Yemen PM says no more ‘bloodshed’ in Aden

Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Daghr attends a celebration marking the 26th anniversary of Yemen's reunification in the southern port city of Aden on September 28, 2016. (AFP)
Updated 16 April 2018
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Yemen PM says no more ‘bloodshed’ in Aden

  • After spending two months in Riyadh,  Daghr and a number of ministers returned to Yemen last week to run the country from the temporary capital.
  • Earlier this year fierce battles erupted between separatists and forces loyal to the government, killing dozens.

Yemen’s Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr said on Sunday his return to Aden was to bring an end to the instability in the de facto capital, Asharq Al-Awsat reported on Sunday.

“There will be no more bloodshed or fighting because the government is back in Aden. We will exert all our efforts to stop the security situation from further deteriorating and to stop further assassination attempts on dozens of religious and military figures,” the PM said.

After spending two months in Riyadh,  Daghr and a number of ministers returned to Yemen last week to run the country from the temporary capital.

Speaking at a gathering organized by the education ministry, the prime minister promised Yemenis that his government would work on restoring basic services to all areas in the city.

Earlier this year fierce battles erupted between separatists and forces loyal to the government, killing dozens.

Clashes escalated when fighters loyal to the Southern Transitional Council fought their way to the gates of the presidential palace in central Aden, forcing troops to abandon their positions.

Tensions settled after a Saudi and UAE delegation was sent to Aden to restore peace in the city.


OPCW says experts have taken samples in Syria’s Douma

Updated 21 April 2018
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OPCW says experts have taken samples in Syria’s Douma

LA HAGUE: Inspectors from the global chemical arms watchdog Saturday took samples in the Syrian town of Douma after an alleged poison gas attack, the body said.
A fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited Douma “today to collect samples for analysis in connection with allegations of chemical weapons use on 7 April 2018. The OPCW will evaluate the situation and consider future steps including another possible visit to Douma,” the organization said in a statement.

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