UN diplomats say the Security Council will vote Tuesday on a draft UN resolution that would impose an arms embargo on leaders of Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels and their key supporters, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son.
Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled the country in the face of a rebel advance last month, has tapped his former Prime Minister Khaled Bahah to be vice president in a move aimed at strengthening the embattled executive branch.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday demanded that all sanctions on Iran be lifted at the same time as any final agreement with world powers on curbing Tehran's nuclear programme is concluded.
The United States is speeding up weapons deliveries to the Saudi-led coalition launching airstrikes against rebels in Yemen, as the first boat carrying medical aid to the country since the start of the air campaign arrived Wednesday at the southern port city of Aden, where heavy clashes were underway.
It's a grand sea escape from conflict-ridden Yemen. Since late March, hundreds of Chinese and foreign nationals have been brought to safety in four rescue missions. They all share the same Chinese boat.
A Chinese navy ship carrying 83 Chinese nationals and foreign citizens evacuated from Yemen arrived Monday morning at the Port of Djibouti, about 12 hours after it left Yemen's western port of al-Hodayda.
This week's framework nuclear deal with Iran was also good for boosting relations between China and the United States, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a telephone call with US Secretary of State John Kerry.