Yemen: UAE-backed militias clash with Saudi-backed combatants

12 July 2020; MEMO: Separate militia groups, one backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the other backed by Saudi Arabia, have clashed in Yemen, where both countries are part of a coalition aiming to end the military coup in war-torn Yemen, Anadolu Agency reported on Friday.

Yemen official: We ask the UAE to take its hands off our oil, gas and ports

08 July 2020; MEMO: Governor of Yemen’s Al Mahwit region, Saleh Sami, called on UAE Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Zayed, to lift his hands off Yemen’s oil, gas and ports.

On Twitter, Sami wrote: “Oh, [Saudi-led] coalition, we do not want you to arm our army or maintain our security. We only ask [Mohammed] Bin Zayed to take his hands off our ports and stop preventing the export of our gas and oil through them.”

More Yemeni children face malnourishment amid aid shortage, coronavirus: UNICEF

ADEN, June 26 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The number of malnourished children in Yemen could rise to 2.4 million by the end of the year due to a big shortfall in humanitarian funding, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said.

A UNICEF report warned of a rise of 20 per cent in the number of malnourished chidren under the age of five – almost half of all of that age in the country.

30 Killed As Fighting Continues Between Gov’t Forces, Houthis In Central Yemen

ADEN, June 23 (NNN-SABA) – Nearly 30 people were killed on Monday, as fighting continues intensively between Yemen’s government forces and the Houthi militia in the country’s central province of al-Bayda.

“Battles intensified after the Houthi militia carried out new attacks on positions of the government forces in Qaniya, north of al-Bayda province,” the local military official said, on condition of anonymity.

The source confirmed that the fighting resulted in the killing of six members of the government forces and about 24 Houthis, and wounding dozens from both sides.

UAE-backed militias stage ‘coup’ in Yemen’s Socotra

21 June 2020; MEMO: The Yemeni government on Saturday said that the militia of Southern Transition Council staged “a full-fledged coup in the governorate of Socotra,” a government official said, Anadolu Agency reports.

Quoting an unnamed government official, Yemen’s official news agency reported: “The militias of the so-called Transitional Council in the Socotra carried out a full-fledged coup that undermined state institutions in the province.”

Yemen separatists seize remote Socotra island from Saudi-backed government

ADEN (Reuters) - Southern separatists have seized control of Yemen’s island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea, deposing its governor and driving out forces of the Saudi-backed government which condemned the action as coup.

The Southern Transitional Council (STC) declared self rule in the south in April, complicating U.N. efforts to forge a permanent ceasefire in a war that has separatists and the government fighting as nominal allies in a Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi group, who control the north.

Last batch of joint aid lands in Yemen amid UN funding cuts

(AP) --- The last of three large shipments of medical supplies landed in Yemen on Friday, organizers of the cargo flights said, following a joint initiative by the world organization and multinational corporations to boost the war-devastated country’s health care system as it battles the coronavirus.

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