Amid calls for early construction of Ram temple, ‘Super Sunday’ at Ayodhya passes off peacefully

The ‘Super Sunday’ in Ayodhya passed off peacefully and turned out to be a win-win for all the stakeholders, with the right-wing outfit Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) managing to mobilise crowds for... Read more »

UN chief appeals for end to Yemen war, outlines next steps

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday appealed for an end to the war in Yemen and laid out steps the parties in the conflict must take to move forward, warning that continued... Read more »

Anger, dismay as Indonesia says search for quake victims to end

Relatives of hundreds of people missing after an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia reacted with anger, sadness and resignation on Sunday to a decision by the state disaster agency to end searches... Read more »

Plant trees in refugee camps to stop forest loss and conflict, U.N. says

With a record 69 million people driven from their homes by war and persecution, the United Nations on Wednesday urged countries hosting large numbers of refugees to plant more trees as deforestation... Read more »

Yemeni civilians shelter in schools from air strikes in battle for major port

The Saudi-led coalition resumed air strikes on Iran-aligned Houthi fighters holed up in the airport of Yemen’s main port Hodeidah on Monday as civilians fled in search of shelter from the biggest... Read more »

Kenya’s ‘budget for the rich’ pushes poor to the brink – campaigners

A few miles from the resplendence of Kenya’s Parliament House where the finance minister delivered his budget on Thursday, Deborah Mwandagina, deputy principal of a primary school in Nairobi’s Mukuru slum, is... Read more »

‘Leave now, pay later’ migration scams lure Somali teens to their deaths

¬†When Hanab Ahmed’s 18-year-old son Mohammed did not come home for lunch or answer his phone, she feared that he – like several other teenagers who had disappeared from their neighbourhood –... Read more »

Poverty forces Syrian refugee children into work

When 13-year-old Mounir fled Syria for Lebanon with his family after surviving a rocket strike that nearly killed them, he thought he would be safe. In fact, he had swapped one form... Read more »