If action is not taken to deal with a deteriorating oil tanker stranded off Yemen's coast there is a risk it could spill four times as much oil as the 1989 US Exxon Valdez disaster, UN says.
The cemetery workers who bury them don't know what killed the newly deceased. But there's no denying that there's been an increasing number of people getting sick in the port city of Aden – likely from the coronavirus.
The spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said aid workers reported having to turn people away because they do not have enough medical oxygen or sufficient supplies of personal protective equipment.
The first coronavirus case in Aden, the government's interim capital, was recorded about a month ago. Since then, the total number of deaths registered in the city has "increased seven-fold", according to a physician at a public hospital.
The number of global coronavirus infections has surged past 4.5 million, with over 306,000 deaths and 1.7 million recoveries. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 15:
A five-year war has shattered Yemen's health system, pushed millions to the brink of famine and divided the country between the internationally recognised government and the Houthi rebels, who overran the capital Sanaa in late 2014.
Governor of Sheikh Othman district of Aden in southern Yemen is also among the dead from chikungunya fever which is a viral illness that is spread by the bites of infected mosquitoes.
Cracks between Saudi and the UAE appear on the battleground of Yemen as their ground allies are at loggerheads.
Yemen's internationally-recognised government's Foreign Minister Mohamed al Hadrami urged Saudi Arabia to intervene against the STC's move as a guarantor of the Riyadh Agreement.
The missiles were fired by the Iran-aligned group, the coalition said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency.
Beijing seeks normalcy in war-affected Yemen to ensure its flagship Belt and Road Initiative has safe access to the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea.
Saudi-backed Yemeni government and the UAE-supported Southern Transition Council have reached a deal to fight against the Houthis.
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