WHO warns of new Yemen cholera surge, asks for ceasefire to vaccinate

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Aug 3 : Yemen may be on the brink of a new cholera epidemic, with a heightened death rate due to widespread malnutrition, and the United Nations is hoping for a ceasefire in the north to allow for vaccinations, the World Health Organization said on Friday. “We’ve had two major waves […]

Air strikes on fishing port in Yemen’s Hodeidah kills 26 – medical sources

By Abduljabbar Zeyad HODEIDAH, Yemen, Aug 2 : Air strikes on Thursday by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia on a fishing port and fish market in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah killed 26 people, Yemeni medical sources and aid agencies said. The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Twitter it was sending […]

UAE ready to take on greater security burden in Middle East – minister

By William James LONDON, July 26 : The United Arab Emirates is ready to deploy more troops across the Middle East to counter its foes as it believes it can no longer rely on Western allies like the United States and Britain, UAE minister Anwar Gargash said on Thursday. Filling the vacuum left by the […]

Fighting moves closer to centre of Yemen’s main port city

By Mohammed Ghobari ADEN, June 24 : Yemen’s Houthis deployed additional forces in the main port city of Hodeidah on Sunday as a Saudi-led military coalition moved closer to the city centre in the largest offensive of the war, raising U.N. fears of a humanitarian catastrophe. The alliance led by Saudi Arabia and the United […]

Saudi-led coalition faces tough battle for Yemen’s Hodeidah port

By Aziz El Yaakoubi AL-KHOKHA, Yemen, June 20 : A Saudi-led coalition riding high over its successful capture of Hodeidah airport from the Iran-aligned Houthis faces a daunting challenge to seize Yemen’s main seaport, the ultimate prize in the biggest offensive of the war. Alliance leaders Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged […]

Saudi-led coalition keeps up Hodeidah assault before UN meeting

By Mohammed Ghobari and Mohamed Mokashef ADEN, June 14 : Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi positions in Yemen’s Hodeidah for a second day on Thursday, as a Saudi-led alliance tried to seize the country’s main port in the largest battle of a war that has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The coalition also […]