World

GCC backs efforts to deal with stranded tanker off Yemen coast

April 10, 2022
GCC chief center with UN and US representatives for Yemen.
GCC chief center with UN and US representatives for Yemen.

RIYADH — The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Sunday threw its weight behind efforts to offload an oil tanker stranded in a Yemeni terminal for six years, which risks spilling a million barrels of crude off the war-torn nation's coast.

The GCC backs all measures taken to alleviate the misery of the Yemeni people, including dealing with the Safer in a timely manner, its General Secretary Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf said amid talks with the UN's Resident Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen David Gressly and US Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking.

With a UN-brokered truce in Yemen still intact, the GCC chief said it was imperative to address the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the war-torn nation. — Kuna


April 10, 2022
210 views
HIGHLIGHTS
World
6 hours ago

WHO plans to rename monkeypox over stigmatization concerns

World
15 hours ago

Who is Sir Ganga Ram and why his legacy lives on in India and Pakistan?

World
15 hours ago

Millions face hosepipe ban as swathes of England are officially in drought