Saudi-led coalition starts 48-hour ceasefire in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition starts 48-hour ceasefire in Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition declared a 48-hour ceasefire in Yemen on Saturday, on the condition that Shiite rebels abide by it and allow humanitarian assistance into besieged cities, particularly the city of Taiz. However, minutes after it went into effect, activists in Taiz said that rebel shelling continued in the city while a rebel-affiliated military […]

Saudi-led coalition starts 48-hour ceasefire in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition starts 48-hour ceasefire in Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition declared a 48-hour ceasefire in Yemen on Saturday, on the condition that Shiite rebels abide by it and allow humanitarian assistance into besieged cities, particularly the city of Taiz. However, minutes after it went into effect, activists in Taiz said that rebel shelling continued in the city while a rebel-affiliated military […]

Scores killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen funeral

Scores killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen funeral

An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition on Saturday targeted a funeral hall packed with mourners in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, killing at least 82 people and turning the site into a “lake of blood,” according to a senior Health Ministry official. Nasser al-Argaly, the Health Ministry’s undersecretary, told a news conference that the strike also left […]

US Congress overrides Obama’s veto of Saudi 9/11 victim bill

US Congress overrides Obama’s veto of Saudi 9/11 victim bill

Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his presidency, just four months before it ends. The House of Representatives voted 348-77 against the , hours after the Senate rejected it 97-1, meaning […]

France calls for calm in Saudi-UN row over Yemen

France calls for calm in Saudi-UN row over Yemen

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called Friday for calm to resolve an angry row between Saudi Arabia and the United Nations over the blacklisting of the Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen. Ayrault said France could help defuse tensions following a UN decision to remove the coalition from a list of child rights violators. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon […]