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 air strikes in the northern province of Al Jawf is the third such incident since June.
At least seven children and two women were killed in Yemen, the UN confirmed after field reports from Hajjah. The Saudi-led coalition has said it will investigate "the possibility of an accident.”
Turkey’s ambassador to UN Feridun Sinirlioglu has said that UAE’s efforts to undermine the UN’s efforts and credibility continue unabated.
A brutal five-year conflict, drop in foreign aid, widespread malnutrition and a deadly pandemic have combined to form a humanitarian disaster in Yemen as the Saudi-led coalition starts a new operation.
Fighting in the Middle East's poorest country, war-torn Yemen, steps up between the Houthi rebels and the Western-backed Saudi coalition forces, who have been criticised for commonly targeting civilians, mostly children.
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.
Fighting erupted a day after UN envoy Martin Griffiths told the security council warring sides made "significant progress" in agreeing on a ceasefire amid a burgeoning Covid-19 outbreak.
The rebel group has made granting access to areas under their control contingent on a flurry of conditions that aid agencies reject, in part because it would give the Houthis greater sway over who receives aid, documents and interviews show.
The cases being investigated include a 2018 air strike on a school bus in the northern region of Dahyan that killed at least 40 children, and a raid on a wedding party the same year in Bani Qais area of Hajja province, which left 20 dead,
The UN Security Council called for an "immediate cessation" of hostilities in Yemen, which it said were threatening a political process aimed at ending the war.
Riyadh and its allies have grossly underestimated the strength of the Houthis.
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