War in Yemen
Saudi moves against Lebanon Saudi attempts to play regional hegemon face tough resistance in Lebanon

Hezbollah’s resistance to Israel and criticism of the war in Yemen has infuriated Saudi Arabia which is now using its economic leverage to punish the common Lebanese people at a time when they are going through the worst crisis in the history of the country since the civil war  

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

War in Yemen Anti-war groups ask US lawmakers to end support to Saudi-led war in Yemen

Despite the assurances given by US president Joe Biden earlier this year, the US continues to extend crucial military support to the Saudi-led coalition’s war efforts in Yemen

Thousands protest wage cuts and neoliberal reforms in Uruguay and other stories

Today we look at the general strike against wage cuts in Uruguay, the ITJP report on the custodial torture of Tamil people in Sri Lanka, and more

Baghdad Conference: A step towards a post-US regional arrangement

The Conference on Partnership and Cooperation in Baghdad was attended by most of the major regional players, including Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. French president Emmanuel Macron was also present in the meeting

UN warns climate crisis behind looming famine in Madagascar and other stories

Today we look at the mass food insecurity amid a severe drought in Madagascar, the impact of a toxic leak in a mine on local communities in DR Congo, and more

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

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