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Battles rock Yemen port city as UN warns of ‘living hell’

Battles rock Yemen port city as UN warns of ‘living hell’

HODEIDA (YEMEN): Intensified fighting shook a key rebel-held port city on Yemen’s Red Sea coast on Sunday, leaving dozens dead as the United Nations warned that children in the war-torn country face “a living hell”.The bloodshed comes despite growing international pressure to end a years-long conflict that has killed thousands and pushed the impoverished Arabian Peninsula […]

Rock the vote: Pakistani political music keeps the party going

Rock the vote: Pakistani political music keeps the party going

As the crowd swells with anticipation for Shahbaz Sharif’s arrival a DJ blares the anthem “Vote Ko Izzat Do” (Respect the vote), while supporters chant slogans and sway to the synth-driven dance track. “We are enjoying it a lot,” shouts Nauman Khan over the ear-splitting volume as he dances with friends at the rally in Punjab, days […]

Several huge explosions rock Kabul

Several huge explosions rock Kabul

A series of huge explosions rocked Kabul on Wednesday followed by gunshots, in the latest attacks on the Afghan capital. AFP journalists heard several blasts in the heart of the city that were confirmed by police spokesman Hashmatullah Estanakzai. “An explosion happened in front of police precinct 13 in west Kabul,” Estanakzai told AFP. “We […]