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U.N. Security Council Approves up to 75 Yemen Truce Monitors

U.S. News

After a week of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden last month, the Iranian-aligned Houthi group and Saudi-backed Yemen government forces reached a ceasefire deal on Hodeidah, the entry point for most of Yemen's commercial goods and aid, and a lifeline for millions of Yemenis on the verge of starvation.


Yemen in Brooklyn

The New Yorker

Since the war in Yemen began last year, getting permission to enter the country has become a complex process. A recent call to the country's embassy in D.C. was fruitless on the visa front but concluded with a recommendation: "You really must try Yemen Café, in Brooklyn. They have all the best Yemeni food there." The friendly advice of a diplomatic official is usually ignored to the detriment of the advisee, so a trip to Cobble Hill, on whose northern extremities the café perches, amid a cluster of Middle Eastern shops and restaurants, was soon conceived. Yemen Café has three rows of tables, at the end of which a television screen beams images of the owners' home country: green rolling hills, the majestic mosques and towers of Sana'a, a traditional dagger, or janbiya.


Yemen PM to flee, separatists seize Aden presidential palace

FOX News

SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni security officials say the country's prime minister is preparing to flee after separatists seized the presidential palace in the southern port city of Aden in fierce battles overnight.


UN appeals for $3B in aid to war-battered Yemen

FOX News

SANAA, Yemen – The United Nations and its partners have appealed for nearly $3 billion in aid to Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is at war with Iran-allied rebels known as Houthis.


Yemen Girl Who Turned World's Eyes to Famine Is Dead

NYT > Middle East

The grievous human cost of the Saudi-led war in Yemen has jumped to the top of the global agenda as the outcry over the killing of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi prompts Western leaders to re-examine their support for the war. Recently, the United States and Britain, Saudi Arabia's biggest arms suppliers, called for a cease-fire in Yemen. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said it should take effect within 30 days. "We have got to move toward a peace effort here, and we can't say we are going to do it some time in the future," Mr. Mattis said on Tuesday. Riveting images of malnourished Yemenis like Amal -- one of 1.8 million severely malnourished children in Yemen -- have put a human face to fears that a catastrophic man-made famine could engulf the country in the coming months.