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June 10, 2018 10:07 AM Yemeni army colonel shot dead in Taiz

Yemeni army colonel shot dead in Taiz Yemeni security officials say gunmen shot dead a pro-government army colonel in the southwestern city of Taiz. They say Col. Radwan el-Wassabi, who was backed by the United Arab Emirates, was shot dead and at least four of his guards were wounded late Saturday in central Taiz. The city is split between government 83

June 4, 2018 8:13 AM U.S. Weighs Expanding Military Role in Yemen War

United Arab Emirates seeks direct U.S. help to capture Red Sea port from Iran-backed Houthi fighters WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is weighing an appeal from the United Arab Emirates for direct U.S. support to seize Yemen’s main port for humanitarian aid from Iranian-backed Houthi fighters, according to U.S. officials, a move they worry could have catastrophic 63

June 2, 2018 12:36 PM Middle East Power Struggle Plays Out on New Stage

The Horn of Africa is taking in billions in investment from Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., China and others vying for ports and military bases BERBERA, Somaliland—The battle for hegemony in the Middle East is playing out at an ancient African port where traditional dhow fishing boats now share space with giant, container ships loaded around the clock by men in yellow 111

May 28, 2018 6:36 AM Oman raises death toll in aftermath of Cyclone Mekunu to 6

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Oman has raised the death toll in the country from Cyclone Mekunu to six. The Royal Oman Police announced the death of two additional Omanis who lost control of their car in flood waters in Salalah, Oman's third-largest city, which was directly hit by Cyclone Mekunu over the weekend. Those deaths come after the National 72

May 13, 2018 5:41 PM Saudi military says troops arrive in Yemen's Socotra island

CAIRO – A Saudi military spokesman says that its troops have landed on the Yemeni island of Socotra, listed by UNESCO as a world natural heritage site and the focus of a dispute between Yemen and its ally the United Arab Emirates. Turki al-Malki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels, says Sunday that the Saudi troops are on a training 72

May 9, 2018 7:17 AM Trump ignores European pleas and abandons 'defective' Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday pulled the United States out of an international nuclear deal with Iran, raising the risk of conflict in the Middle East, upsetting European allies and casting uncertainty over global oil supplies. The 2015 agreement, worked out by the United States, five other world powers and Iran, lifted sanctions 99

April 30, 2018 10:33 AM Iran leader: U.S. pushes Riyadh to confront Tehran, stirs crisis

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran’s supreme leader on Monday hit out at the United States a day after new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh, accusing Washington of trying to stoke a “regional crisis” by provoking its ally Saudi Arabia to confront Tehran. In remarks broadcast on state television, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated longstanding calls 82

April 28, 2018 9:24 PM Pompeo starts Mideast tour with call for new Iran sanctions

RIYADH (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday on a hastily-arranged visit to the Middle East as the United States aims to muster support for new sanctions against Iran. The visit to Riyadh, Jerusalem and Amman just two days after Pompeo was sworn-in comes as President Donald Trump is set to decide whether to pull out of the 2015 nuclear 91

April 21, 2018 9:42 AM Red Cross says shooting in Yemen kills staffer

Red Cross says shooting in Yemen kills staffer The International Committee of the Red Cross says a staff member has been killed in a shooting in Yemen. ICRC said on its Twitter account the incident took place early Saturday, without elaborating. Yemeni security officials said the Hanna Lahoud of Lebanon was killed in the southwestern province of Taiz when gunmen 103

April 13, 2018 4:32 PM Yemen officials: Coalition strikes kill 2 film crew members

SANAA, Yemen – Suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed two people part of crew filming a local television series in western Yemen, officials said on Friday. The airstrikes, which took place a day earlier, wounded at least two others and destroyed the filming location at the Red Sea city of Hodeida, the officials said. The crew, which was preparing 67