U.N. pushes to avert ‘catastrophic’ U.A.E. attack on Yemen port

The United Nations launched an urgent diplomatic effort to head off an expected United Arab Emirates assault on Yemen’s most important port in the coming days, fearing an attack could create a humanitarian disaster and derail the most promising push in years to end the conflict, people familiar with the talks said.

Saudi activists suffer heavy crackdown

A new UN report has blasted Saudi Arabia for torturing those arrested on “terror-related” charges and persecuting those exercising free speech, saying reports of the kingdom’s so-called liberalization efforts are “completely wide of the mark.”

Shots fired at New York Mosque

For the second straight year, a mosque on Alexander Avenue in the Bronx, New York, USA was shot at during Ramadan.

Denmark bans full-face veils in public

Danish lawmakers have passed a ban on wearing items of clothing in public that conceal the face, which includes some forms of Islamic dress. The government says, however, that the law is not aimed at religions.

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