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Explainer-Why Yemen is at war



DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis have launched two missile attacks at the United Arab Emirates in the last week, raising the stakes in a ruinous and complex conflict.

Monday's assault https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/uaes-defense-ministry-destroyed-2-houthi-ballistic-missiles-wam-2022-01-24, which the Houthis said was aimed at a base hosting the U.S. military, was thwarted by American-built Patriot interceptors, following a strike that killed three people a week earlier at a fuel depot in Abu Dhabi.

The Houthis said they are punishing the UAE, a member of a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen since 2015, for backing militias that joined the battle against the group in energy-rich Marib, the Saudi-backed government's last northern st

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Peacemaker is DCEU’s best-rated project


THE DC Extended Universe’s recently released Peacemaker has done a great feat – it has become DCEU’s highest reviewed project, all in only four episodes!

Rotten Tomatoes gave a 94% score to the series, making The Suicide Squad spinoff the highest ranking of any other DCEU project on the site. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman (2017) starring Gal Gadot marks a strong second place at 93%.

“This is great. Even more, I’m moved by how people all around the world are coming to love Chris, Leota, Adrian, Emilia, & John. On behalf of the whole cast & crew: Thank you!” enthused series creator James Gunn.

2021’s The Suidice Squad holds third place with 90%. Written and directed by the same creator of Peacemaker, Gunn.

In contrast, David Ayer’s 2016 version of Suicide Squad charts at an all-time-low of 26% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The first three episodes of Peacemak

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Five vehicles damaged as Serdang road caves in



PETALING JAYA: Five vehicles parked on Jalan LP1A/2 Lestari Perdana, Serdang, Selangor were damaged after a landslide in the area on Tuesday (Jan 25) evening.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said they received a distress call at 6.38pm.

“Six firefighters and officers with machinery from the Serdang fire station rushed to the scene.

“When the firefighters arrived, they saw deposition near the drain, resulting in damage to five vehicles parked nearby.

“No victims were involved,” said Norazam.


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U.S. plane brings military equipment and munitions to Ukraine


KYIV (Reuters) - A U.S. plane carrying military equipment and munitions landed in Kyiv on Tuesday, the third shipment of a $200-million security package to shore up Ukraine as it braces for a possible Russian military offensive.

"Our partners are increasing the amount of military assistance. And today we are meeting the third aircraft from the United States government as part of this assistance," Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov told reporters before the plane landed.

The United States has been Ukraine's most powerful backer in trying to avert a new attack by Russia, which has massed troops near Ukraine's border. Moscow denies planning an offensive.

The United States has committed more than $650 million of security assistance to Ukraine in the past year and more than $2.7 billion in total since 2014, when Russia annexed Ukraine's

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Football: Soccer-Feyenoord great Jansen dies at 75



(Reuters) - Former Netherlands international Wim Jansen, who was part of the Dutch squad that reached consecutive finals in the 1974 and 1978 World Cups, before going on to manage Feyenoord and Celtic, has died at the age of 75, the Eredivisie club said on Tuesday.

Jansen won the Eredivisie on four occasions with Feyenoord as a player, as well as the European Cup in 1970. He returned to manage the Rotterdam-based club in 1991, leading them to two KNVB Cups.

"It is with great sadness that Feyenoord has learned of the death of club icon Wim Jansen," the club said in a statement. "Wim Jansen is one of the greatest footballers to ever play for Feyenoord.

"He served the club as a youth player, youth, assistant and head coach, technical director and adviso

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Johor polls: Ismail Sabri attends meeting with Ahmad Zahid, Johor party political bureau



JOHOR BARU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic), who is also Umno vice-president, attended a meeting with party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and the state party political bureau on Tuesday (Jan 25).

Ismail Sabri arrived at the compound of Johor Mentei Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad’s official residence in Saujana at Jalan Hassan Al-Attas here at 8.42pm.

Also present at the closed-door meeting were Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan, party secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan and Hasni, who is also the Johor Umno chairman, as well as the state party leadership.

A Bernama survey found that the Mentri Besar’s official residence became the focus of attention as early as 7.30pm.

On Monday (

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Ugandan author and Museveni critic re-arrested after freedom ruling



KAMPALA (Reuters) - A Ugandan court ordered an award-winning author and prominent government critic free on bail on Tuesday, but he was immediately arrested again, his lawyer said, prolonging weeks of detention that have brought accusations of torture.

Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, 33, is best-known for "The Greedy Barbarian," a novel about greed and corruption in a fictional country that has been widely interpreted as a satire about Uganda's long-serving President Yoweri Museveni.

Last year, Rukirabashaija won the PEN Pinter Prize for an "International Writer of Courage".

Gunmen broke down his doors on Dec. 28 and detained him incommunicado at an undisclosed location until Jan. 11 when he was charged with "offensive communication" over tweets about Musev

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