Monday, 28 Sep 2020

Venezuela crisis: US accused of interference

Concern grow over fate of protesters held in Sudan

Why concern is growing among families of protesters held in Sudan.

    More protests have been called against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir.

    Hundreds of people have been arrested during a government crackdown on demonstrators.

    The families of those held want answers about their whereabouts.

    Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from Khartoum.

    Thousands flee Hodeidah as talks to salvage ceasefire fail

    Yemen’s displaced struggle to survive as talks between warring sides break down.

      An attack by Houthi rebels on the city of Taiz in southwestern Yemen has killed one woman and injured dozens.

      The incident comes two days after the latest talks between the Houthis and the Saudi-backed government in Jordan to hash out details of a ceasefire in Hodeidah broke down.

       

      Al Jazeera’s Dorsa Jabbari reports on what this means for the tens of thousands of people who have been displaced from the southern port city of Hodeidah by the fighting.

      Thai activists' bodies found in Mekong River

      The two were among dozens of dissidents opposing the 2014 military coup and went missing in recent years.

        The announcement for the date of Thailand’s election came as two bodies of anti-government activists were found in the Mekong River.

        They were among dozens of dissidents who fled the country after the coup.

        At least two other critics have gone missing from Laos in recent years, leading to the accusation from dissidents living outside Thailand that this was the work of the military.

        Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok.

        Thailand parties preparing for first election since 2014 coup

        The date was finally confirmed on Wednesday after several delays, allowing parties to declare candidates, and name their contenders for prime minister.

          Political parties in Thailand have begun preparing for an election on March 24th – which will be the first democratic vote since a military coup five years ago.

          The date was finally confirmed on Wednesday after several delays, allowing parties to declare candidates and name their contenders for prime minister.

           

          Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok.

          Zimbabwe lawyers demand independent judiciary to try protesters

          Lawyers demand that security forces and politicians not interfere in trials of arrested protesters.

            Lawyers in Zimbabwe are demanding a free and fair justice system for hundreds of anti-government protesters arrested earlier this month.

            The lawyers fear interference in their clients’ fast-track trials by both the ruling party and the security forces.

             

            Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.

            France: 'Red scarves' against 'Yellow vests' to protest violence

            A new citizens’ movement created online, now on the streets of Paris, call themselves the red scarves and say they’re fighting back against months of violence and disruption by yellow vest protesters.

              Thousands of protesters wearing red scarves have rallied in the French capital to call for an end to violence and disruption caused by three months of anti-government demonstrations by the so-called “Yellow Vest” movement.

              Like the Yellow Vest’s, they are also using clothing to identify themselves.

              Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Paris.

              Britain offers to help its citizens leave Chinese province due to coronavirus

              LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has offered to help its citizens leave China’s Hubei Province where the coronavirus outbreak began.

              “We are working to make available an option for British nationals to leave Hubei province,” the British Foreign Office said on Monday.

              The Foreign Office said British citizens should call +86 (0) 10 8529 6600 if they required assistance.

              Croatian military helicopter crashes into Adriatic Sea

              ZAGREB (Reuters) – A Croatian military helicopter crashed into the Adriatic Sea during a training flight on Monday, the ministry of defense said.

              The ministry gave no details about the number of people on board when the Kiowa OH-58D came down in an area close to the islands of Zlarin and Zlace.

              A rescue operation was under way, the ministry said.

              Northern Ireland fears Brexit triggering violence

              Brexit has opened up a debate over the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

                A recent bombing and several hijackings in Londonderry, Northern Ireland’s second-largest city, have raised fears of a new paramilitary threat.

                Police are looking at the suspected involvement of the dissident republican group, the New IRA, which wants to end the British control of the province.

                Brexit may destabilise things even more.

                Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from Londonderry.

                About 19 million lack access to clean water in Yemen

                According to the UN, two-thirds of the population of the war-torn country do not have access to safe drinking water.

                  Potable water has become increasingly hard to come by in Yemen since the war started in 2015, highlighted by the nation’s cholera outbreak.

                  International aid agencies have asked for more help, as well as a long-term political solution, but millions of Yemenis are struggling as the conflict continues.

                  Al Jazeera’s Dorsa Jabbari reports.

                  Venezuela crisis: US accused of interference

                  The US’s recognition of an unelected opposition leader as president of Venezuela shocked even Latin American historians accustomed to Washington’s long history of overthrowing governments south of the border.

                    The United States has a history of interfering in Latin American politics, giving it a reputation,

                    Among some, that it has in the past sacrificed stability for its own interests.

                    The Trump administration’s actions against Venezuela should come as no surprise, then.

                    Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington, DC.

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