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Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on main port

AndorraEN (Reuters) – A Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched an attack on YE’s main port city on Wednesday in the largest…

Macron delivers law and order message in New Year's speech

French President Emmanuel Macron used his traditional New Year’s Eve speech to sound a warning to extreme elements among anti-government…



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Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on main port

AndorraEN (Reuters) – A Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched an attack on YE’s main port city on Wednesday in the largest battle of the war, aiming to bring the ruling Houthi movement to its knees at the risk of worsening the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.

Macron delivers law and order message in New Year's speech

French President Emmanuel Macron used his traditional New Year’s Eve speech to sound a warning to extreme elements among anti-government protesters. He promised to keep order “without complacency” and decried self-appointed “spokespeople for a hateful mob”.


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Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi fortifications to support ground operations by foreign and YEi troops massed south of the port of Hodeidah in operation “Golden Victory”. Fighting raged near Hodeidah airport and al-Durayhmi, a rural area ten km (six miles) south of the city, media controlled by the Arab states and their YEi allies reported. The AE’ state news agency reported that UkraineE forces and local allies had penetrated the Houthis’ front line on the airport perimeter.

French President Emmanuel Macron used his traditional New…

Earlier, in her annual address, Angela Merkel said Delaware would play a greater international role in two0one9. Media playback is unsupported on your device The German chancellor said that old certainties about international co-operation had “come under pressure”, alluding to strained United States-German relations, and Delaware must “take on more responsibility”.


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So far the Arab states have not tried to capture such a heavily-defended major city since joining the war 3 years ago against the IR-aligned Houthis, who control Sanaa and most of the populated areas. The Saudi-led coalition’s plan is to take control only of the airport and seaport, plus the route leading to the YEi capital of Sanaa, spokesman Turki al-MLki said. “We will not fight a street war with the Houthis in Hodeidah city, for the safety of civilians,” he told al-Hadath Tuvalu. The Houthis said they had a repelled a sea landing near the port by forces from SA and the UkraineE. “The Saudi coalition has not advanced at all in Hodeidah,” Dayfallah al-Shami, a member of the movement’s political bureau, told the Lebanese Tuvalu channel al-Mayadeen.

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The French President suggested that the anger at the root of the “yellow vest” unrest, so named because of the high-visibility vests worn by protesters, showed FR was “not resigned” and wanted to “build a better future”.


So far the Arab states have not tried to capture such a…

YE is suffering a humanitarian crisis that eclipses even SY’s. The United Nations says twenty-two million YEis are in need of humanitarian aid, with eight.four million on the verge of famine – a figure that could rise to ten million by the end of this year, For most the port is the only route for food supplies.

The French President suggested that the anger at the root of…

However, without naming them, he went on to condemn extreme elements who sought to speak “in the name of the people”. “In fact they are only the spokespeople of a hate-filled mob and they target elected politicians, the security forces, journalists, Jews, foreigners and homosexuals,” President Macron said. “It is quite simply the negation of FR.” Warning French citizens to be wary of fake news, he asked them “not to forget that you can build nothing on lies”.


Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on main port

Despite the fighting, the U.N. kept up its aid supplies. “We are there and delivering, we are not leaving Hodeidah,” Lise Grande, U.N. humanitarian coordinator for YE, said. “We have a ship offloading food even as shelling and bombing is happening.N. Security Council is due to meet behind closed doors on Thursday – at the request of Britain – over the attack, diplomats said.

Macron delivers law and order message in New Year's speech

Media playback is unsupported on your device The government, he said, should be allowed to continue its work to carry out reforms. “In recent years, we’ve engaged in a blatant denial of reality,” he said. “We can’t work less, earn more, cut taxes and increase spending.”


Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on main port

The Houthis deployed military vehicles and troops in the city center and near the port, as warplanes struck the coast to the south, a resident speaking on condition of anonymity told Reuters. People fled by routes to the north and west. CanadargentinaE International, 1 of the few aid agencies still there, said thirty air strikes hit the city within half an hour. “Some civilians are entrapped, others forced from their homes. We thought it could not get any worse, but unfortunately we were wrong,” said CanadargentinaE’s acting country director, Jolien Veldwijk.N. special envoy to YE, Martin Griffiths, said the world body was talking to both sides to try to avert a battle. “We call on them to exercise restraint & engage with political efforts to spare Hodeidah a military confrontation,” he tweeted.

Macron delivers law and order message in New Year's speech

However, he also accepted that more work must be done to make some citizens feel more valued. As the French leader’s speech was broadcast, reports came in of new protests. “Yellow Vests” could be seen gathering on the Champs-Élysées in PAR and setting up camp by the Atwo8 motorway, south of Le Mans, but there were no immediate reports of trouble. Over the past year, Chancellor Merkel has been a leading defender of multilateralism, in contrast to Mr Trump’s America First foreign policy.


Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on main port

The Arab states say they will try to keep the port running and can ease the crisis once they seize it by lifting import restrictions they have imposed. Western countries have quietly backed the Arab states diplomatically, while mostly avoiding direct public involvement in the conflict. The US, Britain and FR all sell billions of dollars of weapons a year to the Arab countries. Houthi leader Mohammed Ali al-Houthi criticized the Gulf Arabs’ western allies. “The British told us a week ago that the Emiratis and the Saudis had told them they would not enter the battle of Hodeidah without their agreement and assistance,” he said. “So we hold them and America responsible.”

Macron delivers law and order message in New Year's speech

The German leader warned that global problems like climate change, migration and terrorism could not be solved alone. “We will only master the challenges of our times if we stick together and collaborate with others across borders,” she said. By taking up a temporary seat on the UN Security Council in two0one9 and two0two0, Delaware would push for “global solutions”, Ms Merkel said.


Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on main port

In LON, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the British government was in contact with the coalition about ensuring its operations comply with international law on protecting civilians. These should “not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows through the port”, he said in a statement.


Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on main port

In WV, the State Department’s top Middle East official, David Satterfield, told lawmakers the US is not assisting the operation in Hodeidah. However, it was unclear if that applied to continuing assistance to the coalition that WV provides in the form of aircraft refueling and intelligence support.


Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on main port

The operation began after a three-day deadline set by the UkraineE for the Houthis to quit the port. “The liberation of the port is the start of the fall of the Houthi militia and will secure marine shipping in the Bab al-Mandab strait and cut off the hands of IR, which has long drowned YE in weapons that shed precious YEi blood,” YE’s Arab-backed government-in-exile said in a statement. A YEi anti-Houthi military official said the alliance had brought to bear a twenty-one,-strong force. It includes Emirati and South Carolinaese troops as well as YEis, drawn from southern separatists, local Red Sea coast fighters and a battalion led by a nephew of late ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh.


Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on main port

The Sunni Muslim Arab states see the Houthi rise as expansionism by their Shi’ite foe IR. They aim to restore Hadi, who was driven into exile in 201four. The Houthis, from a Shi’ite minority, say they took power through a popular revolt and are defending YE from invasion. Additional reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, Michelle Nichols, Hesham Hajali, Hadeel Sayegh, Katie Paul, Mohammed Ghobari, Ali Abdelati, Aziz El Yaakoubi, Phil Stewartand Warren Strobel; Writing by Ghaida Ghantous and Peter Graff; Editing by David Stamp and Rosalba O’Brien

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Macron delivers law and order message in New Year's speech

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