The Red Cross warns of catastrophe in Yemen ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~ I can see how this new war can be tied into the wars in Syria and Iraq and elsewhere very quickly to create total chaos throughout the Mideast. Stirling
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has raised the alarm over the humanitarian situation across Yemen as the Al Saud regime continues its deadly airstrikes against the neighboring country.
“The humanitarian situation in Yemen is very difficult... (with) naval, air, and ground routes cut off,” said the spokeswoman for the ICRC in Yemen, Marie Claire Feghali, on Tuesday.
Feghali also raised concerns over the “catastrophic” state of affairs in Aden as clashes between members of popular committees, including the Houthis, and forces loyal to fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, continue in the southern port city.
“The war in Aden is on every street, in every corner.... Many are unable to escape,” she said, stressing that “the priority for the Red Cross right now is for hospitals to continue to operate and to save the lives of as many people as possible.”
The ICRC official’s comments come as fresh Saudi airstrikes on Yemen’s southwestern province of Ibb claimed the lives of at least six school students. According to reports, warplanes pounded the province under the pretext of bombing the Yemeni army’s Al Hamza Brigade.
This is while the Saudi attacks against Yemen’s civilians and infrastructure have fueled anti-Saudi sentiments in the country and elsewhere in the Middle East and the world.
Saudi Arabia’s military aggression against Yemen started on March 26, without a UN mandate, in a bid to restore power to Hadi. The airstrikes have killed hundreds of people and injured thousands more.
Lebanon's troops kill three ISIS mercenaries near the Syrian border ~ link ~
Lebanon’s soldiers have killed three foreign-backed militants and wounded four others in a security operation near the border with Syria.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Lebanese military said it carried out the operation on the al-Makheirma hill outside the village of Ras Baalbek near the Lebanon-Syria border. According to the statement, the operation aimed to “eliminate terrorists” and prevent them from targeting army outposts and civilians in Lebanon. The statement added that a large number of weapons and ammunition was also destroyed during the operation.
The volatile region has seen regular incursions by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists and other militant groups currently fighting the government of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.
Chinese Foreign Minister is in Russia to discuss 'strategic' relations ~ link ~ Of course he is. Things are really beginning to heat up geostrategically. Stirling
“Special attention will be paid to bilateral cooperation in the international affairs, which constitutes one of the most important spheres of Russian-Chinese strategic partnership,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. “Moscow and Beijing share equal or similar approaches to most international problems and plan to continue close coordination of its foreign policy efforts,” the foreign ministry stressed.
The ministry attached significance to the expansion of Moscow-Beijing cooperation in various formats, particularly in the UN, the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization), the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation).