Yemen minister condemns Houthi missile attack on local school

A member of security forces loyal to Yemen's Shiite Huthi rebels stands guard during a gathering in the Huthi-held capital Sanaa on August 8, 2020. (File/AFP)
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Updated 27 September 2020

Yemen minister condemns Houthi missile attack on local school

  • Several people were critically injured
  • The missile hit the school minutes after students left the building

DUBAI: Yemen’s information minister Muammar Al-Eryani has condemned the Houthi missile attack on a school in Marib.

Several people were critically injured as the missile hit the school only minutes after students left the building, according to Yemeni army spokesman Brig. Abduh Mujalli, state news agency Saba New reported.

The kids were rehearsing for a parade to celebrate the Sept. 26th revolution when the attack happened.

The Houthi militia wanted “to incur the largest possible number of casualties among civilians,” Al-Eryani said about the attack.

He also stressed the United Nation’s silence about Houthis activities is encouraging the militia to continue their activities.

“The continuous silence of the UN, the UN Security Council permanent members and the UN Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths at the Houthi deliberate targeting of civilians is a shame for humanity. It gives green light to the militia to continue their terrorist activity,” Al-Eryani said.


Turkey, Russia seal deal for Karabakh ‘peacekeeping center’

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Turkey, Russia seal deal for Karabakh ‘peacekeeping center’

  • The deal comes after days of talks between Turkish and Russian officials about how the two regional powers would jointly implement a Moscow-brokered cease-fire
  • Technical details for setting up the joint center were concluded and an agreement was signed

ANKARA: Turkey and Russia have agreed to monitor a truce over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region from a joint peacekeeping center, Ankara’s defense ministry said on Tuesday.
The deal comes after days of talks between Turkish and Russian officials about how the two regional powers would jointly implement a Moscow-brokered cease-fire signed this month between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Technical details for setting up the joint center were concluded and an agreement was signed, the defense ministry said in a statement, adding that it would begin work “as soon as possible.”
Turkey is a staunch ally of Azerbaijan and has fervently defended its right to take back the Nagorno-Karabakh lands Baku lost to ethnic Armenian separatists in a 1988-94 war.
The truce deal ended more than six weeks of fighting that claimed more than 1,400 lives and saw ethnic Armenians agree to withdraw from large parts of the contested region of Azerbaijan.
The Turkish parliament voted this month to deploy a mission to “establish a joint center with Russia and to carry out the center’s activities.”
The deployment is set to last a year and its size will be determined by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Russia has said repeatedly that Turkey will have no troops on the ground under the truce deal’s terms.