Saudi Arabia urged to lift blockade on Yemen by world figures

Hunger Crisis in Yemen 2017

Hunger Crisis in Yemen 2017

According to media reports, the airstrikes hit a residential area near the ministry of defence building, which had been targeted just before.

Local resident Mohammed Aatif said: 'I was sitting at home and heard the first strike hit the ministry of defence.

The coalition tightened its blockade on Yemen after the rebels fired a missile last weekend that was intercepted near the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The casualty toll could rise as rescuers search through the rubble for survivors.

Aatif, who fled with his family from the neighbourhood, said the strike destroyed his neighbour's house, leaving an enormous crater, and damaged others.

Yemeni officials announced on Friday evening that the Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting the Houthi militia has re-opened the Aden and Seiyoun airports four days after its decision to temporarily close Yemeni ports.

Flights by national carrier Yemenia to cities of Aden and Seiyun would resume on Sunday, Yemeni Transport Minister Mourad Al Halimi said in a statement late on Friday.

Yemen has been immersed in a violent conflict between President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi's government and the Houthi Shia movement.

A United Nations official on Friday warned that Yemen is now facing the largest humanitarian and food crisis in the world.

Recommended News

  • Salman Khan Kick-stars Race 3

    Salman Khan Kick-stars Race 3

    Salman makes his franchise debut with the upcoming film and is likely to essay his first ever negative character in the film. Jacqueline, who has featured in Race 2 , will join the gang once again in Race 3 .
    US, S. Korea begin joint Naval drills

    US, S. Korea begin joint Naval drills

    Stennis - steam in formation during a 2007 training exercise in the Western Pacific in this photo released by the 7th Fleet. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift described the training as a "rare opportunity".
    Top 2018 high school basketball recruit RJ Barrett picks Duke

    Top 2018 high school basketball recruit RJ Barrett picks Duke

    He attacks the rim with long strides and is best known for changing speeds en route to the hoop and finishing through contact. With already an impressive recruiting haul, the next question is where the coaching staff moves from here.
  • Record Nebraska soybean harvest forecast, corn down 2 percent

    Record Nebraska soybean harvest forecast, corn down 2 percent

    USDA surprised many with the crop production forecast out this month estimating a two percent increase from last month for corn. The agency's revised global stock forecasts for 2017-18 of 267.53 million metric tons were a record.
    Senegal book World Cup ticket

    Senegal book World Cup ticket

    Tunisia and Morocco will also reach the World Cup if they avoid defeats against Libya and Ivory Coast respectively on Saturday. Senegal have now joined Nigeria and Egypt as the three African countries who have so far qualified for the 2018 World Cup.
    Disney Confirms New

    Disney Confirms New "Star Wars" Trilogy With Rian Johnson

    He will write and direct the first movie in the new trilogy, which Lucasfilm has not announced a timeline for. Johnson's new trilogy will be separate from this series.
  • Police chase in Oklahoma

    Police chase in Oklahoma

    As he tried to make a run for it, an officer managed to reach the suspect and use a taser on him. The chase got tense when a police vehicle rammed the pickup - nearly sending it into a news van.
    Veterans deserve our honor and respect

    Veterans deserve our honor and respect

    We finished this war, and we face the future, with a realist, a man of moderate likes and dislikes, in the White House. This time, the US mobilized more than 16 million in the armed forces, 418,000 of them dying in service.
    Ellen DeGeneres' wife accuses Seagal of sexual misconduct

    Ellen DeGeneres' wife accuses Seagal of sexual misconduct

    DeGeneres retweeted the post to her more than 75 million followers saying: "I'm proud of my wife". She says she was alone in the room with Seagal when he asked her to sit next to him on a couch.
  • Just Dial surges almost  20% on Google acquisition buzz

    Just Dial surges almost 20% on Google acquisition buzz

    Just Dial's core listing business has been facing tough competition from companies like Zomato and Practo in the recent times. Just Dial was founded in 1996 by VSS Mani in Mumbai and provides search services through its app, website and mobile.
    Lewis Hamilton: Why Valtteri Bottas missed Mercedes team-mate's F1 title celebrations

    Lewis Hamilton: Why Valtteri Bottas missed Mercedes team-mate's F1 title celebrations

    Past year he made an emotional exit only to return when Bottas moved to Mercedes from Williams to replace the retired 2016 champion Nico Rosberg.
    Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign

    Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign

    If you'd like to participate in the bell ringing campaign, either by yourself or with a group, you can sign up online here . The funds are used for the Salvation Army's shelter as well as for a variety of projects to help needy residents.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.