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In Yemen, World’s worst cholera outbreak traced to eastern Africa

LONDON: Scientists have found that a strain of cholera causing an epidemic in Yemen – the worst in recorded history – came from eastern Africa and was probably borne into Yemen by migrants. Using genomic sequencing techniques, researchers at Britain’s Wellcome Sanger Institute and France’s Institut Pasteur also said they should now be better able to estimate the risk of future cholera outbreaks in regions like Yemen, giving health authorities more time to intervene. “Knowing how cholera moves globally gives us the…

Boy whose mother had to fight to visit from Yemen dies

SAN FRANCISCO: A young boy whose mother had to fight for permission to visit him from Yemen as he lay gravely ill in a US hospital has died, a rights group said Saturday. Two-year-old Abdullah Hassan, who held American citizenship through his father, had been suffering from a rare genetic illness in its terminal phase. He died Friday in an Oakland, California children's hospital. Despite her son's grave condition, Shaima Swileh had been repeatedly turned down when applying for a visa because of the travel restrictions…

Young girl’s tragic story makes her symbol of Yemen war

Buthaina Mansur al-Rimi's life has changed drastically since last year -- orphaned in Sanaa, the little girl controversially ended up in Saudi Arabia for medical care and has just returned to Yemen's capital. Her entire immediate family was wiped out in an air strike by a Saudi-led coalition that backs Yemen's government, using an explosive device Amnesty International says was made in the US. Images of Buthaina's rescue and a picture of her swollen and bruised at a hospital trying to force open one of her eyes with…

Yemeni mother arrives in US to say goodbye to dying son

SAN FRANCISCO: A Yemeni mother who was granted a waiver from President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several Muslim majority countries has arrived in the US to say goodbye to her dying toddler son. SOME DETAILS AND IMAGES IN THIS NEWS MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME- WE ADVISE VIEWER/READER DISCRETION Shaima Swileh wore dark glasses as she walked into the arrivals terminal at San Francisco airport Wednesday night. A group of supporters carrying placards greeted her. Her two-year-old boy Abdullah Hassan, a US citizen like…

Explosions rock Yemen’s main port for second day after truce

ADEN:  Explosions rocked Yemen’s Red Sea city of Hodeidah for a second day on Wednesday despite a U.N.-mediated ceasefire meant to pave the way for peace negotiations to end nearly four-years of war. Residents said six missiles blasts near the 7 July eastern suburb broke the calm, but it was not clear who was responsible. The Iranian-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-led government had traded blame for violations on the first day of the truce on Tuesday, when residents reported shelling on the eastern and southern…

Yemen’s warring parties trade blame for breaching port ceasefire

ADEN: Yemen’s warring parties have traded accusations of breaching a ceasefire in Hodeidah that was mediated by the United Nations to avert a full-scale assault on a port city vital for food and aid supplies, and pave the way for peace negotiations. Residents reported shelling late on Tuesday, the first day of the truce, for nearly one hour on the eastern and southern outskirts of the Houthi-held Red Sea city, a lifeline for millions. It was calm early on Wednesday. The United Nations is due to convene the Iran-aligned…