Sixteen crew members, including two South Koreans, who were held when their three vessels were seized by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels at the weekend have been freed, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Wednesday.
Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom’s output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions in the Middle East.
Yemen’s rival forces have traded accusations of breaching a UN-brokered ceasefire.
Ceasefire agreement with the Houthi rebels went into effect at midnight.
Authorities in the Houthi-held Sanaa are sterilising water supplies at wells.
Yemen’s Houthi says it was halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia.
A civil war between Houthi rebels and a Saudi-backed government has led to spiraling food prices. DW’s Nicolas Martin writes that as more people face starvation, aid groups warn the crisis could trigger the world’s worst famine in 100 years.
Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen killed at least 10 civilians in Hodeidah province.
Yemen’s rebel-controlled interior ministry yesterday announced the “killing” of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
United Nations warns without aid, Yemen famine will cause “millions of victims”.
Saudi Arabia says Iran’s supply of rockets to militias is an act of “direct military aggression”.
Saudi Arabia’s air defence forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired from warring Yemen over the capital Riyadh.