Yemeni government accuses Houthis of failing Ould Cheikh’s mission

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Yemeni and European diplomatic sources predicted that the new UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, could quickly engage in the Yemeni case, especially as he has been the leading candidate for the post for months and for visiting the region recently on several occasions.The Yemeni government thanked the former UN envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, noting that he presented many solutions and plans to resolve the situation in Yemen, and accused the Houthis of failing his mission.On Monday, Ould ...

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 Envoy for Yemen: Houthi militias violate international law

Saturday, 16 December 2017

The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said on Friday evening that "what is happening in Sanaa is unacceptable and contrary to international law," in reference to Houthi militia’s killings, raids and kidnappings affecting those who were loyal to late President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and their opponents. Ould Cheikh Ahmed stressed the need to "put an end immediately to the attacks targeting the leaders of the General People's Congress, activists and ...

Report of UN ‘in contact with Houthis via Hezbollah’, UN envoy denies

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Diplomats in New York told Lebanese daily An-Nahar that the office of UN envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has opened a “second” line of contact with the Houthis via the Almasirah television channel that broadcasts from Beirut’s Dahiyeh with the support of the Hezbollah militia. According to the daily, a diplomat said that a number of international experts working on the Yemeni affair visited Beirut more than once and met with a number of Houthi officials. Meanwhile, ...

UN envoy asks to study resumption of flights to Sanaa

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, announced that the situation in the country is getting worse as is the humanitarian crisis in a speech after a UN Security Council session on Yemen.Ould Cheikh said 20 million people were affected by a multifaceted crisis in Yemen. He pointed out that the haphazard shelling of Taiz raises the number of victims.The UN envoy asked for a resumption of flights to Sanaa, especially for patients.He also pointed out that more than 1,700 ...

Yemen: Houthis attack on UN envoy convoy an ‘assassination attempt’ of diplomat

Monday, 22 May 2017

Yemen’s Foreign Ministry has described the Houthis attack on UN envoy convoy on Monday as “assassination attempt” of the diplomat, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Houthi militants fired shots at the UN envoy’s convoy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, sources told Al Arabiya News Channel. There are no details if there were any casualties. Earlier on Monday, UN envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed left to Sanaa to meet with the Houthi militants and discuss the ...

Yemen govt objects UN envoy Sanaa meetings

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

The Deputy PM and Foreign Minister said the UN envoy’s meetings in Sanaa were unacceptable

Gulf states denounce Houthis forming cabinet

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The militias’ political council in Sanaa announced forming a government led by Abdulaziz bin Habtour

UN Yemen envoy submits peace plan to rivals

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed left Sanaa after a three-day visit aimed at pushing for an end the country's 19-month conflict

Coalition destroys Houthi ballistic missile in Yemen

Monday, 24 October 2016

Strikes on Houthi positions resumed following a failed UN attempt to secure an extension to a 72-hour ceasefire

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