The Yemeni minister of public health and population has warned about the catastrophic toll that the ongoing Saudi-led military onslaught and blockade has taken, stating that it is estimated that 1,000 children die in the crisis-hit and impoverished Arab country on a daily basis.
Saudi Arabia’s credit rating has been cut amid increased risk of attacks on its oil facilities, a further blow to a government led by an ambitious young prince who seeks to modernize the economy and diversify it away from oil.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi held the Israeli regime responsible for a string of attacks on the positions of the pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), following investigations into recent assaults on the voluntary forces.
Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil company Aramco
, the world’s largest, has asked banks for loans of up to $1 billion after attacks on its giant oil facilities earlier this month that shut down a bulk of daily production.