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  • Pakistani fears of Sunni-Shiite violence spark opposition to helping Saudis

    ISLAMABAD Prospects that Pakistan would join the Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen appeared to be evaporating Friday amid widespread concern that taking sides in what's perceived as a power struggle between Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia...
  • Hezbollah leader slams Saudi intervention in Yemen

    The leader of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah group unleashed a tirade against Saudi Arabia on Friday over its intervention in Yemen, calling it "surprising and painful," and suggesting Riyadh would suffer a "humiliating defeat" if it didn't resolve the...
  • President replaced in Arab Spring back on Yemen's stage, calling for peace

    SANAA, Yemen After two days of Saudi airstrikes and a barrage of anti-aircraft fire by Houthi rebels, Yemen's former president reappeared Friday in Sanaa to call for a cease-fire and a return to United Nations negotiations. Former President Ali...
  • Saudis 'very pleased' with US support for Yemen air campaign

    Saudi Arabia is praising the U.S. for helping an Arab air campaign against Yemen's rebels. The Saudi ambassador in Washington, Adel al-Jubeir, said Friday that the U.S. has been "very supportive" of the operation politically and logistically. He said the...
  • 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,...
  • Yemen weighs on Asian shares, Japan gains on stimulus hopes

    Asian shares were lackluster Friday as investors monitored violence in the Middle East but Japan's market rose after weak economic data boosted hopes for more central bank stimulus. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 19,564.67 after...
  • 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,...
  • 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&...