Myanmar troops burn alive 11 in retaliation attack
Myanmar government troops raided a small northwestern village, rounding up civilians, binding their hands and then burning them alive in apparent retaliation for an attack on a military convoy, according to witnesses and other reports. A video of the aftermath of Tuesday's attack showed the charred bodies of 11 victims, some believed to be teenagers, lying in a circle amid what appeared to be the remains of a hut in Done Taw village in Sagaing region.
Saudi crown prince in 1st visit to Qatar after embargo ended
Saudi Arabia's crown prince is in Qatar on Thursday for the first time since the kingdom rallied other Arab states to end their yearslong rift and embargo on the small Gulf state. His visit to Qatar is particularly significant because last year at this time the neighbouring states were in the midst of a diplomatic standoff that had frayed familial ties in the region.
UN suspends food distribution in two towns in Ethiopia after looting
The World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended food distribution in Ethiopia's Kombolcha and Dessie towns after looting of supplies that staff were unable to stop due to intimidation, including being held at gunpoint, the United Nations said on Wednesday.