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Around 17 million Yemenis face famine unless the world sends urgent humanitarian help

Around 17 million Yemenis face famine unless the world sends urgent humanitarian help

The UN has warned that 17 million Yemenis will be in famine unless the world sends urgent humanitarian help. Antonio Guterres, the UN chief, issued a call to action on Tuesday at the aid conference held in Geneva where donor countries pledged almost $1.1bn. But UN says the amount is half of what is needed to combat […]

Yemenis face ‘torture till death’ in Houthi detention, says ex-prisoner

Yemenis face ‘torture till death’ in Houthi detention, says ex-prisoner

Yemeni prisoners are being “tortured to death” in the Houthis’ secret detention facilities, the Sana’a-based Association of Abductees’ Mothers reported yesterday. Speaking at a session held by the association in the Yemeni city of Ma’rib, the freed journalist, Mohammed Abdu Al-Washahi said that he was held in Al-Wahda police station in the northern Yemeni city of Dhamar on charges of allegedly working with the popular resistance in sending updates on […]

Appeal for $4bn as mix of drought and conflict threatens 20 million in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

Appeal for $4bn as mix of drought and conflict threatens 20 million in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

The risk of mass starvation in four countries – Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict, the UN refugee agency has warned. About 20 million people live in hard-hit areas where harvests have failed and malnutrition rates are increasing, particularly among young children, the UNHCR said on […]

Arab airlines using Trump’s electronics ban for clever marketing ads, garnering thousands of clicks and reactions online

Arab airlines using Trump’s electronics ban for clever marketing ads, garnering thousands of clicks and reactions online

The UAE’s flagship carrier, Emirates Airline, posted a video on social media with the slogan ‘Let us entertain you’ Arab airlines are using witty marketing and satire to respond to the recent US and UK ban on carry-on electronic goods on inbound flights from Arab countries. The decision, introduced on Tuesday, bars passengers on flights […]

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 […]

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