The conflict in Yemen has been described as one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of our time. Millions of Yemenis are now dependent on humanitarian aid, and the UN is warning that a famine is in the making. How did Yemen get to this point?
Ethiopia and Eritrea didn't pen their peace agreement in Addis Ababa or Asmara, but in Saudi Arabia with the Emirates alongside. Are economic and military interests increasingly binding Gulf states and the Horn together?
More than 5 million children are at risk of famine in war-torn Yemen, according to the charity Save the Children. Renewed attacks on the key port city of Hodeida could further disrupt food, fuel and aid supplies.
Madrid had announced last week it would block the controversial 2015 deal amid concerns over Riyadh's role in the deadly war in Yemen. Human rights groups are critical of Western arms sale to Saudi Arabia and its allies.
The sale of arms to parties in the Yemen conflict is against the German government's coalition agreement. But Berlin has now approved a delivery of equipment to Riyadh and the UAE, despite allegations of war crimes.
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