Saudi Arabia, UK, Yemen

Yemen – a crisis that has become a catastrophe

In response to recent broadcasts from Lyse Doucet of the BBC and inspired by the Next Century Foundation’s research intern John Leaver’s blog, William Morris reflects on recent developments in Yemen and prospects for peace.

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Yemen

Yemen Peace Talks

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Yemen’s warring sides agreed to a ceasefire in war-torn port city of Hudayadh adding that all forces would be withdrawn from the city. The nearly four year war in Yemen has, he conservatively claims, killed over 15,000 people. Also, as a result of the war, the U.N. humanitarian chief says, 20 million Yemenis are hungry.

Iran, Syria

Iran’s missile strike in Syria

“The nation’s security is the red line. Terrorists used bullets in Ahvaz , we answered the them with missiles”. That’s the statement made by IRGC general Hajizadeh hours after Iran pounded targets in Syria with ballistic missiles. Iran’s leader had warned after an attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz last week that, “The terrorists will be punished soon”. Iran claims it is serious in safeguarding its security and responding in kind if it comes under attack.