Yemeni Attack: Death Toll Climbs To 111

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The death toll from a missile attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on a government military camp climbed to at least 111 troops, a military spokesman said Monday, making it one of the deadliest rebel assaults since the beginning of the country’s bloody civil war.

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80 Killed In Missile Attack On Military Mosque

In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, photograph, Yemeni soldiers allied to the country’s internationally recognized government stand guard in Marib, Yemen. Yemen’s conflict, which began as a civil war in 2014 and escalated into a regional proxy fight, drags on today. Winning the hardscrabble terrain takes time and costs dearly, only exacerbating the country’s humanitarian crises and making a war that’s seen over 10,000 people killed last that much longer. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

More than 80 Yemeni soldiers have been killed and scores injured in a missile and drone attack blamed on Huthi rebels in central Yemen, medical and military sources said Sunday.

Saturday’s strike follows months of relative calm in the war between the Iran-backed Huthis and Yemen‘s internationally recognised government, which is backed by a Saudi-led military coalition.

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Honduras Lists Hezbollah As Terrorist Organisation

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Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez announced over Twitter on Monday that his country will officially designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
“Tomorrow, coinciding with the third Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial conference, the National Defense and Security Council of Honduras will designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization… the culmination of security policies expressed over several years,” Hernandez tweeted.

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BBC’s Director General To Step Down In Summer

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 11: Director General of the BBC Tony Hall speaks to delegates during day two of the Global Conference on Press Freedom on July 11, 2019 in London, England. The conference sees speakers from around the world sharing their experiences and thoughts on protecting the rights of members of the media around the world. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Tony Hall is to step down as director-general of the BBC in the summer, after seven years running the British public broadcaster.

In a statement announcing his resignation, Hall said his successor needed to be in place before the mid-term review of the BBC’s charter — which outlines the corporation’s funding and its regulatory duties — in 2022, adding it had been “a hard decision” to go.

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Man Arraigned For Allegedly Spying For Iran

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A suspected spy for Iranian intelligence who was working in the German military will on Monday go on trial in a court in the city of Koblenz.

The 51-year-old former translator and consultant for the Bundeswehr, named only as Abdul Hamid S was detained a year ago in the Rhineland region of western Germany.

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British PM Hosts Prince Harry In London

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Britain’s Prince Harry attended a summit for leaders of 21 African countries in London hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday.

Harry spoke on Sunday of his unhappiness at being forced to give up his royal duties in a deal with Queen Elizabeth and senior Windsors that will see him and his wife Meghan exit official roles to seek an independent future.

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BBC Director-General Ready To Exit

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The BBC’s Director General Tony Hall will stand down in the summer, the British broadcaster announced on Monday.

In a message to BBC staff announcing his decision, Hall explained he would leave in order to allow a new leadership team to steer the organization through two crucial processes: a mid-term review in 2022 and a charter review in 2027.

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