Aden in turmoil

Fighters from the separatist Southern Transitional Council drive on the back of armoured vehicles in Aden(Photo by AFP)

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Aden in turmoil

Deadly clashes erupt within the ranks of the militants fighting on behalf of the Saudi-led coalition against the yemeni government. A number of people have been killed and many more wounded as southern Yemeni separatists fought armed men loyal to former president Abd Rabbu Mansur Hadi in the southern city of Aden for the second day in a row. Separatist forces seized some areas in what a former official described as an attempted coup. The fighting has deepened a rift between those who have been on the same side against the Yemeni government and Ansarullah movement. The clashes pit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against each other as they support the opposing sides in this new conflict which has brewed within a wider war. 

US trade war with the EU

US President Donald Trump is once again hinting that he is very serious about his controversial America First slogan. He has come down heavily on the European Union for what he calls unfair trade policies toward the US. He has even threatened to confront the bloc with tougher restrictions and higher taxes and tariffs. The US president seems to be worried about America’s trade deficit with Europe. Trump is now believed to be pursuing a more protectionist agenda. Last week, his administration imposed tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines, claiming they were meant to defend US manufacturers and workers.


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