The UN envoy for Yemen announced Friday Houthi movement and supporters of the former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi have agreed to attend talks aimed at ending their three-year war, which has created the globe’s worst humanitarian crisis by pushing the Arab world’s poorest country to the brink of famine.
London, Paris, and Washington are lacking the political courage to pressure Saudi Arabia over the Yemeni conflict and to ensure that Riyadh is held accountable, Bruno Stagno-Ugarte, the deputy executive director for advocacy at Human Rights Watch told Sputnik.
The military coalition led by the Saudi regime has carried out airstrikes targeting the main entrance to Yemen’s western port city of Hudaydah, some five months after coalition forces, backed by armed militia loyal to the former Yemeni government, launched a full-scale offensive to seize the vital port.
Iran has expressed deep concern over the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen, saying all nations in the world are responsible for putting an end to the ongoing human catastrophe in the impoverished country.
Saudi-backed militiamen loyal to Yemen's former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi have launched a “vast offensive” to take full control of the country’s strategic western city of Hudaydah as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its southern neighbor.
At least six civilians have been killed when Saudi military aircraft carried out airstrikes against a residential area in Yemen’s strategic western province of Hudaydah as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its southern neighbor.
British charity Oxfam said some of its aid projects in Yemen have been repeatedly hit by Saudi-led airstrikes, accusing Britain of an “irresponsible and incoherent” policy in the country by continuing to sell arms to the Saudis.
The spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has described a demand by US President Donald Trump’s administration for a ceasefire and the launch of UN-led political talks to end the ongoing war in Yemen as “nothing but travesty.”
Murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi was about to disclose details of Saudi Arabia’s use of chemical weapons in Yemen, sources close to him said. The revelations come as separate intelligence sources disclosed that Britain had first been made aware of a plot a full three weeks before he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.