UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen called the attack, by Saudi Arabia, as shocking and unjustified
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
The remaining 5,000 Sudanese soldiers in Yemen are also likely to be withdrawn soon.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
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
The STC captured Aden from Yemeni government forces after four days of fighting, with the death toll rising above 40
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
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.
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.
The Houthis are handing over control of the ports of Hodeidah, Saleef and Ras Isa to the Yemeni coastguard. An agreement to this effect was signed in Stockholm in December
Rights groups in France managed to stop the loading of French weapons meant for sale to Saudi Arabia by holding demonstrations at the Le Havre port last week.
Both the houses of Congress had passed resolutions seeking an end to the war in Yemen which has claimed thousands of lives.
Saudi Arabia, backed by United States, Britain and France, is leading an international coalition force in favor of forces loyal to former President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi who was deposed by Houthi forces in 2015.