Germany loosens arms exports to Saudi Arabia, but continues blocking Eurofighter jets

Germany on Wednesday agreed to loosen some of its restrictions on weapons sales to Saudi Arabia but is continuing to block deliveries of Eurofighter jets. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government coalition reached an agreement to allow weapon exports to Riyadh “in specific individual cases”, Scholz’s spokesperson, Steffen Hebestreit, said in a statement,[…]

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UN Yemen envoy calls for probe into civilian deaths

The United Nations envoy for Yemen has called for a transparent investigation into air strikes that killed at least 11 civilians in al-Jawf province, saying resurgent violence is complicating UN-led efforts to end the five-year war. Security is deteriorating anew as Yemen faces the coronavirus pandemic and what the UN[…]

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Yemen president urges separatists to ‘stop the bloodshed’

Yemen’s president has called on southern separatists to “stop the bloodshed” and abide by a power-sharing agreement in his first public comments since the secessionists declared autonomy in April. The conflict between the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi constitutes a second[…]

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