Yemen

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths in Washington.  The Special Envoy provided an update on his engagement with all parties on the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Martin Griffiths

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on the margins of the NATO Summit in Brussels.  The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Saudi Arabia’s strong partnership and reiterated … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir

CAIRO  | Amnesty urges ‘war crimes’ probe on UAE-run prisons in Yemen

CAIRO  —An international rights group on Thursday called for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and possible deaths in detention facilities run by the United Arab Emirates and its allied militias in southern Yemen as potential war crimes. Amnesty International’s call comes months after The Associated Press reported that the UAE and allied militias were … Continue reading CAIRO  | Amnesty urges ‘war crimes’ probe on UAE-run prisons in Yemen

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Abu Dhabi with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. The Secretary thanked the Crown … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates

BEIJING  | China’s Xi pledges billions in loans, aid to Arab nations

BEIJING  — China’s President Xi Jinping pledged more than $23 billion in lines of credit, loans and humanitarian assistance to Arab countries Tuesday in a major push for influence in the region from which China sources much of its energy needs. Xi told participants in a conference of Arab leaders in Beijing that Syria, Yemen, … Continue reading BEIJING  | China’s Xi pledges billions in loans, aid to Arab nations

SANAA, Yemen | Officials say fighting along Yemen’s west coast kills 165

SANAA, Yemen — Heavy fighting between the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Shiite rebels along the country’s west coast has killed more than 165 people from both sides, Yemeni officials said on Saturday, amid efforts by the U.N. special envoy to restart peace talks between the warring parties. The security officials said the battles have been … Continue reading SANAA, Yemen | Officials say fighting along Yemen’s west coast kills 165

SANAA, Yemen | Yemen’s Hadi says cease-fire subject to rebel withdrawals

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen’s government says the political solution to the country’s civil war begins with the “complete and unconditional” withdrawal of rebels from the port city of Hodeida. The official news agency SABA quoted on Saturday the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi as saying that cease-fire efforts will fail if the Shiite … Continue reading SANAA, Yemen | Yemen’s Hadi says cease-fire subject to rebel withdrawals

U.S. Department of State News: Houthi Missile Launch Against Riyadh

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States strongly condemns yesterday’s Houthi missile launch directed at Riyadh.  These actions only exacerbate the conflict in Yemen and deepen mistrust.  We stand firmly with our Saudi partners in defending their borders against these continued threats.  We continue to urge all parties … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Houthi Missile Launch Against Riyadh