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Use of unmanned aircraft by Houthi insurgents indicates increased risk to Coalition warships and shipping off Yemen.

EVENT The US Navy went public on 19 February with its assessment that the attack on a Saudi frigate, al-Madinah, on 30 January 2017 was carried out by an unmanned remotely controlled craft filled with explosives and not a missile or suicide attack using a small boat, as initially thought.

- Jane’s - US

Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death,' U.N. agency warns.

Famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

- Washington Post - US

National polio immunization campaign launched in Yemen.

Source: World Health Organization Country: Yemen A nationwide polio immunization campaign in Yemen, launched by national health authorities with support from WHO and UNICEF, aims to immunize 5,019,648 children under-five.SANA'A, 20 February 2017—A nationwide polio immunization campaign was launched today in Yemen by ...

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UN raises alarm over fighting on Yemen's west coast limiting access to vital supplies.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Yemen Increased fighting along the Western Coast and greater restrictions of life-saving commodities, including food staples, into Al Hudaydah Port are aggravating an already terrible humanitarian situation in Yemen. Sana'a, 21 February 2017 Sana'a, 21 ...

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Yemen's brutal two-year conflict forcing displaced to return home amid persisting risks - UN.

The complex crisis in Yemen continues to deepen, with United Nations agencies reporting today that perhaps one million people who had fled for safety are returning to their homes mainly due to a lack of access to income and basic services in the areas of displacement, warning that returnees often find the situation just as ...

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'Time running out' for 1.4 million children in 'man-made' crises in Africa, Yemen - UNICEF.

Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death due to severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine threatens in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, warned the United Nations Children's Fund , urging prompt action to save them.

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Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death:' UN agency.

The United Nations children's agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

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1.4 million children face 'imminent death' due to famine: UN.

The United Nations children's agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

- Global News - CA

UN: Nearly 1.4 million children face 'imminent death' from famine.

Reuters/Adriane Ohanesian JOHANNESBURG — The United Nations children's agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. The UNICEF announcement comes a day after famine was declared in parts of Unity state in South ...

- Business Insider - US

Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death:' UN agency.

JOHANNESBURG " The United Nations children's agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.The UNICEF announcement comes...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

1.4 million children face famine in four countries --UNICEF.

Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency said Monday.

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Yemen's Brutal Conflict Pushing One Million Displaced to Return to Danger

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About 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death as famine looms in four countries

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen UNICEF is working with partners to provide therapeutic treatment to severely malnourished children in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 21 February 2017 – Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death ...

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More than 65,000 children used in armed conflict released during last 10 years

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, South Sudan, World, Yemen Exact data on the number of children recruited are difficult to confirm. UNICEF estimates that tens of thousands under the age of 18 are used in conflicts worldwide.NEW YORK/PARIS, 21 ...

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1.4 million children face famine in four countries: UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 - Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency said Monday. In Yemen, where war has been raging for nearly two years, 462,000 children are suffering from acute malnutrition while ...

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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: From Global Insurgent to State Enforcer?

MembersAl Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: From Global Insurgent to State Enforcer?28 Mar 2017 - 18:00 to 19:15Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, LondonParticipantsDr Elisabeth Kendall, Senior Research Fellow in Arabic, Pembroke College OxfordMartin Jerrett, Political Adviser on Yemen, UN Further ...

- Chatham House - UK

UNICEF warns that 1.4 million children could die from famine in four countries

Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency has warned. Famine has been declared in South Sudan.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

1.4m children face death from famine

UN children's agency reports youngsters suffering severe malnutrition in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen

- GulfNews - AE

Unicef: 1.4 million children face famine in four countries

NEW YORK, Feb 21 — Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency said yesterday. In Yemen, where war has been raging for...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Yemen Demands UN Designate Iran-Backed Houthis a Terrorist Organization

Yemen's President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has formally requested that the United Nations brand the Shiite Houthi rebels a terrorist organization. The group has kept him out of the nation's capital, Sanaa, since 2015

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AP Source: Revised Travel Ban Exempts Those Who Already Obtained Visa

WASHINGTON — A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven't used it yet. A senior administration official said the order, which Trump revised ...

- TPM News - US

Bipartisan Group Wants Congressional War Votes on ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and Yemen

A letter from a bipartisan group of representatives calls on Paul Ryan to schedule votes on AUMF resolutions.

- Reason.com - US

New Yorkers rally in solidarity with 'I'm a Muslim too' march

Hundreds of New Yorkers have staged a rally to voice solidarity with Muslims, in the wake of President Donald Trump's entry ban against people from some Muslim nations. The protesters marched on Times Square on Sunday while shouting I'm a Muslim Too,' denouncing Trump's executive order last month that banned travel from ...

- Albawaba - UK

Funding crunch exacerbates Yemen 'catastrophe'

Deaths through famine and lack of medical attention in the country are being aggravated as UN Refugee Agency relief operations are just one per cent funded.

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A draft of Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same 7 countries

AP Photo/Carolyn KasterWASHINGTON — A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven't used it yet. A senior administration official said the order, ...

- Business Insider - US

US Fifth Fleet chief: A remote-control boat attacked a Saudi frigate on Jan. 30

February 20, 2017, 12:26 PM The boat that attacked a Saudi frigate in the Red Sea on Jan. 30 was not manned by Yemeni Houthi suicides; it was an unmanned, remote-controlled craft filled with explosives, Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, head of the US Fifth Fleet based in Bahrain, said Monday. The attack on the frigate Al Madinah ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Norwegian Refugee Council staff detained in Yemen

Seven aid workers held after being accused of distributing Saudi-led coalition supplies - allegations the group denies.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Middle East, India push up global arms trade to highest levels

London, Feb 20 The global transfer of major weapons systems rose over the past five years to the highest volume since the end of the Cold War, according to an annual report on weapons sales released on Monday. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute in the report said the Middle East nearly doubled its arms ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Norwegian Refugee Council staff abducted in Yemen

Rebels seize seven aid workers accused of distributing Saudi-led coalition supplies - accusations refuted by the group.

- Al Jazeera - QA

A dozen Norwegian Refugee Council staff members have been abducted in Yemen

AFPAden - Yemeni rebels have abducted a dozen local staff working for the Norwegian Refugee Council in the Red Sea district of Hodeida, a minister and local sources said Monday. Local sources told AFP the employees, all Yemeni citizens, were taken in a Thursday raid over accusations they had accepted and distributed aid ...

- Business Insider - US

Norwegian Refugee Council staff held in Yemen

Four Yemenis working with the Norwegian Refugee Council have been detained in a rebel-held part of the country, the NGO said Monday, after they distributed aid insurgents allege is linked to Saudi Arabia

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Norwegian Refugee Council staff abducted in Yemen

Officials say rebels took 12 employees hostage after accepting and distributing aid from the Saudi-led coalition.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Norwegian Refugee Council staff abducted in Yemen: minister

Yemeni rebels have abducted a dozen local staff working for the Norwegian Refugee Council in the Red Sea district of Hodeida, a minister and local sources said Monday

- The Daily Star - LB

Remembering Knar Yemenidjian, survivor of the Armenian genocide

Yemenidjian and her family escaped the wave of violence by hiding in a barn, then later converted to Islam to stay alive

- The Globe and Mail - CA

UAE arms show comes as Yemen war lingers

Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms show Sunday in Abu Dhabi, as a bullet-scarred Emirati armored personnel carrier served as a reminder of the country's ongoing military campaign in Yemen.

- The Daily Star - LB

UAE arms show comes as Yemen war, suspicions of Iran linger

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms show Sunday in Abu...

- Townhall.com - US

UAE arms show comes as Yemen war, suspicions of Iran linger

Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms show Sunday in Abu Dhabi, as a bullet-scarred Emirati armored personnel carrier served as a reminder of the country's ongoing military campaign in Yemen.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Eddie Izzard proves an irresistible force on tour

To many fans of comedy, the first thing that comes to mind when you mention Eddie Izzard is his cross-dressing. However, if you dig deeper you will find one of Britain's most intelligent comedians. Born to British parents in the colony of Aden in 1962, Izzard says he didn't start cross-dressing until he The post Eddie ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Iran main sponsor of global terror: Saudi foreign minister

Al-Jubeir said Iran was propping up the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, funding the Houthi separatists in Yemen and violent groups across the region.

- Times Of India - IN

Attacks reaffirm need for force protection

Recent attacks on shipping off the coast of Yemen have provided both regional and extra-regional naval forces with a timely reminder that instability and insurrection on shore can all too easily extend its malign effects into the maritime sphere.

- Jane’s - US

Guantanamo policy is in limbo, waits for Trump

At Guantanamo last week, guards brought a Yemeni forever prisoner to a prefab trailer and shackled his ankle to the floor so he could talk by videoconference to six bureaucrats sitting in a boardroom near the Pentagon.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Tourism in Yemen: ICTP will be ready to assist when security improves

Not only is it challenging to visit Yemen right now, it is flat out dangerous.

- eTurboNews - US

The World Next Week: February 16, 2017

The search for a new White House national security advisor continues, the UN Security Council reviews Yemen sanctions, and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 93rd birthday.

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

Funding crunch exacerbating Yemen catastrophe' - UNHCR

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Yemen Deaths through famine and lack of medical attention in the country are being aggravated as UN Refugee Agency relief operations are just one per cent funded.Deaths through famine and lack of medical attention in the country are being aggravated as UN Refugee Agency ...

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Funding crunch exacerbating Yemen 'catastrophe' - UNHCR

Deaths through famine and lack of medical attention in the country are being aggravated as UN Refugee Agency relief operations are just one per cent funded.

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UNHCR's Representative in Yemen highlights impact of funding shortfall

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UAE Armed Forces announces martyrdom of soldiers

The soldiers died while taking part in Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen

- GulfNews - AE

Bosnian Military Exports to Middle East Booming

Bosnia's growing foreign arms sales are a rare export success for the country, although many weapons are going to Saudi Arabia, which has been accused of abuses in the Yemen conflict.

- Balkan Insight - UK

UAE says 2 Emirati soldiers killed in Saudi-led war in Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates " The United Arab Emirates says two Emirati soldiers have been killed while taking part in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.The state-run WAM news agency reported the deaths on Friday. It did not offer...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UAE says 2 Emirati soldiers killed in Saudi-led war in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates says two Emirati soldiers have been killed while taking part in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

- FOX News - US

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