Saudi-led forces heading an assault on Yemen’s rebel-held port city of Hodeida seized control of its international airport June 16, officials loyal to Yemen’s exiled government said, as fierce fighting continued for the starving nation’s main gateway for food shipments.
A Bravo Airways airplane skidded off the runway of Igor Sikorsky Kiev International Airport (Zhuliany) in the Ukrainian capital late June 14.
Yemen’s rebel chief urged his forces to fight on against pro-government troops pressing a Saudi-backed offensive to retake the key aid hub of Hodeida, as the UN called for the Red sea port to be kept open.
Greek officials agreed late June 14 to grant a third furlough in eight months to a convicted far-left terrorist serving multiple life terms for a string of murders, and who was on a hunger strike pressing for his demand.
Turkey, the United States, France, Britain and 34 other countries asked UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on June 14 to raise the case of jailed film director Oleg Sentsov and dozens of other Ukrainian prisoners during his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said he had been freed on Jun 14, the same day the World Cup kicks off in the country, after serving a month-long sentence for organizing an illegal protest.
Five of the main political groups in the European Parliament urged the European Commission on June 14 to open infringement proceedings against Poland and to take it to the European Court of Justice to stop planned judicial reforms.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on June 14 that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un understands that denuclearization must happen “quickly,” but he warned there are still risks that peace will not be achieved and sanctions must be maintained for now.
Yemeni pro-government forces were locked in heavy fighting with rebels that left 39 people dead on June 14, as they pressed a Saudi and United Arab Emirates-backed offensive to retake the key aid hub of Hodeida.
The international community is “dismayed by repeated false accusations” that it is working to settle Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Germany’s ambassador in Beirut, Martin Huth, said on June 14.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a showdown within her conservative camp on June 14 over the flashpoint issue of immigration that could threaten her political future.