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Nov 17 2020
The Trump administration is preparing to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi insurgents a terrorist organization before leaving office in January, fueling fears the move will disrupt international aid efforts and upend United Nations-brokered peace efforts between the Shiite movement and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government, according to several diplomatic sources.
The U.N. andForeign Policy
Mar 26 2015
Saudi Arabian jets pounded Yemeni targets early Thursday in a drive to stop the Houthi advance through the country, and the Saudi news media declared that the first night of the offensive had fully disabled the Houthi-aligned Yemeni Air Force.
Iran, Saudi Arabia’s regional rival and the Houthis’ main ally, denounced the assault as an American-backed attempt “to foment civil war in YemenNew York Times (News)
Aug 27 2019
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is preparing to initiate direct talks with Iran-backed Houthi forces in Yemen in an effort to end the four-year-old war, a conflict that has become a volatile front line in the conflict with Tehran, according to people familiar with the plans.Wall Street Journal (News)
Jan 21 2022
An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels killed at least 70 people and injured over 130 in the city of Saada on Friday.
Another strike reportedly hit a telecommunications building in the city of Hodeidah, knocking out internet access throughout the country. The airstrikes were the latest escalation in Yemen’s civil war as it continued into its eighth yearNew York Times (News) Associated Press Washington Examiner
Aug 02 2022
Peace campaigners on Tuesday decried the Biden administration's approval of more than $5 billion in missile sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a move that came weeks after U.S. President Joe Biden visited the leaders of both countries despite pleas from human rights defenders.
The U.S. Department of Defense said the U.S. State Department approved the $3.05 billion saleCommon Dreams
Jan 21 2022
A Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a prison run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Friday, killing at least 70 detainees and wounding dozens, a rebel minister said. The strike was part of a pounding aerial offensive that hours earlier knocked the Arab world’s poorest country off the internet.
The intense campaign comes after the Iran-backed Houthis claimed a drone and missile attack thatAssociated Press
Jan 21 2022
The seven-year-old war in Yemen intensified again on Friday when airstrikes by the Saudi-led military coalition on northern Yemen killed at least 70 people and knocked out the entire country’s internet, according to international aid groups and the rebels who control the area.
Capping a week in which rebel drones struck as far away as Abu Dhabi and Saudi bombs rained down across rebel-New York Times (News)
Jan 21 2022
Airstrikes believed to have come from a coalition led by Saudi Arabia reportedly killed an estimated 70 people and injured at least 138 others Friday at a prison in northern Yemen.
The strike took place in Saada, a northern city near the country's border with Saudi Arabia, Doctors Without Borders said. Another airstrike earlier Friday is believed to have hit a telecommunicationsWashington Examiner
Oct 12 2019
While it’s seems axiomatic that most Americans suffer from historical amnesia, that’s not necessarily true for the U.S. military. And as America and Iran were sprinting towards a military confrontation last week, a recently retired senior U.S. military officer expounded on what he called “the bumbling, incompetent and feckless stupidity of it all.”
The target of the officer’s ire wasThe American Conservative
Feb 15 2022
LAST WEEK, President Joe Biden had a high-profile call with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in an effort to partially restore a relationship with Saudi Arabia. According to the White House’s readout, during the call, Biden reaffirmed the willingness of the U.S. to aid Saudi in so-called defensive operations against the Houthis in Yemen, following recent attacks by the Houthis on the UnitedThe Intercept