The United Nations is warning that time is running out for a derelict oil tanker which has been stranded off the west coast of Yemen for five years
Both the Yemeni government and Houthi fighters lay claim to its valuable cargo – and neither side is willing to budge.
But Houthi authorities have promised to allow a UN team of engineers to access the tanker to prevent a giant oil spill.
Al Jazeera’s Laura Burdon-Manley reports.
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In This Story: United Nations
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security.
At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; with the addition of South Sudan in 2011, membership is now 193, representing almost all of the world’s sovereign states.