Yemen / by Alistair Galloway

International inquiry into human rights violations in the Yemeni war were dropped at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) due to resistance from Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners. Exiled President Hadi’s government were said to disengage all diplomatic relations with Iran. Though the United Nations (UN) hoped to renew peace talks for the Yemen crisis by the end of October, a date still hasn’t been set. The acceptance of UN Security Council resolution by Houhti rebels revealed opposite views on its meaning regarding the termination of the Yemeni war. A hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) was hit by airstrikes in northern Yemen. The city of Taiz experienced severe airstrikes, which resulted in the death of 22 people. Sudan sent ground troops to Yemen in order to reinforce the coalition. The Saudi-led coalition strikes hit a wedding party in Dhamar Province, killing over 25 people. The Islamic State (IS) extremist group led several suicide bombings, as they continued to gain ground in Yemen. Back to back coalition airstrikes further aggravated the humanitarian crisis, inciting increasing criticism by human rights groups and emergency relief on their conduct in the Yemeni war. The economy continues to worsen in what was already the Arab world’s poorest country.