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Yemen Crisis

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...

As A Yemeni Woman, I'm Tired Of Being Told 'No'

Maha Assabalani | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women
Maha Assabalani

As a typical Yemeni woman, my life revolved around the word "no." My story is no different than the millions of girls, not only in my country but in my region, who have to fight for every single inch. But the things that once seemed like the whole world to me suddenly seem small now.

At Least 40 Yemenis Killed Trying To Flee Fighting In Aden

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | World

ADEN, May 6 (Reuters) - At least 80 people, many of them civilians, have been killed in the Yemeni port of Aden as fighting rages between Houthi fight...

Yemen Must Choose Peace or Famine

William Lambers | Posted 05.02.2015 | World
William Lambers

The choice is clear. Yemen can fight, kill and starve their people. Or they can put down the guns and negotiate a settlement. That is the only way to save their country. If they don't the inevitable result is war and famine.

Yemen's Healthcare Services Are On The Brink Of Collapse, WHO Says

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2015 | World

By Magdalena Mis LONDON, April 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health services in Yemen are on the brink of collapse amid critical ...

Huge Explosions From Airstrikes Rock Yemeni Capital

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 06.20.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions Monday in Yemen's cap...

Thousands Of Yemeni Troops Side With President Hadi, Say Officials

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2015 | World

(Adds Houthi quotes) By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, April 19 (Reuters) - The leader of Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi milit...

Al Qaeda Captures Major Airport In Southern Yemen, Officials Say

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen consolidated control over much of the country's largest province on Thursday, capturing a major airpo...

UN Yemen Envoy Calls It Quits As War Escalates

Reuters | Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

(Adds U.N. comment in paragraph 5-6) By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, April 15 (Reuters) - U.N....

Embattled Yemen Leader Hadi Names New Vice President

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled the country in the face of a rebel advance last month, has tapped his former...

At Least 74 Children Have Been Killed In Yemen Fighting, Says UN Agency

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 06.07.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — As tons of desperately needed medical supplies await clearance to be flown into Yemen, aid workers warned Tuesday of an unfoldin...

12 Powerful Photos That Show The Utter Devastation In Yemen

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

Fighting between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to the government of President Hadi in Yemen continued unabated on Monday, while fighter jets from a c...

Fighting In Yemen Continues As Gun Battles And Heavy Shelling Hit Aden

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2015 | World

By Mohammad Mukhashaf ADEN, April 5 (Reuters) - Houthi fighters and allied army units clashed with local militias in the southern Yeme...

UN: More Than 500 Killed In Yemen Fighting, Thousands Flee

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Violence in Yemen has killed an estimated 519 people the past two weeks, 90 of them children, and tens of thousands are fleeing ...

Rebel Fighters In Yemen Reach Key Southern City Despite Airstrikes

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, April 1 (Reuters) - Houthi rebels and allies backed by tanks pushed on Wednesday into central Aden, the m...

Why Pakistan Will Fight Saudi's Wars but Not Its Own

Farheen Rizvi | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
Farheen Rizvi

By getting involved in the Yemen conflict, Pakistan risks sectarian conflict at home in addition to being drawn into a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran in the Middle East.

Yemen Crisis Points Up Danger of Our Close Ties To An Increasingly Irrational Middle East

William Bradley | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

So we have yet another crisis in a little-known place to worry about. The difference is that, with this one, it's not hard at all to see how it could trigger a regional conflagration.

Saudi Attack on Yemen Aims to Prevent Thaw Between Iran and the West

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

The real reason behind the attacks is one and only one word: Iran. Ever since the Shiites came to power in Iraq in 2004, and Jordan's King Abdullah spoke about a "Shiite Crescent" in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, a religious dictatorship of the worst kind, together with its Sunni allies in the region, which are also dictatorial regimes, have been obsessed with the Shiites and Iran.

You Can't Understand What's Really Going on in Yemen Without Busting These Myths

Graham E. Fuller | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Graham E. Fuller

The threats emanating from Yemen are distorted and exaggerated, the stakes are actually relatively low (except for Yemenis), any imposed settlement is highly elusive and the costs to those engaged may be high. For the U.S., it can be once again something of a lose-lose situation where the enemy of my enemy is often also my enemy.

At Least 45 Dead As Yemen Airstrike Hits Area Of Refugee Camp

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2015 | World

By Mohammad Mukhashaf and Sami Aboudi ADEN, March 30 (Reuters) - An air strike killed at least 40 people at a camp for displaced people in north Ye...

Saudi Arabia Leads Air Strikes Against Yemen's Houthi Rebels

Reuters | Khaled Abdallah and Sami Aboudi | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

SANAA/ADEN, Yemen, March 26 (Reuters) - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels...

U.S. Authorizes Logistical, Intelligence Support For Saudi Operation In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized logistical and intelligence help in support of a Saudi-led military oper...

Saudi Arabia Launches Military Operations In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

(Reuters) - Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck Shi'ite Muslim rebels fighting to oust Yemen's president on Thursday, a gamble by the w...

What You Need To Read To Understand The Crisis In Yemen

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.25.2015 | World

The rapidly escalating crisis in Yemen continues to bring chaos to the country as forces of the Shiite Houthi militia drive south in an aim to take th...

U.S. Officials: Saudi Arabia Amasses Military Near Yemen

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2015 | World

(Adds details on Tuesday's fighting, U.S. ambassador's quote, Houthi ties to Iran) By Mark Hosenball, Phil Stewart and Matt Spetalnick...