Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Yemeni airline says not resumed commercial flights after blockade

Saudi-led strikes hit defence ministry in Yemen capital: news agency Civilians injured in Saudi-led strikes on Yemen capital
Lillian Steele | 13 November, 2017, 02:05

Mohammed al-Houthi, who is on Saudi Arabia's terror list, said they will carry out these threats if the Saudi-led coalition and legitimate forces liberate the city and port of Hodeidah, west of Yemen.

Warplanes continued to circle in the skies above Sanaa after the strikes, the witnesses added.

A number of houses were also reportedly damaged in the strike.

The coalition has intensified air strikes in Yemen since the Houthis fired a ballistic missile at the Saudi capital, Riyadh, a week ago.

The United Nations says the closure could cause a starvation in Yemen that could kill millions of people if ports are not reopened.

Saudi Arabia fears that the rebels will give its Shi'Ite rival Iran a foothold in the Arabian Peninsula.

On Thursday, the Houthis rejected the US allegations, saying they built the missile themselves and fired it in response to coalition bombings that have killed civilians and the ongoing blockade.

Despite the reopening of Wadea, however, and the allowing of limited ships into southern Aden port, United Nations officials say that the Saudi-led coalition is still blocking all of their aid deliveries into the country, continuing the siege.

The blockade has already led to a fuel crisis in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, where hundreds of cars lined the roads Wednesday after the Houthis ordered the closure of fuel stations.

The world body has listed Yemen as the world's number one humanitarian crisis, with 17 million people in need of food, of whom seven million are at risk of starvation.

A Saudi-led, USA -backed coalition allied with Yemen's internationally recognized government has been at war with the rebels since March 2015.

More than 2,000 Yemenis have died in a cholera outbreak now affecting almost one million people.

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