Warring parties in Yemen must protect schools — UNICEF

October 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Warring parties in Yemen must protect schools — UNICEF 

GENEVA, Oct. 5 — The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday urged all parties to the Yemeni conflict to protect schools, students and teachers as the war-torn country's schools open this week.

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UN relief chief calls for humanitarian access in Yemen

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UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 5 — The UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Stephen O'Brien, on Tuesday concluded his three-day visit to Yemen, calling for all parties to grant humanitarian access and uphold their responsibilities to protect civilians in a conflict that has displaced three million people, injured and killed thousands of innocent civilians, a UN spokesman told reporters here.

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IS claims suicide blast near Aden presidential palace

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on IS claims suicide blast near Aden presidential palace 

ADEN, Yemen, Jan. 29 — The Yemen-based affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for a suicide attack against the Presidential Palace in the southern port city of Aden on Thursday, in which nine soldiers were killed and several others injured.

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135 journalists killed in 2015: PEC

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GENEVA, Jan. 4 — The Geneva based press watchdog Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) on Monday said 135 journalists were killed in 33 countries last year, warning the risks remain very high for 2016.

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Australia lowers travel warning for Iran

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australia lowers travel warning for Iran 

TEHRAN, Dec. 22 — australia has lowered its travel warning for Iran indicating a warming of ties with the country in the aftermath of its historic nuclear deal with Western states.

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UN-backed ceasefire to be extended in Yemen

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ADEN, Yemen, Dec. 21 — The Saudi-backed Yemeni government announced Sunday that a shaky seven-day ceasefire will be extended by another week on condition that the Shiite Houthi group and their allies commit to the truce.

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Roundup: Peace talks on Yemen end without major agreement

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: Peace talks on Yemen end without major agreement 

BERN, Dec. 21 — Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Sunday announced the end of the latest peace talks on Yemen, saying that the parties agreed on framework for the negotiations and will meet again on Jan. 14, 2016 for a new round of talks.

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Roundup: New round of Yemeni consultations to kick off in Switzerland next week

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: New round of Yemeni consultations to kick off in Switzerland next week 

GENEVA, Dec. 8 — UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, confirmed Monday he would chair Swiss-based consultations with the Yemeni government, Houthis and other relevant groups in a bid to broker a return to peace and an orderly political transition in the country.

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Human rights watch urges US Gov't end munitions sales to Saudi Arabia

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Human rights watch urges US Gov't end munitions sales to Saudi Arabia 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 — Human Rights Watch said that the Obama administration should cancel its plans to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia until Riyadh’s alleged violations of international law in Yemen are investigated.

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Arab allies have no wish to support Washington's 'Game' in Syria

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Arab allies have no wish to support Washington's 'Game' in Syria 

Tehran, Nov. 10 — A Russian military expert has said that Arab nations, who initially took part in the US-led airstrikes against the terrorist group of Daesh (ISIL), are no more interested in supporting Washington’s “game” in Syria.

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