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Helicopter Gunfire Kills Dozens of Fleeing Somalis

Helicopter Gunfire Kills Dozens of Fleeing Somalis

More than 30 Somalis have died after gunfire from a helicopter struck their boat off Hodeida’s coast in Yemen. It is not clear who was behind the attack. At least 33 migrants died and dozens of others were wounded after gunfire from a helicopter hit their boat on Friday, an official told AFP news agency. […]

Malaysia police foil Houthi attack on Saudi king

Malaysia police foil Houthi attack on Saudi king

A senior Malaysian police source announced today that four Yemenis who were arrested in Malaysia after plotting to attack Saudi King Salman belonged to the Houthi group. King Salman arrived in Kuala Lumpur on 26 February with a 600-strong delegation for a four-day visit, at the start of a month-long Asia tour. He is currently […]

Sudan and the UAE battle for control of Yemen airport

Sudan and the UAE battle for control of Yemen airport

The Sudanese army has a legitimate right to take over supervisory control of the Aden International Airport in southern Yemen, sources in the Sudanese capital Khartoum said. The claim comes days after a faction of the southern Yemeni army which was protecting the airport, under the supervision of the UAE army, came under attack from […]

‘US Navy SEALS in Yemen shot everything that moved, including women & children’

‘US Navy SEALS in Yemen shot everything that moved, including women & children’

The Yemeni people are saying: ‘Where are the other powers in the Security Council? Why aren’t they standing up for the sovereignty of Yemen, when clearly it is in their best interest as well to do so,’ Kim Sharif, Director of Human Rights for Yemen, told RT. The Saudi-led coalition backed both by the US […]

Israeli forces and Saudi Arabia commit grave violations against children, say human rights organisations

Israeli forces and Saudi Arabia commit grave violations against children, say human rights organisations

A global network of human rights and humanitarian organisations – The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict – has called on UN Secretary-General António Guterres to list a number of parties, including Saudi Arabia and the Israeli army, as grave violators of children’s rights in the Secretary-General’s upcoming 2017 annual report on children and armed […]

By the Time We Declare a Famine, It’s Already Too Late

By the Time We Declare a Famine, It’s Already Too Late

The declaration of famine in parts of South Sudan this week, the first announcement of its kind since 2011, is but the beginning of a cascade of similar pronouncements to come. Yemen, northern Nigeria and Somalia are also on the brink of famine, warns the Famine Early Warning Systems network. According to the International Federation […]

United Nations demands action as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen

United Nations demands action as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen

Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, the UN children’s agency said. The warning comes a day after government officials and the United Nations declared famine in parts of South Sudan. In Yemen, where war has been raging for nearly two years, 462,000 […]

More than 20 million people risk dying from starvation within 6 months in four separate famines

More than 20 million people risk dying from starvation within 6 months in four separate famines

More than 20 million people risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned last week. Conflicts in Yemen, northeastern Nigeria and South Sudan have devastated households and driven up prices, while a drought in Somalia has ruined the agricultural economy. In Yemen and South Sudan, economic […]

Yemenis Stage Massive Rally to Condemn Saudi Crimes

Yemenis Stage Massive Rally to Condemn Saudi Crimes

Yemenis from all walks of life poured into the streets in the capital, Sana’a, to voice their outrage over the war crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition in the Arabian Peninsula country. They held the massive demonstration under the motto of “loyalty to the blood of martyrs” on Friday, according to the Arabic language al-Mayadeen […]

Will international community help avert Yemen famine?

Will international community help avert Yemen famine?

Famine in Yemen is considered a “real possibility” this year. More than three million people – including 460,000 children – are acutely malnourished and the situation is deteriorating on a daily basis. The UN says 7.3 million Yemenis do not know where their next meal is coming from. The crisis has been brought on by […]

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