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  • Hezbollah blames Saudi Arabia for spread of extremism

    The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched his harshest criticism yet of Saudi Arabia on Friday, blaming the kingdom for the spread of extremist ideology in the Muslim world and the killing of civilians in Yemen. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah...
  • Pakistan agrees to send ships to search for guns off Yemen

    ISLAMABAD Yielding to pressure from staunch ally Saudi Arabia, Pakistan has agreed to help an Arab military coalition enforce an arms embargo against Houthi rebels in Yemen and is expected to announce the deployment of navy warships to the busy commercial...
  • Saudi-Iran rivalry over Yemen deepens Mideast sectarianism

    Saudi Arabia's government insists it is not at war with Iran despite its three-week air campaign against Tehran-backed rebels in Yemen, but the kingdom's powerful clerics, and its regional rival's theocratic government, are increasingly presenting the...
  • Yemen's past as graveyard for invaders looms over Saudi buildup

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia From lookouts on the Yemen border, Saudi soldiers can see villages controlled by their Shiite rebel enemies, scattered across a terrain deep ravines and dry riverbeds that's ideal for ambush. "This is the front line," Hamed Alahmari,...
  • Saudi-led Yemen air war's high civilian toll unsettles U.S. officials

    Saudi-led Yemen air war's high civilian toll unsettles U.S. officials
    Concerned about reports of hundreds of civilian casualties, Obama administration officials are increasingly uneasy about the U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led air war against rebel militias in Yemen, opening a potential rift between Washington and its...
  • Al-Qaida taking advantage of Yemen turmoil, US defense chiefs say

    WASHINGTON The top U.S. defense officials acknowledged Thursday that al-Qaida militants in Yemen who threaten the United States are taking advantage of turmoil there exacerbated by Saudi-led airstrikes that Washington supports. At a Pentagon news...
  • Al Qaeda seizes Yemen airport, military base; U.N. envoy resigns

    Al Qaeda seizes Yemen airport, military base; U.N. envoy resigns
    Al Qaeda's branch in Yemen, capitalizing on the chaos gripping the country, was reported to have taken control of an airport, oil terminal and other facilities near a key southern city on Thursday. That news came as the United Nations' special envoy...
  • UN asks Saudi Arabia for more time to unload aid, evacuate foreigners in Yemen

    GENEVA The United Nations is pressing Saudi Arabia to ease its restrictions on flights in and out of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, saying the tight limitations have delayed the arrival of life-saving aid and frustrated the evacuation of thousands of stranded...
  • Saudi Arabia's ambassador rejects Iran's call for cease-fire in Yemen

    Saudi Arabia's ambassador rejects Iran's call for cease-fire in Yemen
    Saudi Arabia’s envoy in Washington rejected Iranian calls for a cease-fire in Yemen, saying Tehran should have no role in political┬ánegotiations in the war-torn country. Saudi-led airstrikes will continue in Yemen until rebel Houthi militants...
  • 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....