Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tag Archives: Yemen

US Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia’s controversial military campaign in Yemen suffered a double blow Thursday as US lawmakers voted to block President Donald Trump’s arms sales to Riyadh hours after Britain temporarily suspended similar sales. In Washington, the Senate voted to prevent $8.1 billion in US arms in a symbolic bipartisan rebuke to the president and his ...

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Yemen’s Houthis strike Saudi Arabia’s Abha Airport

Yemen’s Houthi rebels carried out an attack on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia with a cruise missile, Yemeni TV channel Al-Masirah TV reported. However, Saudi Arabia did not confirm the alleged attack. The move comes after Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted two drones launched by insurgents from the Ansar Allah movement, the ...

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Seven children killed in Yemen attack: UNICEF

SANA: Seven children were killed in an attack on the city of Taez last week, the United Nations’ agency for children said in a statement Sunday. The victims – aged between 4 and 14 – “were killed on Friday in an attack on the Mawiyah district”, UNICEF added. Taez, in ...

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14 million ‘on brink of famine’ in Yemen

SANA’A: Thirty-five Yemeni and international NGOs called for an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in Yemen, where they warned 14 million people were now “on the brink of famine”. The joint appeal was signed by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Action Against Hunger, CARE International, Oxfam, Doctors of the ...

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UN child rights panel calls on Saudi Arabia to halt Yemen strikes

GENEVA: A United Nations human rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia to halt its deadly air strikes against civilian targets in Yemen and to prosecute officials responsible for child casualties due to unlawful attacks. The censure by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child coincided with international concern ...

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Pakistan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia

In a major policy shift, Pakistan will deploy troops in Saudi Arabia under an existing bilateral security cooperation agreement with its close ally which is involved in a civil war in neighbouring Yemen. Pakistan Army announced the decision to send troops on a “training and advise mission” to Saudi Arabia ...

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Foreign aid to be shifted to support UK policy, Boris Johnson says

Boris Johnson

LONDON: The UK’s aid budget will be shifted to projects that promote its interests, the foreign secretary has said. Boris Johnson said the money will be “more sensibly distributed” to support foreign policy aims such as denying safe havens to Islamist militants. His comments came as Penny Mordaunt, the international ...

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Saudi-led air raids kill 68 Yemen civilians in one day: UN

SANAA: Sixty-eight Yemeni civilians were killed in two separate air raids by the Saudi-led Arab coalition in one day, the UN humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Jamie McGoldrick said on Thursday. The first air strike on Tuesday hit a “crowded popular market” in Taez province, killing 54 civilians including eight children, ...

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