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.
The Embassy of Vietnam in Venezuela on August 27 handed over medical equipment to the host country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along with 20,000 face masks from the Vietnamese National Assembly to the Venezuelan counterpart.
The World Health Organization hopes the coronavirus pandemic will be shorter than the 1918 Spanish flu and last less than two years, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday (August 21), if the world unites and succeeds in finding a vaccine. Tedros urged "national unity" and "global solidarity".
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 5.4 million on August 16, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron held a phone conversation on Wednesday (August 12), discussing the situation in Lebanon, Ukraine and Belarus, the Kremlin said in a statement.
China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd launched on Tuesday (August 11) a late-stage human trial involving as many as 1,620 patients in Indonesia for a COVID-19 vaccine candidate that it is developing with Indonesian state-owned peer Bio Farma.
More than 19.86 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 728,534 have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.