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Wall Street sinks as skyrocketing oil prices rattle nerves

New York, United States | AFP |  US stocks sank into the red on Monday as attacks on Saudi crude production and record jumps in oil prices whipped up investor anxieties about the global economy. Saturday’s devastating attacks on Abqaiq — the world’s largest oil processing facility — and the …

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Yemen on brink of ‘major catastrophe’: UN aid chief

Aden, Yemen | AFP | UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned Saturday that Yemen was “on the brink of a major catastrophe”, as the world body pushes for peace talks in the impoverished and war-wracked country. His comments came after renewed deadly clashes between Huthi rebels and pro-government forces in …

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Pompeo, Mattis urge Senate to maintain Saudi military support

  Washington, United States | AFP | Two top officials from President Donald Trump’s administration sought to persuade lawmakers Wednesday to maintain America’s increasingly contentious support for Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen, arguing that pulling back would worsen the brutal conflict. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense …

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UN to double food aid to Yemen

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) said Thursday it will nearly double food aid to Yemen to reach 14 million people a month — almost half the war-ravaged country’s population. Yemen is in the grip of the world’s worst hunger crisis as government troops backed …

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UN says war-torn Yemen ‘living hell’ for children

Amman, Jordan | AFP | Conflict-ravaged Yemen has become a “living hell” for children with thousands dying every year from malnutrition and easily preventable diseases, a top UN official said Sunday. Geert Cappelaere, regional director for the Middle East and North Africa at UN children’s agency UNICEF, called on the …

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UN chief strongly condemns air strikes on Yemen wedding

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday strongly condemned airstrikes on a wedding in Yemen that killed dozens of people, including children, and called for an investigation. Yemen’s Huthi rebels have blamed the Saudi-led coalition for the attack on the wedding in northern Hajjah …

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