UN condemns U.S. drone strike on funeral procession in Yemen

UN condemns U.S. drone strike on funeral procession in Yemen

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, GENEVA, WESTERN EUROPE: The United Nations human rights office today strongly condemned the killing of more than 20 people, and the wounding of dozens of children and other relatives, during a funeral procession in southern Yemen, and urged authorities to hold those responsible to account. The Office of the UN […]

UN asks United States for accountability after drone strikes on wedding in Yemen

UN asks United States for accountability after drone strikes on wedding in Yemen

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) Al-Baida YEMEN, WESTERN ASIA: Independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced serious concern about recent lethal drone airstrikes, allegedly conducted by United States forces in Yemen, and stressed the need for accountability as a result of their use. According to local security officials, 16 civilians were killed and at least 10 injured […]

Yemen suffers from low humanitarian aid funding for basic needs says UNOCHA

Yemen suffers from low humanitarian aid funding for basic needs says UNOCHA

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNOCHA) Sana’a, YEMEN, WESTERN ASIA: The UN has warned that efforts to find a political solution to the insecurity that has plagued Yemen since 2011 could be undermined unless support for humanitarian programmes is quickly and dramatically increased. This warning came as UN agencies and partners released their revised humanitarian appeal for 2013. […]

UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay says Yemen violence ‘appalling’

UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay says Yemen violence ‘appalling’

WNN Breaking (WNN) GENEVA: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday deplored the killing of unarmed civilians by shooting and shelling in Yemen since last week, in a renewed escalation of violence despite pledges by the Government to the contrary. “Unarmed civilians, including very young children, have been shot and left dead […]

Yemen women push for human rights in face of increased violence

Yemen women push for human rights in face of increased violence

WNN Breaking (WNN) YEMEN: Dozens of women were reportedly injured in Yemen’s second-largest city yesterday after government supporters attacked an anti-government rally celebrating Yemeni activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman. According to reports, pro-government “thugs” threw stones at women who were taking part in a peaceful women’s march in the south-western city of […]