Now that former President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh is dead, Iran’s direct support for the Houthis can grow in importance in the coming months.
A confidential State Department “dissent” memo said Tillerson breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he decided to exclude Iraq, Myanmar and Afghanistan from a US list of offenders in the use of child soldiers.
“The cost of this blockade is being measured in the number of lives that are lost.”
He indicated the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Lebanese in the Gulf could be at risk, as well as trade, vital to the stability of the Lebanese economy.
The coalition had closed all air, land and sea ports in Yemen to stem the flow of arms to the Houthis from Iran, after Saudi Arabia intercepted a missile fired towards its capital Riyadh.
The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen has closed all air, land and sea ports to the Arabian Peninsula, a move that will likely worsen the humanitarian crisis there.
Four men wearing explosive vests emerged from their truck at the checkpoint in the town of Mudia while the driver detonated the vehicle.
Five air strikes hitting four family homes and a grocery store were carried out either deliberately or recklessly, causing indiscriminate loss of civilian lives in violation of the laws of war.
The Houthis, whose territory includes Sanaa, are fighting Yemen’s internationally-recognised government that is backed by the Saudi-led military alliance.
UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien slammed Yemen and a Saudi-led military coalition for “unilaterally denying or excessively delaying entry” to Hodeidah.
Smugglers pushed 300 migrants from boats off the coast of Yemen; many are feared dead or missing by the UN migration agency.
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen asked the UN to take control of the country’s main airport in territory run by their Houthi rebel enemies after global pleas for humanitarian aid.
The UN Security Council urged warring factions in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeastern Nigeria to allow humanitarian aid access and countries to donate more to save 20 million people from famine.
Dozens of Yemenis and Iranians who won the chance to immigrate to the US sued the US State Department on Friday for not processing their visa applications after President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban was reinstated.
The execution of Muhammad al-Maghrabi drew a large number of onlookers, some perched up telegraph poles and many watching from rooftops.
The coalition fighting the Iran-allied Houthi militia in Yemen has, however, denied carrying out the attack that killed 42.
More than 4,000 children have been killed or injured by all sides of the conflict.
By simply pledging humanitarian assistance and ignoring the conflict at the root of unfolding the food crisis, the US and UK aren’t really making a difference.
Tensions have been rising since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen’s civil war in 2015, backing government forces fighting Iran-allied Houthi rebels.
The ruling was condemned by activist groups and charities but was welcomed by the British government.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) representative in Yemen appealed for more help to put an end to cholera epidemic after death toll rises to 1,500.
With no end in sight to the war in Yemen, journalists fear they will continue to face risks that threaten their safety and freedom.
Testimonies from residents of war torn cities like Mosul and Raqqa confirm the horrors that the new International Committee for Red Cross report shows – nearly 50% of the total civilian casualties reported worldwide come from Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
Over 17.5 million people have been displaced from Iraq, Yemen and Syria.
The head of Yemen’s armed Houthi movement said that the envoy was not ‘neutral’ and did not respect UN resolutions.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen and Egypt on Monday accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and snapped off ties with the nation.
Despite tumult across continents, the index said that the world had overall become more peaceful in 2016 when measured across a range of indicators.
Yemen faces the world’s largest food crisis with more than 17 million people who are food insecure. 6.8 million of them are one step away from famine.
The epidemic began in October and grew until December. It then dwindled but was never brought fully under control, and a new surge in cases began in April.
The epidemic began in October and grew until December. It then dwindled but was never brought fully under control and cases have been surging since April.
President Donald Trump is meeting with the Saudi princes on Saturday and is expected to reassure allies and deliver a tough talk to address radicalism.
More than ever before in the Yemen war, state institutions are losing their ability to be able to stop the spread of diseases and the mounting death toll.
Only a few medical facilities are still functioning and two-thirds of the population are without access to safe drinking water, the UN has said.
Protracted wars have caused a region-wide health crisis that has led to a resurgence of diseases tamed in peacetime and varied health threats.
The Yemeni government rejected the new council formed by several senior figures that seek the secession of southern Yemen, saying it would deepen divisions.
Ancient mummies are withering away in a major museum in Yemen’s capital city Sanaa due to lack of facilities to preserve them as a result of the civil war.
The director-general of FAO launched a new appeal for voluntary contributions that are vital if lives are to be saved and the current situation of famine tackled.
The Houthi-held Yemeni port of Hodeidah is the the aid lifeline for a country where millions of people are in desperate need of food.
Some 17 million of Yemen’s 26 million people lack sufficient food and at least three million malnourished children are in “grave peril”.
The severe food security crisis in Yemen needs not just an immediate humanitarian response, but also a long-term political solution in ensuring an adequately funded recovery plan.