US terror designation for Yemen’s Houthi movement raises humanitarian crises

Riyadh/Washington, January 11

The outgoing US administration is to designate Yemen’s Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organisation, a move the United Nations warned could undermine peace talks and make it harder to feed Yemenis enduring the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

A leader of the Iranian-aligned group, which has been battling a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen since 2015 in a war widely seen as a proxy conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia, said it...