Yemen: Coalition’s Blocking Aid, Fuel Endangers Civilians

Houthi-Saleh Obstruction Heightens Crisis (Beirut) – The Saudi-led coalition’s restrictions on imports to Yemen have worsened the dire humanitarian situation of Yemeni civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. The restrictions, in violation of international humanitarian law, have delayed and diverted fuel tankers, closed a critical port, and stopped life-saving goods for the population from entering seaports controlled by […]

Royal Saudi Navy Chief: Bab al-Mandeb and Red Sea security paramount

The commander of the Saudi Royal Navy stressed the importance of maritime security in the southern Red Sea, strait of Bab al-Mandab and the Gulf of Aden. Vice Admiral Abdullah bin Sultan al-Sultan commended the role and efforts exerted by the Arab Coalition countries led by the Kingdom to maintain the security of these important […]

UK warns of potential commercial ship attacks off coast of Yemen

Commercial ships passing through the Bab al-Mandab strait off the coast of Yemen could face potential attacks, the British government warned. Vessels travelling along the strategic route should remain vigilant of remote-controlled booby-trapped boats or rocket launchers, the government said, after two commercial carriers were attacked near the Yemeni isle of Perim. To continue reading, please […]

Red Cross to send test shipment of rice to stricken Yemen

Stephanie Nebehay and Abduljabbar Zeyad GENEVA/HODEIDAH, Yemen (Reuters) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) plans to send a test shipment of rice to Yemen this month in its first attempt since February to deliver food aid via the port of Hodeidah, which is held by Houthi fighters allied to Iran. The port has been […]

Yemen's Houthis target coalition warship, agency reports

DUBAI (Reuters) – The armed Houthi movement and their foes in Yemen’s civil war, the Saudi-led coalition, on Saturday gave conflicting accounts of a Houthi attempt to attack shipping in the Red Sea port of al-Mokha. The Houthi-controlled state news agency SABA said the Houthi navy targeted and hit a warship belonging to the coalition […]

UN Accuses Saudi-Led Coalition for Deaths off Yemen Coast

BY MICHELLE NICHOLS United Nations: UN investigators accused a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition of carrying out a deadly March attack on a Somali migrant boat off Yemen and said the alliance had become a cover for some states to avoid individual blame, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters on Wednesday (July 26). The coalition fighting the Iran-allied Houthi militia in Yemen has denied striking the boat in the Red Sea near the port of Hodeidah. The […]

Yemen strongman Saleh open to negotiations with Saudi Arabia

Sanaa (AFP) – Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is open to negotiations with rival Saudi Arabia, two years into a deadly war between Saleh’s Huthi rebel allies and the Saudi-backed government. “We have no choice but dialogue,” Saleh said at a meeting of his General People’s Congress party in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday. To […]

Arab Coalition Says Preparing Alternatives to Yemen Port for Urgent Aid

DUBAI (Reuters) – The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it was determined to help its government retake all areas held by Houthi militia, including the key port of Hodeidah, but would ensure alternative entry routes for badly needed food and medicine. The United Nations has warned the Arab alliance fighting the Iran-aligned Houthis against […]

Yemen war adds to rising fears for ships in Horn of Africa

By Jonathan Saul LONDON (Reuters) – Yemen’s worsening conflict is contributing to a spike in piracy in the region, with Somali pirates taking advantage of a reduced international naval presence and more readily available weaponry to carry out attacks. “The regional instability caused by Yemen is important,” Colonel Richard Cantrill, chief of staff with the […]

Naval mines found off Yemen's coast – coalition

The Royal Saudi Navy vessels operating with the coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen have found a number of maritime mines off the coast of Yemen’s port of Midi, the coalition command said on Monday. They were examined and found to have been “locally manufactured,” it added in a press statement To continue reading, please click […]