U.S. may deepen effort against Iran-allied rebels in Yemen

Mar 29, 2017

U.S. may deepen effort against Iran-allied rebels in Yemen

The United States is considering deepening its role in Yemen’s conflict by more directly aiding its Persian Gulf allies battling Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, officials say, potentially relaxing a U.S. policy that limited American support. The review of potential new U.S. assistance, which includes intelligence ...

Iran steps up support for Shiite ally in Yemen proxy war

Mar 29, 2017

Iran steps up support for Shiite ally in Yemen proxy war

Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shiite ally in a civil war whose outcome could sway the balance of power in the Middle East, regional and Western sources say. Iran’s enemy Saudi ...

Mar 29, 2017

Two U.N. experts slain in Congo as violence spirals

Two kidnapped foreign U.N. contractors have been found dead, one of them decapitated, the Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday. Spiraling violence in the vast country, formerly known as Zaire, has sparked international condemnation. The bodies of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan, an American ...

Mar 28, 2017

Iran says Russia can use its military bases 'on case by case basis'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Reuters on Tuesday that Russia could use Iranian military bases to launch airstrikes against militants in Syria on a “case by case basis.” Russia and Iran are both key allies of Syrian President Bashar Assad and have ...

Mar 26, 2017

Congo says militia has decapitated more than 40 police

A Congolese militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after ambushing them in Central Kasai province, which has seen a spike in deadly violence in recent months, a local official said Saturday. Members of the Kamwina Nsapu militia staged Friday’s attack between the cities of ...

U.S. acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

Mar 26, 2017

U.S. acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials said Saturday. U.S. officials did not confirm the reports of civilian casualties but opened ...