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Attack on Humanitarian Aid Hub in Yemen Appears Imminent

Emirati-backed Offensive against Strategic Yemeni City Appears Imminent The strategic Yemeni city of Hodeidah is bracing for a potential humanitarian disaster. Yemeni forces backed by the United Arab Emirates are closing in on the Houthi-occupied port and an attack now … Continue reading

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UN Security Council urges end to Yemen violence

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] on Sunday called on Yemen to end ongoing violence [press release] related to attacks on unarmed, peaceful protestors and urged the nation to comply with international law. Ambassador Nawaf Salam of Lebanon, on … Continue reading

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UN rights office concerned over violence in Bahrain, Syria, Yemen

[JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Tuesday expressed concern [UN News Centre report] over violence against protesters in Bahrain, Syria and Yemen [BBC backgrounders]. Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the OHCHR, held … Continue reading

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Yemen president declares state of emergency

[JURIST] Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh [official website, in Arabic] declared a state of emergency [text, in Arabic] throughout the country on Friday. The state of emergency will last 30 days and gives security forces greater powers to maintain order … Continue reading

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Yemen president promises new constitution as protests continue

[JURIST] Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh [official website] promised Thursday to create a new constitution guaranteeing parliamentary and judiciary freedoms, but protesters were not satisfied, flooding the streets in response. In a speech [press release] given to supporters in Sana’a, … Continue reading

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