypt star, says an anti-discrimination chief. Egypt’s World Cup base is in the former war-torn republic of Russia, where Kadyrov’s regime has […]