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 Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has launched legal action against 41 individuals and organisations to recover about USD65 million stolen from scandal-hit state fund 1MDB.
The 34th ASEAN Summit and related meetings officially began in Bangkok on June 20th with the meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR).
The local currency bond markets in emerging East Asia continued to expand over the first quarter of 2019 despite trade conflicts and moderating global growth, according to ADB's latest issue of the Asia Bond Monitor. Housing bonds and green bonds are potential areas of future growth, the quarterly report said.
The Ministry of Information and Communications hosted a ceremony in Hanoi on June 18th to announce the ASEAN ICT Awards 2019 (AICTA).
Iran’s government has no plans to remove Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh from his post, a government spokesman said on June 16, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA).
A key road connecting one of the most visited Khakriz district to Afghanistan southern Kandahar provincial capital the Kandahar city, was reopened to traffic after two years of blockage, an army commander in the restive province Hajji Woror Achakzai said Monday (June 17).