Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Wednesday on the Muslim world to unite and punish the Saudi government.
Six children have been killed or maimed daily in Yemen since Saudi-led air strikes began a year ago, the UN said Tuesday, warning the conflict was taking a horrifying toll on the country's youth.
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates face regional divisions, but will struggle to find common ground.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition on a hospital run by the MSF medical charity in Yemen and called for an end to the fighting.
10 feature films have made it in the competition program of the 11th Eurasian International Film Festival (EIFF).
Russia's UN envoy said he expected UN-brokered peace talks on Yemen to re-start quickly and warned that sending ground forces to Yemen would be a reckless escalation.
The UN Security Council was unable to agree on a Russian-drafted statement demanding an immediate ceasefire or at least humanitarian pauses in the fighting in Yemen.
Pakistan is "not in a hurry" to decide whether to join the Saudi-led coalition against rebels in Yemen, the prime minister said.
The Red Cross said that an aid plane is ready to leave for Yemen but its departure has been held back by logistics problems inside the war-torn country.
The UN Security Council will meet Saturday to discuss a Russian proposal for humanitarian pauses in the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen.
Iran has asked Turkey's top diplomat in Tehran to explain remarks by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heavily critical of Iran's role in Yemen and the region.
Pakistan evacuated more than 500 of its citizens from Yemen by jumbo jet and sent a naval frigate to rescue others stranded in the war-torn country.
The UN Security Council called for the stepping up of UN-brokered talks on ending a growing crisis in Yemen.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for the restoration to power in Yemen of Western-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after Huthi militia seized power.
Secretary of State John Kerry praised Qatar for its help in trying to resolve the crisis in Yemen, amid hints the US is in contact with Shiite rebels through go-betweens.
The UN Security Council will hold closed-door meetings Monday on the crisis that has left Yemen in a political vacuum.
The UN Security Council condemned an attack by Huthi rebels on Yemen's presidential palace and voiced strong support for President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.
Five Guantanamo detainees have been released to Kazakhstan.
Yemen's president named his chief of staff as premier, a move rejected by Shiite rebels who overran the capital two weeks ago.
Tens of thousands of supporters of Yemen's Shiite rebels rallied in Sanaa to press for the government to step down.
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