Four decades of mistrust between Tehran and Washington isn’t likely to end soon. But it can be managed if mutual diplomacy prevails.
The prospect of Covid-19 hitting Yemen is terrifying considering the already ongoing humanitarian catastrophes in the country.
Return of Houthi prisoners to capital, Sanaa, comes two days after the Saudi-led military coalition announced freeing 200 Houthis, a decision the UN hailed.
By establishing formal diplomatic relations with the Houthis, Iran complicates Riyadh’s attempts to reach a deal with the Yemeni rebel group.
"[Mohammed] Bin Salman's optimism about stopping the war is positive," says Mohamed Ali al Houthi, a member of the group's political council, a day after Saudi crown prince voiced hope for reaching a political solution to conflict.
Following the capture, Saudi Crown Prince said the kingdom does not want war in the region but hesitate to deal with any threat to its people or sovereignty
The Yemeni rebels' had targeted a Patriot air defence system in the airport of the Saudi city of Najran near the Yemeni border on May 23, Al Masirah TV reported.
Hudaida is the main entry point for food and aid to a country where eight million people are at risk of starvation.
The UN Security Council will meet on Thursday for urgent talks following the launch of an offensive on the port city, which is a lifeline for humanitarian aid to millions who are on the brink of famine.
The war in Yemen has caused a major health crisis across the country and kidney failures alone have taken 1,200 lives so far.
The US military is the only force known to operate armed drones over Yemen, a country ravaged by war since 2014.
The rebels said they were responding to exiled president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's "stubbornness" in continuing the war in Yemen.
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