Civil War

Lebanese face off at civil war flashpoint as tensions rise

Clashes broke out in towns and cities across Lebanon on Tuesday in the third night of confrontation between party supporters and demonstrators, which threatens to derail a peaceful protest movement.  The most symbolic was an hours-long stand-off between residents of Ain al-Remmaneh, where Lebanon’s 15-year civil war began, and neighbouring Chiyah.[…]

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Saleh death will intensify civil war

The death of Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh raises doubts about the future of the war-torn country, as a Saudi-led coalition’s fight against Houthi rebels will likely intensify, analysts say. Saleh was killed on Monday by Houthi fighters – his former allies – and his death is considered a[…]

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UN: South Sudan on brink of ethnic civil war

South Sudan is “on the brink of an all-out ethnic civil war which could destabilise the entire region”, the head of a team of UN human rights investigators told the UN Human Rights Council, describing a shattered country where children as young as two have been raped. In her speech[…]

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Yemeni president dismisses Houthi concessions

Yemen’s government dismissed as a “maneuver” on Thursday the Houthis’ acceptance of a U.N.-sponsored peace plan and demanded that the Iran-backed group hand back territory it has seized since last year. A Western diplomat, however, said that the Houthis had expressed acceptance of U.N. Security Council demands for an end[…]

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