Via The Independent: Saudi-led coalition in Yemen accused of 'genocide' after airstrike on funeral hall kills 140. Excerpt:
The Saudi Arabian-led coalition in Yemen has been accused of carrying out a "genocide" after its latest airstrike killed 140 people at a funeral.
Mohammed Abdul-Salam, the Yemeni rebel government's spokesman in Sana'a said the airstrike was an act of "genocide" by the Saudi-led alliance, which is fighting the rebels.
"The silence of the United Nations and the international community is the munition of the murderers," he added. "Those murderers will not escape divine justice."
The strike is the latest of a string of bombings by the Saudi-led coalition that have hit public areas, including hospitals and markets
Saudi Arabia has consistently denied targetting civilians. The coalition did not immediately accept responsibility for the latest strike but said it would launch an investigation into "reports about the regrettable and painful bombing" in Sana'a.
The Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television network later stated the coalition had not carried out any airstrikes in the area.
The latest attack prompted the United States to launch a review of its support for a Saudi-led coalition fighting the government in Yemen after an air strike on a funeral killed 140 people and wounded more than 525.
White House national security spokesman Ned Price said the US administration was "deeply disturbed" by the attack. US support was "not a blank check", he added.
Mr Price said: "We have initiated an immediate review of our already significantly reduced support to the Saudi-led Coalition and are prepared to adjust our support so as to better align with U.S. principles, values and interests, including achieving an immediate and durable end to Yemen's tragic conflict."