French court rejects bid to halt demolition of Calais ‘Jungle’ camp

French court rejects bid to halt demolition of Calais ‘Jungle’ camp

A group of French charities failed Tuesday in a last-ditch legal bid to block the razing of the so-called “Jungle” migrant camp in the northern town of Calais. A court in the nearby city of Lille rejected their appeal which claimed that dismantling the camp was “an attack on the fundamental rights” of the migrants […]

Pressure mounts on Western powers to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Pressure mounts on Western powers to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

As a UN conference on the arms trade kicked off in Geneva on Monday, France, Britain and the United States came under fire from NGOs for selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, which is waging a controversial campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The Swiss city is hosting the second conference on the UN-backed Arms Trade […]