Blockade of Hodeidah
Sri Lanka’s Cabinet resigns amid crisis, 2-month ceasefire in Yemen, and other stories

Today we look at ongoing protests in Sri Lanka as the economic crisis grows, the 2-month mutual ceasefire declared in Yemen, and more

Yemenis protest against Saudi-led military coalition and US blockade

The protesters said that they hold the US solely responsible for the war and suffering in Yemen, calling Saudi Arabia and UAE “tools of the White House” to execute US agendas

Activists and anti-war groups slam US decision to proceed with arms sales to UAE

The Joe Biden administration had earlier suspended its predecessor’s decision, pending review, to sell USD 23 billion worth of arms including 50 advanced F-35 fighter jets and 18 MQ 9-B unmanned Aerial Systems to the UAE

After years of blockade, Saudi-led coalition allows four ships to dock at Hodeidah in Yemen

Four ships carrying gas oil, LPG and fuel oil were allowed to dock at Hodeidah port. The Saudi-led Gulf military coalition’s blockade of the city has led to one of the worst humanitarian crisis of the century