Trump calls on Saudis to lift Yemen blockade 'immediately'

Trump demands Saudi Arabia allow aid into Yemen 'immediately'

Death toll reaches 234, 400 injured in Yemen clashes

A Saudi-led coalition aligned with Yemen's government has imposed a blockade on the country as part of its battle against Huthi rebels aligned with Iran in the country's three-year civil war. "Our ICRC teams are now doing all they can to supply hospitals with medicines, surgical materials and fuel", Xinhua news agency quoted Robert Mardini, Regional Director of the ICRC's tweet as saying.

This came during an extraordinary meeting held by the Rally's General Secretariat to examine the recent developments across the Yemeni governorates, especially the great victories achieved by the national army on all fronts, as well as the events that took place in the city of Sanaa, which ended with the death of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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The Supreme Council for the Resistance in Sanaa called on all the Yemeni people in the governorates, which are still under the influence of Houthi militias, to "unify ranks in support of the legitimate leadership, continue the uprising against militias and back the efforts and victories of the national army and popular resistance to eradicate this malignant Iranian cancer".

The clashes first erupted a week ago after Saleh's loyalists prevented Houthis from entering a Saleh-run mosque to secure a nearby religious celebration organised by the group in Sabeen Square in central Sanaa.

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The Trump administration like the Obama administration before it - has struggled to convince Saudi Arabia, as well as the United Arab Emirates, to pay more heed to the humanitarian crisis. Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition warplanes have since launched over 30 airstrikes on positions of Houthis inside and outside Sanaa, with no reports of casualties.

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