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Formation of New Houthi Government Does Not Help Yemen: UN Envoy

Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's General People's Congress and Ansar Allah, the political arm of the Shiite rebels known as Houthis, announced the agreement Monday. Weapon shipments intercepted in the Arabian sea by Australian, French and USA warships this year contained large quantities of Russian and Iranian weapons, some of which had markings similar to munitions recovered from Houthi fighters in Yemen, according to a new report released by an independent research group Wednesday.


Trump charges, without evidence, millions voted illegally

Trump charges, without evidence, millions voted illegally

Green Party nominee Jill Stein received 51,463 votes in MI and has signaled she plans to ask for the Board of State Canvassers for a recount. President-elect Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by 10,704 votes out of almost 4.8 million ballots cast in MI, but Stein alleges that irregularities and the potential for hacking into scanning devices call the results into question.


Civilians flee East Aleppo as Syrian regime advances

Civilians flee East Aleppo as Syrian regime advances

The army said: "The general command of the armed forces calls upon militants in the neighbourhoods of east Aleppo to open ration warehouses and distribute food to those that need it". "Once Russia and Iran made a decision to back (Bashar Al-) Assad in a brutal air campaign... it was very hard to see a way in which even a trained and committed moderate opposition could hold its ground for long periods of time", he added.


Five more police forces open historical sexual abuse probes

Five more police forces open historical sexual abuse probes

Dougie Gilligan, from Hamilton, later said he had suffered "low level" abuse at two Butlin's camps in England and Wales in the late 1970s. The NSPCC said the service, established in co-operation with the Football Association on 23 November, has dealt with an "unprecedented" 860 calls.



Erdogan piles pressure on European Union over accession talks

Members of the European Parliament passed a non-binding motion urging the European Commission and national governments to put a stop to negotiations due to the Turkish government's " disproportionate " reaction to a failed coup in the country earlier this year.



Donald Trump is putting together a national-security team full of hardliners

During the hearing, a former assistant U.S. attorney, Thomas Figures, who is black, said Sessions referred to him as "boy", and told him to be careful what he said to "white folks". The Kansas lawmaker co-authored a report slamming then-secretary of state Clinton's handling of the Benghazi attack, in which the USA ambassador to Libya and three other Americans died.