Saudi-led coalition warplanes fired flares over Yemen’s Aden at dawn on Saturday, residents said, near camps occupied by southern separatist fighters who last week seized control of the port city which had been the interim seat of the government.
Survivors said some died from hunger and thirst and others drowned themselves, the IOM said. A number reached Yemen but died before they could get medical help, it added.
Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has ordered his forces to attack Turkish ships and interests, his spokesman said on Friday, accusing Turkey of backing his rivals in Libya’s conflict.
The attacks raised fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route at a time of increased tension between Iran and the United States over US sanctions and military moves in the Middle East.
Hundreds of passengers at Khartoum airport and the Sudanese capital’s main bus terminal were stranded on Tuesday as protesters began a two-day national strike to pile pressure on the military to hand power to a civilian administration.