Friday, 20 July 2018

Tag Archives: Yemen

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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Yemen ex-president killed as fighting shakes capital

SANAA: Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed by Huthi rebels on Monday as he fled heavy fighting in Sanaa after the collapse of his alliance with the Iran-backed insurgents. Saleh, who ruled with an iron fist for three decades, had joined forces with the Shiite Huthi rebels in 2014 ...

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Supreme Court endorses Trump’s travel ban

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court ruled that a ban ordered by Donald Trump on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and two other countries could be immediately imposed while multiple court cases challenging the ban are resolved. The ultimate disposition of the ban was expected to take months to resolve. But ...

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Human Rights Watch says Saudi-led in Yemen are war crimes

DUBAI: Human Rights Watch accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen of war crimes on Tuesday, saying its air strikes killed 39 civilians including 26 children in two months. The rights group said five air strikes hitting four family homes and a grocery store were carried out either deliberately or ...

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US Black Hawk helicopter crashes off Yemen

WASHINGTON: A U.S. Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the coast of Yemen during a training mission and a search was under way for one U.S. service member, the U.S. military said. U.S. Central Command said in a statement that five other service members aboard the aircraft had been rescued after ...

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Iran condemns Saudi airstrike on Yemen residential areas

TEHRAN: The Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned a Saudi airstrike against residential areas in the Yemeni province of Sanaa, Press TV reported. The Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Bahram Qasemi, urged the United Nations to step up efforts to put an end to Saudi aerial raids on its neighbor. The escalation of ...

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Yemen roadside bombing kills 12 civilians

ADEN: A roadside explosion killed 12 civilians and wounded four in southern Yemen on Monday when a bomb targeting a military car hit their vehicle instead, a security source said. “The bomb was planted on a road in the Qaataba district of Daleh province and hit a civilian vehicle instead,” ...

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