Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Two Saudi civilians killed by Houthi-launched missile

Two Saudi civilians killed by Houthi-launched missile

Previous UN efforts have failed to end the more than three-year-old conflict which pits the Houthis, who seized the capital Sanaa in 2014, against other Yemeni forces backed by the alliance loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and led by U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

"I hope that there will be a way to avoid the military confrontation in Hodeida", Guterres told reporters.

Impoverished Yemen has been wracked by violence since 2014, when the Shia Houthi group overran much of the country, including capital Sanaa. Some 600,000 people live in and around the city.

During the closed session, Griffiths was to brief council members by video-conference from Amman along with United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock.

Malki also commented on the Houthis' launch of four ballistic missiles towards Saudi Arabia during the past two months, adding that one of these missiles fell in Yemen.

The city is controlled by Houthi rebels fighting a Saudi Arabia-led coalition, which believes the port has been key to the rebels smuggling in arms. "We have dozens of United Nations staff still in Hodeida".

The Saudi-led coalition faces widespread global criticism for its air attacks in Yemen that have killed many civilians.

North Korea praises Donald Trump's 'enthusiasm' after historic summit
During his press conference in Singapore, he turned to Pompeo when asked if there was a transcript. "They did not record it". About 29,000 U.S. soldiers are based in the South, under a security agreement reached after the war ended in 1953.

Sensational Amelia Kerr leads New Zealand's rout of Ireland
But that too was brought to a close by the midway stage, when Kerr cleaned her up to pick the first of her five wickets. Kerr, whose highest ODI score before this series had been 30, signed for Kia Super League side Southern Vipers in May.

Camila Cabello Reacts to Ariana Grande's Engagement
Davidson, also 24, recently got two Grande-inspired tattoos but they have yet to officially confirm their wedding plans. Davidson last appeared on David's Instagram feed on May 3, in a photo of the two eating cotton candy.

Griffiths previously said an attack on Hodeidah would "take peace off the table in a single stroke".

The port handles most of the country's commercial imports and aid supplies to provide a lifeline for millions of Yemenis.

The ongoing violence has devastated Yemen's infrastructure, including water and sanitation systems, prompting the United Nations to describe the situation as one of "the worst humanitarian disasters in modern times".

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday expressed concern at the situation in Hudeida and called on all parties to "honour their commitments to working with the United Nations".

Maintaining open corridors for the aid and avoiding a humanitarian crisis in a city inhabited by half a million people is the priority for Washington, he said.

Assistance provided by King Salman Center for Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Aid (KSRelief) as part of the comprehensive humanitarian operations in Yemen have until Monday benefited 4,791,792 Yemeni citizens, he said.

Like this: