Saudis ponder cease-fire but pound Yemen's airports

May 5, 2015

Saudis ponder cease-fire but pound Yemen's airports

Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes targeted several airports Monday across Yemen even as the kingdom’s foreign minister said officials were considering a cease-fire to allow aid into the Arab world’s poorest country. In the southern city of Aden, more than 150 airstrikes hit the city’s airport, ...

As Syrian rebels make gains, Assad weaknesses  laid bare

May 2, 2015

As Syrian rebels make gains, Assad weaknesses laid bare

In the span of a month, Syrian insurgents have routed government forces across the country’s northwest, flushing them out of strongholds in a string of embarrassing defeats for President Bashar Assad. The first to go was the city of Idlib, which fell to opposition ...

Apr 30, 2015

U.S. now sees Russia directing Ukraine's rebels

The United States now sees the Ukrainian rebels as a Russian force. American officials briefed on intelligence from the region say Russia has significantly deepened its command and control of the militants in eastern Ukraine in recent months, leading the U.S. to quietly introduce ...