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  • U.S. finds itself on both sides at once in Middle East

    The battle for dominance in the Middle East draws on ancient enmity between the Shiite and Sunni branches of Islam, but what drives it is a thoroughly modern struggle for power between Iran and the Arab monarchies led by Saudi Arabia. Now the United...
  • Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia 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,...
  • WHY IT MATTERS: The Saudi-led intervention in Yemen

    Airstrikes by Saudi Arabia against Iran-backed Shiite rebels in turbulent Yemen have added a regional dimension to the conflict in the Arab world's poorest country. Five reasons why the world should care about what is happening there: ___ AL-QAIDA'S...
  • Turkey could provide logistical support to Yemen operation

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country could provide logistical support to the Saudi Arabia-led operation in Yemen. Separately, Erdogan has lashed out at Iran, accusing it of trying to "dominate the region." Erdogan told France 24...
  • Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force

    Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots,...
  • Saudi Arabia leads attack on Yemen rebels; president flees

    Yemen's embattled President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi flew to Saudi Arabia on Thursday as warplanes from that kingdom and its allies pounded Shiite Muslim rebels who have taken over much of his country. Explosions and antiaircraft fire echoed across Yemen&...
  • Iran, Saudi Arabia fighting bloody proxy wars across region

    Airstrikes on Sanaa herald Yemen's emergence as the latest theater for the proxy war between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite-dominated Iran. The two regional powers have long fought for supremacy, and their competition for power has become perhaps the most...
  • Oil prices jump almost 5 percent as tensions mount in Yemen

    The price of oil rose sharply on Thursday as mounting tensions in Yemen got traders worried that the flow of crude from the Persian Gulf region could be disrupted. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states launched strikes on key military installations in...
  • Saudi ambassador: Iran is advising Yemen rebels

    Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States says Iran has been playing a key role in backing the Houthi (HOO'-thee) advance in Yemen. Adel al-Jubeir (AD'-duhl ahl-joo-BEHR') says Iranian Revolutionary Guard officers, as well as operatives from the...
  • Gulf states ask UN Security Council for Yemen arms embargo

    Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies presented powerful members of the U.N. Security Council with suggested elements for a resolution that would impose an arms embargo on the Shiite rebels who have thrown Yemen into turmoil and caused its Western-backed...
  • Analysts: Obama anti-terror plan likely a victim of Saudi push into Yemen's war

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama probably has no choice but to back a Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, where Iranian-backed Houthi rebels control the capital and were driving on the country's largest seaport. But the campaign is likely to...