Saudi EU ambassador responds to slain journalist Khashoggi’s widow

A Saudi-led UN donor summit to raise money for war-torn Yemen has raised about half of the required $2 billion. Saad Bin Mohammed Al-Arifi, Saudi ambassador to the EU, defended the fund-raising effort which comes while the country is still at war with Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group. The ambassador also responded to calls from the … Read more Saudi EU ambassador responds to slain journalist Khashoggi’s widow

“Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

Without additional funding, war-torn Yemen will be left to fight the Covid-19 pandemic with a collapsed health system, warned today the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Epidemiologists estimate that the virus could spread faster, more widely and with deadlier consequences in some of the world’s most vulnerable populations than in many … Read more “Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

Yemen bracing for coronavirus outbreak – BBC News

In Yemen, scores of Covid-19 cases have been recorded across the country. But the UN warns that the virus is spreading largely undetected in a country in the grip of a civil war. The BBC gained access to hospitals in the rebel Houthi-controlled capital, Sanaa, where medics are bracing for an outbreak with very few … Read more Yemen bracing for coronavirus outbreak – BBC News

War in Yemen set to worsen as separatists clash with Saudi-backed forces amid Covid-19 pandemic

Another layer of chaos is added in the War in Yemen, as clashes erupted between the Saudi-backed government troops and the separatist fighters who are supported by the United Arab Emirates, leaving at least 6 fighters dead. The two sides had been allied in the fight against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels based in the north of … Read more War in Yemen set to worsen as separatists clash with Saudi-backed forces amid Covid-19 pandemic

Yemeni rebels record first death amid UN fears virus is spreading undetected

Houthi rebels in northern Yemen have reported the first death from Covid-19. The United Nations fears the infection could be spreading undetected across the country, adding to existing health crises including a cholera outbreak. Meanwhile, Unicef is encouraging Yemen and neighbouring countries to follow up on measles and polio vaccines. Subscribe to France 24 now: … Read more Yemeni rebels record first death amid UN fears virus is spreading undetected

Will the Saudi-UAE ceasefire hold in Yemen? | Inside Story

Yemen is one of the few places left on earth without a coronavirus case. But health workers worry it’s only a matter of time before they record the first infections. An outbreak would add more misery to a country suffering from five years of war. Fighting has destroyed hospitals, killed more than 100,000 people, and … Read more Will the Saudi-UAE ceasefire hold in Yemen? | Inside Story

Yemen’s Houthis to not ‘stop fighting’ after ceasefire

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have told Al Jazeera they will not stop fighting while the country is under siege. That comes after the Saudi-UAE military coalition that is battling the rebels announced a two-week unilateral ceasefire. They say it is to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. It began at midday on Thursday, local time, … Read more Yemen’s Houthis to not ‘stop fighting’ after ceasefire

Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles over capital city

Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted ballistic missiles over its capital, Riyadh, and a city along the Yemen border. Multiple explosions shook Riyadh in the attack. At least two civilians were reportedly injured. A Saudi-led military coalition blamed the attack on Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi rebels who have targeted Saudi cities in the past. The capital … Read more Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles over capital city

Saudi-led coalition intercepts missiles over Riyadh, Jizan

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen says the rebels attacked Saudi Arabia on Saturday. The coalition says the kingdom’s air defence systems intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting Riyadh and the southern city of Jizan. Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find … Read more Saudi-led coalition intercepts missiles over Riyadh, Jizan

Could the coronavirus pandemic provide an opportunity for relief in Yemen? | Inside Story

Much of the world’s focus is on the growing coronavirus pandemic. And as the war on the disease is stepped up, the United Nations is calling for a ceasefire in other wars – such as in Syria and Yemen – saying people should be fighting the outbreak, not each other. The warring sides in Yemen … Read more Could the coronavirus pandemic provide an opportunity for relief in Yemen? | Inside Story

Inside a dangerously divided ‘city of snipers’ – BBC News

Taiz, in Yemen’s south-west, is home to one of the longest-running battles of the country’s civil war. Known as the city of snipers, Taiz – divided between the Houthi rebels and forces loyal to the government – is constantly under siege. Saudi air-strikes have continued since the start of the war in 2015 and the … Read more Inside a dangerously divided ‘city of snipers’ – BBC News

Dozens of civilians killed in Saudi-UAE-led air raids in Yemen

A series of air attacks in northern Yemen has killed at least 30 civilians. They came after Houthi rebels said they shot down a Saudi warplane. The UN humanitarian chief for Yemen expressed shock at the attacks by the Saudi-led coalition. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Al Attab reports from the Yemeni capital Sanaa. – Subscribe to … Read more Dozens of civilians killed in Saudi-UAE-led air raids in Yemen

Saudi fighter jet crashes in northern Yemen’s al-Jawf province

A series of air raids in northern Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition has killed at least 31 civilians. The attacks brought a rebuke from the UN humanitarian chief for Yemen, who called it “shocking”. The raids took place after Saudi Arabia confirmed one of its planes had crashed in the same region. Houthi rebels claim … Read more Saudi fighter jet crashes in northern Yemen’s al-Jawf province

Saudi-UAE coalition warplane shot down in Yemen

The Saudi-UAE-led coalition has confirmed that one of its warplanes has crashed in Yemen’s northern al-Jawf province. Houthi rebels say its forces shot down the Royal Saudi Air Force plane on Friday. Houthi media is also reporting that at least 40 civilians were killed in coalition air strikes in the region’s al-Masloub district. Hussein al-Bukhaiti, … Read more Saudi-UAE coalition warplane shot down in Yemen