Monthly Archives: June 2016

Daily World News Digest, 2 June 2016

Yemen: Two Yemeni Citizens Released by Houthi-Saleh Coalition

The Swiss-based NGO Alkarama reported on 1 June that Yemeni citizens Abdulrahman Saeed Hasan Al Buriahi and Abdjulmajid bin Mahmoud Ali Al Hatari, secretly detained by the Houthi-Saleh Coalition for more than five and ten months respectively, were released on 26 and 27 May 2016. 63-year-old Sheikh Al Hatari was abducted on 18 June 2015 during a raid on of one of his relatives’ house. He had been a critic of the group’s violence during its advance into Sana’a. 47-year-old Al Buriahi was arrested with his son while driving through Sana’a on 22 January 2016. Although his son was released a month later, he remained in secret detention.

Over 100 migrants land on Crete island

Reuters, reports that a group of 113 mostly Afghan migrants had landed on Crete, officials said on Wednesday, the first major arrival on the island since…

Daily World News Digest, 1 June 2016

Work of Committee on missing persons’ critical step towards Cyprus reconciliation

The UN Media Center carries comments today by Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on the work of the Committee on Missing persons in Cyprus. He notes that the CMP has operated across the island and located and exhumed the remains of more than half of all missing persons.  Of these, more than a third have been identified and returned to their families. All of this work has taken place in the absence of a comprehensive political settlement.  “This powerfully demonstrates that when there is political will, effective cooperation between the two sides yields results.  It is my hope that the Committee on Missing Persons’ experience can inspire broader efforts at bicommunal cooperation in Cyprus and beyond.”

More than 2,500 deaths in the Mediterranean this year

The Telegraph reported on 31 May that more than 2,500 people have died trying to…