SABC News - Yemen


On Wednesday, the Saudi-led coalition carried out three separate airstrikes, reportedly killing and injuring at least 71 people.
UN condemns deadly Saudi-Led coalition’s airstrikes in Yemen

Friday 25 August 2017 18:07

The UN Human Rights Office strongly condemned recent Saudi-led coalition airstrikes that claimed lives of dozens of civilians in Yemen.


IOM's Chief of Mission in Yemen Laurent de Boeck told Reuters he feared none of the missing immigrants had survived.
Migrants feared dead after being forced from boat into rough seas

Thursday 10 August 2017 17:15

Some 180 young Ethiopian and Somali migrants, many weakened by hunger and drought in their home countries, were forced from a boat into rough seas off Yemen.


The US Supreme Court last month let the ban on travel from six Muslim-majority countries go forward.
US appeals court denies Hawaii bid to narrow Trump travel ban

Saturday 8 July 2017 07:40

A US appeals court on Friday rejected Hawaii's request to issue an emergency order blocking parts of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban.


In January President Trump first signed the order, sparking protests and chaos at airports around the US.
Trump administration defends interpretation of travel ban ruling

Tuesday 4 July 2017 09:00

The administration of US President Donald Trump opposed opening the door to grandparents from six Muslim-majority countries on Monday.


An international passenger arrives at Washington Dulles International Airport after the U.S. Supreme Court granted parts of the Trump administration's emergency request to put its travel ban.
US lays out criteria for visa applicants from six Muslim nations

Thursday 29 June 2017 06:40

Visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must have a close US family relationship or formal ties to a US entity to be admitted to the United States under guidance.


A Djibouti soldier along the border with Eritrea after conflict flared in 2008.
Qatar’s conflict with neighbours can set Horn of Africa alight

Tuesday 20 June 2017 09:24

It began as a squabble between Arab allies, but the standoff between Qatar and its neighbours is threatening to engulf the Horn of Africa.


24 killed in air raid on Yemen market

Sunday 18 June 2017 16:30

At least 24 civilians were killed in an air raid on Sunday in northern Yemen, a medical official and witnesses said.


Legal experts said Trump's tweets could complicate his legal team's defense of the ban.
Trump complicates travel ban case by grumbling at Justice Dept

Tuesday 6 June 2017 06:07

US President Donald Trump accused his own Justice Department on Monday of watering down his temporary travel ban on people from several predominantly Muslim countries, potentially hurting his case


The UN is concerned about the stiuation in Yemen.
Yemen on brink of collapse

Tuesday 30 May 2017 20:52

The situation in Yemen is spiralling towards total social, economic and institutional collapse with more than 17 million people.


Humanitarian aid agencies are racing against time to save lives and avoid a repeat of 2011 when the famine claimed at least quarter a million lives.
The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening

Friday 19 May 2017 15:22

At least 230 children are currently receiving lifesaving assistance in an ICRC run nutritional centre in Baidoa well beyond its 150 bed capacity compared to 100 children at this time last year.


South Africa still a 'fragile' state: Fund for Peace rankings

Monday 15 May 2017 21:00

South Africa has deteriorated on an independent ranking of the world’s most fragile states, coming in at 96 out of 178 countries.


US continues working with Aid Donors to avert famine in Africa

Friday 31 March 2017 06:44

The US will continue working with international partners to provide humanitarian aid to help populations at risk from famine in Africa.


Millions under threat of starvation in Somalia, Yemen

Wednesday 22 March 2017 21:11

The International Red Cross says the world has just three months to stop the situation in Somalia and Yemen where millions of people are under threat of starvation.


31 Somalis killed in raid off Yemen coast

Friday 17 March 2017 14:08

Thirty-one Somali refugees were killed off the coast of Yemen late on Thursday when a helicopter attacked the boat they were travelling in.


World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII: UN

Saturday 11 March 2017 15:39

The United Nations is warning that the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II.


New Trump travel order expected in coming days - Pence

Wednesday 1 March 2017 20:20

US President Donald Trump plans to finalize a new order limiting travel to the United States in the coming days.


Women carry boxes of nutritional food delivered by the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP), in Rubkuai village, Unity State, South Sudan.
UN urgently seeks $4 bln aid to avert famine for 20 mln in Africa

Thursday 23 February 2017 14:01

More than $4 billion is needed by the end of March to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the United Nations says.


Yemen remains dire as heavy fighting continues

Sunday 12 February 2017 08:58

The situation in Yemen has been described as extremely dire after two years of continued heavy fighting.


A squadron of UAE Mirage fighter planes such as this one at the Dubai Airshow are stationed in Eritrea for Yemeni operations.
Money from the Middle East fuelling tensions in the Horn of Africa

Friday 10 February 2017 07:00

Relations between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula go back centuries, with trade playing a key component in binding their people together.


A US District Judge suspended Trump's ban, opening a window for people from the seven affected countries to enter the country.
Appeals court to hear arguments on Trump's travel ban

Tuesday 7 February 2017 08:15

The US Justice Department will face off with opponents in a federal appeals court on Tuesday over the fate of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban.


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