SANAA, Yemen - The Saudi-led coalition bombed Shiite rebels in at least five northern Yemeni provinces on Wednesday as the United Nations set the date for peace talks on the country's crisis for next week in Geneva.
RIYADH Reuters - Yemen's exiled government might not attend peace talks the United Nations plans in Geneva on 28 May because it has not been officially notified and wants more time to prepare, Foreign Minister Reyad Yassin Abdulla said on Wednesday.
The United Nations refugee agency on Wednesday welcomed a promise by Malaysia and Indonesia to offer temporary shelter to 7,000 migrants adrift at sea and called for them to be brought to shore immediately.
Four countries have blocked a bid to add chrysotile asbestos to a list of dangerous substances subject to export restrictions during a UN meeting in Geneva that concluded early Saturday, participants said.
An outbreak of meningitis with unprecedented features is spreading rapidly in Niger, with a tripling of cases in the past two weeks, hundreds of deaths so far this year and vaccines in short supply, the World Health Organization said on Friday.