I am sorry. This blog has been too optimistic about the bloody war of the Saudi Arabian absolute monarchy in Yemen.
Later that day, the United Nations said:
Yemen: Ban condemns airstrikes that reportedly struck wedding party and killed over 100
28 September 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the airstrikes that reportedly struck a wedding party in Wahijah village, outside of the Red Sea port city of Mokha in Yemen, killing as many as 135 people.
‘The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims and a swift recovery to those injured,’ his spokesperson said in a statement.
The statement added that any intentional attack against civilians is considered a serious violation of international humanitarian law and should be investigated through prompt, effective, independent and impartial mechanisms to ensure accountability.
As many as 131 people were killed in Yemen on Monday after Saudi coalition air strikes tore through a wedding party in the village of Al-Wahijah on the outskirts of the Red Sea port city of Mocha. The attack marks the deadliest civilian massacre yet in the six-month-old war being waged by a coalition of Arab monarchies and dictatorships spearheaded by Saudi Arabia, backed to the hilt by the United States: here.
Missing from reports of Yemeni carnage: Washington’s responsibility: here.
UK helped Saudi Arabia get UN human rights role through ‘secret deal’ to exchange votes, leaked documents suggest. ‘The ministry might find it an opportunity to exchange support with the United Kingdom’, leaked cable reportedly reads: here.
Ten reasons to oppose the Saudi monarchy: here.
Senior Saudi prince calls for regime change in Riyadh: here.
Saudi Arabia is worried – and not just about its king: here.
Britain: Corbyn: UK must drop Saudi prison bid in light of activist’s death sentence. Labour leader and other critics say plan for Ministry of Justice to act as advisers would imply approval for plans to execute democracy protester: here.