UN resolution an ‘important step’, say Yemeni rebels Dec 23, 2018 0 263 12345 Dubai: Yemeni rebels have welcomed a UN Security Council resolution authorising the deployment of ceasefire monitors to the flashpoint port city of Hodeidah, calling it an “important step”.Yemen’s Saudi-backed government meanwhile renewed its commitment to respect a hard-won truce accord reached at peace talks in Sweden earlier this month.“This is an important step towards stopping the aggression and lifting the blockade,” rebel negotiator Mohammed Abdelsalam said late Friday.He was referring to a military campaign launched in 2015 by a Saudi-led coalition fighting on the side of the government and a blockade of Yemen’s sea and air ports. Quoted by the rebel-run Al-Masirah TV, Abdelsalam criticised the resolution for not condemning the “crimes of the aggressors”. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES UN team arrives in Yemen to monitor Hodeidah truce Dec 23, 2018 0 284 Gaza buries its sons killed by Israeli fire at border protests Dec 23, 2018 0 347 Almost 300,000 Syrians have gone home, says Turkey Dec 23, 2018 0 294 Pompeo reassures Iraqi leader on campaign against Islamic State dpa Baghdad The United States is committed to continuing the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and elsewhere, Baghdad said Saturday after a phone call between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Iraqi Prime .. Blasts near Somalia presidential palace leave 22 dead dpa Mogadishu Somali police say at least 22 people have been killed in attacks near the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu that have been claimed by the terrorist group al-Shabaab. More than 30 others were .. Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz passes away Riyadh: -Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz, a half brother of King Salman, died on Saturday at the age of 87, his billionaire son said. “Prince Talal was called by God on Saturday,” Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal wrote on .. At least 17 dead as petrol tanker rams into minibus in Kenya Nairobi: At least 17 people were killed Friday when a petrol tanker collided with a stationary minibus in western Kenya, according to the St John Ambulance service. The minibus - known locally as a matatu - had stopped at .. Four women, boy dead in DR Congo landslide Bukavu: Four women and a child died when a landslide flattened their houses after heavy rain in Bukavu in eastern DR Congo, local sources said Saturday. “Five dead bodies have been found in Kadutu commune after a landslip .. Turkey announces probe into shipment of arms to Libya Tripoli: Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced during a visit to Libya Saturday an investigation into a shipment of arms smuggled from his country to the conflict-hit North African nation. Libyan ..