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UN humanitarian chief calls for immediate truce in Yemen | Yemen News

The UN-brokered truce between Yemen‘s pro-government forces and Houthi rebels in the Red Sea city of Hodeidah “really needs to come into operation straight away”,  the United Nations humanitarian chief told Al Jazeera. Mark Lowcock, UNHCR’s under-secretary-general, on Sunday told the network’s flagship interview show, Talk to Al Jazeera, the ceasefire reached …

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Blast kills four in Syria’s Afrin held by Turkey-backed rebels | Turkey News

A car bomb has killed at least four people and wounded 20 others in the northern Syrian city of Afrin held by pro-Turkey rebels, the Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency said. The explosion on Sunday came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened earlier this week to launch a new offensive against the …

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The Bush legacy: When speaking ill truths of the dead is a duty | US & Canada

If “the present conducts the past the way a conductor conducts an orchestra,” bringing forward “these particular sounds, or those, and no others” – as the great Italian novelist Italo Svevo observed in an often quoted metaphor – then American mainstream media’s posthumous treatment of George HW Bush can only be …

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