North Yemen clashes kill 13

Updated 30 January 2014
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North Yemen clashes kill 13

SANAA: Renewed clashes between Shiite Huthi rebels and armed tribesmen have killed 13 people in northern Yemen, tribal sources said Tuesday.
Heavy fighting erupted on Monday and continued Tuesday in Wadi Khaywan and Danan, in Amran province, between the rebels and Hashid tribesmen, sources said.
They said 12 people were killed.
And a rebels was killed in fighting with hard-line Sunnis in Arhab, north of Sanaa, as the two sides battled control for three hills overlooking the airport, other sources said.
The fighting in Amran first erupted on January 5 when Huthis tried to seize Hashid strongholds.
On Jan. 8, a presidential commission brokered a truce, but the fighting soon resumed.


UN urges resolving fate of 2,500 foreign children at Syria camp

Updated 18 April 2019
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UN urges resolving fate of 2,500 foreign children at Syria camp

GENEVA: A senior United Nations relief official called on governments on Thursday to help resolve the fate of 2,500 foreign children being held among 75,000 people at Al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria after fleeing Daesh's last stronghold.
"Children should be treated first and foremost as victims. Any solutions must be decided on the basis of the best interest of the child," Panos Moumtzis, UN regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syria crisis, told a Geneva briefing.
Solutions must be found "irrespective of children's age, sex or any perceived family affiliation", he said.