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  • New Islamic State audio ends talk that leader is incapacitated

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State group on Thursday released a recording from its leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, that appeared to put to rest persistent rumors that he had been seriously wounded in a coalition airstrike two months ago and was incapacitated....
  • In Yemen, hundreds flee as airstrikes pummel capital after truce's end

    In Yemen, hundreds flee as airstrikes pummel capital after truce's end
    The roar of bombardment mingled with the wail of sirens in Sana on Tuesday as the first Saudi-led airstrikes since the end of a five-day cease-fire hit the Yemeni capital. In Riyadh, the capital of neighboring Saudi Arabia, three days of talks ended...
  • Saudi-led airstrikes target rebels a day after Yemen truce ends

    Saudi-led airstrikes target rebels a day after Yemen truce ends
    Fierce new fighting across Yemen and a wave of Saudi-led airstrikes on Monday appeared to bode ill for calls to restart a humanitarian truce that expired a day earlier. Aid agencies warned that the five-day hiatus had not allowed in nearly enough food,...
  • Officials: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes resume in Yemen

    Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels resumed early Monday in the southern port city of Aden after a five-day truce came to a close following talks on the war-torn country's future that were boycotted by the rebels. Coalition...
  • U.S. should pursue its own interests, not Israel's or Saudi Arabia's

    To the editor: I agree with Andrew J. Bacevich. Who cares if President Obama's policies annoy an Israeli prime minister or a Saudi monarch? ("Go ahead, tick off the Saudis (and the Israelis, too)," op-ed, May 13) Some people seem to forget that our...
  • Administration worries grow over Saudi campaign in Yemen

    The Obama administration is growing increasingly wary about the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen and how to restore peace to a country wracked by sectarian divisions, endemic poverty and the al-Qaida offshoot posing the greatest threat to the...
  • Saudi Arabia, Yemen rebels trade charges of truce breaches

    Saudi Arabia and Yemen's Iranian-backed Shiite rebels on Thursday traded charges of violating a humanitarian cease-fire, as a helicopter gunship belonging to the Saudi-led coalition struck a truck in northern Yemen, killing nine people. The attack was...
  • Gulf leaders gather in Washington to push Obama on Iran

    Gulf nation leaders joined President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday to warn of the risks of completing a nuclear deal with Iran. Obama was seeking to convince his counterparts of the potential benefits for the region. But when two days of...
  • Yemen's cease-fire takes shaky hold, but both sides claim violations

    Yemen's cease-fire takes shaky hold, but both sides claim violations
    Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Houthi rebels traded accusations of cease-fire violations Wednesday, but a negotiated pause in their hostilities appeared to be largely holding. Aid agencies hope to use the five-day truce that took effect at 11 p.m....
  • Go ahead, tick off the Saudis (and the Israelis, too)

    Go ahead, tick off the Saudis (and the Israelis, too)
    In his second term, President Obama has demonstrated a real knack for ticking off putative American friends. First, he annoyed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who registered his complaint by promptly taking it to Capitol Hill. Now (apparently)...
  • In Yemen, cease-fire begins between Saudi-led coalition and rebels

    A humanitarian cease-fire appeared to begin in Yemen late Tuesday, after six weeks of bombardment by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition opposed to Houthi rebels who control much of the country. The capital, Sana, was quiet as the 11 p.m. hour marking the...