Yemen airstrikes very successful, Saudi ambassador tells U.S.

Apr 16, 2015

Yemen airstrikes very successful, Saudi ambassador tells U.S.

A Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen has been “very successful” and gone “beyond its goals,” Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States said Wednesday. In the past three weeks, the campaign “has been able to degrade and destroy much of the ...

Pakistan says Saudi Arabia wants warplanes, warships, soldiers for Yemen

Apr 6, 2015

Pakistan says Saudi Arabia wants warplanes, warships, soldiers for Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen has asked Pakistan to contribute soldiers, Pakistan’s defense minister said Monday, raising the possibility of a ground offensive in the country. Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif made the comments as Pakistan’s parliament debates whether to contribute ...

Saudi-led coalition airdrops arms to Yemeni forces

Apr 4, 2015

Saudi-led coalition airdrops arms to Yemeni forces

A Saudi-led coalition trying to halt the advance of Yemen’s Shiite rebels airdropped weapons to beleaguered fighters in a southern port city on Friday, and al-Qaida militants overran a key military base in eastern Yemen, further expanding their gains. The developments underscore the magnitude ...

As dialogue remains distant, fighting and airstrikes rage across Yemen

Mar 30, 2015

As dialogue remains distant, fighting and airstrikes rage across Yemen

Yemeni fighters loyal to Saudi-backed President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi clashed with Iranian-allied Houthi fighters on Sunday in Aden, the absent leader’s last major foothold in the country. Hadi loyalists in the southern port city reported a gunbattle in the central Crater district in ...