Thousands flee to Aden from Houthi-held areas in Hodeidah

The displacement was due to Houthi oppression of people in Hodeidah A camp in Al-Khokha region was set up and currently houses 700 families DUBAI: At least 5,000 people fled to Aden from Houthi-held areas in Hodeidah, according to the Higher Relief Committee in Yemen, international pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported on

Islamist-backed candidate becomes first woman mayor of Tunis

TUNIS: Islamist-backed candidate Souad Abderrahim defeated a city official who served under ousted despot Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali on Tuesday to become the first woman mayor of the Tunisian capital. “I dedicate this victory to all Tunisian women,” Abderrahim said. “My first task will be to improve the face of Tunis.” Deteriorating

Iraq calls for repatriation of children of foreign militants

At least 833 children of 14 nationalities are currently in prison in Iraq Under Iraqi law, children can face up to 15 years in prison for violent acts BAGHDAD: Iraq called Tuesday for the home countries of foreign Islamist militants held in its jails to repatriate hundreds of children of