Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shi’ite ally in a civil war whose outcome could sway the balance of power in the Middle East, regional and Western sources say.
After a four-year hiatus, Iran recently resumed destructive cyber attacks against Saudi Arabia in what U.S. officials say is part of a long-term strategy by Tehran aimed at taking over the oil-rich kingdom and regional U.S. ally.
The Department of Defense announced Thursday that four more prisoners held at the military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are being transferred out, leaving the prison’s population at 41 as President Obama leaves office.
The Pentagon announced Thursday that it has transferred four prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to Saudi Arabia, as part of a final wave of transfers before President Obama leaves office.
The four sons of a Saudi Arabian billionaire—including one who was recently convicted for assaulting his wife—have all contributed thousands to Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), who is one of the frontrunners to become the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
OPEC has agreed to its first limit on oil output since 2008, sources in the producer group told Reuters, with Saudi Arabia accepting “a big hit” on its production and agreeing to arch-rival Iran freezing output at pre-sanctions levels.
The FBI has launched an investigation into an alleged illegal donation scheme involving a wealthy Saudi family that backs Florida Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy, the Hill reported Wednesday.
Late in the morning of October 12th, 2000, in the Yemeni port of Aden, two al-Qaeda operatives drove a small craft laden with explosives up to the side of the USS Cole and detonated their payload, killing themselves and seventeen American sailors, many of whom were lined up for lunch in the ship’s galley. Sixteen years later to the day, another US naval vessel conducting business in the neighborhood of Yemen was attacked, this time by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels using apparently sophisticated anti-ship cruise missiles.
Two missiles were fired at a U.S. Navy destroyer from rebel-held territory in Yemen on Sunday, the Pentagon said Monday, confirming that both strikes missed the vessel and landed in the Red Sea.