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Amnesty Calls for War Crimes Investigation in Yemen

International human rights group Amnesty International is calling for an investigation on potential war crimes in Yemen committed by the UAE and its militias. The Associated Press originally reported on torture taking place in a secret network of prisons outside … Continue reading

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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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