Last 24 Hours: Ukraine fighting rages on, reportedly experiencing its deadliest month

The situation in Ukraine has not settled. In fact, the government and rebels in the east have both said they experienced the deadliest month of fighting. Eight government soldiers were killed in the last 24 hours.

A peace deal was signed in Minsk in February but clashes have continued on. 6,500 people have died since the Ukrainian revolution turned deadly in April of 2014.

Saudi-backed troops in Yemen have made some moves. Focused on the strategic control of Aden, Yemeni troops supported by the Saudi coalition have reportedly captured the airport from Houthi rebels on Tuesday. Added to that, they’ve also taken a port in Aden from the reigning rebels Wednesday.

United Nations Syria envoy meets southern rebels for the first time. In addition to the meeting in the south, Staffan De Mistura talked to at least eleven other Syria opposition groups in Istanbul this month.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters have moved into Zabadani city near the Lebanese border. And President Bashar al-Assad said the Iran deal would help him and his country, as rebels show worries.

The latest in the Greek debt crisis: Greece PM struggles to pass reforms in parliament; IMF calls for debt relief ahead of bailout vote

TL;DR | At the top, Ukraine fighting at its worst; Yemeni troops gain against Houthi rebels


 

SHOULD KNOW

In war and conflict, 27 airstrikes were targeted at the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria by United States and allies — Two suicide bombers killed a Syria rebel leader in Idlib — 12 were killed in Boko Haram raids

20 foreign tourists were arrested in China for “terror videos” — Two French citizens, along with 20 suspected militants, were detained by Mali policeMan executed in U.S.’ Missouri for strangling 19-year-old — Suspect of Islamic State bomb plot held without bail in U.S.’ Massachusetts

Protests rise in Tibet demanding release of monk’s body who died in a Chinese jail — A thousand protest in Hungary against building of fence preventing migrant flow along border with Serbia —

In foreign relations, Pakistan says it shot down spy drone on disputed border with India — Bahrain hits back at U.S. on human rights criticism — Rwandan lawmakers back move to approve presidential run for third term — Uganda president calls for unity in Burundi crisis

In global politics, Land reform in India faces opposition — Prime minister in Turkey expresses Kurdish peace, not coalition — Letter by Taliban leader shows support of Afghan peace process

In courts and global rights, Gitmo Bay board weighs case of alleged al-Qaeda member — International aid charities reluctant to share full scale of fraud —  Rights group says Egypt new anti-terror law “deadly blow to human rights”

Family of police chokehold victim renew calls for charges on officer — U.S. president calls for criminal justice reforms by end of year — Judge dismisses counts in Michael Brown wrongful death lawsuit case

TO WATCH

Obama to hold conference Wednesday afternoon on Iran dealSecurity bills in Japan are passed, allowing troops to fight abroadIndia watching China in its Indian Ocean thrust amid South China Sea dispute — Global aid in Syria struggles to deliver

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