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- Syria, Israeli prisoner swap completed in Golan Heights
- Somalia: Heavy gunfire in capital amid election protests
- Yemen Heads towards Worst Famine World has Seen in Decades
Published 2021-02-19 14:07:15 by News Desk in Israel, Syria
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – Thursday saw a Russian mediated prisoner swap with Muhammad Ahmad Hussein and Tariq Ghasab al-Obeidan, both natives of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights of Quneitra province, released. The exchange operation that began yesterday led to the two Syrian captives freed and returned to their hometown in the Quneitra province. Captive Nihal Al-Maqt, an Israeli girl from an ultra-Orthodox West Bank settlement who had mistakenly entered the Syrian territories in the Quneitra region and subsequently arrested by the Syrian authorities also set free as part of the same operation.
Tags: Golan Heights, Israel, Prisoner, Syria
Published 2021-02-19 13:15:11 by News Desk in Africa
MOGADISHU Heavy gunfire has broken out in Somalia’s capital as opposition leaders defied a ban on public gatherings to protest delayed elections. The president’s term expired last week without selecting a successor, throwing Somalia into a crisis. Overnight, the government says militiamen attacked army positions in Mogadishu, close to the presidential palace. Most roads in the city have been closed, and special forces deployed. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as “Farmajo,” is expected to hold a meeting with Somalia’s five regional presidents as part of efforts to end the deadlock. The international community has urged all the parties to… Read on ->
Tags: Election, Somalia, Violence
Published 2021-02-19 12:51:56 by News Desk in Gulf, Yemen
IPSNEWS Yemen is heading towards the worst famine the world has seen in decades, the United Nations Security Council was warned in a briefing yesterday. “Across Yemen, more than 16 million people are going hungry – including 5 million who are just one step away from famine,” Mark Lowcock, the UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said during the briefing. The country has a population of just over 29 million. Lowcock briefed the council about the worsening food insecurity and malnourishment of children in the country, among other issues. He pointed out four areas that need… Read on ->
Tags: Famine, UN, Yemen
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