Trump meets Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan officials over dam dispute

Trump said the meeting went well and will continue through the day. (Donald Trump twitter)
Updated 09 November 2019

Trump meets Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan officials over dam dispute

  • Egypt fears its water crisis could worsen as Ethiopia starts filling the reservoir behind a giant dam upriver

 President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he held talks with officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a new dam being built on the Nile River.
"The meeting went well and discussions will continue during the day!" Trump said in a Twitter post. Egypt fears its water crisis could worsen as Ethiopia starts filling the reservoir behind a giant dam upriver. Nile-user Sudan also has an interest in the hydropower project. 

 

 


Iran hands over Yemen embassy to Houthi militia

Updated 55 min 57 sec ago

Iran hands over Yemen embassy to Houthi militia

  • Aboul Gheit condemned Iran’s step considering it a flagrant violation

DUBAI: Iran handed over the state’s Yemen embassy to the Houthi militia which have resulted to criticisms, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.

The Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit condemned Iran’s step considering it a flagrant violation of diplomatic norms and of the United Nations Charter, the Vienna Convention, and the relevant Security Council resolutions - in particular Resolution 2216.

The move, he added, also reflects an Iranian insistence to destabilize Yemen’s conditions, and threaten the security of its neighbouring countries.