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June 19th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Immigration Camps The Trump administration continues to defend its harsh immigration policies as outrage grows over the separation of families at the southern US border. Footage of highly traumatised children being separated from their parents has been dominating international news the last couple of days. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of youngsters are being held in camps which have been termed inhumane and cruel. Critics say Trump’s child separation tactic is being used as a bargaining tool...


June 18th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Japan Earthquake At least three people have been killed and over 200 injured after a strong earthquake hit Japan. The 6.1 magnitude quake shook the country’s second largest metropolis of Osaka and suspended railway services, halted factorylines and burst water mains. No tsunami warning was issued and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said authorities were assessing damage and the government’s top priority was the safety of residents. Grim Immigration In the US, seven Democratic lawmakers visited an...


June 15th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Friday, June 15th. Hudaida Forces from a Saudi-led coalition were poised to enter the airport of Yemen's main port on Friday. The battle for Hudaida is the biggest in the three-year war. The Saudi-led coalition backing the exiled government is battling Iran-linked Houthi rebels. The UN fears the attack on Hudaida could make the humanitarian crisis in Yemen even worse, a claim the Saudi-led coalition rejects. Trade war China has vowed to strike back...


June 14th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Hudaida The Saudi-led assault on the Yemen port city of Hudaida is continuing as witnesses report fighting near the airport on Thursday morning. The coalition is backing the exiled government, after Iran-backed Houthi rebels occupied the capital, Sanaa. Hudaida is the main entry for food aid into a country already on the brink of famine, with fears mounting of a humanitarian disaster. The UN security council is scheduled to meet on this latest attack later today. Pompeo US Secretary of State...


June 13th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Hudaida A Saudi-led coalition has begun an assault on Yemen's port city of Hudaida The coalition backs Yemen's exiled government. Hudaida is held by Iranian-backed Shia rebels known as Houthis. It will be a crucial battle in the 3-year conflict that aid agencies warnDNB could push the Arab world's poorest country into further chaos. Migrant crisis An NGO that rescues migrants and refugees says three ships carrying over 600 people are expected to arrive later this week in the Spanish port of...


June 12th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Singapore summit In what could be a game changer for the Korean Peninsula, the DPRK's leader Kim Jong-un met US President Donald Trump in Singapore. There are few details about the meeting. But the two leaders issued a joint statement saying they were committed to peace in the region. They're also talking about getting rid of nuclear weapons on the peninsula. The summit was a stunning about face by two men. Just months ago they were flinging insults at one another. But now the hard work...


June 10th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Migrant boat Over six hundred migrants and refugees are stranded at sea after Italy and Malta refused to let the boat that rescued them dock. The stand-off comes as Italy's new government has dismissed the regional refugee and migrant crisis as human trafficking. Malta said it would only allow anybody in from the boat if there’s a medical emergency. Syria's war The UN says it's concerned about an escalation of hostilities in Syria's Idlib province. It's calling for a negotiated solution to...


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Idlib targeted Air strikes on a village in Syria's Idlib province have killed at least 38 people. The village of Zardana is held by the opposition. Rescue workers say the death toll from the overnight attacks could go up. A war monitor said the strikes were most likely carried out by Russian war planes. Tens of thousands of opposition fighters and rebels have fled to Idlib from other parts of Syria as the Assad regime continues to make gains with Russian and Iranian backing. Al Quds day...


June 7th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Afghanistan ceasefire Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has announced a ceasefire with the Taliban. Ghani said it would be in place until June 20. It covers the annual Muslim fast known as Ramadan and the days of celebration when Ramadan ends. Ghani said fighting against other groups like Daesh would continue. Iraq blast At least 18 people have been killed and over 90 wounded in an explosion in a district of Baghdad known as Sadr City. Authorities have given conflicting accounts of the cause....


June 6th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Manbij YPG The YPG still has a presence in Syria’s Manbij despite claims it had left. Anadolu Agency is reporting that YPG militants are hiding in the city and outlying districts. On Tuesday the YPG said on social media that it withdrew its forces from the northern Syrian city. Turkey and the US on Monday agreed a roadmap to rid the area of the YPG, as part of a plan to make Manbij safe for its people. Guatemala volcano Guatemalan authorities are warning that the Fuego volcano is showing...


June 5th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Manbij roadmap Turkey and the US have drawn up a roadmap that will allow people forced out of Manbij by the YPG to return home. Turkey’s foreign minister outlined the plan after meetings in Washington, and said it should take less than six months to implement. Mevlut Cavusoglu said they agreed the first step is to rid the northern Syrian region of the terror group. Ankara and Washington have been at loggerheads over US support for the SDF, a Syrian opposition group dominated by the YPG,...


June 4th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Guatemala volcano At least 25 people have been killed and nearly 300 injured in the most violent eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano in over four decades. The volcano's name means "fire" in English. It spewed an 8-kilometre stream of red hot lava and belched smoke and ash that rained onto the capital Guatamala City and nearby regions. Officials say they have evacuated over 3,000 people so far as the eruptions continue. Kabul blast At least eight people were killed in an explosion that hit...


June 1st, 2018 - Daily News Brief

US tariffs Fears of a trade war among the world's largest economies looms large as major US allies announced retaliation against steel and aluminum tariffs that took effect on Friday. Earlier, US President Donald Trump announced tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico. Canada and Mexico have already hit back, and the EU is expected to follow suit. USA-DPRK A top aide to Kim Jong-un visits Washington on Friday to hand a...


May 31st, 2018 - Daily News Brief

This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Thursday, May 31st. USA-DPRK Kim Jong-un's so-called "right-hand man" -- Kim Yong-chol -- is in the US, meeting top officials as the two sides attempt to revive a summit meeting between North Korea's leader and President Donald Trump. Trump cancelled the summit last week, but now appears to have changed his mind. Whether the meeting goes ahead is one thing. Whether it achieves anything is another. But the stakes are high, with freeing the Korean...


May 30th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Israel Hamas Israel says it hit dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip overnight. The raids followed a mortar barrage on Tuesday fired from Gaza. Early on Wednesday, Gaza's governing Hamas says it agreed a ceasefire with the Israeli military, but Israel denies this. The upsurge in violence in the region follows weeks of mass Palestinian protests along the Gaza border with Israel. Israeli forces have killed over 120 demonstrators demanding the right to return to their homes in what is Israel...


May 29th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Tuesday, May 29th. Mortar barrage Palestinian militants fired more than 25 mortar bombs from Gaza into Israel on Tuesday, the Israeli military said, in one of the heaviest barrages in years. No casualties were reported in the early morning attack. Violence has soared recently along the Gaza frontier, where Israeli forces have killed over 120 Palestinians demanding the right to return to their lands, now in Israel. Protest flotilla Also in Palestine --...


May 28th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Monday, May 28th. Stop-gap government Italy's president has appointed former IMF official Carlo Cottarelli as interim prime minister, tasking him to try and form a new government amid political and constitutional turmoil. President Sergio Mattarella tapped Cottarelli after anti-establishment forces abandoned their efforts to form a ruling coalition. Cottarelli said new elections will be held after August if he fails to win parliament's backing to...


May 25th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

DPRK US North Korea has expressed regret at US President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a historic summit, but says it's willing to talk any time. In a statement issued on Friday, Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan said North Korea was "willing to give the US time and opportunities" to reconsider talks "at any time an at any format." Trump’s announcement came after repeated threats by North Korea to pull out of the summit over what it saw as confrontational remarks by US officials....


May 24th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

DPRK US North Korea says it's as prepared for a nuclear war as it is for a summit with the United States. A senior official in Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry says the planned meeting between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump is totally dependent on the attitude of the United States. The leaders are supposed to meet in Singapore next month, but North Korea has become increasingly upset at Washington's insistence the meeting include a promise from Pyongyang to denuclearise. The problem is the two...


May 23rd, 2018 - Daily News Brief

US DPRK US President Donald Trump says there’s a ‘substantial chance’ the historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may be delayed. The US has concerns that Pyongyang is not willing to give up its nuclear weapons. Trump made the comments after a meeting with South Korea's leader Moon Jae-in who urged the US president not to let a rare opportunity slip away. If the summit is called off, it would be a major blow to what could possibly be the biggest diplomatic achievement of...