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How minority Houthi rebels seized Yemen

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 16:33

"The Houthis are committing suicide," wrote Ali Muhsin. "Already their enemies are demonstrating in Taiz (intellectual capital of Yemen) and in Hodeida.

After takeover, Yemen’s Shiite rebels are criticized over ‘coup’

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:46

Photo: Mohammed Houthi, a top official in the Houthi group's military wing, attends a Houthi rally at the main stadium in Sanaa on Saturday. | REUTERS

GCC urges bigger international role in Yemen

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 00:10

Arab Gulf states , the memebrs  in Gulf Cooperation Council GCC have expressed concern about the Iranian influence in Yemen and called for growing international role, a U.S.

Former al-Qaeda member points finger at Saudi Arabia, renewing Sept. 11 questions

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 22:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, some current and former American officials have been urging President Barack Obama to release secret files they say document links between the government of Saudi Arabi

In Yemen, Hard Times as Rebels Take Charge. But What Else Is New?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:34

SANA, Yemen — Twelve-year-old Nefisa Nasser lined up four jerrycans by a faucet on the side of a busy street, patiently waiting her turn to fill them with water.

The Shiite Houthis Have Officially Taken Over Yemen

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 23:11

 The Shiite Houthis announced today that they are dissolving the country’s parliament and replacing it with a 151-member “presidential council” for a two-year transitional period.

Yemen’s Houthis’ over-ambition bounces back

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:14

When the sun rose in Yemen on Thursday, the leadership of the revivalist Zaydi movement Ansarullah woke up to a reality they created but probably would have rather have avoided.

Jeb Bush stumbles on Yemen in speech

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 23:57

DETROIT (Reuters) - Republican Jeb Bush stumbled on foreign policy in a big speech on Wednesday, telling a crowd that American diplomats have been withdrawn from Yemen, when in fact not all of them

Yemen: Shiite Houthis Allow More Time for Talks

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 23:50

SAN’A, Yemen—The country fell deeper into political limbo on Wednesday after rival Yemeni factions missed a deadline to agree on a new governmental setup in the wake of President Abed Rabbo Mansour

AQAP ransacks centuries-old Yemeni Muslim landmark

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 23:54

The destruction of the most important Muslim landmark in the Yemeni city of al-Hawta, Lahij province last w


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