Houthis militants have fired shots at UN envoy Ahmed, even if there is still no specification about it. The UN envoy has left to Sanaa, today on earlier morning, in order to meet and discuss with the main leaders of Houthis militants to achieve an agreement and establish the ceasefire. Actually, according to some members of Houthis, it was reported, leader of Houthis, al-Sammad has said UN envoy is not neutral, but he is acting in compliance with orders from coalition countries. The actual aim of UN envoy, Ahmed, was to guarantee a dialogue between two warring parties either in Kuwait or in Geneva. The leader of Houthis would have affirmed the request, by UN envoy Ahmed, was still under consideration before his coming to Sanaa.
Because of the war between the Houthi militias, aligned with Iran, and Saudi Arabia, Yemen is having a deep and dramatic humanitarian situation. First of all, they don’t have necessary instruments and needs in order to feed their children and most of them are about to die without essential sanitarian assistance. During the Yemen Aid Conference, held in Geneva on Tuesday, Saudi Arabia donated about 150 $Million in order to implement the cures and assistances to people. Most of people in Yemen are dying due to the war, but many of them also for the declared status of famine in the country. Because of this situation, UN and OXFAM are trying to find other donators in order to solve this problem and give some supports and efforts to Yemen.
Israel is helping terrorist groups in Syria including al-Qaida splinter group al-Nusra, Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council Hussam Edin Aala charged in Geneva on Monday as he condemned the Israeli Air Force strike last Friday against military targets in his country. After the military aggression by Israel inside Syrian land is a proof of the support Israel provides to terrorist groups. According to Syria this is an act that violate the charter of the United Nation, international law and UN Security Council resolutions. Israel defends itself by saying that the airstrike was necessary to stop the flow of weapons to Hezbollah. Anyway the UNHRC is expected to pass a resolution at the end of this week that echoes that calls. It does so at every session.
Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders gathered at the U.N. in Geneva on Monday in an attempt to resolve outstanding final issues that could see the island reunified after four decades of division. Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı and Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades met for several days of closed-door meetings in Switzerland under the auspices of the U.N.’s Cyprus envoy, Espen Barth Eide. The first day of negotiations will concentrate on issues including governance, property and security according to a Turkish Cypriot official. In remarks made before his departure for Geneva, Akıncı told reporters that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) would continue on its own way if a solution was not reached. Last week, Akıncı urged all parties to work with responsibility to reach a settlement. Reunification talks will be followed by a conference on Thursday. The Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders expected to be joined by the three other states involved in the process, guarantor countries Turkey, Greece, and the U.K. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed the Geneva talks with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday. They agreed the upcoming negotiations could be an important opportunity in reaching a final settlement.