Five years after Arab Spring, hopes dashed for change

Jan 13, 2016

Five years after Arab Spring, hopes dashed for change

On Jan. 14, 2011, Tunisians packed the streets of their capital and shocked the world by overthrowing longtime dictator Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. The revolution shook the Middle East, setting off the hopeful uprisings that came to be known as the Arab Spring. But ...

Iran complains to U.N. about Saudi 'provocations'

Jan 9, 2016

Iran complains to U.N. about Saudi "provocations"

Iran’s foreign minister has complained to the United Nations about Saudi Arabia’s “provocations” towards Tehran, as a diplomatic crisis between the region’s two major powers entered its second week. In a letter to the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon published by Iranian news agencies on ...

Saudi-led coalition used cluster bombs in Yemen: Human Rights Watch

Jan 8, 2016

Saudi-led coalition used cluster bombs in Yemen: Human Rights Watch

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in the conflict in Yemen dropped decades-old U.S.-made cluster bombs in a civilian area, independent monitor Human Rights Watch said Thursday, branding it a war crime. The group’s report included a photograph of a section of casing from a CBU-58 ...

Jan 8, 2016

Saudi coalition denies bombing Iran Embassy in Sanaa

The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen on Thursday denied an accusation by Tehran that its warplanes had targeted the Iranian Embassy there. An investigation found that “the allegations are false and that no operations were carried out around the embassy or near to ...

Jan 7, 2016

Saudi-led coalition says investigating Iran embassy attack claim

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen will investigate an accusation by Iran that coalition jets targeted the Islamic republic’s embassy in Sanaa on Wednesday night, coalition spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asseri said. Coalition jets carried out heavy strikes in Sanaa on Wednesday night to ...

Yemen truce delayed 12 hours by Saudi-led coalition as fighting continues

Dec 15, 2015

Yemen truce delayed 12 hours by Saudi-led coalition as fighting continues

The Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government said Monday that a planned truce with the country’s Shiite rebels has been postponed for 12 hours. The official Saudi news agency announced the postponement late Monday, saying coalition forces will halt fire at noon (0900 ...

Clashes across Yemen claim 44 as U.N.-brokered peace parley looms

Dec 14, 2015

Clashes across Yemen claim 44 as U.N.-brokered peace parley looms

At least 44 people have been killed in Saudi-led coalition air raids and fighting between Yemeni loyalists and rebels ahead of a possible cease-fire, medical and military sources said Sunday. The latest deaths come ahead of U.N.-brokered peace talks set to take place between ...