World update: March 8 2019

MIDDLE EAST SYRIA The Syrian Democratic Forces militia has given the people remaining in Baghouz until Saturday afternoon to evacuate/surrender before it resumes its offensive to take the town from ISIS. Thousands of people have fled Baghouz over the past few weeks in response to the SDF's advance, mostly civilians but with a few hundred … Continue reading World update: March 8 2019

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Middle East update: February 1 2019

YEMEN The United Nations ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen wrote a letter to the UN Security Council on Friday expressing "growing alarm" at the Houthis' "persistent, deliberate violations" of the Hudaydah ceasefire agreement. They counted 970 Houthi violations, but the big complaints are that the rebels haven't withdrawn their forces … Continue reading Middle East update: February 1 2019