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US Senate votes to end involvement in Yemen war (14.03.2019)

The bipartisan bill to end US support for the Saudi-led coalition's war in Yemen will now move to the House of Representatives, where it's likely to pass. However, President Trump has vowed to veto the resolution.

Security Council members urge Yemen parties to implement peace deal (12.03.2019)

The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council urged Yemen's warring parties on Tuesday to implement a peace deal in the port city of Hodeidah, a move they hope will lead to an end of the four-year-old conflict. The Chinese, French, Russian, British and U.S. ambassadors to Yemen said in a...

Gaza protest deaths: Israel may have committed war crimes - UN (28.02.2019)

Israeli soldiers may have committed war crimes while responding to Palestinian protests on the Gaza border last year, UN human rights experts have said.

Peace deal in Yemen's main port hits snag as UN seeks aid pledges (26.02.2019)

A peace deal in Yemen's main port city appears to have stalled again despite UN efforts to salvage the pact intended to clear the way for wider negotiations to end the devastating four-year war, sources involved in the discussions said. United Nations chief Antonio Guterres admitted at a pledging...

New UN access to Hodeidah mills could boost Yemen aid operation (26.02.2019)

The United Nations regained access to a grains facility near Yemen's Hodeidah port on Tuesday, potentially allowing an increase in food aid to millions at risk of starvation after years of devastating war, humanitarian officials said.

Prospect of lasting peace ‘fading by the day’ in Gaza and West Bank, senior UN envoy warns (20.02.2019)

The spectres of violence and radicalism in the Occupied Palestinian Territory are growing, and the prospect of sustainable peace is fading by the day, a senior UN envoy in the region told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Moving from a promise made in Sweden towards hope for peace in Yemen (19.02.2019)

“Significant progress” is being made in implementing the deal reached in Stockholm last December between Government and Houthi leaders in Yemen, according to United Nations Special Envoy Martin Griffiths.

Two States ‘side-by-side’ is the ‘peaceful and just solution’ for Israel-Palestine conflict: Guterres (15.02.2019)

A “peaceful and just solution” to the Israel-Palestine conflict can “only be achieved” through two States “living side-by-side in peace and security”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterresreiterated on Friday.

Acting Pentagon chief reassures Iraqis after anger over Trump remarks (12.02.2019)

Acting U.S. defence chief Patrick Shanahan told Iraqi leaders that Washington understood its forces were in Iraq at Baghdad’s invitation, aiming to steady relations after President Donald Trump said U.S. troops were needed to keep an eye on Iran.

Lebanon calls for Syrian guarantees to speed return of refugees (11.02.2019)

Lebanon’s foreign minister urged Syria on Monday to offer guarantees on property rights and military service to encourage Syrian refugees to return home.