Northern Star

UN official says airstrikes kill over 30 civilians in Yemen

BY AHMED AL-HAJ and SAMY MAGDY

February 16, 2020

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Strikes killed more than 30 civilians in a mountainous northern Yemeni province Saturday, the U.N. humanitarian chief for the country said, calling the attack “shocking.”The Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis, accused the Saudi-led coalition of launching retaliatory airstrikes, a...

Rebuilding Afghanistan has a high human cost, US agency says

RAHIM FAIEZ

February 11, 2020

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Rebuilding Afghanistan has cost hundreds of lives, according to a new report released Tuesday by a U.S. government watchdog that monitors the billions of dollars Washington spends in the war-ravaged country.The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction, John F. ...