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Houthis keeps blocking path to peace in Yemen

(WHO) said more than 300,000-suspected cholera cases registered in Yemen
(WHO) said more than 300,000-suspected cholera cases registered in Yemen

KUWAIT, Dec 28 (KUNA) - -The Houthi militias have been undermining the security and stability of Yemen and surrounding countries, with the Iranian-backed group failing to honor peace agreements, attacking Saudi Arabia and threatening maritime navigation.

Following are major events related to Yemen in 2019.

Jan. 10: Houthi drone targeted senior Yemeni officers and killed six soldiers including Yemeni army's chief of staff Abdullah Al-Nakhee.

Jan. 17: A convoy of UN ceasefire monitors in Yemen Patrick Cammaert survived after shooting in Hodeidah.

Jan. 23: Five foreign mine clearance experts killed in an explosion in Yemen's eastern Marib city.

Feb. 5: European Union (EU) and FAO announced new EU funding of USD 6.7 million to support the UN agency's work to build the country's capacity to monitor threats to food security and collect key data on hunger and malnutrition.

Feb. 12: UN warned that the grain aid stored in the besieged Hodeidah city to feed over 3 million people is at risk of rotting.

Feb. 25: UN children's agency UNICEF confirmed that around 1.2 million Yemeni children live in conflict zones in war-battered Yemen.

Feb. 26: US announced USD 24 million additional aid to Yemen.

Feb. 26: Germany supported UN aid in Yemen with 100 million euros.

March 14: The US Senate voted to end US support for the Saudi-led coalition war in Yemen.

March 18: World Health Organization (WHO) announced that 166 died in the Yemen cholera outbreak.

March 28: Yemeni army announced the launch of a large-scale military operation to liberate Abs district in Hajjah Governorate.

April 1: WHO announced rise in death toll from cholera in Yemen to 291 since the beginning of 2019.

April 4: US House of Representatives on Thursday endorsed a draft resolution, jointly submitted by the Democrats and the Republicans, to terminate the US military intervention in Yemen

April 13: Yemen's House of Representatives resumed its sessions chaired by Speaker Sultan Al-Borkani after a four-year suspension forced by the fall of Sanaa.

April 17: US President Donald Trump issued second veto of his presidency, rejecting a resolution from Congress to end US support for the war in Yemen.

May 12: WHO office in Yemen said more than 300,000-suspected cholera cases registered in Yemen since the beginning of the year.

May 18: Yemeni army took control over the city of Qataba and other areas in Al-Dhalea province after fighting with the Houthi militias.

May 30: Yemeni army took over strategic locations northern of Taiz after battles with the Houthi militias.

June 10: Yemen's Foreign Minister Khaled Al Yamani resigned from office.

June 10: Floods affected 3,000 families in four Yemeni governorates of Lahj, Aden, Taiz, and Hadhramawt.

June 12: Yemen's Ministry of Electricity signed agreement with Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Humanitarian Works to build a USD 100 million power plant in Yemen's southern city of Aden.

June 25: Coalition military in Yemen seized the leader of the Islamic state in Yemen known as Abu Osama Al-Muhajer.

June 29: World Championship of Arab Boxing Professionals kicked off in Sayoun in Hadhramowt in participation of 16 world champions.

Oct. 29: Yemeni Defense Minister Mohammad Al-Maqdeshi escaped an attack by a drone against the Ministry of Defense building in the eastern province of Maareb.

Nov. 5: A new agreement merging the Yemeni government and Southern Transitional Council (STC) security forces in Yemen failed to address serious human rights issues.

Nov. 7: The UN Security Council on Wednesday welcomed the agreement inked in Riyadh between the Yemeni Government.

Nov. 18: Yemeni Prime Minister Dr. Maeen Abdulmalek returned back to the temporary capital, Aden, in light of the implementation of the Saudi-sponsored Riyadh Agreement.

Nov. 21: Yamen's Airways resumed its flights in Al-Rayyan airport after a five-year hiatus.

Nov. 28: The Red Cross announces the return of 128 Houthi prisoners from Saudi Arabia to Yemen.

Dec. 10: London-based save childhood organization said 33 Yemeni children were either killed or injured every month in the city of Hodeidah in 2019.

Dec. 16: Yemeni Foreign Minister Mohammad Al-Hadhrami accused the southern Transitional Council of hampering implementation of security and military arrangement, part of an agreement between the two sides signed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in November.

Dec. 19: Al-Hadhrami said during his meeting with UN Envoy Martim Griffiths the Stockholm agreement over Hodeidah was the key to peace in Yemen.

Dec. 19: The Arab coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen approved resumption of African Express airways' flights to Say'oon airport in Hadhramawt.

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