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Yemen

U.S. zeroes in on Houthi revenue sources

The U.S. Government made several announcements this month regarding new sanctions on Houthi revenue sources, building on steps taken in coordination with the U.K....

Washington strongly condemns Houthi attacks on shipping

The U.S. State Department issued a strongly worded condemnation of Houthi attacks on international shipping on February 21st, equating many Houthi attacks with piracy.Washington...

US designates Yemen’s Houthis as terrorist organization

The Biden administration announced on January 17 that it is re-designating the Houthis, an Iranian-backed, Yemeni Shia Islamist group, as a terrorist organization. The...

Instability in Libya is set to exacerbate Europe’s migrant crisis

At least four dinghies reached the shore at Dungeness in Kent on Sunday, carrying dozens of people desperate to reach Britain before worsening winter...

In US foreign policy, realists are finally on the rise

During the autumn of 2020, the United States lost one of its most brilliant, incisive, yet unheralded thinkers in Sherle R. Schwenninger.One of Schwenninger’s...

The West must apply the lessons of Afghanistan and Tunisia to Libya

Twenty years have now passed since 9/11. Since then, differing ideas of the importance of democracy in Middle Eastern policy have dominated the foreign...

How the Austrians and their Chancellor charmed the Arabs

In late July, the Austrian capital of Vienna hosted a special guest. It was none other than the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. The...

Afghanistan and the Great Powers

Can Afghanistan's never-ending internal conflict be resolved by the efforts of great and regional powers that have numerous conflicting strategic and global goals? Is...

No discounts on the EU’s fundamental values

Alexander Schallenberg has been Austria's Federal Minister for European and International Affairs in the second Sebastian Kurz government since January 2020. He previously served...

Turkey: A state sponsor of terrorism?

Turkey functions like a state-sponsor of terrorism (SST), fueling Islamist extremism domestically and deploying jihadist mercenaries to Syria, Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh. Listing Turkey as...

Blinken reaffirms America’s focus on rebuilding partnerships

During his March 22-25 trip to Brussels, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized repeatedly that the Biden administration will work to rebuild America’s...

UN chief warns of Yemen ‘death sentence’ as donor pledges fall short

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday expressed his disappointment that a virtual pledging event has failed to raise sufficient funds to avert a large-scale...

US plans to designate Yemen’s Houthi movement as foreign terrorist group

The United States plans to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels as a foreign terrorist organization, secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.The decision...

Saudi-UAE coalition carries out air raids on Yemeni capital Sanaa

The Saudi-UAE coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen on Monday carried out more than a dozen air strikes on the capital Sanaa, according to...

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi-launched missile over Riyadh

Saudi Arabia's air defences intercepted two ballistic missiles above capital, Riyadh, and the southern city of Jizan. The attack is the first on the kindom's...

Houthis welcome Saudi support for ceasefire in Yemen

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a Houthi leader in Yemen on Wednesday welcomed an announcement by the Saudi-led coalition to support a ceasefire amid the coronavirus...

Two aid workers killed in Yemen

Two aid workers have been killed in Yemen after they were kidnapped by unknown armed men, the United Arab Emirates branch of the Red...

UN warns of critical phase in Yemen civil war

Martin Griffiths, the United Nations' envoy to Yemen, has said that the country is at a crossroads, as tens of thousands of people flee...

Saudi coalition foils terrorist attack on oil tanker off Yemen coast

The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced that it had foiled a terrorist attack against an oil tanker in the Arabian Sea off the coast of...

Yemen's rebels seize strategic northern city

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels took control of a strategic city in the country's north, officials said. Yemeni officials said on Sunday the Houthis took control...

Aid groups to suspend support for Houthi areas in Yemen

Aid groups and donors are to suspend humanitarian aid to areas of Yemen controlled by the Houthis if they do not stop obstructing the...

Al Qaeda confirms death of top commander, appoints successor

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) confirmed the death of its leader, Qassim al-Rimi. Earlier this month, US president Donald Trump said that...

US Navy seizes Iranian-made weapons in Arabian Sea raid

US troops seized Iranian-manufactured weapons from a sailboat in the Arabian Sea.The US Central Command said the shipment was likely headed to Yemen, and...

Yemen is the world's biggest humanitarian crisis, Commissioner for Crisis Management Lenarčič says

"Yemen is the world's biggest humanitarian crisis," declared Janez Lenarčič, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, on Wednesday, prior to a Senior Officials Meeting on the...

US, UK, Turkey asked to arrest UAE 'war crimes' suspects

The United Kingdom, Turkey and the United States have been asked to open investigations into alleged war crimes by the United Arab Emirates in...

White House confirms that Yemen al-Qaeda leader was killed in earlier drone strike

US president Donald Trump said that US forces have killed Qassim al-Rimi, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), in an operation...

Intense fighting in Yemen despite peace efforts

Intense fighting continues in the Nihm district in Yemen. The legitimate forces, backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition fought Iran-backed Houthi militias, complicating the...

Iran’s top commander Soleimani killed in US drone strike

Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force and the mastermind behind the Islamic Republic’s military and foreign policy in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon,...

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