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Former Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh Dead After House Explosion

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:33am 12/4/2017 at 9:33am
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Former President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh has died after his house exploded in the capital city of Sana, which has been torn apart from fighting between the government and Houthi rebels. From Reuters:

Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in fighting with the Iran-aligned Houthi militia raging in the...

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Yemen Raid Targeted Al Qaeda Leader Qassim Al-Rimi

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 6, 2017 at 8:00pm 2/6/2017 at 8:00pm

Military intelligence officers have told NBC News that the Navy SEAL raid in Yemen targeted al-Qaeda leader Qassim al-Rimi.

Unfortunately, he survived the attack.

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Report: U.S. Military Retaliated Against Yemen Rebel Attack on USS Mason

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 9:00am 10/13/2016 at 9:00am
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The Obama Administration’s foreign policies have lit fires all over the world. Mid-2015, we covered the civil war in Yemen. As a reminder:

The fighting in Yemen pits the Houthis and allied troops loyal to Saleh against southern separatists, local and tribal militias, Sunni Islamic militants and loyalists of exiled President Abed...

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Last Yemeni Jews arrive in Israel with 600-year old Torah Scroll

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 21, 2016 at 9:00pm 3/21/2016 at 9:00pm
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Among the last remaining Yemeni Jews secretly were rescued and brought to Israel to escape persecution and increased danger in Yemen.

The once thriving Yemeni Jewish community of over 50,000 mostly were rescued just after Israel’s founding, in what became known as Operation Magic Carpet. Watch...

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Negotiations continue as war in Yemen rages on

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 11:40am 6/24/2015 at 11:40am

Representatives from the Yemeni southern separatist movement are meeting in Oman this week with Houthi officials in an attempt to stall the fighting that has led to a humanitarian crisis in the impoverished nation. In addition, a coalition loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has headed to Moscow for...

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Saudi Arabia facing tough choices in Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 6:15pm 6/11/2015 at 6:15pm

Every headline today concerning Saudi Arabia and the conflict in Yemen contains the words “crunch time.”

Every. Single. One.

It’s an accurate assessment, of course, and it does a good job of describing the urgency that Saudi and western powers are finding themselves operating under.

Saudi Arabia has now spent 11...

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Yemen’s power vacuum opening doors for al-Qaeda

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 2:10pm 5/6/2015 at 2:10pm

Today, 32 people died trying to escape Yemen. Houthi rebels fired a shell at their boat as it pulled out of port in the strategically-crucial gulf city of Aden. Overnight, fierce fighting had broken out in the al-Tawahi district between Iranian-...

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Competing Narratives Add to Chaos in Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 27, 2015 at 1:05pm 4/27/2015 at 1:05pm

Earlier this month, officials with the United Nations had a delicate situation on their hands. The situation in Yemen was spiraling, and their best laid plans were quickly being turned to rubble as Saudi coalition airstrikes smashed through key territory in an effort to protect strategic port cities from the advance...

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Escalation! More US Warships to Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 20, 2015 at 3:00pm 4/20/2015 at 3:00pm

Earlier today, I wrote about how tensions escalated in Yemen after a Saudi airstrike allegedly hit targets close to the Iranian embassy in Sana’a, causing damage to the embassy itself, but no casualties. Houthi-controlled (read: Iranian-controlled) news outlets peddled the line that the airstrike had missed its intended target—a Sana’a arms...

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UN special envoy to Yemen goes under the bus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:00pm 4/16/2015 at 5:00pm

The wheels on the bus go thump-thump-thump…right over the guy tasked with fixing an impossible mess.

It’s official: Jamal Benomar, the UN’s special advisor on Yemen has resigned. For the past four years, Benomar has been the person tasked with guiding the various factions in Yemen through a peaceful, post-Arab Spring...

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Counterterror ops continue in Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:03pm 4/14/2015 at 9:03pm

At the end of March, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stood in front of the corps and dug a hole over the administration’s handling of strategic ops in the Middle East. After Yemen’s Western-backed Hadi government was forced to flee by Houthi rebels,...

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Iran caught red-handed in Yemen?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 8:00am 4/12/2015 at 8:00am

Potentially-big news out of Yemen.

We’ve provided quite a bit of coverage on a rebel group called the Houthi. The Houthi are an Iranian-backed Shia rebel group currently gaining ground in Yemen. Earlier this year, they moved out of their territory in the north and seized control of the capital city of...

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India assists Americans evacuating Yemen in wake of weak State Department response

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 5:00pm 4/8/2015 at 5:00pm

One has to ask, what exactly is going on at the US State Department?

We have been following the deterioration of Yemen for months. Despite the obvious dangers to American citizens within this country, I guess our bureaucrats decided they really didn’t need an evacuation plan.

Fortunately, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ...

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Iran-backed rebels seize more territory in Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:20pm 4/2/2015 at 4:20pm

While diplomats postured and preened over their hard-fought “nuclear framework” intended to usher in the era of a nuclear-but-not-nuclear Iran, Yemen continued to burn.

Today, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels made major progress in their attempt to seize control of Aden, Yemen’s key strategic port city and site of ousted President Hadi’s last-stand....

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Saudi blockade ups ante for rebels in Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 30, 2015 at 5:50pm 3/30/2015 at 5:50pm

Last time we checked in, the White House was wallowing in a state of denial over the devolving situation in Yemen. The UN held a meeting to discuss the fall of the Western-backed Hadi government, and while the diplomats were talking, Iran executed a blatant arms dump on behalf of the...

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White House fighting reality of Yemen’s breakdown

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:35am 3/26/2015 at 11:35am

Someone needs to go check the cable connections at the White House, because the comms department clearly hasn’t watched TV or read the internet in the past month.

Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest executed what may be the most impressive whiff in recent memory. ABC News White House Correspondent...

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As UN talks, Iran makes moves in Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:00pm 3/23/2015 at 6:00pm

Yesterday the United Nations Security Council met in a rare Sunday meeting to discuss the devolving political and social situation in Yemen.

What does that mean? It means that United Nations Special Adviser Jamal Benomar said a lot of words:

“Emotions are running extremely high and, unless solutions can be found, the...

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