Sunday, April 14

Day: September 20, 2019

Saudis hit military targets in first attack since drone strike
Arab world, Featured

Saudis hit military targets in first attack since drone strike

    The Saudi-led military coalition has reportedly carried out attacks on targets in Yemen – its first response since an assault on oil facilities that the US has blamed on Iran. The strikes hit areas north of Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, Saudi state TV reported. On Friday morning local time, Saudi-run Ekhbariya TV said the coalition, which has the support of the US and the UK, had struck “legitimate military targets”. There was no immediate confirmation of the strikes, or which coalition members were involved. Broadcasters urged civilians to stay away from the areas that had been hit. The reported operation came two days after officials in Saudi Arabia held a press conference to display debris from drones and cruise missiles, which they claimed proved Iran was i...
Bercow could be given power to recall MPs if PM refuses
Featured, United Kingdom

Bercow could be given power to recall MPs if PM refuses

    John Bercow could bypass Boris Johnson and recall Parliament himself if the Prime Minister loses his legal battle over prorogation, the Supreme Court heard yesterday. Britain's top judges will give their verdict in the highly contentious case next week after three days of legal argument which finished on Thursday. Lord Pannick QC, representing Remainer activist Gina Miller, suggested the court could find the prorogation unlawful but then leave it to Parliament to decide what happens next. In that case, the Commons Speaker and his counterpart in the Lords may be entitled to re-open Parliament themselves, Lord Pannick said. The Government has indicated it may try to prorogue again if it loses the case. In his closing remarks yesterday Lord Pannick said: 'The remedy...