Experts say the Houthis have the upper hand as the Saudi-backed Yemeni regime is about to lose the war. Meanwhile, the Iran-backed rebel group has come close to capturing Marib, the last Saudi stronghold in northern Yemen.
According to the United Nations the suspension of flights since early this month at Sana’a International Airport has led to a delay in the arrival of 207 tons of medical aid for combating the novel coronavirus outbreak in Yemen.
The coalition also destroyed four Houthi drones at Al Delmi air base north of Sanaa, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported.
The Saudi-led coalition said the Houthi group had launched the objects at civilian targets in Saudi Arabia.
Human rights experts have urged the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Yemen to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecutions over war crimes.
The tribal chief of Socotra accuses the UAE and Saudi Arabia of allowing Israel to establish a presence on the Yemeni island.
The Gulf kingdom reportedly leased the island and uses it as one of the nerve centres of its vast spying network.
Southern separatists say they withdrew from talks over a Saudi-sponsored power-sharing deal with the government due to ongoing military escalation in flashpoint province of Abyan.
A Yemen aid conference held in Riyadh on June 2 saw donors pledge only $1.35 billion of the $2.41 billion needed to cover essential humanitarian activities until the end of the year, leaving a gap of more than $1 billion.
The pandemic has compounded Yemen's already dire humanitarian crisis.
Trump’s incoherent foreign policy doctrine has some GCC states questioning US commitment to their regime security, while Biden could usher in a reset of US-Gulf relations.
The Baha'i International Community group welcomed the releases. The Houthis said in late March that they would free all Baha'i prisoners.
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