Humanitarian crisis in Yemen
Citing famine, UN urges reversal of terrorist designation for Yemen’s Houthis; US refuses

Mark Lowcock of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs warned that recent labeling of Houthis as a terrorist organization by the US would likely trigger a “famine on a scale we have not seen in 40 years

Food insecurity in Yemen Un report More than half of Yemeni population likely to face acute food insecurity by mid-2021: UN agencies

UN agencies have emphasized that an end to the Saudi-led war in Yemen is the only long-term solution for ending the food insecurity in the country

Yemen prisoner swap Houthi rebels and Saudi-backed Hadi government begin prisoner swap deal in Yemen

The two sides had agreed to a prisoner swap deal in Switzerland last month, involving 1,081 prisoners, including 15 Saudi nationals. The deal is being implemented over Thursday and Friday

UK-Saudi arms sale UK to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia despite concerns on Yemen

The UK has supplied Saudi Arabia with at least 5.3 million British pounds worth of arms and ammunition since March 2015, when the Saudi-led coalition decided to militarily intervene in Yemen

Saudi bombing in Yemen Saudi airstrikes in Yemen kill 31 civilians, including women and children

UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen called the attack, by Saudi Arabia, as shocking and unjustified

Yemen attack 80 Hadi loyalist soldiers killed in Yemen attack

Since 2015, Yemen is witnessing a brutal international war with Hadi forces, backed by Saudi Arabia, the US, United Kingdom and France (international coalition), launching violent airstrikes and ground assaults against the Houthi forces

Abdallah Hamdok Sudan withdraws 10,000 troops from Yemen

The remaining 5,000 Sudanese soldiers in Yemen are also likely to be withdrawn soon. The return of the soldiers was a key demand of the Sudanese protesters who forced former president Omar al-Bashir to resign in April

Yemen war If fighting continues, Yemen to be world’s poorest country by 2022: UN

A UN report says that if the conflict continues, 79% of Yemen’s population will be below the poverty line by 2022, with 65% classified as extremely poor

Thousands of Yemenis rally in support of UAE-backed separatist group STC

The STC captured Aden from Yemeni government forces after four days of fighting, with the death toll rising above 40

Is the Saudi-led alliance on the rocks in Yemen? Is the Saudi-led alliance on the rocks in Yemen?

The Southern Transitional Council, which is reportedly supported by the UAE, is feuding with the western-backed government of Abdu Rabbu Masour Hadi, and has taken over the city of Aden

UK court ruling on arms deal with Saudi Arabia Saudi-led war on Yemen suffers double blow

A British court ruled that arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen are unlawful. Meanwhile, the US senate blocked arms sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies.

Yemen airstrikes Saudi-led coalition conducts airstrikes in Yemen in response to the drone attack on oil pipeline

Six civilians, including four children, were killed and 52 others injured in the strikes. The renewed violence threatens to derail the peace agreement reached in Sweden last year.

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