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saudi-led coalition injects more aid into war-torn yemen


riyadh—a saudi-led coalition fighting houthi rebels in yemen said it plans $1.5 billion of new relief funding for the war-torn country and will open new routes for vital imports. riyadh and its allies face increasing international pressure over the conflict’s toll on civilians.the aid package, announced early monday local time, comes as the fight between the u.s.-backed coalition and yemen’s houthi rebels produces escalating hardship in a country that was already the arab world’s poorest before the conflict started in 2015....






saudi-led coalition in yemen says un statement 'biased'


cairo — the saudi-led coalition fighting shiite rebels in yemen has criticized a united nations statement on civilian casualties in the war-torn country as "biased" toward the rebels.the coalition said in a thursday statement carried by the saudi news agency spa that the u.n. needs to review the humanitarian work mechanism and the competence of its employees working in yemen.earlier on thursday, the u.n. said coalition airstrikes killed 109 civilians over the past 10 days, including 68 in one day in separate airstrikes.the coalition says the statement "creates a constant state of uncertainty about the information and data on which the u.n. relies and undermines its credibility."yemen's stalemated civil war has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced 3 million and pushed the country to th






12 saudi officers killed in helicopter crash in yemen


riyadh, saudi arabia — the saudi-led military coalition fighting in yemen says one of its helicopters has crashed in eastern yemen, killing 12 saudi officers.the coalition says the crash took place in the eastern province of marib on tuesday and that it's investigating the circumstances. it happened as u.s. defense secretary james mattis arrived in the saudi capital, riyadh, to discuss yemen with saudi leaders.the coalition of mostly arab sunni countries has waged a campaign to dislodge yemeni shiite rebels, known as houthis, who seized yemen's capital in 2014 and forced the internationally-recognized government to flee the country.the two-year war has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 civilians and led to the displacement of 3 million yemenis.the saudis have also lost dozens of soldie






saudi arabia to reopen yemen airports, seaports


cairo—saudi arabia said monday that the saudi-led coalition fighting shiite rebels in yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports in the arab world’s poorest country, days after closing them over a rebel ballistic-missile attack on the saudi capital, riyadh.the announcement from the saudi mission at the united nations came after the coalition fighting yemen’s rebels, known as houthis, and their allies faced widespread international criticism over the closure, with the u.n. and over 20 aid groups saying it could bring...






somalia blames saudi-led coalition for deadly strike on boat


mogadishu, somalia — somalia's government on saturday blamed the saudi-led coalition for friday's attack on a boat that killed at least 42 somali refugees, calling the assault by a military vessel and a helicopter gunship "horrific."somalia urged the u.s.-supported coalition to investigate. the boat packed with dozens of refugees was more than 30 miles off war-torn yemen's coast when it came under attack. some of the passengers were women and children."what happened there was a horrific and terrible problem inflicted on innocent somali people. the saudi-led coalition fighting in yemen is responsible for it," somalia's foreign minister, abdisalam omer, said on state-run radio.somali prime minister hassan ali khaire in a separate statement called the attack "atrocious" and "appalling."yemen'






hrw: saudi-led air raids in yemen are 'war crimes' | saudi arabia news


human rights watch has accused the saudi-led coalition fighting in yemen of committing war crimes, saying its air raids killed 39 civilians, including 26 children, in two months.the rights group says five air raids that hit four family homes and a grocery store were carried out either deliberately or recklessly, causing indiscriminate loss of civilian lives in violation of the laws of war."such attacks carried out deliberately or recklessly are war crimes," hrw said in a report on tuesday.the coalition has repeatedly denied allegations of war crimes and says its attacks are directed against its enemy - yemen's armed houthi group - and not civilians.yemen has been torn by a civil war in which yemen's internationally recognised government, backed by a coalition supported by the united states






will un's yemen war blacklist help protect children? | middle east


the saudi-led coalition has again been placed on a draft united nations blacklist. the coalition is accused of killing and maiming 683 children in yemen last year, as well as accusations of attacking schools and hospitals.but the annual draft report also notes that the saudi-led coalition has put measures in place to protect children.the report also blacklists the houthi rebels, government forces and their militia allies.the un doesn't punish nations on the list, but the hope is the "naming and shaming" forces them to do more to protect civilians.the saudi-led coalition was on the blacklist last year but was removed after saudi pressure on the un secretary-general.presenter: sami zeidanguests:hakim al masmari - editor of the yemen postkate kiver - director of policy and advocacy at the yem






yemen flights canceled after coalition shuts all ports


sanaa, yemen (ap) — yemen’s national airline has canceled all flights to the country’s only two functioning airports after the saudi-led coalition battling houthi rebels announced the closure of all land, air and sea ports.the tightening of an embargo that has been in place since 2015 came after a ballistic missile fired by the houthis at an international airport on the outskirts of the saudi capital was intercepted by air defenses.yemenia airlines said monday that the coalition, which controls yemen’s airspace, had declined permission to fly out of aden and sayoun, in southern yemen.the two airports are in areas controlled by coalition allies. yemen’s main international airport, in the rebel-held capital, sanaa, has been closed since august 2016 by order of the coalition.most read stories






somalia blames saudi-led coalition for deadly strike on boat


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — somalia’s government on saturday blamed the saudi-led coalition for friday’s attack on a boat that killed at least 42 somali refugees off the coast of war-torn yemen, calling the assault by a military vessel and a helicopter gunship “horrific.”somalia urged the united states-supported coalition to investigate. the boat was packed with dozens of refugees, some of them women and children.“what happened there was a horrific and terrible problem inflicted on innocent somali people. the saudi-led coalition fighting in yemen is responsible for it,” somalia’s foreign minister, abdisalam omer, said on state-run radio. he said yemen’s government also must give an explanation for the attack and that those responsible must be brought to justice.somali prime minister hassan a






saudi-led coalition pledges to ease crippling yemen blockade


sanaa, yemen — the saudi-led military coalition fighting shiite rebels in yemen said wednesday that it will reopen the war-torn country's main airport and a vital red sea port to humanitarian traffic, easing a blockade imposed after rebels fired a missile toward the saudi capital earlier this month.the easing is to begin on thursday.the airport in the capital of sanaa would reopen to u.n. aircraft and the sea port of hodeida would be able to receive urgent humanitarian aid, the coalition statement said.the port of salef is also expected to reopen, deputy u.n. spokesman farhan haq said in new york, citing information u.n. humanitarian and political officials received from their saudi counterparts.it was not immediately clear, however, if port operations will return to pre-blockade levels.u.






will un's yemen war blacklist help protect children? | middle east


the saudi-led coalition has again been placed on a draft united nations blacklist. the coalition is accused of killing and maiming 683 children in yemen last year, as well as accusations of attacking schools and hospitals.but the annual draft report also notes that the saudi-led coalition has put measures in place to protect children.the report also blacklists the houthi rebels, government forces and their militia allies.the united nations doesn't punish nations on the list but the hope is the "naming and shaming" forces them do more to protect civilians.the saudi-led coalition was on the blacklist last year, but was removed after saudi pressure on the un secretary-general.presenter: sami zeidanguests:hakim al masmari - editor of the yemen postkate kiver - director of policy and advocacy a






yemen rebels vow escalation as saudis look to relax blockade


sanaa, yemen — saudi arabia announced monday that the saudi-led coalition fighting shiite rebels in yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports in the arab world's poorest country, days after closing them over a rebel ballistic missile attack on riyadh.the announcement from the saudi mission at the united nations came after the coalition fighting yemen's rebels, known as houthis, faced widespread international criticism over the closure, with the u.n. and over 20 aid groups saying it could bring millions of people closer to "starvation and death.""the first step in this process will be taken within 24 hours and involves reopening all the ports in areas controlled by" yemen's internationally recognized government, which the coalition backs, read the mission's statement.those ports are






the latest: group: pledge to ease yemen blockade falls short


cairo — the latest on developments in yemen (all times local):9:40 p.m.a new-york based relief group says a promised easing of access restrictions to yemen by a saudi-led military coalition is no cause for celebration.the coalition said on wednesday that it would reopen the war-torn country's main airport and a key red sea port to humanitarian traffic on thursday. the announcement came after the coalition tightened a blockade nov. 6, in response to a missile fired toward the saudi capital by shiite rebels in yemen.the international rescue committee says a partial reopening of ports will ease the flow of humanitarian aid, but "will still leave the population of yemen in a worse situation than they were two weeks ago before the blockade started."the committee says that commercial shipments o






un: saudis 'should fund all humanitarian aid' in yemen | yemen news


saudi arabia alone should fund all steps to tackle widespread disease and hunger in war-torn yemen, a top un official has said.comments by david beasley, executive director of the world food programme (wfp), were unusually forthright for such a high-ranking un official in criticising one party in a conflict. blood bank in yemeni capital on the verge of shutdowncalling for an end to the coalition's campaign, he accused the saudi-led coalition of hampering the provision of aid."saudi arabia should fund 100 percent [of the needs] of the humanitarian crisis in yemen," beasley told reuters news agency on monday."either stop the war or fund the crisis. option three is, do both of them."a saudi-led coalition embarked on a campaign in march 2015 in yemen with the aim of dislodging houthi rebels wh






un: saudis 'should fund all humanitarian aid' in yemen | yemen news


saudi arabia alone should fund all steps to tackle widespread disease and hunger in war-torn yemen, a top un official has said.comments by david beasley, executive director of the world food programme (wfp), were unusually forthright for such a high-ranking un official in criticising one party in a conflict. blood bank in yemeni capital on the verge of shutdowncalling for an end to the coalition's campaign, he accused the saudi-led coalition of hampering provision of aid."saudi arabia should fund 100 percent [of the needs] of the humanitarian crisis in yemen," beasley told reuters news agency on monday."either stop the war or fund the crisis. option three is, do both of them."a saudi-led coalition embarked on a campaign in march 2015 in yemen with the aim of dislodging houthi rebels who co






yemen’s ex-president open to saudi dialogue, signaling discord among rebels


san’a, yemen—former yemeni president ali abdullah saleh said he would be open to dialogue with the saudi-led coalition his forces have been fighting for nearly three years if it ceased fire, as his fighters clashed with iran-backed houthis in the capital, signaling disintegration in the rebel alliance.mr. saleh said in a televised interview on saturday with yemen al-youm that he is willing to open a “new page” to deal with the saudi coalition if it ended its blockade....






yemen: saudi arabia 'should fund all humanitarian aid' | yemen news


saudi arabia alone should fund all steps to tackle widespread disease and hunger in war-torn yemen, a top un official has said.comments by david beasley, executive director of the world food programme (wfp), were unusually forthright for such a high-ranking un official in criticising one party in a conflict. blood bank in yemeni capital on the verge of shutdowncalling for an end to the coalition's campaign, he accused the saudi-led coalition of hampering provision of aid."saudi arabia should fund 100 percent [of the needs] of the humanitarian crisis in yemen," beasley told reuters news agency on monday."either stop the war or fund the crisis. option three is, do both of them."a saudi-led coalition embarked on a campaign in march 2015 in yemen with the aim of dislodging iran-backed houthi r






saudi arabia retaliates for rocket attack by houthis


sanaa, yemen — the saudi-led coalition battling shiite houthi rebels in yemen says it has intercepted a saudi-bound rocket fired by rebels from a military base south of the houthi-held capital.the coalition leadership is reported in the official saudi press agency as saying that its anti-missile system destroyed the rocket headed for a deserted area south of the capital riyadh. the coalition said it has immediately retaliated by bombing the houthi military base in the attan area following the attack friday.houthi-affiliated media had announced that the group fired a rocket targeting the saudi capital on friday.a saudi-led coalition has been battling shiite houthi rebels in yemen since march 2015, in a war that has killed more than 10,000 civilians.






yemen: 'now there will be a new level of civil war' | news


the death of yemen's former president ali abdullah saleh raises doubts about the future of the war-torn country, as a saudi-led coalition's fight against houthi rebels will likely intensify, analysts say.saleh was killed on monday by houthi fighters - his former allies - and his death is considered a "very big blow" to his forces, said hakim al-masmari, editor-in-chief of the yemen post."his house has been under siege for the last two days and today they attacked the house. he escaped … he was found in a vehicle that had clashed with houthi checkpoint forces," he told al jazeera from yemen's capital, sanaa."this is where he was killed along with a number of his senior aides."saleh, who ruled yemen for more than three decades and played a pivotal role in the country's ongoing civil war, had






un blacklists saudi-led alliance for yemen child deaths | yemen news


the united nations has added a saudi-led military coalition to a blacklist of child rights violators for causing the deaths and injuries of hundreds of children in war-torn yemen. the alliance, assembled by saudi arabia in 2015, was added on thursday to the un chief's annual list of shame for killing and maiming 683 children and for 38 verified attacks on schools and hospitals during 2016.would un blacklist of parties in yemen war help protect children?the un annual report on children in armed conflict noted, however, that the coalition had taken some measures to improve the protection of children.the blacklist also named the houthi rebel group, yemen government forces, pro-government militia and al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula for violations against children in 2016 - as it did in last






yemen's rebels say they fired missile at saudi military camp


sanaa, yemen — yemen's shiite rebels say they have fired a ballistic missile targeting a military camp in the saudi city of najran.saudi state tv says its air defense system intercepted the missile above najran in the kingdom's southwestern region.the announcement on yemen's rebel-run al-masirah tv says friday's missile hit its target with "high accuracy." the rebels later said they fired another missile, targeting saudi-backed forces along yemen's western coast.the shiite rebels, known as houthis, have previously fired missiles targeting the saudi mainland, including the capital, riyadh, and the city's international airport.saudi arabia backs yemen's internationally recognized government and leads an international coalition at war with iran-backed houthis since march 2015.the coalition ha






is the saudi-led coalition failing in yemen? | middle east


a new confidential un report says that after nearly two-and-a-half years of military campaign in yemen, the saudi-led coalition is "no closer" to achieving its objective. the report suggests the saudi-led coalition in yemen is failing.saudi arabia and its partners have been carrying out air strikes against the iranian-backed houthi rebels, in one of the world's poorest countries.but despite the coalition's considerable military power, it has not succeeded in its mission. the report says the campaign has led to a further fragmentation of yemen's political landscape.it accuses all parties of continuing to violate international human rights laws, saying government forces, houthi fighters loyal to former president ali abdullah saleh and the uae are detaining people illegally.so, can this confl






saudi-led coalition carries out deadly airstrikes in yemen, rebels say


houthi rebels in yemen said airstrikes by a saudi-led military coalition near the capital wednesday killed and wounded at least 71 people, including more than 35 dead at a hotel, in the latest surge of violence in the nearly 2½-year war.there was no independent confirmation of the houthi claims. a spokesman for the coalition, which is fighting to unseat the rebels from the capital san’a and restore the internationally-backed...






msf says it can't deliver live-saving aid to yemen capital


cairo — international aid group doctors without borders says it has not been able to deliver live-saving medical and humanitarian assistance to the people in dire need in the yemeni capital because of a blockade by a saudi-led coalition fighting yemen's shiite rebels.the group, known by its french acronym msf, says in a statement saturday it hasn't received authorization from the coalition to fly from djibouti to sanaa.the group welcomes the reopening of the port in the city of aden; however it says this is "far from sufficient to deliver timely and urgent medical humanitarian aid across yemen."the u.s.-backed coalition imposed a land, sea and air blockade nov. 6 after a missile attack by rebels on the saudi capital riyadh. saudi arabia said monday the coalition would lift the blockade.






un blacklists saudi-led alliance for yemen child deaths | yemen news


the united nations has added a saudi-led military coalition to a blacklist of child rights violators for causing the deaths and injuries of hundreds of children in war-torn yemen. the alliance, assembled by saudi arabia in 2015, was added on thursday to the un chief's annual list of shame for killing and maiming 683 children and for 38 verified attacks on schools and hospitals during 2016.the un annual report on children in armed conflict noted, however, that the coalition had taken some measures to improve the protection of children.the blacklist also named the houthi rebel group, yemen government forces, pro-government militia and al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula for violations against children in 2016 - as it did in last year's report.the report from un secretary-general antonio guterr






yemen's children face 'worst diphtheria outbreak' | yemen news


deaths caused by a serious bacterial infection are "likely to rise" in yemen if a blockade imposed by a saudi-led military coalition is not lifted, a major international charity has warned.save the children said in a statement on sunday that minors in the war-torn country were the most affected in what it called "the worst diphtheria outbreak for a generation".diphtheria is a contagious infection that targets the body's respiratory system. though preventable by vaccines, it can lead to breathing problems, heart failure and death.{articleguid}since august, the aid organisation said it recorded at least 52 deaths from the disease, the majority of which were children under the age of 15.some 716 others were infected during the same time period."there's so little help right now that families a






have saudi and the uae's aims in yemen war shifted? | yemen


questions over the saudi-led coalition's aims in yemen are mounting in the wake of reports that the kingdom has placed the yemeni president under house arrest.on tuesday, the associated press news agency reported that riyadh had barred the yemeni president abd-rabbu mansour hadi, his sons, ministers and military officials from returning home for months.yemeni officials told ap that the ban was due to enmity between hadi and the united arab emirates and that saudi officials rejected hadi's requests to travel to yemen, claiming it was unsafe for him to return.the uae and saudi arabia entered yemen's war in 2015 as part of a military coalition.the two gulf countries wanted to restore hadi's government to legitimacy after a civil war broke out between hadi's supporters and those loyal to the f






more than 200 detained in saudi arabia in $100 billion corruption sweep


hassan nasrallah, the leader of hezbollah and one of lebanon's most powerful figures, has openly speculated that saudi arabia played a role in hariri's resignation and might have been held against his will in the kingdom.saudi arabia ordered all of its citizens to "immediately" depart lebanon amid heightened tensions with hezbollah and the militant group's patron, iran. a brief statement carried by the state-run saudi press agency also warned saudis against travel to the country.saudi arabia's foreign minister adel al-jubeir warned earlier this week that his government would "deal with" lebanon as a hostile state as long as hezbollah was in the government. he said hezbollah's participation in government is an "act of war" against saudi arabia.in yemen, where a saudi-led coalition has been






saudi-led coalition bombs airport runway in yemen’s capital


sanaa, yemen (ap) — yemeni officials say the saudi-led coalition has bombed the airport in the rebel-held capital, sanaa, damaging the runway and a ground navigation tower.they say the tuesday airstrikes will hinder the airport’s operation but that repair crews are at work. it was unclear to what extent flights will now be reduced.the u.s.-backed coalition has been at war with the shiite rebels, known as houthis, since march 2015. the coalition closed all air, land and sea ports in yemen last week in response to a rebel ballistic missile attack on riyadh.the coalition said monday it would reopen ports in areas held by allied forces. the houthis control most of northern yemen.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksthe officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren






msf says it can’t deliver live-saving aid to yemen capital


cairo (ap) — international aid group doctors without borders says it has not been able to deliver live-saving medical and humanitarian assistance to the people in dire need in the yemeni capital because of a blockade by a saudi-led coalition fighting yemen’s shiite rebels.the group, known by its french acronym msf, says in a statement saturday it hasn’t received authorization from the coalition to fly from djibouti to sanaa.the group welcomes the reopening of the port in the city of aden; however it says this is “far from sufficient to deliver timely and urgent medical humanitarian aid across yemen.”the u.s.-backed coalition imposed a land, sea and air blockade nov. 6 after a missile attack by rebels on the saudi capital riyadh. saudi arabia said monday the coalition would lift the blockad






tillerson urges saudis to be more 'measured' in yemen


paris — u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson is urging saudi arabia to be more "measured" in its military intervention in war-ravaged yemen.tillerson reiterated calls for a "complete end" to the saudi blockade of yemen to allow delivery of humanitarian aid and commercial shipments.speaking in paris on friday about saudi arabia's involvement in the yemen war and its diplomatic dispute with qatar, tillerson said: "i would encourage (the saudis) to be a bit more measured and a bit more thoughtful in those actions, and fully consider the consequences."the comments come as the trump administration is taking a tougher stance than usual tougher toward longtime u.s. ally saudi arabia on its role in yemen, where a saudi-led and u.s.-backed coalition has been fighting iranian-allied rebels since ma






britain's may will visit saudi arabia, speak to crown prince


riyadh, saudi arabia — british prime minister theresa may will visit saudi arabia for talks with its assertive crown prince over the kingdom-led war in yemen.may's visit wednesday will include her asking crown prince mohammed bin salman to allow humanitarian aid through yemen's port of hodeida, which is held by the shiite rebels being targeted in the saudi-led war.a u.n.-chartered aid vessel docked at hodeida on tuesday.saudi arabia closed off yemen's seaports and airports over a nov. 4 rebel ballistic-missile launch that targeted the saudi capital of riyadh. it later promised it would reopen the ports.the saudi-led coalition began its war in yemen in march 2015 on behalf of yemen's internationally recognized government.the conflict has pushed the arab world's poorest country to the brink






suspected saudi-led airstrikes kill 4 in yemen


sanaa, yemen — yemeni rebel officials say saudi-led airstrikes outside a rebel-run tv station in the capital killed at least four people.the officials said saturday that the airstrikes the day before targeted the gate of the facility.the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. witnesses confirmed the strikes. the coalition could not immediately be reached for comment.the saudi-led coalition has been at war with the shiite rebels known as houthis, who control yemen's capital and much of the north, since 2015. the stalemated war has killed 10,000 people, displaced 3 million and pushed the country to the brink of famine.






saudi coalition announces $1.5 billion in aid for yemen


dubai, united arab emirates (ap) — saudi arabia on monday announced $1.5 billion in new aid for yemen, where nearly three years of conflict has devastated the local economy and pushed millions to the brink of famine, causing what the united nations describes as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.the kingdom said monday the coalition it heads in yemen would also “lead the expansion of additional yemeni ports” to receive cargo and humanitarian assistance, ensure multiple daily flights of cargo planes carrying aid from saudi arabia to yemen’s marib province and establish “safe passage corridors” to ensure transportation of aid to non-governmental organizations operating inside yemen.the expansion of ports will be supported with up to $40 million from the saudi-led coalition. the coalition






saudi forces intercept riyadh-bound houthi missile | yemen news


a saudi-led coalition battling yemen's houthi rebels says it has intercepted a missile fired from the neighbouring country towards the kingdom's capital, riyadh.houthi rebels said on tuesday they had launched a ballistic missile targeting al-yamama royal palace to mark 1,000 days since the coalition started its bombing campaign in yemen."this is our answer to them and to the whole world," abdulmalik al-houthi, the rebels' leader, said in a televised address."the more crimes you perpetrate, the more tyrannical you are, you will meet nothing but more missiles."the saudi-led coalition said that the missile was directed at residential areas and that there were no casualties, according to spa, the saudi state-run news agency."coalition forces confirm intercepting an iranian-houthi missile targe






saudi-led coalition airstrike kills 10 women in yemen


sanaa, yemen — witnesses and health officials say an airstrike by a saudi-led coalition has struck a wedding procession east of yemen's capital, killing 10 women.they say the sunday airstrike targeted the women as they marched to a village in maarib province. they said the bride was among the women, but it was not immediately clear whether she was wounded.it's a tradition in rural yemen for the bride's female friends and relatives to escort her to the wedding ceremony, where the groom awaits.the witnesses and officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared retaliation or were not authorized to brief the media.the u.s.-backed coalition has been at war with iranian-supported shiite rebels since 2015. its airstrikes have hit civilians on a number of occasions.






top smash players want duck hunt's stage banned


smash 4's duck hunt stagecompetitive super smash bros. 4 players are asking for silly dog duck hunt’s stage to be banned from tournaments. its architecture forces players into boring, long sequences where they stare at each other and wait. advertisementdunk hunt’s stage is, of course, based on the nes title duck hunt. it’s a gr y, flat plane. sometimes, ducks spawn from the gr . it has two “soft” platforms: a tree and a bush. it’s a counterpick stage, so when a player loses the first game of a set, they can “counterpick” duck hunt’s stage. it’s a good option if you’re up against a character who would fare poorly there. it seems innocent enough, and it is widely tournament-legal, but players are complaining that the best strategy to beat someone on duck hunt is a boring one to watch. player