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Domino Theory

Francis Levy | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
Francis Levy

Benjamin Netanyahu told congress "So when it comes to Iran and ISIS, the enemy of your enemy is your enemy" and if he is right, it doesn't bode well for the game of musical beds that might describe our current foreign policy.

Yemeni Artist Turns War Smoke Into Art

HuffPost Arabi | Mourad El-Oraify | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

Yemeni artist Saba Jallas transforms photographs of smoke resulting from airstrikes or bombings in Yemeni cities into works of art, and posts the...

Wedding Air Strike In Yemen Kills At Least 22, Residents Say

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.08.2015 | World

SANAA/ADEN, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Three brothers preparing to get married were killed in a rocket attack alongside at least 22 other people in southwest ...

Saudi Arabia and al-Qaeda Unite in Yemen

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 09.24.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

In viewing Yemen as an important battleground in the grander struggle against Iran's expanding regional influence, Saudi Arabia has united with a variety of Yemeni Sunni factions in an effort to crush the Houthi insurgency.

Hillary Clinton Gives Speech On Countering Iran After The Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laid out a plan on Wednesday discussing ways to counter Iran’s regiona...

'Hellish Night' In Yemen: Over 65 Killed As Southern City Battered By War

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.21.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A leading international aid group on Friday made a dramatic appeal to Yemen's warring factions to halt attacks on civilians, a d...

How the Iran Deal May Impact Israel's Influence

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Whether the deal is rejected or not by the U.S. Congress, in the process, conservatives in Israel and in the U.S. will have enhanced their ability to flex their lobbying muscles going forward, and Israel will be well positioned to receive enhanced defense assistance from the U.S.

Group: All Sides In Yemen's War May Be Guilty Of War Crimes

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.19.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) -- A leading international rights group said Tuesday that all sides fighting in Yemen have left a "trail of civilian death and destruction...

Doctor Who Tried To Tell World About Yemen's War Pays Heavy Price

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

Abdul Kader al-Guneid managed to post one last tweet before he was dragged barefoot from his home in Yemen by plainclothes gunmen last week.  "H...

Yemen's Exiled Prime Minister Returns To War-Torn Aden

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.01.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's exiled prime minister has returned to the country's war-torn city of Aden, months after a Saudi-led airstrike campaign b...

Airstrikes In Yemen Resume, Ending Humanitarian Truce

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.27.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes in at least two Yemeni provinces Monday, piercing a humanitarian pause that...

Bombs Made In U.S., Europe Turn Up On Yemen's Battlefields

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.24.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's b...

Battles Rage For Yemen's Aden, Dozens Of Civilians Dead

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.19.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Shiite rebels and their allies randomly shelled an area north of Aden on Sunday, killing at least 45 people and wounding over 10...

UN Announces Humanitarian Truce In War-Ravaged Yemen

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 07.09.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Thursday announced an "unconditional humanitarian pause" in Yemen's conflict starting at midnight local ...

Air Strikes, Clashes In Yemen Kill Nearly 200

Reuters | Mohammed Gobari | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

SANAA, July 7 (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition air strikes and clashes killed at least 176 fighters and civilians in Yemen on Monday, residents and med...

Saudi-Led Air Strikes Reportedly Kill Nearly 100 Across Yemen

Posted 07.07.2015 | World

By Sami Aboudi and Mohammed Mukhashaf DUBAI/ADEN, July 6 (Reuters) - Nearly 100 people were killed on Monday in air strikes across Yemen, the Houth...

Yemen Peace Talks Fail To Produce Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2015 | World

By Tom Miles and Mohammed Ghobari GENEVA/SANAA, June 19 (Reuters) - U.N.-sponsored talks in Geneva on a ceasefire between Yemen's civil war parties...

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Car Bombs In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

By Mohammed Ghobari and Lara Sukhtian SANAA/GENEVA, June 17 (Reuters) - Car bombs killed or injured at least 50 people near mosques and the headqua...

Why Is Iran's Military Doctrine Defensive?

Milad Jokar | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Milad Jokar

The political capital invested by the Obama administration and the Rouhani government gives us good reasons to be not only "cautiously optimistic" but "optimistic" regarding the Iranian nuclear crisis.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

Saudi Arabia Says Shot Down Scud Missile Fired From Yemen

AP | ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI | Posted 06.06.2015 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — In a potentially major escalation of the months-long war, Yemeni rebels fired a Scud missile into Saudi Arabia early Sat...

The Washington That Never Says No: Saudi Arabia Borrows U.S. Military to Kill Yemenis

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Apparently incapable of resisting the temptation to meddle in the Middle East, the Obama administration remains part of Saudi Arabia's ten-member "coalition" against Houthi rebels in Yemen. Alas, the entire campaign is built on a lie.

Yemen's Houthi Rebels Release U.S. Prisoner

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

Shiite Houthi rebels released an American citizen being held in Yemen on Monday, an unnamed U.S. official told The Associated Press. State Department ...

Yemen May Never Emerge Intact From Its Civil War

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

By Mohammed Ghobari and Noah Browning CAIRO/DUBAI, May 25 (Reuters) - Yemen may never emerge as a united country from a civil war pitt...

ISIS Claims Yemen Mosque Attack Via Twitter Statement

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

CAIRO, May 22 (Reuters) - A bomb exploded at a Shi'ite Houthi mosque in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, wounding 13 people, a security source said...