A warplane belonging to General Khalifa Haftar’s troops has been shot down by forces loyal to the UN-backed government, its military spokesperson has claimed. It comes as Haftar is visiting the Egyptian president in Cairo.
Following the dramatic arrest of Julian Assange on Thursday a human rights expert from the United Nations has revealed that he will visit the detained WikiLeaks founder to assess if his privacy has been violated.
It’s long been the utopian dream of many blue sky thinkers, but floating cities may soon become a reality as the United Nations has thrown its weight behind plans to build hurricane-proof urban areas in the sea.
A new report on famine around the world makes for grim reading, showing starvation ravaging 53 countries, mostly due to conflict and climate shocks. In some places, like Yemen, the crisis is almost entirely man-made.