Famine Emerges as U.N. Theme, Crystallized by Yemen Disaster
Starvation again threatens war-afflicted Yemen, where the U.N. has halved food rations for lack of funding. “If we get the money, we still may have famine,” the head of the U.N. anti-hunger agency said.
U.S. Rationale for Military Aid to Saudis in Yemen War Is Fraying
The Trump administration argues that its partnership with Saudi Arabia helps reduce civilian killings in Yemen. But State Department investigators and other U.S. officials say the efforts are flawed.
War Crime Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen
State Department officials have raised alarms about the legal risk in aiding airstrikes that kill civilians. The Trump administration recently suppressed findings as it sold more weapons to Gulf nations.
First Famines of Coronavirus Era Are at World’s Doorstep, U.N. Warns
The top U.N. relief official said parts of Yemen, South Sudan, northeast Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo are at risk, “endangering the lives of millions of women, men and children.”
Court Rules Guantánamo Detainees Are Not Entitled to Due Process
The decision in the case of a Yemeni held at the military prison in Cuba since 2004 found that an indefinite detainee’s only constitutional right is to challenge his detention.
Watchdog Says State Dept. Failed to Limit Civilian Deaths From Saudi Arms Sales
The inspector general also found the State Department avoided congressional review by dividing sales of controversial arms into smaller packages.
Ethiopian Workers Are Forced to Return Home, Some With Coronavirus
Stigmatized, out of work and facing dangers, migrant laborers are returning by the thousands — and may be fueling a growing outbreak in Ethiopia.
As if Yemen Needed More Woes, a Decrepit Oil Tanker Threatens Disaster
A rusting vessel used for years to store oil off Yemen’s coast poses what the United Nations has called a dire and entirely preventable threat of ecological catastrophe.
Britain Says It Will Resume Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
Military sales were suspended over concerns about Saudi human rights violations in Yemen. Now, Britain argues that Saudi violations there are “isolated incidents.”
African Migrants in Yemen Scapegoated for Coronavirus Outbreak
Migrants say Houthi militias that control northern Yemen are brutally forcing them out of their territory and into dangerous situations.
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