Civilians Killed in Houthi Shelling of Saudi Arabia’s Jazan – Reports
12 June, 2018, 09:02
The Security Council on Monday backed a high-stakes mission by a United Nations envoy to avert an attack by the Saudi-led coalition on a key port in Yemen that provides a lifeline for humanitarian aid.
The Security Council met behind closed doors at Britain's request after London told aid agencies on the ground that it had received a warning from the United Arab Emirates of an imminent attack.
The United Nations is engaged in "intense" shuttle diplomacy between the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in a bid to avert an attack on Yemen's Hodeidah port city, U.N. chief Antonio Guterres said on Monday.
"We are doing everything we can through diplomatic channels to discourage an assault on Hodeidah".
Following the closed-door meeting, Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia, who is council president this month, called for de-escalation and said the top United Nations body would be "closely" following developments.
The United States warned Monday that aid must flow through the Yemeni port of Hodeida amid reports that Emirati forces plan to seize it from Huthi rebels.
Around 70 per cent of Yemen's imports, including the vast majority of its food, comes through Hodeidah and the port is described as the country's "lifeline".
By late today, key lawmakers had begun losing faith in U.S. efforts to convince Saudi and UAE military officials to stop the assault, after The Wall Street Journal reported that the UN's shuttle diplomacy failed to move UAE officials and that the Donald Trump administration had given the operation "a blinking yellow light".
The United States urged all parties of the conflict to ensure humanitarian access to the Yemeni people, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday. Aid agencies have warned that an attack would have catastrophic consequences.
The United Nations pulled all of its global staff out of Al Hodeidah early on Monday morning.
"If an attack does take place, casualties on all sides will be high, with a likely catastrophic impact on the civilian population", they wrote in a letter to the foreign secretary.
The conflict in Yemen has left almost 10,000 people dead in what was already the Arab world's poorest country.
The Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE agreed to worldwide supervision over the port, but this was also met by Houthis' rejection.
An alarming 22.2 million people in Yemen - the Arab world's poorest country - need some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Singapore's foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan tweeted a selfie with Kim on the surprise walkabout late Monday. The White House said Trump would hold a one-on-one meeting with Kim on Tuesday on the small island of Sentosa.
Additionally, the new trailer announced the Edition of Light copy, which includes a Supplicant, Healer, and three Seeds of Skill. And whatever The Quiet Man is, we assume it's coming from the West if only because of the live-action European actors.
Detroit has been looking for a coach for a month since firing Stan Van Gundy, who was also its president of basketball operations. Dwane Casey coaches the Toronto Raptors against the Washington Wizards during the first round of the playoffs on April 17, 2018.
Many Twitter users took up the challenge of a caption contest and offered alternatives to Merkel's straightforward description. This will be Trump's second summit of the G-7, an informal gathering that meets every year under a rotating chairmanship.
Subscriptions are quite important to EA and have helped rake in billions in revenue as part of its Live Services segment. This means unlimited playtime on the full versions of the games starting five days before the launch.
If you've played any of the other games in this origin trilogy, then you should know what to expect by now. Square Enix's press conference, if it can be called that, was an interesting experience to say the least.
Singapore residents lined downtown streets to watch Trump's armoured vehicle, dubbed The Beast, travel from the Shangri-La hotel. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will reportedly meet without their advisers, with only translators present.
This will come as a free update for Mooncrash DLC and Prey: Digital Deluxe owners and will be playable in VR and without it. The new content that will be immediately available in Prey tonight includes Story Mode, New Game+, and Survival Mode.
Clare Boardman, joint administrator of Poundworld, said that the chain had been affected by the "challenging" retail environment. Poundworld has called in administrators, making it the latest casualty in a retail bloodbath on Britain's high streets.
He headed there right after causing a big ol' scene at the G7 summit , reportedly to impress his possible new ally. As for late Sunday afternoon, Twitter has shown little signs of moving on from Huntsman's dictator slip.
President Trump lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the country's trade relationship with the U.S. Welcome to the end of American exceptionalism and the rise of Trump's trade Tantrumism.
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit got people talking when it was revealed at the Microsoft E3 press briefing last night. Don't panic, this isn't Life is unusual 2, it's something else entirely; a new story told within the universe of Life is odd .
Wolfenstein: Youngblood Is A Coop Experience With Twins!
As you might guess from the title, we can probably expect a standalone spin-off of similar size to Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. During their E3 presentation , Bethesda made the surprise announcement that another Wolfenstein experience is on the way.
E3 2018: Top Five Announcements Made at EA Play
Mind you, being an always-online co-op game with a heavy emphasis on shooting, Anthem doesn't sound like the usual BioWare game. Anthem and Destiny are bound to be the subject of many comparisons as they both exist in the shared space shooter genre.
Your internet use could change as 'net neutrality' ends
Almost 50 more House lawmakers must sign a discharge petition introduced by Congressman Mike Doyle in order to force a vote. Led by current Chairman Ajit Pai , the FCC voted 3-2 in December to repeal the Obama-era open internet rules.
Want to See Samsung Galaxy Note 9? Check Out These Renders
As with the Galaxy J3, it remains unclear what processor, RAM and storage configurations will be available for the Galaxy J7. One of the most outstanding design choices is a new hardware button for which we do not know the objective as of yet.