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Iran demands ‘immediate halt’ to Yemen air strikes as Saudis launch artillery attacks

Air strikes continued in Yemen against Houthi strongholds for the sixth straight day.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran has called for an “immediate halt” to the Saudi-led military operation against Shi’ite Houthi rebels in Yemen, warning that the “attack” endangered the whole region. Speaking in Kuwait on March […]

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Moscow fears new war threatens deal; Exiled Yemen president blasts ‘stooges of Iran’

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi speaks during the opening meeting of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh.

As Saudi-led air strikes hammered the Iran-backed Houthi rebels advancing in Yemen, Russia’s chief negotiator at the Iranian nuclear talks in Switzerland said Moscow hopes fighting in Yemen does not jeopardize the talks. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov assessed chances […]

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Arab summit announces joint military for action in Libya, Yemen

Egypt's President al-Sisi welcomes Saudi King Salman for the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says Arab leaders have agreed in principle to create a joint military force. Sisi said on March 29 that the force was needed because of the […]

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Saudi coalition’s air strikes in Yemen condemned by Iran/Iraq, praised by U.S./UK/Turkey

Yemenis search through rubble near Sanaa Airport, Yemen following air strikes by the Saudi coalition.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has praised military action against Yemen’s Houthi rebels in a phone call with Gulf Arab foreign ministers, while Iran and Iraq condemned the air strikes. […]

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As Iran-backed forces advance in Yemen, Obama’s terror strategy questioned

Yemen residents of Taiz demonstrate against the Houthi incursion on March 22. / European Pressphoto Agency

Special to WorldTribune.com As the Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthi militia consolidated its control of Yemen’s capital over the weekend and continued its advance southward, the U.S. counter terrorism strategy for the nation is being seen for what it is — a failure. […]

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‘Death to America, death to Israel’: Last words of worshippers in mosque attack

Aftermath of the suicide attack in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 20. / Hani Mohammed / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com An Islamic preacher was leading congregants in a chant against America, Israel and Jews last week when a terrorist with the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant blew himself up in their midst. Some 142 people were […]

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Reports: U.S. evacuates last special forces from Yemen

Yemen residents of Taiz demonstrate against the Houthi incursion on March 22. / European Pressphoto Agency

Special to WorldTribune.com The Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthis militia have deployed Yemen’s air force for the first time this weekend as U.S. troops were reportedly being evacuated following the bloody Al Qaida bomb attacks at a mosque on March 20. Some […]

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Is the world really better off after U.S. retreated from superpower responsibilities? Take a look

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The world is coming to resemble the 1930′s more and more. From Argentina to Yemen to Ukraine to Syria and Lebanon, entropy, the natural tendency of everything to disintegrate if there is no force […]

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Jordan reduced air operations against ISIL after pilot’s capture

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Jordan, under heavy domestic pressure, has sharply reduced air operations against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Diplomatic sources said the Hashemite kingdom has ordered a virtual suspension of air operations in the U.S.-led war […]

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In Yemen, Shi’ite rebels hold former president, cabinet hostage

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Iranian-backed Shi’ite rebels continue to hold Yemen’s president and Cabinet hostage. Yemeni sources said Ansar Allah has placed the former government of President Abbed Rabbo Mansour Hadi under house arrest, Middle East Newsline reported. Ansar, […]

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