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Why the GCC's hands are tied over Yemen

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 22:39

In recent months, the Gulf Cooperation Council has watched with increasing concern as events in Yemen spiral out of control.

How Shiite rebels in Yemen are helping Sunni Al Qaeda militants

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:04

 Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen is surging in strength, finding new support and recruits among the country's Sunni tribesmen, in a backlash to drone strikes and the rise to power of Shiite rebels who h

Yemen's 2015: searching for a centre

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 23:28

By Khaled Fattah *

"It is important to remember that the roots of the current turbulence in Yemen lie not in sectarian grounds"
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US Will Release More Guantanamo Prisoners, But Yemen’s Troubles Hamper Efforts To Close Facility

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 12:43

U.S. President Barack Obama is a little closer to fulfilling his six-year-old promise to close the U.S. military prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

Shi'ites and Sunnis are tearing Yemen to shreds

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 12:14

In the southern Arabian Peninsula is a country called Yemen. Of the roughly 24 million people who live there, half are under the poverty line.

The Arabs circa 2014: Despair and disintegration

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 11:45

By Hisham Melhem *

Shiite rebels expand territory in Yemeni capital

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:08

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's Shiite rebels defeated rival tribesmen and took control of a northern district of the capital on Saturday, expanding their control of the city, their spokesman said.

Houthis and Al-Hirak leader seek two-region federal Yemen: sources

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:34

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s Shi’ite Houthi movement, in alliance with former South Yemen president Ali Salim Al-Beidh, are seeking to create a two-region federal state, sources have to

Yemen Hostage Pierre Korkie's Widow Forgives and Grieves

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:18

The wife of a South African hostage killed in a failed raid to rescue an American said Tuesday that she is putting questions about the operation behind her. "What will it help to accuse?

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