Western-backed coalition under pressure over Yemen raid



An air strike on a funeral gathering, widely blamed on Saudi-led warplanes, poses more trouble for a Western-backed Arab campaign against Yemen's Houthis that has long been criticised for civilian losses.
The White House announced an immediate review of Washington's support for the 18-month-old military push after planes hit mourners at a community hall in the capital Sanaa on Saturday, killing 140 people according to one U.N. estimate and 82 according to the Houthis.
The statement from Riyadh's main ally, noting for the second time in as many months that U.S. support was not "a blank... read more

 
9 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Reuters
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