Ali Abdullah Saleh
“We know that North Korea wants first of all to speak with the United States about its security guarantees. We are ready to support it."
The attack took place in the city of Mukalla, which al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula had occupied until its fighters withdrew and Yemeni troops occupied the town last month.
Ahead of a planned truce and peace talks aimed at ending the year-long war with Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Saudi-led military coalition has completed an exchange involving over 100 people.
Three separate blasts, at least two of them resulting from car bombs, struck military checkpoints in the port city of Aden, reportedly killing upwards of 20 people.
A final investigative report by the UN-established Panel of Experts on Yemen found that both sides involved in the country's war have committed grave human rights violations.
Doctors Without Borders said one of its clinics in northern Yemen was “hit by a projectile” on Sunday, the third attack on the organization’s facilities in as many months.
Saudi Arabia’s state news agency has announced the end of a ceasefire in Yemen that began on December 15 in tandem with UN-sponsored peace talks.
Controversy continues to mount following airstrikes that destroyed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Yemen, an attack the Saudi government termed a "mistake," but which Riyadh now denies it had anything to do with.
The Qasr hotel has been the base of the government of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi since its return from exile in Riyadh over recent weeks and the expulsion of Houthi fighters in July.
The Houthi-controlled television channel al Masirah broadcast a heavily edited clip of someone who was represented to be one of several Saudi soldiers captured during fighting.