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Mereana Hond

Africa

Togo's Gnassingbe resists calls to end 50-year dynasty

There has been a new wave of anti-government protests in Togo. Demonstrators are calling for an overhaul of the political system and an end to the ruling family who has been in power for 50 years.

Togo's Gnassingbe resists calls to end 50-year dynasty

Yemen

UN calls for an end to Yemen blockade

Aid has started to trickle into Yemen almost two weeks after the Saudi-led coalition closed land, air and sea borders.

UN calls for an end to Yemen blockade

Pollution

Delhi choked with toxic smog as air quality worsens

For almost a week the Indian capital has been choked with toxic smog. Hospital admissions have spiked. Authorities have taken extraordinary measures to improve air quality.

Delhi choked with toxic smog as air quality worsens

War & Conflict

Saudi easing Yemen blockade is not enough: UN, agencies

The UN and the European Union are welcoming initial steps by the Saudi-led military coalition to lift its blockade on Yemen.

Saudi easing Yemen blockade is not enough: UN, agencies

Human Rights

UN urges humane approach to Manus Island crisis

The United Nations has called on Australia and Papua New Guinea to show restraint as a deadline to clear the Manus Island refugee detention centre approaches.

UN urges humane approach to Manus Island crisis

Latin America

Brazil busts massive paedophile ring

Brazilian police say they have busted a major paedophile ring, arresting at least 108 people.

Brazil busts massive paedophile ring

Asia

Red Cross curbs Afghanistan operations after increase in attacks

The increase in violence has led the International Committee of the Red Cross to reduce its operations after the worst year of attacks against its workers.

Red Cross curbs Afghanistan operations after increase in attacks

Middle East

UN chief urges world leaders to end Yemen conflict

Yemen is in the grip of the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

UN chief urges world leaders to end Yemen conflict

US & Canada

UN General Assembly: World leaders' attempts to stand out

For more than 70 years, world leaders have gathered before the United Nations General Assembly to speak and to be heard.

UN General Assembly: World leaders' attempts to stand out

Middle East

Qatari artists illustrate impact of 100 days of Gulf crisis

This week marked 100 days since Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain imposed a blockade on Qatar. Reacting to the blockade, five Qatar artists have covered the walls of what was once Doha's old Fire Station with graffiti.

Qatari artists illustrate impact of 100 days of Gulf crisis

Middle East

Yemen sees growing divisions between allied rebel groups

Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have held rival rallies in the capital Sanaa in a sign of growing divisions between supporters of overthrown President Ali Abdullah Saleh and their Houthi rebel allies.

Yemen sees growing divisions between allied rebel groups

Middle East

Yemen sees growing divisions between allied rebel groups

Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have held rival rallies in the capital Sanaa in a sign of growing divisions between supporters of overthrown President Ali Abdullah Saleh and their Houthi rebel allies.

Yemen sees growing divisions between allied rebel groups