Coalition accuses Houthis of attacking Saudi oil tanker

05 April, 2018, 00:44 | Author: Keith Rowe
  • Executive director of Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth

"The United States is very concerned about the Houthis' latest attempt to escalate the war in Yemen, this time by attacking a commercial vessel while it transited one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, the Bab al-Mandab, in global waters", the release said.

A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, Turki Al-Maliki, accused Houthi rebels on Tuesday of attacking a Saudi Arabian oil tanker in the Red Sea.

Thomas Staal, counselor for the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, said the United States extended its "gratitude" to Saudi Arabia and UAE "for their significant contributions to the United Nations' coordinated response".

Col al-Malki described it as a "terrorist attack" that threatens ships entering the vital Bab al-Mandeb strait, used for oil shipments from the Gulf to Europe.

"But just as unlawful coalition air strikes don't justify the Houthis' indiscriminate attacks, the Saudis can't use Houthi rockets to justify impeding life-saving goods for Yemen's civilian population". "We call on the Houthis to cease further escalation and demonstrate their commitment to a peace process by engaging in constructive dialogue".


Medics and a civilian who saw the wreckage said the air strike had destroyed a house in the al-Hali district, where displaced civilians from other provinces were settled. Saudi authorities said they had intercepted the missiles, although debris had killed one person. Deputy Health Minister Walid al-Emmad said at least eight women and five girls were among those killed.

The attack could complicate a new United Nations attempt to end a war that has killed more than 10,000 people.

The Houthis have fired close to 100 missiles toward Saudi Arabia since the war began.

The kingdom and its coalition partner, the United Arab Emirates, were also the largest donors at Tuesday's conference, jointly pledging $1 billion in humanitarian relief, according to figures provided by the UN.

Today, the USA government announced almost $87 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen at the Yemen High-Level Pledging Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland.

Recommended:

  • Miramar Marines Dead in Helicopter Crash Near El Centro

    Miramar Marines Dead in Helicopter Crash Near El Centro

    It is essentially used for minesweeping, transportation and is capable of carrying dozens of troops and tons of cargo. There were no reports of injuries to personnel on the ground or damage to the infrastructure at the airport.
    Cardi B Co-Hosts Tonight Show, Lenk on Good Fight and More

    Cardi B Co-Hosts Tonight Show, Lenk on Good Fight and More

    Fallon on " The Tonight Show " stage throughout the program, and would help interview that evening's scheduled guests. This will mark the chart-topper's third appearance on Fallon's late-night show.
    Laura Ingraham to Take 'Easter Break' from Show Amid Advertiser Boycotts

    Laura Ingraham to Take 'Easter Break' from Show Amid Advertiser Boycotts

    But her apology did not stop companies from departing. "A bully is a bully and it's important that you stand up to them", he said. On Thursday, Ingraham tweeted an apology, saying she was sorry for any hurt or upset she had caused.
  • Trump says the United States  has already lost its trade war with China

    Trump says the United States has already lost its trade war with China

    It may or may not be true that trade wars are easy to win, but they are certainly easier to start than they are to stop. De Bolle said Beijing likely believes it has greater a capacity to inflict pain on the United States than vice versa.
    Malala leaves for London via Doha after four-day Pakistan visit

    Malala leaves for London via Doha after four-day Pakistan visit

    In 2007, the militants had taken over the area, which Malala affectionately called "My Swat", and imposed a brutal, bloody rule. The visit-on which she was accompanied by her father, mother, and two brothers-was kept tightly under wraps.

    Ferguson & Nurmagomedov To Fight For McGregors Belt At UFC 223

    The new UFC 223 headliner almost could have featured the featherweight division's No. 1 contender instead of its champion. But if the shoe was on the other foot, Nurmagomedov would not have accepted a fight against Holloway on six days notice.
  • Spotify's stock market debut strikes a chord

    Spotify's stock market debut strikes a chord

    It warned last week that its sales growth was likely to slow this year, although it still expected to post a narrower annual loss. Before trading, previous financial disclosure showed that sony had 5.707 percent of Spotify's 178.11 million outstanding shares.
    Israel cancels controversial plan to deport African migrants

    Israel cancels controversial plan to deport African migrants

    The deal means thousands more of the primarily Sudanese and Eritrean migrants will remain in Israel at least temporarily. Israel's government is in turmoil after a major policy for dealing with African migrants collapsed within a few hours.
    Arkansas TV Station Defers To Sinclair Broadcasting On Airing Conservative Messaging

    Arkansas TV Station Defers To Sinclair Broadcasting On Airing Conservative Messaging

    President Trump loved the Sinclair script, which echoes Trump's frequent complaints about the media spreading "fake news" stories. The longer segment about Sinclair that Oliver refers to above originally appeared in July of a year ago .
  • In Challenge to Macron, French Strikes Snarl Transport

    In Challenge to Macron, French Strikes Snarl Transport

    With their strike , railway workers are protesting Macron's plan to modernize and liberalize state-owned railway company SNCF. The calendar of railway strikes is coordinated to align with negotiations and parliamentary debate about the reforms.
    Stay Weather Aware: Severe Storms Possible Tuesday

    Stay Weather Aware: Severe Storms Possible Tuesday

    That means storms will likely be strongest in Northwest Alabama as they arrive, then weaken as the line moves east from 7PM-2AM. The Storm Prediction Center has placed an ENHANCED RISK for severe storms over the entire WMC Action News 5 coverage area.
    Champions League: There will be fire, Klopp warns Man City

    Champions League: There will be fire, Klopp warns Man City

    There are two English teams left in the Champions League and they meet each other in the quarter-finals. Gundogan scored a second-half penalty but Dortmund lost 2-1 and that defeat still hurts today.


Popular

Patriots trade WR Cooks to Rams for 1st-round pick
However, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports this move does not set up the Patriots to chase after OBJ. They attempted to get him from the New Orleans Saints past year before the Patriots completed a deal.

Spider-Man PS4 Release Date Will Be Revealed Very Soon
Insomniac has given a rather blunt response to a fan querying when Spider-Man will be released on Xbox One via Twitter . The Spider-Man Collector's Edition includes everything from the Deluxe Edition, with some added bonuses.

Russian Federation inquiry: Lawyer jailed for 30 days
Van der Zwaan's apology and his lawyer's explanations for his client's actions appeared to ring hollow for the judge. Manafort is the only figure tied to the Trump campaign and charged by Mueller who hasn't struck a plea deal.

India's manufacturing sector growth falls to five-month low in March: PMI
On this background, the spending has risen at the fastest pace since last October, driven by higher commodity prices. A reading over 50.0 points shows economic expansion, while a reading below would signify a contraction.

Why it makes sense for Spotify to go public now
Looking ahead, Spotify recently claimed that its paid subscriber base may grow to upwards of 96 million users by the end of 2018. Its closest competitor, Apple Music, is expected to overtake Spotify as the most popular music service in the United States.

Fortnite now available to all iOS users
Last week the lastest mode to hit the game, snipers-only, hit the line-up replacing the faster-paced blitz mode. Epic continues to draw more fans in, and it looks like there is nothing but success in their mind.

Mississippi State returns to women's NCAA title game
And I think it was similar - any time you beat CT , because of the dominance of their program, it's just such an emotional win. To compete Sunday, the Bulldogs will have to recover from one of the most physically demanding semifinal games imaginable.

Winnie, Former Wife of South African Anti-Apartheid Icon Nelson Mandela, Dies
Madikizela Mandela's reputation was further tarnished after she was sacked from Mandela's cabinet over allegations of corruption. Mandela and her children, during the 28 years that Nelson Mandela was cruelly incarcerated on Robben Island.

Wagner puts MI on his back and into title game
If you put it like that, it's probably cool", Wagner said . "I kept looking possession by possession", Wagner said. They'll just struggle, as ever, with the plight of an alleged mid-major getting the fellow big names to play them.

Trump Lobs Another Threat at Amazon, Driving Down Ecommerce Giant's Stock Again
If we look at stock performance in last active day trading, we see that stock has moved edged up 1.11% to end the day at $1447.34. Many investors will be tracking shares that are trading near important levels such as the 52-week high and 52-week low.