Yemen : Coalition targets the presidential camp in Sanaa

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On Saturday, the Arab coalition forces launched an operation to target the aircraft of the Ansar al-Houthi group in Sanaa, capital of Yemen.
“The start of a process to destroy the network and
capabilities of the aircraft in the camp of the Presidential
House in Sanaa,” the Saudi news channel quoted the Arab Alliance as saying. “Targeting is consistent with international humanitarian law and its customary rules,” he said.
Meanwhile, a Yemeni military source told the agency
“Sputnik” that the coalition aircraft carried out two raids on Camp Nahdeen in the compound Dar al-Nezatah south of the capital Sanaa.
In a related context, announced the Interior Ministry in the National Salvation Government problem in Sanaa, on
Friday, the joining of a commander in the Yemeni army,
supported by the coalition, after splitting from the
government forces.
The security information center of the Ministry of Interior in Sana’a said that the commander of the military police in
the orphanage center of the Yemeni army in Al-Jawf
province Colonel Ahmed Al-Majnhi announced his
dissociation from his forces and his joining the armed
forces in Sana’a.

UAE expresses support for UN envoy to Yemen

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UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed his country’s support for the United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffith, stressing the need for a political solution to the conflict in Yemen.
During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and John Bolton, national security adviser to the White House made the remarks during his official visit to the US capital.
“The UAE welcomes the continued cooperation with the United States in Yemen to confront the Iranian-backed Huthis and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which has launched numerous attacks on citizens and US interests,” he said.
The talks between the two countries dealt with cooperation between the two countries aimed at achieving prosperity, security and stability in the Middle East and various parts of the world through a common vision. Resolve the conflict in Yemen and work to promote stability and security in the region.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed that the UAE and the United States of America have a strong friendship and alliance. “The firm partnership between our two countries is based on shared values
and aspiration to build a future of greater integration, peace and harmony among the societies of the region,” he said.
The redeployment of troops in Hodeidah as
a “constructive step”, stressing the UAE’s commitment to ensuring humanitarian access to Yemenis.

Arab Coalition destroys Houthi drone capabilities in Yemen’s Sanaa

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There were no actual letters of any casualties or damage.

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He acclaimed that the coalition’s operations are in accordance with all-embracing altruistic law and its customs and that the coalition’s collective command took all the basic measures to assure civilians.

Thousands protest in Sudan capital, demand civilian rule

Demonstrators demanding a civilian power in Sudan remained strongly mobilized Wednesday, despite the transfer to the prison of ousted President Omar al-Bashir, the main target of their anger before his dismissal by the army last week.
A relative of Bashir, 75, told the press that the latter, previously held in an unknown location, had been transferred overnight in a prison north of the capital Khartoum.
Mr. Bashir saw his three decades of reign end on April 11 after four months of popular protest. He is also under two arrest warrants of the International Criminal Court, including for “genocide” and “crimes against humanity” in the province of Darfur, but his extradition remains very uncertain.
In the capital, thousands of people are still gathered for the 12th consecutive day in front of the headquarters of the army.
Launched on 19 December to protest against the tripling of the price of bread in the middle of the economic slump, the demonstrations quickly turned into a protest against Mr. Bashir.
Today, protesters demand the dissolution of the Transitional Military Council that succeeded Mr. Bashir and the establishment of civilian power.
At least 65 people have died since the start of the dispute, according to an official report.
Doctors, journalists, and students joined the sit-in on Wednesday.
Like many women – doctors, teachers, and lawyers – calling themselves “the information network of the revolution”.
Regarding the fate of Omar al-Bashir, targeted by arrest warrants of the ICC, the military initially said he would refuse to extradite him. Then a member of the Military Council, General Jalaluddin Sheikh said the decision would be “taken by an elected government and not by the Military Council”.
For Amnesty International, Omar al-Bashir “must be immediately handed over to the ICC”.
Abroad, the United States has indicated its willingness to remove Sudan from its list of countries accused of supporting “terrorism” if the military council initiates a “fundamental change” in governance.

UAE Foreign Minister calls for progress toward a political solution in Yemen

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In meetings in new york with senior UN officials, Dr.Anwar Gargash, UAE Foreign Minister renewed the Arab Coalition’s firm commitment to the Stockholm agreement.

The foreign minister declared that the UAE  is working hard to support a political solution to the non-ending Yemeni conflict.

Dr. Gargashsaid that while the UAE was cautiously optimistic about the Stockholm agreement, the Emirates was concerned about its implementation, particularly with the deliberate violations and breaches of the deal by the Houthi rebels.

Dr Gargash strongly urged the international community to maintain pressure on the Houthis and their Iranian backers to end their obstruction of the political process and to hold them responsible for their failure to fulfil their international obligations.

during his meetings with senior UN officials, H.E. Dr.Gargash highlighted the malign interference of certain regional actors in the region, particularly Iran’s interference in Yemen – underlining that backing from Tehran has enabled the Houthis to further their military campaign, in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. H.E. Dr.Gargash called on the UN Security Council to take firm action to enforce international law, by disrupting the flow of Iranian arms into Yemen, and to condemn Iran’s role in fuelling the conflict.


During his visit he met with H.E. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the UN for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator; Nicholas Haysom; and Christoph Heusgen, Ambassador and Permanent

Sanitary crisis In Yemen, the cholera epidemic doubles in intensity



On-site NGOs report more than 2,000 new cases of cholera every day in Yemen. A quarter of those affected are children under five.
Since 2016, war-ravaged Yemen has been facing a terrible cholera epidemic. And since the beginning of 2019, the health situation of the country has further worsened.
Yemen is facing a large-scale resurgence of cholera, with more than 137,000 suspected cases and nearly 300 deaths in the first three months of the year.
The cholera epidemic has worsened even more recently, with more than 2,000 new suspected cases every day, “twice as much as at the beginning of the year” . one of the main concerns of the NGOs on the ground is a quarter of those affected are children under five.
The proliferation of this water-borne disease has been
compounded by the destruction of the Yemeni health system in a country where 17.8 million people lack access to clean water and sanitation. “
The figures are close to Yemen’s cholera epidemic in 2017 with one million cases reported, compared with 371,000 last year.
The fighting in the country does not end and millions of people suffer from lack of food and medical care,Yemen is on the verge of starvation.

President Trump Vetoes Resolution Calling to End U.S. Support in Yemen War


Donald Trump blocked Tuesday a congressional resolution calling for an end to US support for Saudi Arabia’s coalition in Yemen. This is the second time the president has vetoed a vote by US officials.

The decision was expected. Donald Trump used his presidential veto on Tuesday, April 16, to block a resolution passed this month by the US Congress calling for the United States to stop supporting Saudi Arabia’s coalition in Yemen.

“This resolution is a useless and dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional prerogatives, endangering the lives of US citizens and military, both today and in the future,” said Donald Trump in a message relayed by the whiteHouse.

Several Republican parliamentarians had joined the Democrats in supporting the resolution calling for the US military to end its involvement in the conflict in Yemen. A snub for the US president, given his majority in the Senate.

Two-thirds of the congressional votes needed!

Elected officials believed that the United States’ role in Yemen violated the constitutional obligation that Congress, not the President, validate any entry into the war. They also intended to send a strong message to Riyadh for its involvement in the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and for the assassination of Saudi journalist and opponent Jamal Khashoggi last October.

The White House on Tuesday justified US support for the coalition: “It is our duty to protect the security of the more than 80,000 Americans living in some coalition countries who have been attacked by Houthis since Yemen. ”

To override this presidential veto, the resolution will have to obtain at least two-thirds of the votes in the Senate and the House in a possible new vote, which is more support than the text obtained when it was adopted.

This is the second time that Donald Trump finds himself forced to veto a text voted by Congress: in March, it had blocked the emergency procedure it had decreed to unlock funds dedicated to construction of the wall he wants to build on the border with Mexico.


In particular, he stressed that without weapons sold by Western countries, “there would be no war” and that migrants “bring wealth” to Europe.Pope Benedict accused Europe and the United States of killing children in Syria, Yemen, and Afghanistan on Saturday, pointing out that the rich countries of the West are fueling the conflict by selling weapons in war zones.
Speaking to students and teachers of the San Carlo Institute in Milan, the pope said that if there are so many wars in the world, it is because “the rich countries of Europe and America sell weapons … to kill children and kill people. ” Without such weapons, “there would be no war” in countries like Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria, he said.
“A country that manufactures and sells weapons is aware of the death of all children and the destruction of every family,” said the pope.
“Migrants are a wealth”
Speaking on the need for countries to receive and integrate migrants, the pope, accustomed to controversial statements, refuted concerns over the rise in crime alleged by governments to prevent the entry of asylum seekers.
“Migrants bring us wealth because Europe was created by migrants,” he said.

Saudi Arabia and UAE announce $200 million in aid for Yemen

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In the aftermath of the bombing of a school that killed five young students, Ryad and Abu Dhabi simultaneously announced aid of about € 177 million as part of a $ 500 million euros ($ 443 million) program.  announced by the two countries in November to fight against hunger and disease in Yemen, a country devastated by four years of war.

Aid for the month of Ramadan, which starts in early May, will go to various UN agencies, including the World Food Program (WFP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World HealthOrganization (WHO), officials from both countries said.

“Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are eager to implement an urgent agenda with strategic partners – particularly WFP, UNICEF and WHO – to alleviate the problem of malnutrition , in Yemen and help prevent famine and epidemic diseases associated with famine, “said the King Salman in a statement released in Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates intervened in the war in Yemen in 2015 to support President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi after the Houthis took control of the capital Sana’a and vast territories.

Over the last four years, the total contribution of the anti-rebel coalition states to Yemen has been more than $ 18 billion, according to a statement released in Abu Dhabi.

Yemen is the scene of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the United Nations.

Both the military coalition supporting the government and the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels are accused of acts that could constitute war crimes, a UN panel of experts said in 2018.

According to the WHO, some 10,000 Yemenis, mostly civilians, have been killed since 2015 in this conflict, but NGOs estimate that the actual number of deaths is much higher, with some citing a fivefold increase.