The United Nations confirmed on May 14 that the Houthis have been handing over the key Red Sea ports to Yemen’s local coast guards under a UN-sponsored peace deal, according to Reuters.
The Yemeni coastguard is in charge of security at three ports (Photo:
The UN is monitoring the handover after the Houthi fighters
withdrew from the ports of Hodeidah, Saleef and Ras Isa.
In the meantime, Al-Arabiya television said on on May 15 that
government forces had killed 97 Houthi fighters and captured 120 in Al-Dalia
in southwest Yemen.
Germany is moving some of its military personnel from Iraq to neighbouring countries over security concerns, the government told lawmakers, days after the killing of a top Iranian military commander in a US drone strike.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the military to prepare to deploy aircraft and ships to evacuate thousands of Philippine workers in Iraq and Iran in case violence breaks out following US airstrike at Baghdad International Airport last week.
The owners of a building that collapsed killing 36 people and injuring 23 in Cambodia’s Kep province were arrested on January 3, according to a local newspaper.
India and China pledged in New Delhi on December 21 to work together to push forward the development of bilateral ties to a new level.
Disaster response officials said five people were believed to be trapped in the rubble of the Southern Trade Shopping Centre in Padada, a town on the island of Mindanao located about 20 kms (12 miles) from the epicentre of Sunday's quake.
Stephen Biegun, US special representative for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) affairs, offered on Monday (December 16) to hold talks with the DPRK.