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US senators in bid to end support for Saudi in Yemen war

US lawmakers have submitted a draft resolution calling for an end to US military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's war.

Russia vetoes resolution blaming Iran for arming Yemen’s Houthis

Russia has vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution based on a UN report condemning Iran for violating an arms embargo by sending weapons to Yemen's Houthi rebels.

World leaders abandoning human rights – Amnesty International

World leaders are undermining human rights for millions of people with regressive policies and hate-filled rhetoric, but their actions have ignited global protest movements in response, a rights group said.

Separatists take over government headquarters in Aden

Yemen's Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher has accused separatist forces backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of staging a coup in the southern city of Aden after they took over government headquarters.

Germany stops arms exports to Yemen combatants

Germany will stop all arms exports to countries involved in the ongoing war in Yemen, a government spokesperson has announced.

450 Yemeni civilians killed in December – monitor

At least 450 civilians were killed in Yemen during December, according to a new report by a human rights monitor.

Saudi warplane crashes in Yemen

A warplane from the Saudi-led military alliance fighting in Yemen has crashed after suffering a "technical failure", a coalition statement said.

Norway suspends arms exports to UAE over war in Yemen

Norway has suspended exports of weapons and ammunition to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over concerns they could be used in the war in Yemen, the country's foreign ministry has told Al Jazeera.

HRW calls for UN to sanction Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Human Rights Watch has called on the UN to place sanctions on Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over abuses carried out in Yemen.

Iran to lodge complaint with UN over US missile allegations

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran would refer the “baseless’’ U.S. accusations of arms smuggling to Yemen’s Houthis to the United Nations, Financial Tribune reported on Monday.

Iran’ll restore ties if Saudi end ‘friendship’ with Israel – Hassan Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani has said Iran is ready to restore its relations with Saudi Arabia if the kingdom end its “friendship” with Israel.

Yemen’s exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi calls for new uprising

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has urged Yemenis to rise up against the Houthi rebels as violence further escalated in the capital, Sanaa, following the assassination of the country’s former leader, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

US warns citizens against travelling to Saudi Arabia

The US State Department has cautioned its citizens "to carefully consider" travelling to Saudi Arabia, citing persisting terrorist threats and a spillover of violence from Yemen across the border.

Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Hadi ‘under house arrest’ in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has barred Yemen’s president, along with his sons, ministers and military officials, from returning home for months, Yemeni officials told The Associated Press.

Rights groups demand UN probe into Yemen abuses

Fifty-seven rights groups from around the world demanded a UN inquiry into abuses in Yemen on Tuesday, where a proxy war has killed thousands and fueled a humanitarian crisis.

Saudi coalition attacks kill many children in Yemen – UN

The Saudi Arabia-led military coalition was responsible for an "unacceptably high" number of child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year, according to a draft United Nations report.

Thousands die due to Yemen airport closure – NRC

At least 10,000 people have died in Yemen as a result of the Saudi-led coalition's restriction on airspace and the closure of Sanaa airport a year ago, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said citing Sanaa's Ministry of Health.

UN slams ‘disregard’ for civilians after Yemen strike

A top UN official in Yemen has said reported Saudi-led air strikes, in which at least 12 civilians including children were killed, were an example of the "disregard" for civilians' safety shown by all sides in Yemen's civil war.


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Governor Okorocha: Dapchi girls’ release shows President Buhari’s political will

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Woman sells four year-old daughter for N100

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NYSC: Corps member attacked in Bayelsa responding to treatment

Loto Omolayo, the Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Bayelsa, on Wednesday said the corps member whose hand was allegedly cut off by armed robbers in the state was responding to treatment.

My target now is to set an unbreakable record in powerlifting – Paralympian Paul Kehinde

A Paralympic gold medalist, Paul Kehinde, says his target at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast is to set a record that will stay unbroken for about a decade.