Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies launched a military operation involving air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters, aiming to "defend the legitimate government" of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who was toppled after the Houthi militia seized control of the Yemeni capital of Sanaa last September.
Houthis vowed to fight back with all possible means available, calling the operation a declaration of war against the Yemeni people.
A Saudi-led coalition has resumed its airstrikes around the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday, just hours after a 72-hour cease-fire expired. Professor Martha Mundy, a specialist in the anthropology of the Arab World told Radio Sputnik that besides the airstrikes, Saudi Arabia is waging "clear economic war" on the country.
Moscow is concerned over the violations of international humanitarian law and civilian casualties in Yemen and intends to contribute to search of compromise for political resolution in the country, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
The Yemeni government headed by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi told the Arab League that the country would not be able to host the 28th summit of the regional organization, the Arab League said in a statement.
UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien started his visit to Yemen on Sunday, aiming to personally assess the situation in the war-torn country.
The UN Human Rights Council is burying its head in sand regarding the issue of human rights abuses in Yemen by refusing to establish an independent inquiry into the violations in regard to civilians, the Oxfam International charity's country director in Yemen said on Friday.
Despite its image as a peaceful country, Norway seems to make the most of its arms export to warring countries. Meanwhile, pressure has been rising on Norway to put a stop to its controversial weapons sales to the Saudi-led coalition that is waging a war in Yemen.
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) published on Tuesday two reports about airstrikes of the Saudi-led coalition on two MSF medical facilities in Yemen, the organization's press service said in a statement.
A delegation of negotiators representing the Shia Houthi movement, also called Ansar Allah, has refused to return to Yemen from Oman in a UN plane after the international organization absolved itself of the responsibility for their flight's safety, a source in the delegation told Sputnik on Sunday.
Saudis detonated some 3,000 pounds of Houthi mines in the desert.
The US government continues to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia used to kill civilians in Yemen in a conflict that is not even important to Washington and at a cost that outweighs American interests, analysts told Sputnik.
Riyadh is trying to minimize civilian casualties while conducting its bombing campaign in Yemen, the Saudi foreign minister said.
The United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Britain have worked out a new approach toward the resolution of the conflict in Yemen.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF)-supported hospitals in the war-torn Yemeni city of Taiz have registered a many-fold increase in numbers of wounded civilians admitted for treatment, MSF said Friday.
Employees of six hospitals in Yemen run by an international humanitarian group the Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) will be evacuated to safety amid recent airstrikes launched by the Saudi-led coalition, the group said on Thursday.
Germany expects an investigation to be launched into the recent bombing of a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in northern Yemen that killed 14 people, a Foreign Office spokeswoman said Wednesday.
The slaughter in Yemen just keeps getting worse, with civilians at the bloody forefront. Yet, shamefully – moreover tellingly – there is no uproar in the Western media.
The recent airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition that hit a hospital in Yemen underlines the risk taken by people working on the ground in the humanitarian field, a communications coordinator for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Federation (IFRC) told Sputnik on Tuesday.
The death toll from the Saudi-led coalition's airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Yemen has climbed to 14.
Doctors Without Borders, or MSF, repeatedly shared the coordinates of a hospital in Yemen with all parties in the conflict in in that country prior to the medical facility being hit by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on Monday, the organization said on its official Twitter account.
The airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition that hit a hospital in Yemen on Monday can be considered a war crime, Amnesty International Middle East and North Africa Program Deputy Director said in a statement.
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