Friday, 4 December 2020

Tag Archives: Yemen

Yemeni government, Southern Separatists reach peace deal

SANA’A: Yemen’s government and the separatist Southern Transitional Council have reached a peace deal under the auspices of Saudi Arabia, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported, citing sources. “The Saudi-led coalition will head a joint committee on the implementation of the Riyadh agreement, which stipulates a formation of a government including 24 ...

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Yemen’s rebels threaten to attack UAE

Yemen’s Houthi rebels are threatening to attack the United Arab Emirates, days after they claimed attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. Yahia Sarie, a spokesman for the Houthi forces, told a press conference Wednesday that they have “dozens of targets” in the UAE that “could be targeted at ...

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Yemen’s Houthis Say Hit Saudi Abha Airport With Cruise Missile

MOSCOW: The Yemeni rebel Houthi movement, known as Ansar Allah, said it had dealt another strike with a cruise missile on the Abha International Airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia, media reported, citing, the Houthis’ military spokesman Yahya Saria. The Houthi-controlled Almasirah newspaper reported, citing Saria, that the Quds 1 cruise ...

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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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