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Yemen ceasefire quickly unravels

Yemen’s Houthi group carried on fighting across Yemen on Monday despite a ceasefire announcement by its Saudi-led foes, and media controlled by the Iran-allied movement acknowledged that its forces had shelled targets inside Saudi Arabia. The violence prolongs a four-month-old conflict rooted in political strains that spread across the Arabian[…]

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Yemen: the enemy of my enemy

OPINION by Shafiq Morton –  What country in its right mind would bomb another from the air with no boots on the ground? What country would attack a people who are its enemy’s enemy to get at its other enemy? The answer is Saudi Arabia. The invaded people are the[…]

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ISIS wing in Yemen releases first video

The Islamic State (ISIS) has declared its official presence in war-torn Yemen as the jihadists posted a video online, threating to “cut the throats” of Shiite Houthi rebels. Like most Islamic State videos, the 9-minute-long clip was professionally shot and edited – with CGs and catchy background music. It showed[…]

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Security Council to vote on Yemen resolution

The UN Security Council will vote on a resolution to blacklist the son of Yemen’s former president and a Houthi leader, and effectively impose an arms embargo on the rebels who rule most of the country, diplomats have said. The draft resolution, obtained early on Tuesday by the AP news[…]

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Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi bombs rebels

The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes. Iran denounced the Saudi-led air campaign, saying it “considers this action a dangerous step,” and oil prices jumped[…]

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Hadi calls for UN action on Yemen

Yemen’s embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has asked Gulf countries to intervene militarily against Shiite rebels who have seized the capital and are advancing toward his new base in the south, his foreign minister told Saudi media Monday. Riad Yassin said Hadi has also asked the United Nations to[…]

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Houthis control government buildings in Sanaa

A peace deal between Houthi rebels and government loyalists in Yemen appears to be in jeopardy. The Houthis have taken control of government buildings and a radio station in Sanaa – and a major army base north of the capital. Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall, reporting from Sanaa, said that a[…]

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