Saudi-Led Coalition Declares 2-Week Coronavirus Ceasefire in Yemen: Al-Jazeera
There was no immediate comment by the Houthis.
There was no immediate comment by the Houthis.
Colonel Turki al-Maliki, spokesman for the Arab coalition, said the coalition forces foiled “an imminent terrorist act by the Houthi militia south of the Red Sea.”
The deputy foreign minister did not say when the alleged air strikes took place.
The Houthis' official al-Masirah TV said the group launched a medium-range ballistic missile and armed drone at the parade, which it described as being staged in preparation for a military move against provinces held by the rebels.
The representative of the United Nations warned that famine could become the largest in recent decades and result in millions of victims. If the blockade is lifted, humanitarian missions will be able to deliver food to people.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said information released by Saudi Arabia showed the missile fired in July was an Iranian Qiam, which she described as "a type of weapon that had not been present in Yemen before the conflict."
"Saudi Arabia also has a right to respond to Iran at the appropriate time and manner, supported by international law and in accordance with its inherent right to defend its territory, its people and its interests protected by all international conventions."
The coalition was responsible for 60 percent of child deaths and injuries last year, killing 510 and wounding 667, according to Ban's report released on Thursday, which also said the coalition carried out half the attacks on schools and hospitals.
Tehran said it would provide a report detailing Saudi Arabia’s alleged airstrike against the Iranian embassy in Sanaa to the United Nations.
The representatives of the warring parties agreed to meet again on January 14, 2016, to continue the negotiations. The place of consultations is not known yet.
The ceasefire came into effect on Tuesday, December 15 at noon.
"This report uncovers yet more evidence of unlawful air strikes carried out by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, some of which amount to war crimes."
More than 20 people were killed yesterday as a result of the bomb attack in Yemen's capital Sanaa. Earlier coalition airstrikes resulted in the death of 30 people. The main target was the old town of the capital.
It should be noted that Yemeni President Mansour Hadi announced Aden the temporary capital after capital Sanaa and the northern regions appeared to be under the control of Houthi rebels. At the same time there was no indication that Hadi himself was set to return.
According to the Yemeni security services, the incident occurred on August 8. The soldiers of the coalition, that became victims of the airstrike, were sent to the coastal road in the south of the country town of Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province.
According to the source troops and armoured vehicles from the United Arab Emirates have arrived in recent days. The New York Times said the troops had been involved in the fighting at al-Anad.
News of the ceasefire came after 80 people were killed in an air strike on the central Yemeni city of Taiz earlier Saturday in which at least 150 were injured.
The truce was meant to deliver aid to 21 million people of the country. This was supposed to last for a week.
"The Secretary-General looks forward to the commitments of all parties to the conflict in Yemen to an unconditional humanitarian pause," he said.
It seems that the parties of the conflict in Yemen managed to reach an agreement to sign a conditional truce.
The Yemeni conflict has become one of the main issues not only for the Gulf States, but also in the whole Middle East. In January 2015 the situation in the country escalated. Yemen’s president asked the UN and the Gulf monarchies to intervene and protect the legitimate authority by every possible measure.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the UN's peace envoy for Yemen called on "Yemen's political actors to participate in these consultations in good faith and without preconditions, and in a climate of trust and mutual respect".
UNESCO condemned the Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen that killed six people in the Old City of Sanaa and leveled parts of a 3,000-year-old site, considered "one of the world's oldest jewels" of Islamic culture.
The letter released by the Iranian ambassador informs that the embassy of Iran in Sanaa suffered severe damage during air strikes on May 25 and that this followed a similar attack on April 20.
By the new funding the ICRC will be able to provide food, water, medical supplies and other essential aid to Yemen.
During a rocket attack ten Saudi soldiers died and the military equipment was damaged, Sputnik News reports.
"They began bombing Aden a few minutes ago," an army commander loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh noted.
As it is said today’s talks are not going to be just a dialogue, but the parties will come to an agreement, which will be binding for all parties present in the talks in Riyadh.
The tanks were not directly produced in Switzerland.
Saudi Arabia is among five other GCC states, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, to meet with US officials at Camp David on Thursday to discuss regional security cooperation.
In order to make a sense how grounded these kinds of "speculations" on Turkish possible intervention to Syria are, one has to understand recent changes in the Middle East that somehow change the rules of the game among the countries in the region.
A Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen six weeks ago. According to the UN, at least 1,400 people have been killed.
There is no official statement on the incident, but as Al Jazeera reports Yemeni tribal leaders told the Associated Press news agency that armed rebel Houthis shelled the border area from inside Yemen.
A Saudi spokesperson has told Reuters that the fighters battling the rebels around Aden airport are Yemenis, not Arab special forces.
Yemen’s government, according to the spokesman, will present a plan in Saudi Arabia next month that will prepare Yemen to be included in the GCC.
We are optimistic that in the coming hours, after many efforts, we will see a halt to military attacks in Yemen.
Twenty-five citizens were killed and more than 398 were wounded, mostly women and children, according to a preliminary figure after the Saudi aggression's bombing today.
The additional ships were sent to ensure that vital shipping lanes in the region remain safe and open.
Saudi Arabia supports its Yemeni brothers and hopes for the restoration of security and stability in the country.
The Islamic Republic of Iran emphasizes that this conflict can not be resolved by military means.
This is the first this kind of call after the Saudi Arabia-led coalition started airstrikes on the Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen.
According to Zarif, the settlement of the conflict should start with stopping the airstrikes and bloodshed.
The Houthis feel cornered, not just militarily but also politically.
Iran is going to present a peace plan for Yemen to the UN on Wednesday, which is supposed to be a call for an end to Saudi-led air strikes.
There are concerns that the escalation of the Yemeni conflict may affect the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program since all the main processes in the Middle East are closely interdependent.
The draft UN resolution will impose new sanctions on the leaders of Yemen’s Houthi Shiite rebels and the country’s former president and his son.
Saudi Arabia is not quite happy to be in the same camp with the Israelis on the Iranian nuclear agreement. The willingness of the Saudi Arabia to support agreement between the P5+1 and Iran was expressed in the reported call of King Abdullah to Obama in which the former expressed his will "to share the goal of a nuclear deal if it is a good one"
Kerry said the US would support any state in the Middle East that felt threatened by Iran, and would not stand with crossed hands if there is a destabilization in the region.
"Iran needs to recognize that the United States is not going to stand by while the region is destabilized or while people engage in overt warfare across lines — international boundaries — in other countries."
"As part of that effort, we have expedited weapons deliveries, we have increased our intelligence sharing, and we have established a joint coordination planning cell in the Saudi operation centre," the US official declared.
However, the mistrust between two sides remains deep. "It's about verification. If they don't comply, the boycott will be reimposed. This is a reassuring result," - Reuters quoted a Gulf source close to official Saudi thinking as saying.
On Friday night, Russia evacuated 311 people, among which 152 Russians and also citizens of Poland, Ukraine and Belarus on two passenger jets from Sanaa (Yemeni capital) to Moscow.
What does stand behind this new diplomatic crisis between Turkey and Iran? What does Turkey aspire by presenting itself with the sharpest stance against Iran in the context of Yemen crisis?
During the clashed for taking the building 15 people were killed.
The president's position is clear. He reiterated it in a speech at the Arab League Summit. Houthis must capitulate, leave all occupied territories and turn in weapons
Naturally enough the opposition in the US will continue to use the Yemen crisis and the factor of Iran backed Shiite Houthi rebels in this crises to ground their objection to the possible agreement on nuclear deal between Iran and the six that would presuppose the compromises from the West in general and from the US in particular.
Hopefully, the events in Yemen and around it will not make the talks' participants change their positions.
During those conversations Rouhani underlined Iran’s right to have a nuclear program in accordance with the international norms and its determination to fulfill that goal.
Abbas has announced that he is for backing Yemen’s government.