Call for ‘Humanitarian Pause’ in Yemen: Russia Initiates UN Meeting
April 4 Moscow: Russia called for the closed-door consultations of the 15-member of U.N. Security Council to discuss an issue of humanitarian pause during coalition air strikes in Yemen to help diplomats and civilians caught in the fighting between Shiite rebels and supporters of the country’s beleaguered president, AP reported
Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of Arab states in an air campaign against Shi’ite Houthi fighters, who emerged as the most powerful force in the Arabian Peninsula’s poorest country when they seized Yemen’s capital last year.
According to The Moscow Times Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fled Aden last week in the face of the Houthi offensive, which has continued to advance despite nine days of air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition aimed at driving back the Iranian-allied Houthis and restoring Hadi’s authority. The Oslo Times