Yemeni officials say 5,000 migrants detained in Aden

The officials said Wednesday that the migrants, most of them from African countries, are being held in police stations across the southern city of Aden. (Reuters)
Updated 24 April 2019
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Yemeni officials say 5,000 migrants detained in Aden

  • Aden's security chief, Shalal Shaye, says the migrants have launched a hunger strike
  • Migrants from the Horn of Africa continue to travel to Yemen en route to jobs in Gulf countries

SANAA: Yemeni security officials say police have detained at least 5,000 migrants over the last 10 days who were attempting to cross the Saudi Arabian border.
The officials said Wednesday that the migrants, most of them from African countries, are being held in police stations across the southern city of Aden.
Aden's security chief, Shalal Shaye, says the migrants have launched a hunger strike. He says authorities are seeking assistance from the UN migration agency and aid groups.
The other officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief media.
Migrants from the Horn of Africa continue to travel to Yemen en route to jobs in Gulf countries despite the four-year war between the Arab coalition and Iranian-backed Houthi militia.


Russia to deliver first S-400 missile to Turkey in July: reports

Updated 26 June 2019
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Russia to deliver first S-400 missile to Turkey in July: reports

  • ‘We are making first delivery in July as part of out plans’

MOSCOW: Russia will make first delivery of the S-400 missile systems to Turkey in July, Russian news agencies cited the head of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport saying on Wednesday, in accordance with the earlier-stated plans.
“We are making first delivery in July as part of out plans,” Alexander Mikheev is quoted as saying by RIA news agency.
The plans of Turkey, a NATO member, have irked Washington, which threatened with sanctions against Ankara if it goes ahead with the purchase.