UK Government admits it is aware of 318 cases that could violate international law

More than 300 incidents that could violate international law have been tracked by the Ministry of Defencein Yemen since the conflict began two years ago. In the past year 66 “incidents of potential concern” have been recorded, according to Alistair Burt, Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office. This takes the total number to 318 from the 252 which had been tracked … Continue reading UK Government admits it is aware of 318 cases that could violate international law

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Saudi airstrike on TV station kills four

A Saudi-led coalition air strike hit Yemen's rebel-controlled state television station in Sanaa overnight, killing four guards, rebel media and the head guard said on Saturday. "Air bombardment by the Saudi-American enemy targeted the building of the Yemen TV satellite channel, killing four citizens," the rebel Al-Masirah news outlet said, taking a jab at US … Continue reading Saudi airstrike on TV station kills four

Australia steps up support for the Saudi navy in the midst of murderous naval blockade

A controversial Australian naval exercise conducted with Saudi Arabia’s navy in the midst of the blockade of Yemen may be the beginning of more joint exercises between the two militaries, the Greens have warned. Documents relating to a joint training exercise conducted on 14 August linked to Operation Manitou, a longstanding joint military operation in the Middle … Continue reading Australia steps up support for the Saudi navy in the midst of murderous naval blockade

Saudi-led blockade cuts fuel lifeline to Yemen – Reuters

No fuel shipments have reached Yemen’s largest port for a month, a Reuters analysis of port and ship tracking data shows, as a Saudi Arabian-led blockade on the war-torn country tightens despite international calls for the siege to end. Tankers laden with oil have turned away from Hodeida, the biggest entry point for cargo to … Continue reading Saudi-led blockade cuts fuel lifeline to Yemen – Reuters

The blockade is pushing Yemen towards a tipping point from which it will not easily return – Jamie McGoldrick, UN humanitarian chief

“There are 7 million people in this country who are living a hand to mouth existence, they don’t know where their food comes from; we in the humanitarian community are left to feed them because they have no means to feed themselves. And the blockade basically cuts off commercial and humanitarian supplies and therefore prices … Continue reading The blockade is pushing Yemen towards a tipping point from which it will not easily return – Jamie McGoldrick, UN humanitarian chief