Officials say at least 30 African migrants drown near Yemen

The officials said Tuesday the boat capsized on Sunday off the coast of Shabwa province. (File/AFP)
Updated 04 September 2018
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Officials say at least 30 African migrants drown near Yemen

  • The boat capsized on Sunday off the coast of Shabwa province
  • Narrow waters between the Horn of Africa and Yemen have been a popular migration route despite Yemen’s ongoing conflict

SANAA, Yemen: Yemeni security officials say a boat carrying at least 150 African migrants has capsized off a southern province, killing at least 30 people including five women and children.
The officials said Tuesday the boat capsized on Sunday off the coast of Shabwa province. They say most of the passengers were Somali migrants.
The narrow waters between the Horn of Africa and Yemen have been a popular migration route despite Yemen’s ongoing conflict. Migrants try to make their way to oil-rich Gulf countries.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.


Netanyahu defends Gaza ceasefire after Israeli criticism

Updated 14 November 2018
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Netanyahu defends Gaza ceasefire after Israeli criticism

  • ‘Our enemies begged for a ceasefire and they knew very well why’
  • The deal has provoked criticism from within Netanyahu’s government

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday defended his decision to accept a ceasefire after the worst escalation with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war.
“In times of emergency, when making decisions crucial to security, the public can’t always be privy to the considerations that must be hidden from the enemy,” he said at a ceremony in honor of Israel’s founding father David Ben-Gurion.
“Our enemies begged for a ceasefire and they knew very well why.”
The deal has provoked criticism from within Netanyahu’s government as well as from Israelis who live near the Gaza Strip and want further action against its Islamist rulers Hamas.