Red Cross warns on mass hunger in Yemen, Somalia

GENEVA – There is a window of only three to four months to avert mass starvation in Yemen and Somalia, plagued by conflict and drought, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday in an appeal for funding. More than 20 million people in four countries – Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and …

Saudi coalition says UK-made cluster bombs used in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Monday said it had made “limited use” of British-made cluster bombs, a type of weapon which 100 countries have pledged not to use. In its 21-month campaign against Houthi Ansarullah group who has seized much of Yemen, the Saudi-led alliance has faced repeated allegations of killing civilians. It …

UAE Announces “War Is Over” in Yemen as Talks Falter

The Levant News — The United Arab Emirates announced that, in its view, the war in Yemen is winding down, possibly signaling a drawdown for its participation in operations in the Saudi-led intervention. The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, said in remarks released yesterday that the “war is over” (or “practically” …