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Yemen's man-made catastrophe: Humanitarian workers face daunting challenge
Is there any end in sight to the world's worst humanitarian crisis, a month after a fragile truce was declared in Yemen's vital port city of Hodeida? Véronique Andrieux is the Executive Director of Action Against Hunger, an organisation that has faced a daunting challenge in a country where some 20 million people - almost three-quarters of the population - are hungry, with some teetering on the brink of famine. Just back from Yemen, Andrieux tells us more about the challenges the country faces.

Qatar’s emir in Beirut for Arab economic summit
Qatar’s ruler arrived at the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit as the regional bloc debates Syria’s readmission. Lebanese President Michel Aoun also urged world powers to step up efforts to help Syrian refugees return home.

Kurdish YPG militia stuck between Turkey and the US
The Kurdish YPG militia is stuck between a rock and a hard place... On one side, Turkey, which considers the militia a terrorist branch of the outlawed PKK, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, and on the other, the United States, which has supported the YPG in its efforts to dislodge the Islamic State Group from its positions in Syria. But US President Donald Trump made a shock decision last month to withdraw all American troops from Syria, leaving the YPG high and dry and having to face an increasingly hostile Ankara on its own. Despite the US decision, YPG continues to fight the remaining pockets of the Islamic State Group in the country. President Trump affirms that the Islamic State Group has been completely driven out of the country, despite evidence to the contrary. FRANCE 24 spoke to members of the militia about the tense situation.

US, Turkish presidents discuss creating 'security zone' in northern Syria
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US counterpart Donald Trump mooted Monday the creation of a "security zone" in northern Syria as tensions rose over the fate of Kurdish fighters in the war-torn country.

Pompeo arrives in Riyadh vowing to tell Saudis to hold Khashoggi killers ‘accountable’
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday arrived in Riyadh, where he is set to ask Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to ensure the killers of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are held accountable.

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