Ten women killed in Saudi airstrike on wedding party

At least eight women and two girls heading home from a wedding were killed in an air attack in west-central Yemen, a health official told Al Jazeera on Sunday. The Saba news agency linked to the Houthi rebels also reported 10 women in a civilian convoy in the Hreib Karameesh district died in the air … Continue reading Ten women killed in Saudi airstrike on wedding party

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The looming attack on Hodeidah will turn Yemen into “a complete horror show” – aid agencies

A battle at the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah threatens to throw Yemen even further into the depths of humanitarian catastrophe, cutting off crucial imports and displacing as many as half a million people. A coalition of anti-Houthi forces, which includes fighters loyal to internationally recognised (but deposed) President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, a … Continue reading The looming attack on Hodeidah will turn Yemen into “a complete horror show” – aid agencies

Bombed into famine: how the Saudi air campaign targets Yemen’s food supplies

At 11.30pm, 10 nautical miles off Yemen’s western Red Sea coast, seven fishermen were near the end of the four hours it had taken to haul their nets bulging with the day’s catch into their fibreglass boat. Suddenly, away from the illumination of the vessel’s large spotlight, one of the men spotted a black silhouette … Continue reading Bombed into famine: how the Saudi air campaign targets Yemen’s food supplies

Aid still being blocked from entering Yemen (Reuters)

There are no signs that a blockade of Yemen’s ports by a Saudi-led military coalition has eased to allow aid to reach communities increasingly at risk of starvation, the head of the U.S. government’s aid agency said on Tuesday. USAID administrator Mark Green called on the Saudi-led military coalition to open Yemen’s ports and for … Continue reading Aid still being blocked from entering Yemen (Reuters)

UN Secretary-General says Saudi war on Yemen is “stupid”

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Sunday (Dec 10) for a renewed push to end the "stupid war" in Yemen, saying he hoped the Trump administration could pressure Saudi Arabia to ease the humanitarian crisis there. "I believe this is a stupid war. I think this war is against the interests of Saudi Arabia and … Continue reading UN Secretary-General says Saudi war on Yemen is “stupid”

Dec 8: 23 civilians killed in today’s airstrikes

Yemeni officials say Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have killed at least 23 civilians, including women and children, in the country's north. Abdel Elah al-Ezi, head of the health directorate in the northern city of Saada, said Friday's airstrikes were carried out in different areas of the city. Saada is a stronghold of the Iran-backed Shiite rebels, known as Houthis. … Continue reading Dec 8: 23 civilians killed in today’s airstrikes