Obama bans off-shore oil drilling permanently

Outgoing US President Barack Obama has permanently banned offshore oil and gas drilling in the “vast majority” of US-owned northern waters. Reacting to the Arctic declaration, Friends of the Earth said: “No president has ever […]

Thousands flee Myanmar into China

As many as 15,000 people have fled across Myanmar’s border into China in the past month as fighting between the army and armed ethnic groups intensifies, the UN says. Aid access to people affected by […]

Yemen: Arab coalition to stop using UK cluster bombs

Britain, a signatory to the international convention that prohibits use of the munitions, has been investigating whether the coalition dropped the BL-755 munitions in Yemen following an Amnesty International report in May. “The government of […]

Jammeh says he will not step down

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said he would not step down and condemned mediation by West African regional bloc ECOWAS that aims to get him to leave power after he lost a Dec. 1 election to […]

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