By Tawakkol Karman: Yemen’s former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, is dead. He was killed last week by his own allies, the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, after he decided to break with them and shift his allegiance to the other side in our country’s three-year-old war. Saleh sometimes referred to his collaboration with the volatile Houthis, who he hoped would help to restore him to power, as “dancing on the heads of snakes.” This time, however, the snakes were faster, and he paid for it with his life.
Please let me, first of all, express my deep gratitude and happiness for being with you. I have been very keen to participate in this conference. Despite the fact that the conference highlights an issue everyone is interested in, no one could stop its serious repercussions on society. In times of war, there’s always room to break the barrier of ethics and laws, and there is a key entry point to harm societies and nations.
RT- By: Sophie Shevardnadze- With former Yemeni President Saleh killed by his former allies, the civil war takes an unexpected turn – that’s while a Saudi-imposed blockade threatens hundreds of thousands with starvation. What does the future hold for Yemen? We ask Tawakkol Karman, a famous Yemeni political activist and Nobel Peace Prize-winner.
Nobody argues any more about what is happening in Myanmar. The United Nations, international human rights organisations and world capitals all agree that the war being waged on the Rohingya Muslims is a clear example of ethnic cleansing and genocide.According to international reports, the number of people who have fled Myanmar military operations in Rakhine state have reached approximately 600,000 refugees by October.