Yemen bombing intensifies
Saudi Arabia has intensified its bombing of Yemen. Saudi forces killed over 100 people, including civilians shopping at a market, on Monday of last week.
The three-month bloody assault is an attempt to block the rise of forces the Saudis see as allies of its rival in the region, Iran.
Crackdown on Egyptian press
Egypt’s military-backed regime has proposed a new law to ban what it calls “false news”.
It wants to make it a crime for journalists to publish figures of casualties from “terrorism” that don’t tally with the regime’s numbers.
Victory for German strike
Workers at the Charite hospital in Berlin ended an indefinite strike on Friday of last week after bosses agreed to reduce workload by hiring more staff.
Their dispute has been part of a major strike wave in recent months against low wages in Germany.
Migrant deaths mount in Calais
A refugee was killed in the Channel Tunnel on Tuesday of this week. It was the fourth death among migrants trying to reach Britain from the French port of Calais since the beginning of June.
An unofficial strike by ferry workers last week led to thousands of lorries queuing for days to cross the Channel.