· Saudi co-hosts funding summit for war-torn Yemen, as UN warns majority of programmes weeks from closure →
The Saudi-led coalition instigated a bombing campaign in Yemen five years ago in support of the recognised government, after it was ousted from power by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
The New York Times
· 8 States and Washington, D.C., Hold Primaries: What to Watch For →
Scholten, a Democrat, came within 10,000 votes of ousting Mr. King from a district considered safe territory for Republicans.
The China Post
· UN report: Afghan Taliban still maintain ties with al-Qaida →
Several top al-Qaida leaders, such as Ayman al-Zawahri who succeeded bin Laden as the terror network’s leader, trace their involvement in Afghanistan to the 1980s war against the invading Soviet Union, when the Afghan mujahedeen, or holy warriors, were also financed by the U.S. to oust Moscow’s troops.
· Hunt for Red O'Donnell: does Spain chapel house Irish rebel remains? →
Known as Red Hugh, the young Irishman led a rebellion that nearly ousted Elizabeth I's English troops from Ireland, sparking a nine-year war which the rebels ultimately lost, despite help from the Spanish crown.
The Japan Times
· Trump envisions a three-way nuclear pact. China has other ideas →
But the State Department under the Trump administration has also experienced a brain drain of nuclear and proliferation experts, with many career diplomats sidelined, resigning or being ousted, according to observers, further complicating any trilateral push.
· Yemen pledging drive seeks $2.4 billion to save aid operations as coronavirus spreads →
Yemen has been mired in violence since the Houthis ousted the Saudi-backed government from the capital, Sanaa, in late 2014, prompting the coalition to intervene a few months later.
The China Post
· UN: Libya’s warring sides have agreed to restart peace talks →
Hifter’s gain more broadly reflects the seesawing nature of the war, which in recent weeks had turned dramatically in favor of rival Turkish-backed Tripoli militias that ousted Hifter’s forces from a key western airbase and several towns.
· Fauci says his contact with Trump has 'dramatically decreased' →
A drumbeat of calls for Fauci to be ousted have been promoted most aggressively by pro-Trump zealots in the far-right media ecosystem – political bomb-throwers, medical quacks and an unknown number of foreign bots posing as American internet users.
· Brazil’s political rivals unite to oppose Bolsonaro and ‘defend life, freedom and democracy’ amid spiralling coronavirus crisis →
Mr Bolsonaro insists his aims are democratic and that his opponents are trampling the constitution in their efforts to oust him.