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Yemen

How the Yemen conflict flare-up affects its humanitarian crisis (Al Jazeera)

The flare-up in the Yemen conflict, with the Houthis targeting an oil facility in Abu Dhabi and a retaliatory attack by the Saudi-led coalition on Sanaa, has raised fears of a worsening humanitarian crisis in the country where the situation is already dire.

The latest escalation came after the Houthis launched a deadly attack against several targets inside the United Arab Emirates on Monday, including an under-construction extension of Abu Dhabi international airport.

How the Yemen conflict flare-up affects its humanitarian crisis | Houthis News | Al Jazeera

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Iraq

Iraq faces growing violence as political rift deepens (Shawn Yuan, Al Jazeera)

The threat of worsening violence looms over Baghdad again this week, underscoring the challenges faced by influential Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of parliament’s biggest bloc, in his stated efforts to form a majority government following October’s contested election.

In the latest in a number of attacks to hit the Iraqi capital in just a matter of days, twin explosions late on Sunday targeted two banks associated with Kurdish politicians in central Baghdad’s Karrada district, leaving two people wounded.

Iraq faces growing violence as political rift deepens | News | Al Jazeera

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North Korea

North Korea says latest test involved tactical guided missiles (Al Jazeera)

North Korea has confirmed it carried out its fourth weapons test this month on Monday, firing two tactical guided missiles – the latest in a series of weapons tests despite a United Nations ban.

The Academy of Defence Science conducted a test of tactical guided missiles from the country’s west, and they “precisely hit an island target” off the east coast, North Korea’s state media, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), said on Tuesday.

North Korea says latest test involved tactical guided missiles | Weapons News | Al Jazeera

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China

‘Picking quarrels’: China critics overseas at increasing risk (Erin Hale, Al Jazeera)

Wang Jingyou was living in Turkey last year when he found that the 7,000 kilometres (4350 miles) between him and his homeland was no obstacle to an offended Chinese state.

Wang had left China after voicing his support on TikTok for Hong Kong’s democracy protests, but after he questioned the outcome of an Indian-Chinese border clash on social media in February 2021, mainland authorities sprung into action.

‘Picking quarrels’: China critics overseas at increasing risk | Human Rights News | Al Jazeera

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Canada Russia UK Ukraine

UK gives Ukraine anti-tank weapons as Canada sends special forces (Al Jazeera)

The United Kingdom has begun supplying Ukraine with anti-tank weapons and Canada has reportedly deployed a small contingent of special forces to Kyiv amid concerns of a possible invasion by Russia.

The developments came as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov angrily rejected claims by the United States last week that Moscow was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine if diplomacy failed to meet its objectives.

UK gives Ukraine anti-tank weapons as Canada sends special forces | Military News | Al Jazeera

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India

Hindu monk in India charged over call for ‘genocide’ of Muslims (Al Jazeera)

Indian authorities have charged a Hindu monk with inciting religious violence after he called for the “genocide” of India’s Muslims at a meeting of right-wing supporters, police said.

Senior police officer Swatantra Kumar on Monday said Yati Narsinghanand Giri, an outspoken supporter of far-right nationalists who also heads a Hindu monastery, was initially arrested on Saturday on allegations that he made derogatory remarks against women.

Hindu monk in India charged over call for ‘genocide’ of Muslims | Islamophobia News | Al Jazeera

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India

Valued at $203 billion, India readies LIC IPO, its biggest ever (Suvashree Ghosh, Vrishti Beniwal, Baiju Kalesh, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera)

In Mumbai’s sleek skyscrapers, harried bankers race the clock to appraise a company that hasn’t been valued in decades. Bureaucrats burn the midnight oil in New Delhi, working through power cuts to pull together an initial public offering to rival any in Asia this year. And across the hinterland, front-page newspaper ads alert more than 250 million policy holders of the chance to own a piece of a company nearly as old as post-independence India.

Valued at $203 billion, India readies LIC IPO, its biggest ever | Business and Economy News | Al Jazeera

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Yemen

Saudi-led coalition launches deadly air raids in Yemen’s Sanaa (Al Jazeera)

The Saudi-led coalition has carried out air raids in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, killing more than 12 people, according to residents, a day after the Houthi rebel group launched a deadly attack in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Saudi Arabia and the UAE intervened in Yemen’s war in 2015 to restore the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who fled after Houthi rebels took over the capital and parts of northern Yemen in late 2014.

Saudi-led coalition launches deadly air raids in Yemen’s Sanaa | Houthis News | Al Jazeera

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North Korea

North Korea fires two suspected ballistic missiles, Seoul says (Al Jazeera)

North Korea has fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in its fourth weapons test this month, South Korea’s military said, as Pyongyang continues a wave of missile launches that have triggered condemnation at the United Nations.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Monday that the North likely fired two ballistic missiles from the Sunan airport in the capital, and that they travelled 380km (236 miles) to a maximum altitude of 42km (26 miles)

North Korea fires two suspected ballistic missiles, Seoul says | Weapons News | Al Jazeera

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