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  • Egypt, Saudi mull military exercise amid Yemen airstrikes

    Egypt and Saudi Arabia are considering whether to hold joint military exercises in the kingdom as airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Wednesday. The airstrikes targeting Yemeni rebels known as Houthis began on March 26...
  • Worry grows at UN over civilian casualties in Yemen

    GENEVA The United Nations' top human rights official on Tuesday joined the growing chorus of senior U.N. officials calling on Saudi Arabia to take greater care not to target civilians or civilian buildings in its bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen....
  • UN approves arms embargo against Yemen rebel leaders

    The U.N. Security Council stepped up efforts Tuesday to thwart a Houthi rebel takeover of Yemen, imposing an arms embargo on the leaders of the Shiite group, along with former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son. Yemen, the Arab world's poorest...
  • Yemeni rebel mortar attack kills 3 Saudi guards near border

    Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry says Houthi rebels in Yemen have fired a mortar round at a border post, killing three Saudi officers and wounding two others. An unnamed military official is quoted in a Defense Ministry statement Saturday as saying that...
  • Iran minister defines Yemen peace plan details

    Iran's foreign minister called Tuesday for a peace plan for war-torn Yemen that includes humanitarian aid, dialogue and the formation of a broad-based Yemeni government after a proposed cease-fire already rejected by Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has been...
  • AP Interview: Hezbollah leader blasts Saudi strikes in Yemen

    A top leader of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group directed a barrage of criticism at Saudi Arabia on Monday, accusing the kingdom of committing genocide with its airstrike campaign targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels and warning it will "pay a heavy...
  • Human rights group asks Saudi Arabia, US to protect civilians in Yemen

    GENEVA An international human rights group on Monday expressed concern that some of the airstrikes conducted by a U.S-backed, Saudi-led coalition in Yemen appeared to violate the laws of war and urged the United States and Saudi Arabia to take steps to...
  • Report: Iran suspends pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia amid spat

    Iran suspended all umrah pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia on Monday amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries, state television reported. Iran's Culture Ministry made the decision over alleged abuse suffered by two male Iranian pilgrims...
  • How long can Pakistan stay out of Yemen fight in face of Saudi pressure?

    ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, under heavy pressure from Saudi Arabia and its allies to reverse Parliament's vote last week to remain neutral in the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, on Monday once again pledged to deploy Pakistan's...
  • Iran halts pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia as tensions rise

    Iran halts pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia as tensions rise
    Iran suspended pilgrimage visits to Saudi Arabia on Monday in the latest manifestation of escalating tensions between the two regional rivals. The move comes after allegations that security personnel at the airport in Jeddah sexually molested a pair...
  • Pakistani PM urges Iran to bring Yemen's rebels to talks

    Pakistan's prime minister on Monday called on Iran to use its influence to help bring Yemen's Shiite rebels to the negotiating table on the crisis roiling their country, where Saudi-led airstrikes have been targeting the rebels for over two weeks. The...