Saudi -Led Attacks on Yemen Increased after US Demand for Ceasefire: Houthi

The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says the extent of Saudi-led military aggression on his country has intensified ever since US President Donald Trump’s administration demanded a ceasefire and the launch of UN-led political talks to end the ongoing war there, according to Press TV.

Addressing his supporters via a televised speech broadcast live from the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a on Wednesday evening, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said his movement had noticed preparations for greater attacks, and that the ongoing aggression on Yemen is being primarily planned, monitored and supported by the United States.

Russia Stresses Illegal Nature of US Sanctions on Iran

MOSCOW-  Russian President Vladimir Putin and permanent members of the national Security Council have discussed the renewal of US sanctions on Iran and preparations for a Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to Itar Tass.

"The meeting’s participants exchanged views on the situation in the wake of the United States’ move to introduce sanctions against Iran," he said. "They emphasized the illegal nature of such actions," Peskov added.

"CSTO issues were also touched upon as part of preparations for the president’s visit to Astana, set to take place later in the week," the Russian presidential spokesman noted.

Over 200 Mass Graves Discovered in Iraq - Report

GENEVA- Over 200 mass graves containing the remains of thousands of people have been discovered in Iraq on territories previously controlled by Daesh, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a report released on Tuesday.

"The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN Human Rights Office have documented the existence of 202 mass grave sites in the governorates of Ninewa, Kirkuk, Salah al-Din and Anbar in the northern and western parts of the country – but there may be many more. While it is difficult to determine the total number of people in these graves, the smallest site, in west Mosul, contained eight bodies while the biggest is believed to be the Khasfa sinkhole south of Mosul which may contain thousands," the report read, according to Sputnik.

Saudi Arabia Facing Grilling by World Nations at UN over Deadly War on Yemen, Killing of Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia faces tough grilling at the United Nations Office at Geneva. The human rights session is expected to pose grave questions to Riyadh over a deadly Saudi-led war on Yemen as well as the recent killing of a journalist by Saudi agents in Turkey, according to Press T.V.

The war on Yemen and the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2 are, however, only two of the matters likely to be raised at the Universal Periodic Review, a public debate organized by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva for Monday.

World Opposes US Anti-Iran Policies

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says US policies and decisions are facing "practical opposition" across the world as Washington plans to re-impose sanctions on Iran's vital oil-exporting and financial sectors, Press TV reported.

Zarif made the remarks in an interview with IRNA on Saturday on the sidelines of the 18th meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Developing Countries (D-8) in Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city of Antalya.

"Most countries except few ones have started opposing the US behavior, particularly over the re-imposition of unilateral sanctions," the top Iranian diplomat said.