Saudi-led coalition agrees to allow humanitarian aid into Yemen
The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said Wednesday it will reopen the war-torn country’s main international airport in the capital and a vital Red Sea port to allow access for humanitarian aid, AP reported. The announcement says the Sanaa airport and the port of Hodeida will reopen, starting from Thursday. Two weeks ago, the coalition imposed the closure of all sea, air and land ports in the Arab world’s poorest country. The move came in response to a missile assault by the Shiite rebels that targeted the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The missile was struck down but it was the farthest a projectile by the Houthi rebels had traveled. The UN and international relief groups have demanded the coalition allow full access to hubs in Yemen so that humanitarian aid can reach people that desperately need it.