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March 26, 2015 11:59 AM Saudi Arabia Leads Air Strikes Against Yemen's Houthi Rebels

By Khaled Abdallah and Sami Aboudi SANAA/ADEN, Yemen, March 26 (Reuters) - Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck Shi'ite Muslim rebels fighting to oust Yemen's president on Thursday, a gamble by the world's top oil exporter to check Iranian influence in its backyard without direct military backing from Washington. Riyadh's rival Iran denounced 21

March 26, 2015 11:07 AM Saudi Arabia leads bombing of military targets in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen — Saudi Arabia bombed key military installations in Yemen on Thursday after announcing a broad regional coalition to oust Shiite rebels that forced the country’s embattled president to flee. Some of the strikes hit positions in the country’s capital, Sanaa, and flattened a number of homes near the international airport. The airstrikes, which 13

March 26, 2015 11:05 AM Middle East battles an obesity epidemic

Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world. Abu Dhabi (CNN)In a video seen around the world, a Saudi Arabian man weighing some 600 kilograms was shown being forklifted from his apartment in 2013, so he could get medical treatment. His may have been an extreme case, but it shone a spotlight on the obesity epidemic 19

March 26, 2015 10:45 AM Emerging Stocks Drop Most in Two Weeks as Yemen Rattles Mideast

(Bloomberg) -- Emerging-market stocks fell the most in two weeks as Persian Gulf companies dropped after Saudi Arabia and its allies started bombing Yemen. The Turkish lira weakened. Benchmark stock gauges in Saudi Arabia and Dubai slid more than 1 percent. Equities in Turkey, which imports more than 90 percent of its oil, plunged 2.2 percent as Brent 13

March 26, 2015 10:33 AM Why is Saudi Arabia bombing Yemen?

(CNN)Saudi Arabia is leading a military campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen, bringing the wider region directly into a complex conflict that has festered for months. The Saudis say they want to restore the Yemeni government, a key U.S. ally in the fight against al Qaeda, which was kicked out of the capital by the rebels earlier this year. "Having 30

March 26, 2015 10:28 AM Saudi Arabia begins airstrikes in Yemen against Houthis

(CNN)With the support of nine mostly Arab countries, Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes in neighboring Yemen on Thursday, where for months Houthi rebels have intensified their violent campaign against the government. The Saudis have pledged to use 100 warplanes and contribute 150,000 soldiers to the newly formed coalition, the Saudi TV network Al Arabiya 29

March 26, 2015 10:00 AM Yemen Crisis: Saudi Arabia Masses 150,000 Troops to Support Airstrikes

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia has mobilized 150,000 troops and some 100 fighter jets to rout Iran-allied fighters that have taken over swathes of neighboring Yemen, a security adviser to the kingdom told NBC News on Thursday. The adviser, Nawaf Obaid, did not say whether any of Saudi troops had crossed the border into Yemen as part of the kingdom's 15

March 26, 2015 9:28 AM Saudi-led forces strike rebel bases in Yemen as Iran warns of 'dangerous step'

March 26, 2015: People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen. Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes Thursday targeting military installations in Yemen held by Shiite rebels who were taking over a key port city in the country's south and had driven the embattled president to flee by sea, security 31

March 26, 2015 9:21 AM Iran calls Saudi airstrikes in Yemen 'dangerous step'

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes Thursday targeting military installations in Yemen held by Shiite rebels who were taking over a key port city in the country's south and had driven the embattled president to flee by sea, security officials said. Some of the strikes hit positions in the country's capital, Sanaa. The airstrikes, which 30

March 26, 2015 8:50 AM Saudi Arabia, Gulf Allies Bomb Shiite Houthi Targets in Yemen

(Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia led a coalition of 10 Sunni-ruled nations to begin massive air strikes against Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels as it seeks to stop the spread of Iranian influence on its southern border. The air strikes come after forces loyal to the rebel group marched on the southern port city of Aden, the stronghold of Yemen’s President Abdurabuh 29