UN Condemns Bahrain’s Detention of Activist Alwadaei’s Family over UK Protest, Calls for their Release
The Guardian reported that Bahrain has been found guilty by a UN body of arbitrarily detaining three relatives of a British-based human rights activist as a reprisal for his protest in London against the visit of the country’s king in 2017.
Bahrain Rejects UN Call to Release HR Activist Nabeel Rajab
Bahrain on Friday rejected a UN call to release prominent activist Nabeel Rajab, saying he is serving a five-year sentence for “false” tweets “which do not fall within freedom of expression”.
MoI Responds to OHCHR: Nabeel Rajab Publically Insulted Interior Ministry
The Interior Ministry issued a statement in response to the call made by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on January 4 regarding the “immediate and unconditional release” of Nabeel Rajab, who is serving a five-year sentence on charges of “releasing false news during wartime and publicly insulting brotherly states and the Ministry of Interior”.
Reuters: UN Watchdog Seeks Release of Three Relatives of Bahraini Activist
A United Nations human rights watchdog has called on Bahrain to release three relatives of a prominent exiled activist, describing their detention as an unlawful act of reprisal over their family connection.
U.N. Rights Office Tells Bahrain: Release Activist Rajab
The United Nations human rights office called on Bahrain on Friday to release activist Nabeel Rajab, saying that the upholding of his five-year jail sentence by the top court this week showed "continued suppression of government critics".
Advance U.N. Truce Monitors Arrive in Yemen's Hodeidah
A U.N. advance team arrived in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah on Sunday to start monitoring a ceasefire and withdrawal of forces agreed by the Iranian-aligned Houthi group and Saudi-backed government forces, the United Nations said.
Head of U.N. Team to Monitor Hodeidah Ceasefire Arrives in Yemen
The head of a United Nations advance team tasked with monitoring a ceasefire between the Iranian-aligned Houthi group and Saudi-backed government forces in Yemen's Hodeidah has arrived in Yemen, U.N. and local officials said on Saturday.
Bahrain Welcomes Security Council Hodeidah Cease-Fire Decision
The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the issuance of Security Council Resolution 2451 on the ceasefire in Yemen’s Hodeidah, and the dispatch of international observers to follow up what was agreed upon between Yemeni parties in Sweden.
Explosions Rock Yemen's Main Port for Second Day after Truce
Explosions rocked Yemen’s Red Sea city of Hodeidah for a second day on Wednesday despite a U.N.-mediated ceasefire meant to pave the way for peace negotiations to end nearly four-years of war.
Yemen's Warring Sides Trade Blame for Truce Breach, Swap Prisoner Lists
Yemen’s warring parties blamed each other for violations of a U.N.-mediated ceasefire in Hodeidah meant to avert an all-out battle for a port city vital for emergency aid supplies and pave the way to peace negotiations.
U.N. Security Council Considers Action to Back Yemen Deal on Hodeidah
The U.N. Security Council is considering a draft resolution that asks U.N. chief António Guterres to submit proposals by the end of the month on how to monitor a ceasefire agreed by Yemen’s warring parties for the key port city of Hodeidah, diplomats said on Monday.
Air strikes, Clashes Hit Yemen's Hodeida Despite Ceasefire
At least 29 fighters, including 22 Huthi rebels, were killed on Saturday night in clashes and air strikes in Hodeida province, said a pro-government military source.
Erdogan: One of Khashoggi Killers Said 'I Know How to Cut' on Audio
One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying “I know how to cut” on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with U.S. and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.
U.N. Proposes Yemen's Warring Parties Pull out of Key Port
The United Nations proposed at initial talks between Yemen’s warring parties on Tuesday that they withdraw from the contested port city of Hodeidah, a lifeline for millions facing famine, and place it under the control of an interim entity.
What Happened to Detainee Zuhair Ibrahim & his Wife before Appearing in Court, Bahrain Center for Human Rights
Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) issued a new report entitled "Bahrain: Concerns of Further Death Penalties amid Disregard of Prisoners’ Torture Allegations”.
U.N. Envoy to Yemen Arrives in Red Sea City of Hodeidah
The U.N. special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, arrived on Friday in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, witnesses said.
Trying to Make Yemen Child Smile “Like Tickling a Ghost”: U.N. Food Chief
United Nations food chief David Beasley spotted a tiny foot sticking out from under a blanket in a hospital in Yemen that has been overwhelmed with malnourished children, so he tried to bring a smile to the face of the small patient.
Yemen’s Houthis Halt Missile Attacks on Saudi Coalition: Reuters
Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Monday it was halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies, responding to a demand from the United Nations.
Saudi Arabia Defies U.S. Pressure to End Qatar Row after Khashoggi Killing
Saudi Arabia is defying U.S. calls to mend ties with Qatar despite signs that pressure to end another regional crisis, the Yemen war, has had an impact on Riyadh since the killing of a prominent journalist.
Britain to Push U.N. Security Council to back Humanitarian Truce in Yemen
Britain said on Friday it will push the United Nations Security Council to back a humanitarian truce in Yemen as the U.N. Yemen envoy said the warring parties had given “firm assurances” they were committed to attending peace talks shortly in Sweden.