Over 30 million people ‘one step away from starvation’, UN warns

The pandemic, climate crisis and conflict combining to drive ‘alarming’ levels of global hunger, says report Acute hunger is likely to soar in more than 20 countries in the next few months, the UN has warned. Families in pockets of Yemen and South Sudan are already in the grip of starvation, according to a report onContinue reading “Over 30 million people ‘one step away from starvation’, UN warns”

Saudi-led coalition intensifies Yemen air raids, hits grains port

Six people injured after raids hit Houthi-controlled Salif grains port, a warehouse, and a food company’s living quarters. The Saudi-led military coalition has carried out dozens of air raids against what it said were Houthi military targets in Yemen’s north, including the capital Sanaa and the port of Salif on the Red Sea coast. TheContinue reading “Saudi-led coalition intensifies Yemen air raids, hits grains port”

UK declines to follow US in suspending Saudi arms sales over Yemen

Foreign minister says Britain will continue to assess issue according to ‘strict licensing criteria’ British ministers have refused to join the US in suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia for offensive use in war-torn Yemen, saying the UK makes its own decisions about selling weapons. The US president, Joe Biden, announced the suspension last week, meeting a longstandingContinue reading “UK declines to follow US in suspending Saudi arms sales over Yemen”

Yemen gov’t says willing to work with Biden to end Saudi war

Yemen’s foreign minister says his government will work with President Joe Biden’s administration to end the war in Yemen Yemen’s foreign minister said his government will work with President Joe Biden s administration to end the war in the Arab world’s poorest country. Still, Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak insisted the Houthi rebels and their Iranian backers remain the main obstacle to peace —Continue reading “Yemen gov’t says willing to work with Biden to end Saudi war”

Biden to end US support for Saudi-led offensive in Yemen

President Joe Biden will announce an end Thursday to U.S. support for a grinding five-year Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen that has deepened humanitarian suffering in the Arabian peninsula’s poorest country, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said. The move would fulfill a campaign pledge by Biden, whose administration plans to pursue diplomacy to end theContinue reading “Biden to end US support for Saudi-led offensive in Yemen”

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