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Coalition blames ‘technical glitch’ as Houthi rebels claim downing of Saudi jet in Yemen

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 16:27 Edited time: 7 Jan, 2018 16:54 A Saudi jet has crashed in northern Yemen due to a “technical glitch,” the Riyadh-led coalition says. Houthi rebels, however, claim they downed the aircraft, a media outlet affiliated with the group says. A Saudi-led coalition plane went down in northern Yemen on Sunday.  The coalition has confirmed ...

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UN decries ‘deepening catastrophe’ in Yemen after milestone 1,000 days of bloodshed

Three-quarters of Yemenis, including over 11 million children, are in a desperate need of humanitarian aid while over a half are suffering dire food and water shortages, UN agencies are reporting, fearing the worst is yet to come. The bloody conflict marked 1,000 days earlier this month since the Saudi-led military intervention in March, 2015. The gloomy anniversary spells further ...

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‘Yemen is one of the worst places to be a child right now’ – UNICEF representative

Unless there’s a peaceful, political solution to the conflict in Yemen, more children may die in 2018, says Dr. Meritxell Relano, UNICEF representative in Yemen. Millions of children in the country have nothing to eat, she adds. The United Nations children’s agency has called 2017 a nightmare year for children trapped in conflict zones across the globe. UNICEF says kids ...

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Saudi-led air raids kill 68 Yemen civilians in one day – UN

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 09:37 Edited time: 28 Dec, 2017 09:55 FILE PHOTO: Sanaa, Yemen © Khaled Abdullah / Reuters Sixty-eight people were killed in just one day of bombing carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, the UN reported. Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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Yemen crisis: ‘Unacceptable that people die from totally preventable reasons’

The world needs to respond to the urgent humanitarian situation in Yemen, otherwise millions won‘t be able to provide the basic necessities of a decent life for their families, said Ralph El Hage, ICRC regional spokesperson. At least 25 people were reportedly killed by a Saudi coalition airstrike at a busy market in the southwestern province of Taiz in Yemen. ...

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Saudi crown prince to visit Britain despite Yemen ‘catastrophe’

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit Britain next year, according to Downing Street. It will likely intensify claims Theresa May is cozying up to the architect of the “human catastrophe” unfolding in Yemen. “The prime minister looks forward to welcoming the crown prince to the UK in the New Year,” a spokeswoman said following a call between ...

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Trump’s State Dept top legal advisor pick signals shift on Yemen

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 02:17 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 02:18 The Trump administration’s pick for top legal advisor at the State Department has acknowledged the US could be violating its own laws and international law by restricting delivery of humanitarian aid in Yemen. US statutes prohibiting American assistance to countries preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid may be ...

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350+ academics, politicians and celebrities slam west for enabling Saudi war against Yemen

Six Nobel peace prize laureates have joined more than 350 celebrities, public servants and academics in criticizing western leaders for “stoking the flames of war” in Yemen. In a statement marking the 1,000th day of Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, signatories of the #Yemencantwait petition called on the leaders of the US, France and the UK to urgently broker a ...

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Britain speaks out as Saudi-led coalition strangles aid route into Yemen

Britain might begin standing up to Saudi Arabia over the Yemen crisis. A top Tory minister signaled London could be losing patience with its major Middle East ally and will begin to lean on Riyadh. The Saudi Kingdom has imposed restrictions which are strangling aid routes into Yemen, in a move which could push the country into the “worst famine ...

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10 women killed in Saudi airstrike targeting wedding procession in Yemen – report

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 13:54 The Saudi-led coalition has conducted an airstrike on a wedding procession in Yemen, killing at least 10 women, witnesses and health officials told AP. Riyadh has been much criticized for the conflict’s high civilian death toll. The incident took place on Sunday as the procession made its way to a village in Marib province, ...

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