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New York: The UN team set up to monitor the ceasefire agreement between warring parties in Yemen has formally verified the pullout of armed Ansar Allah, or Houthi forces, from port zones in the country that are crucial to the flow of humanitarian aid, describing cooperation they have received so far as “very good.” more
Food for millions in Yemen at risk of rotting in key Red Sea port, warns UN

New York: Desperately needed food aid for millions of Yemenis “is at risk of rotting” in a key Red Sea storage facility because conditions are too unsafe to reach it, UN Speci ...

Million across Yemen ‘just a step away from famine’, with food available but inaccessible

New York: While nearly 10 million people across Yemen remain “just a step away from famine”, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator has spoken of his deep concern tha ...

World’s human rights watchdog spotlights Afghanistan, Yemen and 12 others: Here’s the scoop

New York: The United Nation Human Rights Council (HRC) kicked off its Universal Periodic Review, or UPR, on Monday at the Palais des Nations in Geneva to examine the human rights situatio ...

‘We cannot lose momentum’ on the road to peace in Yemen, UN envoy warns

New York: “The difficult part” of reaching a lasting political settlement in Yemen “is still ahead of us” said the UN Special Envoy on Wednesday, urging the Securi ...

The ‘abuse of food relief in Yemen’ must end now

New Delhi: On Friday, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) demanded that the stealing of food by warring factions in Yemen must stop immediately; and welcomed a statement ...

UN diplomacy: political conflicts to watch in 2019

New York: As the world – and the United Nations – continues to grapple with political crises, we look at the political landscape with Under-Secretary-General for Political Aff ...

‘Stealing’ food from hungry Yemenis ‘must stop immediately’, says UN agency

New York: After uncovering evidence that humanitarian food supplies are being diverted in Yemen’s Houthi-controlled capital, Sana’a, and other parts of the country, the United ...

Yemen: Committee brings warring parties to the table in Hudaydah, builds on ceasefire

New York, Dec 29 (IBNS): Yemen’s warring parties have begun the process this week of implementing a comprehensive ceasefire agreement across the key rebel-held port city of Hudaydah ...

Warring parties in Yemen must ‘fully respect’ Hudaydah ceasefire – UN Security Council

New York: The United Nations Security Council on Friday endorsed the agreement reached between the Government of Yemen and leaders of the opposition Houthi movement, at the recent UN-back ...