Mereana Hond

Mereana Hond

Middle East

What's behind increased killings of Muslim clerics in Yemen?

Killings of preachers and religious scholars in the south of the country, focus attention on a new layer of complexity developing in Yemen's civil war.

What's behind increased killings of Muslim clerics in Yemen?

Middle East

Egypt's presidential elections race under way

Egypt will vote for a new president next month and campaigning to win over voters is under way.

Egypt's presidential elections race under way

Venezuela

Venezuelan opposition calls for boycott of election

The opposition is facing the threat of losing the only branch of government that they control: the National Assembly.

Venezuelan opposition calls for boycott of election

Democratic Republic of Congo

DR Congo: Mourners demand opposition leader's body back

Mourners in the Democratic Republic of Congo are calling for the body of a veteran opposition leader to be brought home, a year after he died in Brussels.

DR Congo: Mourners demand opposition leader's body back

Africa

Togo public workers join strike as protests mount

Five months of protests are putting pressure on President Faure Gnassingbe to step down, but he has thus far shown no interest in vacating his position.

Togo public workers join strike as protests mount

Asia

Kashmir violence: Tension soar along India-Pakistan border

India and Pakistan regularly exchange fire over the Line of Control, but recent fighting has extended to the border of India-administered Kashmir and Pakistan itself.

Kashmir violence: Tension soar along India-Pakistan border

United States

Parents charged with chaining 13 children in California home

Police say the children were found malnourished and unwashed, with some chained to their beds.

Parents charged with chaining 13 children in California home

Zambia

Zambia cholera crisis: 'Burying people by the hundreds'

Zambia's government says it will ease some of the emergency measures it introduced to stamp out a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 72 people.

Zambia cholera crisis: 'Burying people by the hundreds'

Africa

Zambia cholera outbreak: Riots over emergency measures

Street vendors arrived on the outskirts of the Zambian capital Lusaka to find that their food stalls had been shut down after they had set up shop in defiance of emergency measures that banned public gatherings and imposed a curfew.

Zambia cholera outbreak: Riots over emergency measures

Arts & Culture

UN seeks ways to protect heritage sites in war zones

Heritage sites are threatened by fighting world-wide and satellite images show much of the recent looting and destruction concentrated around conflict zones in the Middle East.

UN seeks ways to protect heritage sites in war zones

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