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  • In fight against Islamic State, US would be better off without its Arab allies

    In fight against Islamic State, US would be better off without its Arab allies
    U.S. officials continue to insist that our Middle Eastern allies are crucial to the fight against Islamic State and to other Middle Eastern conflicts. But are they? To judge by the chaos their help has created in Syria, we'd be better off without them....
  • Al Qaeda fighters free 300 prisoners in Yemen as rebels invade key port

    Al Qaeda fighters free 300 prisoners in Yemen as rebels invade key port
    Seizing an opportunity amid the chaos, Al Qaeda fighters early Thursday staged a prison break in a city in southeastern Yemen, freeing about 300 prisoners thought to include several dozen of their comrades, officials and residents said. At the same...
  • Iranians denounce airstrikes in Yemen, warn others not to 'play with fire'

    Amid a burst of harsh new rhetoric from Iran, the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition on Tuesday staged a sixth day of airstrikes against Shiite Muslim Houthi rebel targets across the country. Naval bombardment struck Houthi positions on the outskirts...
  • How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East

    How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East
    The meltdown in Yemen is pushing the Middle East dangerously closer toward the wider regional conflagration many long have feared would arise from the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts. What began as a peaceful struggle to unseat a Tunisian...
  • Ousted Yemeni president backs Saudi airstrikes on Houthi militants

    Ousted Yemeni president backs Saudi airstrikes on Houthi militants
    As airstrikes and ground battles continued across Yemen on Saturday, defiant words were uttered by regional leaders at an Arab summit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheik. Ousted Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi said Saudi Arabia-led...
  • Saudi Arabia hopeful for nuclear deal with Iran as tensions in region rise

    As U.S. negotiators raced to reach an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program before this week’s Tuesday deadline, Saudi Arabian ambassador Adel al-Jubeir expressed hope that a deal would be reached that would ensure regional stability. "I...
  • Arab League's joint military force is a 'defining moment' for region

    Arab League's joint military force is a 'defining moment' for region
    Alarmed by the potential for civil war in Yemen, Arab leaders agreed Sunday to the creation of a joint military force that would attempt to bring some stability to the region and serve as a counterweight to the influence of Iran. The heads of the Arab...
  • Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'stooges of Iran'

    Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'stooges of Iran'
    Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender....
  • Warships move in key strait as airstrikes widen in Yemen

    As airstrikes in Yemen intensified on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure foothold to return to the country, while backing Sunni tribesmen to fight...
  • 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...
  • 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&...