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Norway suspends arms sales to UAE over Yemen war

Norway suspends arms sales to UAE over Yemen war

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway has suspended exports of weapons and ammunition to the United Arab Emirates over concerns they could be used in the war in Yemen, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition formed in 2015 to fight the  Houthi group that controls most of northern Yemen and the capital Sanaa, in …

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UK secretly training Saudi troops for Yemen war: Report

UK secretly training Saudi troops for Yemen war

The British Army is secretly training Saudi Arabian soldiers to fight in Yemen, where more than 12,000 people have been killed since the onset of the Saudi war in March 2015, according to a report. The training, codenamed Operation Crossways, was disclosed after the UK Army mistakenly released photos and a mission summary on 2 Scots’ Facebook page earlier this …

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Saudi airstrikes on Yemen amount to war crimes: HRW

Saudi airstrikes on Yemen amount to war crimes

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has denounced the air raids conducted by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen as “war crimes,” calling on the United Nations to launch an investigation into the fatal strikes. The rights organization cited on Tuesday five “apparently unlawful” Saudi aerial assaults in Yemen between June 9 and August 4, which killed 39 civilians, among them …

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Pentagon chief asks for deeper military involvement in Yemen

Pentagon chief asks for deeper military involvement in Yemen

Defense Secretary James Mattis has asked the White House to remove restrictions on US military support for Saudi Arabia and its allies engaged in a military offensive against Yemen that has caused significant civilian casualties, according to a report. In a memo submitted to National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster this month, Mattis suggested that “limited support” for …

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