Thursday, January 27, 2022
The Syrian Democratic Forces say they’ve regained full control of al-Sina’a prison in Hasaka city after 500 Islamic State militants gave themselves up following clashes in some buildings.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) regained full control of al-Sina’a prison in Syria’s northeastern city of Hasaka on Wednesday, spokesman Farhad Shami said in a tweet, a week after a breakout by Islamic State prisoners left dozens dead.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Burkina Faso’s army announced it took control of the country on Monday, deposing President Roch Kabore, dissolving the government and parliament, suspending the constitution and shuttering its borders.
An army officer, along with more than a dozen soldiers, made the announcement on state television in an address to the nation on Monday night.
Monday, January 24, 2022
The US and its allies will deliver a “swift, severe and united response” if Russia invades Ukraine, the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, warned on Sunday amid rising tensions.
The top US diplomat’s comments came as Russia continued its military build-up on the Ukraine border and Britain said it had exposed evidence of a plot by Vladimir Putin to install a pro-Moscow government in Kyiv.
Friday, January 21, 2022
South Sudan’s government has reached a peace deal in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, with the break-away faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/ Army-In-Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) under General Simon Gatwech Dual.
The deal negotiated by the Sudan Transitional Government on Sunday includes recommitting to the cessation of hostilities signed on August 8, 2018, in Khartoum that paved way for the eventual inking of the revitalised peace deal.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi rebels have carried out an attack on the United Arab Emirates in which at least three people were killed.
Abu Dhabi said drones may have been used in two separate explosions in the capital in the Houthis’ first attack acknowledged by the Gulf state, which is the region’s commercial hub and is roughly 800km from eastern Yemen.