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Investigation must be conducted for possible war crimes in Yemen: rights groups

Human rights groups have called for an extensive investigation for possible war crimes in Yemen, accusing the US-allied United Arab Emirates (UAE) of engaging in “systemic enforced disappearance and torture and other ill-treatment amounting to war crimes.” Amnesty International said that “justice remains elusive a year after a network of secret prisons was first exposed …

Adham Youssef

UN warns Yemen at risk of famine in 2018

The World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday warned that “breakthrough” by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen is needed to allow the offload of desperately needed food supplies, while warning that the country was at risk of famine in 2018. On Monday, a ship carrying four mobile cranes docked in the main rebel-held port of …

Daily News Egypt

Post-Saleh guerrilla conflicts leave scores of civilians dead 

In the past 10 days, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, said in a statement that all sides in the country’s conflict are indiscriminately killing civilians. He said airstrikes by the Saudi-led Arab coalition alone killed 68 noncombatants in one day. The UN last week described the civil conflict in Yemen as …

Daily News Egypt

Op-ed review: Saleh’s assassination, Houthi danger

The assassination of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh continued to top the Egyptian media’s agenda on Arab affairs, as well as recent controversy which followed US intentions to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital amid Arab and international warnings. Wessam Bassandowa, Yemeni writer and researcher, criticised Saleh’s assassination, the use of violence, and bloodshed …

Amira El-Fekki