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Saudi Arabia extensively lobbied to derail war crimes probe in Yemen, says report

A report by The Guardian said that an extensive Saudi lobbying effort was one of the reasons behind the defeat of a resolution to extend the term of an independent war crimes investigation into human rights violations in Yemen

Hodeidah in Yemen UN calls on warring parties in Yemen to restart talks as thousands displaced in Hodeidah

The strategically important port city of Hodeidah witnessed a sudden withdrawal of the Hadi regime’s forces in several areas, leading to close to 6,000 civilians being internally displaced

Sanctions against Houthis in Yemen As Saudi air raids on Yemen continue, UNSC sanctions three Houthi officials

Both the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis have claimed gains in the battle for control over the city of Marib in northern Yemen, ongoing for several months now. Marib is the last major city under the control of the Saudi-led coalition in the north

US weapons sale to Saudi Arabia US takes a U-turn, approves $650 million weapons sales to Saudi Arabia 

The sale of air-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia will mark a U-turn in US president Joe Biden’s foreign policy declared in the first week of February. At that point, he had promised to end the US role in the war in Yemen and the sale of all offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia

More than 10,000 children killed or injured in war torn Yemen

Latest UN figures state that a total of 3,455 children were killed and more than 6,600 wounded in the fighting in Yemen between March 2015 and September 2021.

UNICEF report Yemen Over 10,000 children killed or wounded in Yemen: a ‘shameful milestone’, says UNICEF 

UNICEF appealed for urgent financial help to the tune of USD 235 million from the international community to avoid the humanitarian crisis in Yemen from escalating further and putting thousands of children’s lives at risk of death and starvation

Saudi-led military coalition claims to have killed more than 160 Houthi fighters in Yemen

Fighting between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis has intensified around the city of Marib, one of the last strongholds of the western-backed Abd Rabbu Mansur Hadi in the north of the country

ICC on Yemen war crimes ICC asked to investigate Saudi-led coalition’s war crimes in Yemen

While leading coalition members Saudi Arabia and UAE are not signatories to the Rome Statute of the ICC, others which have participated in numerous human rights violations and crimes against humanity, fall under the ICC’s jurisdiction, opening up the possibility of investigation and prosecution

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

Saudi-led coalition announces a halt to airstrikes targeting Houthis in Yemen

The breakthrough, which is reportedly a result of Omani mediation, comes even as the Houthis and forces of Saudi-backed Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi continue fighting over the Marib province

Fighting in Marib, Yemen 65 fighters killed in ongoing battle for Marib

Marib and its surrounding oil fields constitute the last significant area still under the control of the Saudi-backed government of Abdu Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in northern Yemen

Activists mobilise against French-backed military coup in Chad and other stories

Today we look at the mobilisations against the military takeover in Chad, the war in Yemen as the Houthis advance towards Marib, and more

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