A government source announced that the eighth Friends of Yemen meeting will take place on September 24 in New York on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly meetings.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Tuesday that its launching a major aid operation to deliver supplies to more than half a million Iraqi people displaced by the fighting. A four-day airlift of tents and other goods will begin on Wednesday to Irbil from Aqaba in Jordan, followed by road convoys from Turkey and Jordan, and sea shipments from Dubai via Iran over the next ten days.
A drone attack killed three suspected al-Qaeda militants on Saturday in Hadramawt. Three armed men were traveling in a vehicle along a desert stretch between Yemen and Saudi Arabia's border when the drone shot two rockets at them. All three are dead.
Nouri al-Maliki finally curved to growing pressure within Iraq and internationally on Thursday and stepped down as prime minister. In the speech, Maliki endorsed fellow Shia Haider al-Abadi which he stood next to and spoke of the grave threat from Sunni Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants.