Saudi Arabia and the United States have agreed to end U.S. refuelling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi insurgents in Yemen, halting a divisive aspect of U.S. support to a war that has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.
The move, announced by the coalition on Saturday and
The US proposal, backed by Britain, for a “cessation of hostilities” in Yemen, to be followed by UN-led peace talks, is welcome. But it raises a number of questions. Why has it taken so long for the Trump administration to act, given that the appalling, avoidable toll on Yemeni lives exacted
The US has called for a swift cessation of hostilities in Yemen, where three years of civil war have caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
Defence Secretary James Mattis said all parties needed to take part in UN-led peace talks within the next 30 days.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meanwhile urged
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said the United States' policy of sanctions and containment on Iran was not enough and that a long-term plan to manage the crisis should be put together.
"I agree with the goals of the president of the U.S. even if we disagree over the nuclear
CAIRO (Reuters) - The Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it had fired a missile at Jizan Industrial City in southern Saudi Arabia, the group said via its Al-Masirah TV station on Saturday.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.