The UK government has suspended a Syrian aid program to investigate reports that the money is ending up in the wrong hands.

Saleh's fate unknown after house bombed by Houthis

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 03:22 Written by

Conflicting reports on the fate of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh swirled on social media after residents said his house in the capital Sanaa had been bombed by Houthi rebels.

The US is not satisfied with Pakistan’s cooperation in the war against terror as it has not done “anything significant” to rein-in the Taliban and the Haqqani network and destroy their sanctuary on its territory as part of its promise, a senior White House official has said.

Aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition bombed Houthi positions in Sanaa overnight on Sunday, residents and local media said, aiming to shore up supporters of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh as they battle the Iran-aligned Houthi group.

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he had sent a letter to Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and Iranian leaders expressing concern regarding Iran’s increasingly threatening behavior in Iraq.

The US on Sunday said it has pulled out of Global Compact on Migration, arguing that the Obama-era negotiated U.N. deal contains numerous provisions that are “inconsistent” with its immigration and refugee policies and the Trump Administration’s immigration principles. “President Trump determined that the US would end its participation in the Compact process that aims to reach international consensus at the UN in 2018,” the U.S.0 Mission to the United Nations said in a statement.

The family of former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik said on Sunday it had not heard from him since he was deported from the United Arab Emirates to Cairo on Saturday after announcing his intention to run for president next year.

The Palestinian president's office and senior officials have warned of the potential destructive effects of any move denying their claim to occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

The United Nations launched a record appeal Friday for 22.5 billion US dollars to help 91 million of the 136 million people across the world in need of humanitarian aid due to conflicts, natural disasters, epidemics and displacement.

The US Senate has narrowly approved a landmark tax bill in a major step towards delivering a legislative victory to President Donald Trump.