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UN warns food aid to Yemen could be suspended

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that aid could be suspended to areas of war-torn Yemen under the control of Houthi rebels unless they abide by accords aimed at ensuring that supplies are not diverted. "Humanitarian workers in Yemen are being denied access to the hungry, aid convoys have been blocked, and local…

Houthi rebels begin withdrawal from key ports in Yemen

Yemen's Houthi rebels have begun a long-delayed withdrawal of their forces from key ports in Hodeidah province, the group said, under the terms of a UN-brokered peace agreement aimed at ending the country's four-year-long civil war. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the Houthis' Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said the pullout from Hodeidah as well as the Saleef…

US Senate fails to override Trump veto on Yemen war

The US Senate failed on Thursday to overturn President Donald Trump's veto of legislation that would have ended US military assistance for the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen. The vote handed a victory to the White House for its policy of continuing to back Saudi Arabia. The vote was 53 to 45, falling short of the two-thirds…

Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate are increasingly at odds on everything...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's administration has continued to be volatile and chaotic in 2019, which should come as no surprise taking the past several years into consideration. But one development which only began in 2019 is a constant stream of embarrassments for the White House coming out of the Senate. There have been a…

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

President Donald Trump has vetoed a bill Congress passed to end US military assistance in the Saudi Arabia led war in Yemen. In a break with the president, Congress voted for the first time to invoke the War Powers Resolution to try and stop US involvement in a foreign conflict. But Trump vetoed the measure…

US House approves resolution to end US role in Yemen war

The US House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill to end US support for the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen, sending US President Donald Trump another rebuke over his support for the Saudi kingdom. The measure, passed in a 247-175 vote, now goes to Trump, but the White House has signaled the president is likely…

Yemen: Death from above

Every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen since 2015.

US Senate passes bill to halt Saudi military support in Yemen

Washington, DC - The US Senate voted 54-46 to block further involvement by the US military in the war in Yemen, where Saudi and UAE bombings conducted with American weapons are blamed for causing mass civilian deaths, starvation, and disease. "We have the opportunity to take a major step forward in ending the horrific war…

Nearly 100 civilians killed or wounded every week in Yemen: UN

Almost 100 civilians were either killed or wounded every week in Yemen last year, with children accounting for a fifth of all casualties, the United Nations has said. According to figures released by the world body's refugee agency on Thursday, more than 4,800 civilian deaths and injuries were reported over the course of 2018, Children…

Rebuking Trump, House votes to end US involvement in Yemen

Washington, DC - The House of Representative passed a resolution on Wednesday that would end US support for the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen, a strong rebuke to US President Donald Trump. The measure, which was passed by 241-177 vote, will now go to the Senate where it enjoys broad support among Democrats and key Republicans.…
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