Houthis detain 7 medical aid workers

A man attends a rally with supporters of the Houthi movement and Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh to mark two years of the military intervention by the Saudi-led coalition, in Sanaa, Yemen, in this March 26, 2017 photo. (REUTERS)
Updated 01 April 2017
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Houthis detain 7 medical aid workers

SANAA: Yemeni security officials said Houthi rebels have detained seven local employees of the International Medical Corps, accusing them of spying for foreign intelligence.
They said the Houthis raided a hotel the humanitarian group was using in Ibb province, taking the employees to a prison in Sanaa.
Meanwhile, three suspected Al-Qaeda members were killed overnight in what local officials believed was a US drone strike in southern Yemen.
Residents and local officials said on Friday the attack took place in Mozno in Al-Wadie district of Abyan province. The three killed included the local leader of the militant group, Waddah Muhammed Amsouda, who was meeting the others in a house in the area, they said. Residents also reported a separate attack on a suspected Al-Qaeda vehicle, in the same province, but said the number of casualties was unknown.


8 EU countries urge Israel to reconsider village demolition

It rebuked the Israeli High Court’s Sept. 5 decision to demolish the desert community. (AP)
Updated 21 September 2018
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8 EU countries urge Israel to reconsider village demolition

  • The eight countries are France, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Italy

UNITED NATIONS: Eight European Union nations are underlining their opposition to Israel’s planned demolition of the Palestinian village of Khan Al-Ahmar and are urging its government to reconsider the decision.
The statement was read by Dutch Ambassador Karel Van Oosterom outside the UN Security Council on Thursday. It rebuked the Israeli High Court’s Sept. 5 decision to demolish the desert community.
The eight countries are France, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Italy. They say in the statement that they “will not give up on a negotiated two-state solution with Jerusalem as a capital” of both Israel and a new Palestinian state.
That was an implicit slap at US President Donald Trump’s declaration in December that contested Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.