Saudi Arabia yesterday (April 18) pledged to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the UN for conflict-torn Yemen, a report said.
The UN says hundreds of people have died and thousands of families fled their
Several Gulf Arab states are unhappy about UN chief Ban Ki-moon's call for an immediate ceasefire by all sides in Yemen and are expected to raise the issue in a meeting with him early next week, UN diplomatic sources said on Friday.
Iran's foreign minister on Friday submitted a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlining a four-point peace plan for Yemen, where Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have been targeted for three weeks by Saudi-led air strikes.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate halt to the fighting in Yemen, the first time he has made such an appeal since Saudi-led air strikes against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels began three weeks ago.
Yemen's newly-appointed Vice President Khaled Bahah, a widely respected figure named this week to shore up the legitimacy of the exiled Saudi-backed government, said on Thursday he hoped to avert a Saudi-led invasion to restore unity to the
Yemen's Aden Refinery Company has declared force majeure on its oil imports and exports, a refinery source told Reuters, as the civil war escalated.
Several cargoes have been deferred from the refinery and
Bahrain has strongly backed a UN resolution on Yemen as crucial.
Adoption of Resolution 2216 "is a crucial and necessary step to restore security and stability of Yemen and preserve its territorial unity and integrity,"
State-run Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) and all affiliated firms remain on alert, state news agency KUNA said on Wednesday, three weeks after Saudi Arabia and Arab allies began military strikes against Houthi militias in Yemen.
Egypt said it and Saudi Arabia had discussed holding a "major military manoeuvre" in Saudi Arabia with other Gulf states, following talks on the progress of the three-week-old Saudi-led campaign of air strikes against the Houthis in Ye
The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday blacklisted the son of Yemen's former president and a Houthi leader, and effectively imposed an arms embargo on the Iran-allied Houthi rebels who rule most of the country.