Officials in the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen on Tuesday displayed captured weapons that they say show Iran is arming the Shiite insurgents.
ADEN (Reuters) – Arab coalition troops stormed the airport in Yemen’s main port Hodeidah on Tuesday and captured large areas of the compound in battles with Iran-aligned Houthis, a Yemeni military source, the UAE news agency and local residents said.
Pro-government forces in Yemen began an assault Wednesday on the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, which is held by Houthi rebels.
Warring sides in Yemen have increasingly used international aid workers as a “pawn” in the country’s three-year civil war, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday after removing 71 employees from the country amid security concerns.
Haunting scenes of children gasping for air during the suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma earlier this month have prompted calls to punish Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad. Often lost in the fury over the attack, however, is the fact that Assad’s war machine is entirely dependent on Iran (and, to a lesser extent, Russia).
Houthi rebels operating in northern Yemen offered no signs of a coming détente with Saudi Arabia on the eve of the third anniversary of Yemen’s civil war after launching a barrage of missiles into the kingdom’s capital city of Riyadh on Sunday.
On foreign policy, the isolationist right and the progressive left always manage to arrive at the same destination: withdrawal and isolation, ceding the world to its worst actors, ignoring small problems until they become large crises. Caroline Glick summed it up several years ago: “The far Left argues the U.S. should withdraw from world leadership because the U.S. is evil. And the far Right argues the U.S. should withdraw from world leadership because the world is evil.”
A leading Republican senator has been touting support from a host of fringe anti-war groups as part of his effort to end U.S. intervention in Yemen, a bid that has drawn concerns the United States could cede the country to Iranian militias, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley heralded the Monday arrival of mobile cranes to a Yemeni port, a step forward in efforts to help alleviate the country’s ongoing humanitarian crisis.