Bernard Smith

Bernard Smith

Djibouti

Yemenis flee across Red Sea to escape war

Thousands of families have made the dangerous trip to Djibouti from Yemen, where the government there allows the refugees to live either in a camp or in the capital city.

Yemenis flee across Red Sea to escape war

Middle East

In Yemen, children clamber over rubble to get to school

How the Saudi-Emirati led war in Yemen makes the task of going to school anything but simple.

In Yemen, children clamber over rubble to get to school

Middle East

UAE-backed separatists block Yemen airline from refuelling

Yemenia Airways is being prohibited from refuelling at Aden's airport by the separatists who control the facility, forcing the airline to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to divert to Djibouti.

UAE-backed separatists block Yemen airline from refuelling

Middle East

Thousands of Yemeni children malnourished

The fight to save half a million starving children in Yemen.

Thousands of Yemeni children malnourished

Middle East

Yemenis protest against Hadi government amid currency freefall

Southern Transition Council pressuring President Hadi over Yemen's economic collapse.

Yemenis protest against Hadi government amid currency freefall

Middle East

Yemen on verge of famine as millions cannot access aid

Aid groups are struggling to reach millions of Yemenis facing famine.

Yemen on verge of famine as millions cannot access aid

Middle East

Gaza brain drain: Woes force thousands to leave

Stifled opportunities - the 11-year-old blockade has suppressed Gaza's industry and its people and many are taking a rare chance to try their option abroad.

Gaza brain drain: Woes force thousands to leave

Middle East

Egypt marks five years since 'Rabaa massacre'

Human Rights Watch said attack on a sit-in protest of Mohamed Morsi supporters in Cairo in 2013, was 'the largest mass killing in Egypt's modern history'.

Egypt marks five years since 'Rabaa massacre'

Latin America

Maduro accuses Colombia's president of assassination attempt

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos dismissed allegations he was involved in the attack.

Maduro accuses Colombia's president of assassination attempt

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

UN: All-out war narrowly avoided after Israel-Hamas ceasefire

Egyptian-brokered ceasefire appears to be holding after two Palestinians killed in the latest escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

UN: All-out war narrowly avoided after Israel-Hamas ceasefire

Middle East

Gaza marks more than 100 days since mass protests began

Living conditions haven't improved since the weekly demonstrations began 105 days ago.

Gaza marks more than 100 days since mass protests began

Syria's War

What is effect of Syria regime's recapture of Jordan crossing?

Retaking of main border crossing that reconnects trade route from Turkey and Lebanon to Arabian Peninsula could have serious economic effects.

What is effect of Syria regime's recapture of Jordan crossing?