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UAE military ordered not to escalate Qatar crisis

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

A military official in the United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday its forces had instructions not to escalate an ongoing diplomatic crisis with Qatar. UAE military aircrafts would also fly alternative routes over Saudi Arabia to avoid the possibility of interception by Qatari warplanes, air force brigadier general Helal Saeed al-Qubaisi told reporters at a news conference in the capital Abu Dhabi. The UAE said on Monday that Qatari warplanes had twice intercepted its civilian aircraft during ...

Saudi ambassador to Yemen: Thousands of jobs to be created through humanitarian operations

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Yemen, Mohamed al-Jaber, said in a tweet on Tuesday that the humanitarian operations that will be implemented in Yemen will produce thousands of direct job opportunities for Yemeni people.He added that these operations will include all Yemen’s provinces “without exception or discrimination”. Al-Jaber also said that they will keep all ports open, as well as air and land crossings in order to receive aid continuously and safely.The Saudi-backed ...

British mediator Martin Griffiths ‘appointed new UN envoy to Yemen’

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Sources in New York revealed that the UN appointed senior international mediator Martin Griffiths as the new envoy to Yemen. UN Yemen mediator Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed will step down when his current contract finishes at the end of February after nearly three years in the job, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday. "In this moment, his thoughts go first to the Yemeni people who are worn out by this conflict and are enduring one of the most devastating humanitarian crisis in the ...

UN Yemen mediator to step down

Monday, 22 January 2018

United Nations Yemen mediator Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed will step down when his current contract finishes at the end of February after nearly three years in the job, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday. "In this moment, his thoughts go first to the Yemeni people who are worn out by this conflict and are enduring one of the most devastating humanitarian crisis in the world," Dujarric said. 

Moscow rejects schemes to topple Syrian regime, Yemeni FM slams Houthis

Monday, 22 January 2018

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Moscow rejects any schemes to topple the Syrian regime. Commenting on developments in Syria, he noted that Russia called for restraint and for respecting Syria’s sovereignty after Turkey launched its military operation in Afrin, north of Syria. During a press conference with his Yemeni counterpart Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi in Russia, Lavrov added that Moscow knows that the US is continuing to provide arms to fighting groups in ...

Seven siblings perish in UAE house fire

Monday, 22 January 2018

Seven brothers and sisters aged between five and 13 died of smoke inhalation in a house fire in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, police said. Hundreds of fires are reported each year across the UAE, despite attempts by authorities to curb such incidents, but casualties are rarely reported. Police in the eastern emirate of Fujairah said the mother awoke at dawn to the smell of a fire in her house. "When rescue teams arrived at the house, the seven children were found dead: three sons and ...

Yemeni army thwarts Houthi attempt to plant mines on coast of Midi

Monday, 22 January 2018

The Yemeni army killed five Houthi gunmen and arrested another while they were trying to plant naval mines on the coast of Midi, adjacent to the Red Sea, in the Hajjah Governorate, West of Yemen. A military source said Yemeni soldiers on four boats clashed on Sunday with Houthis on three other boats while they were trying to plant the landmines. They burnt one of the latter’s boats, seized the other while the third fled, he added. Work is underway to remove the mines as soon as possible, ...

Saudi-led Arab Coalition announces $1.5 bln in aid for Yemen

Monday, 22 January 2018

The Saudi-backed Arab Coalition in Yemen announced the provision of $1.5 billion in aid to the country on Monday.The coalition added that they will make sure to keep all ports open including the Hodeidah port in order to continue receiving humanitarian aid for the Yemeni people, in light of the Houthis still blocking any aid to come into the country through the ports.The announcement came following a Saudi Arabia’s $2 billion monetary aid to Yemen’s central bank to help the ...

UN envoy: Parties involved in Yemen to begin peace talks

Monday, 22 January 2018

The Arab Coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen will hold a meeting in Riyadh on Monday to discuss new political negotiations and call on all parties to take proactive steps to ensure the success of this critical stage in Yemen. Yemen’s UN envoy, Ismail Weld al-Sheikh, said that the Arab Coalition was willing to be involved in the discussions. Weld al-Shiekh welcomed the opening of the Hodeidah and Saleef ports, calling on all sides to cooperate to keep them open and operating in order ...

Bahrain says Hezbollah backs terrorist cells targeting its security

Monday, 22 January 2018

Bahrain’s interior minister has accused Lebanese Hezbollah militias of supporting terror groups and at least 19 plots against public figures in the Gulf island kingdom in the past year. Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah al-Khalifa said on Sunday that as a result, 47 people were charged with links to terrorism, including plots to assassinate public figures. “The cells are run by individuals in Iran who coordinate with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the Popular ...

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