Ten years ago, mass protests demanding freedom and dignity rocked the Arab World and for a while, hope soared that decades of decay and dictatorship were coming to an end. But internal divisions, foreign intervention, war and authoritarians who stopped at nothing to seize or cling to power dashed much of that hope. CNN’s Ben Wedeman covered most of the uprisings and reflects on the meaning of these events.
Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in the capital as security forces used tear gas and water cannons to try to quell the unrest. Libby Hogan produced this report.
Ten years after Tunisians toppled their regime and sparked uprisings across the Arab world, they are back on the streets of Tunis and other cities. Nighttime clashes and rioting have engulfed the streets of some of the impoverished areas. The unrest erupted earlier this month over poverty, unemployment and a deteriorating economic situation made worse by the pandemic.
India called on Myanmar leadership to resolve differences in peaceful and constructive manner. 'Rule of law and democratic process must be upheld and those detained be released'. It urged all stakeholders to restore democratic order. India has been steadfast in support to the process of democratic transition in Myanmar. At UNSC meet on the Middle East, India reaffirmed support to the Palestinian cause. It advised for establishment of a sovereign, viable and independent state of Palestine living side by side in peace and security with Israel. 'Recent diplomatic efforts to revive the stalled peace talks are encouraging'. India also acknowledged Egypt's efforts in facilitating the Cairo agreement. India is in the process of sending another batch of medicines as a grant to the Palestinian people. It will facilitate an early supply of Made in India vaccines to Palestine. At UNSC meet on Somalia, India condemned frequent terror attacks by Al-Shabaab. It said that Somali security forces and institutions need continued support to tackle Al Shabaab and other armed groups. India asked for transition of security from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to Somali security forces, keeping in mind ground realities.
Yemen's Houthi forces fired drones and missiles at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Sunday, including a Saudi Aramco facility at Ras Tanura vital to petroleum exports. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
Jan Egeland, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, speaks to Becky Anderson about the lack of international support for Yemen’s humanitarian crisis and what this will mean for the country.
Boris Johnson criticised Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer for using his six questions at Prime Minister’s Questions to focus on the humanitarian disaster in Yemen and the UK Government’s decision to cut its support.
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Boris Johnson said the British people can be “hugely proud” of the country’s support for Yemen.Mr Johnson replied that the UK Government “continue scrupulously to follow the humanitarian guidance which are amongst the toughest measures anywhere in the world in respect of all arms sales”.He added: “He talks about humanitarian relief and actually I think the people of this country can be hugely proud of what we are doing to support the people of Yemen – almost £1 billion of aid contributed in the last five years.”
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