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  • A look at nations involved in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen

    A Saudi-led coalition has been targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen in a campaign of airstrikes, now in its third week. Here's a look at the Sunni Arab countries involved in the fighting so far, as well as others offering material support...
  • Pakistani leader's Saudi ties make it hard to say 'no' on Yemen

    ISLAMABAD Pakistan's soft-spoken prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, is in a difficult bind as his Parliament debates how to respond to Saudi Arabia's request that it send troops, warplanes and naval vessels to join the Arab coalition fighting Houthi rebels...
  • Should the U.S. guarantee safety in the Mideast?

    To the editor: Professor Steven L. Spiegel's idea of the U.S. entering into formal defense treaties with Israel, Saudi Arabia and other nearby Arab states, if implemented, guarantees nothing but more Middle East wars fought by the U.S. in the future. ("...
  • Saudi Arabia blocks Iranian plane carrying pilgrims

    Saudi Arabian aviation authorities say they prevented an Iranian plane carrying 260 religious pilgrims from entering the kingdom's airspace because the aircraft lacked appropriate permissions. The General Authority of Civil Aviation announced the move in...
  • Yemen slides deeper into humanitarian crisis amid Saudi-led airstrikes

    Mohammed Shaalan was looking for work in the agricultural fields on the outskirts of Yemen’s capital this week when warplanes with a Saudi-led coalition started pounding a nearby rebel-held military base. He raced home to find that the roof of his...
  • Defense contractor settles bribery charges for $9.5 million

    Oregon-based defense contractor FLIR Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $9.5 million to settle bribery charges filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission that involved expensive trips and gifts given to Middle Eastern government officials. The...
  • Iran deploys two warships near Yemen as rivals continue airstrikes

    Iran deploys two warships near Yemen as rivals continue airstrikes
    Iran deployed warships near Yemen, Iranian state media reported Wednesday, raising the stakes in the confrontation between a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition and Shiite Muslim militants aligned with Iran. The dispatch of a naval destroyer and another...
  • US stepping up weapons shipments to aid Saudi air campaign over Yemen

    WASHINGTON The United States appears to be slowly but steadily deepening its involvement in the war in Yemen. U.S. military officials said Tuesday that the United States has stepped up weapons shipments to the Saudi-led Sunni Muslim coalition of Arab...
  • US reiterates it won't evacuate Americans from Yemen as UN slams Saudi attacks

    GENEVA The United Nations' expert on internally displaced people on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of intentionally bombing a camp for people who'd fled Yemen's violence last week and said airstrikes also had hit hospitals, schools and "other civilian...
  • Drive-by shooting in Saudi capital kills 2 policemen

    Saudi Arabia's state news agency says a drive-by shooting near the kingdom's capital, Riyadh, killed two policemen. The Saudi Press Agency says gunmen opened fire from a car at a police patrol east of Riyadh in the early hours on Wednesday. The...
  • U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies

    U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies
    Obama administration officials are promising a major strengthening of U.S. defense commitments to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies, possibly including a nuclear commitment to their security, in an intensifying effort to win their support for the...