Yemen, Deep Freeze, Wall funding: 3 Stories You Should Read: 1/29/2019
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International Rescue Committee urges the world to step up pressure on the warring parties to stick to their commitments.
A humanitarian group has warned that a ceasefire agreed in Yemen’s key port city of Hodeidah is on the verge of collapsing, as a retired Dutch general in charge of the truce stepped down from his role.
The US-based International Rescue Committee said on Tuesday that recent clashes in the city between Houthi rebels who control it and pro-government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition have increased dramatically since last week.
“In recent days, with clashes erupting inside Hodeidah and both parties accusing each other of violations, the agreement is increasingly in peril,” Frank McManus of the group said.
In the category of: A parka won’t cut it.
Millions of Americans grappling with this week’s deep freeze would be better off warming up in parts of Antarctica.
In the category of: The long game.
The longest government shutdown in American history is over. Thank goodness.
But the war over President Trump’s border wall isn’t finished, no matter how defeated he seems. That much should be clear from the president’s defiant tweets over the weekend. Instead, it’s likely that the biggest and most important battles — battles that could determine the future of the U.S. constitutional order — are yet to come.
Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s acting chief of staff, made that clear Sunday, saying on Fox News: “The president’s commitment is to defend the nation, and he will do it either with or without Congress.”
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