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UN: Civilian death toll in Yemen rises
April 25, 2015
The United Nations (UN) on Friday reported that the intense fighting in Yemen has claimed the lives of approximately 551 civilians, 115 of which were children. Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), noted that this death toll only cal....... [more]

HRW criticizes Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen
April 25, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a statement on Thursday denouncing as a violation of the laws of war an airstrike led by the Saudi Arabian coalition that led to the destruction of a humanitarian warehouse in Yemen earlier this month. The attack was said to be executed by the Saudi coalition, which....... [more]

HRW: Yemen combatants must stop targeting hospitals
April 18, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday condemned the targeting of the Ibn Khaldun Hospital in Yemen by combatants. Rebel soldiers and pro-government forces fortified near the hospital, and the resulting combat forced the hospital to evacuate all but those receiving emergency treatment in violation of....... [more]

UN rights chief calls on Yemen combatants to allow investigation of civilian casualties
April 15, 2015
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Tuesday urged combatants in the current conflict in Yemen to report attacks resulting in civilian casualties so that they can be investigated and international human rights law can be upheld. The High Commissioner expressed deep concern....... [more]

Lawsuit filed against State Department for failing to evacuate US citizens in Yemen
April 10, 2015
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) filed a lawsuit Thursday on behalf of US citizens still in Yemen against the US State Department and the Department of Defense for allegedly failing to launch an evacuation plan. The rights gro....... [more]

Pakistan lawmakers vote against entering Yemen conflict
April 10, 2015
In a unanimous vote on Friday, Pakistani lawmakers passed a resolution to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, despite pleas from Saudi Arabia for aid in the form of warships, aircraft and ground troops. Saudi Arabia is leading the campaign against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, and had anticipated ass....... [more]

UN rights expert warns of displacement from Yemen conflict
April 8, 2015
UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons Chaloka Beyani on Wednesday urged the international community to prepare itself for the "massive displacement and humanitarian crisis" that could come as a result of civilians fleeing the fighting in Yemen, stating that they m....... [more]

UN relief chief calls for protection of Yemeni citizens
April 3, 2015
United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Valarie Amos issued a statement on Friday expressing the concern of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for the safety of civilians in Yemen. Amos referred to humanitarian reports, which indicate that over the past two weeks 519....... [more]

The Arab League Joint Military Force: Countering Extremism and Political Instability
April 1, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern, of Ave Maria School of Law, considers the ramifications of the recent Arab League agreement to form a joint force in the context of historic efforts on joint defense and economic cooperation ... JURIST recently noted the 22-member League of Arab States (a/k/a Ara....... [more]

UN rights chief alarmed by rising civilian casualties in Yemen
April 1, 2015
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein expressed concern Tuesday over the rising civilian death toll in Yemen as Saudi-led airstrikes continue. Almasirah TV reported on the latest Saudi airstrike, which attempted to protect the port city of Aden from Shiite rebel forces Wednesda....... [more]

Arab leaders agree to use unified military force amid crisis
March 29, 2015
Arab leaders announced Sunday that a unified military force will be formed to oppose the growing threats from Yemen to Libya. The announcement came after a summit level meeting of the Council of the League of Arab States in Egypt on Thursday. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told the press co....... [more]




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