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Iran-backed Houthis pound Aden, kill 20 civilians; 1,200 escape from Yemen prison

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Special to WorldTribune.com Houthi rebels unleashed a rocket attack on Aden that killed 20 civilians and wounded 41 on July 1. The Iran-backed forces fired 15 Katyusha rockets at the Al-Mansura district of Aden, controlled by forces loyal to Yemeni […]

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Houthis fire missiles at Aden refinery; 14 killed in clashes with Saudis

Yemeni fighters of the southern separatist movement and firefighters attempt to extinguish a flame at an oil refinery in the port city of Aden on June 27.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com Houthi rebels on June 27 launched missiles at a Yemeni oil refinery while 14 people were killed in clashes between the rebels and Saudi-led forces. The missiles started a huge fire at storage tanks at the Aden […]

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Saudis hit Yemen HQ one day after shooting down Houthi-fired Scud missile

Mock missiles are mounted on a truck during an anti-Saudi demonstration by Houthi followers.

Special to WorldTribune.com A day after Saudi Arabia shot down a Scud missile fired by Houthi rebels, the Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes on the Houthi-held armed forces headquarters in Sanaa. “At least 20 civilians and 25 soldiers and […]

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U.S. said to fly Houthi leaders from Yemen for talks in Oman

A Houthi militant stands amidst debris from a house of a Houthi leader Rafiq Rafiq, which was destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike, near Sanaa on May 30.  /Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

Special to WorldTribune.com Amid reports the U.S. was flying Iran-backed Houthi officials in Yemen for secret talks in Oman, warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition continued to pound Houthi targets throughout Yemen. “We have been informed that there are meetings, at […]

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Israel’s investment climate survives test of its new offshore gas resource potential

Gas rigs in Israel's offshore Tamar fields.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The resignation of Prof. David Gilo as head of Israel’s Antitrust Authority is undoubtedly good news. His reneging last December on the agreement he had made with the natural gas companies Noble, Delek and […]

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Saudi intensifies air strikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen

Saudi warplanes.

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi Arabia intensified its air campaign on Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen this week in some of the deadliest fighting since the start of the war. On May 28, Saudi coalition jets hit Houthis in Saada and […]

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Moroccan F-16 in Saudi-led mission said shot down over Yemen

Moroccan F-16.

Special to WorldTribune.com Houthi rebels claim tribesman shot down a Moroccan F-16 fighter that was part of a Saudi-led airstrike over Yemen on May 11. The F-16 reportedly went down during a strike on Houthi-controlled positions in Sanaa and was […]

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Iran ship defies U.S. request, enters Gulf of Aden en route to Yemen

Iran's Shahed, owned by  Valfajr Shipping Company, is officially said to be carrying 2,500 tons of humanitarian supplies. / Mahmoud Hosseini

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty An Iranian-flagged cargo ship that is bound for Yemen in defiance of U.S. warnings has entered the Gulf of Aden and is expected to reach port on May 21. The development […]

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U.S. warns Iran against sending ship to Yemen as Obama hosts Arab summit

The Iran-flagged Shahed cargo ship.

Special to WorldTribune.com As President Barack Obama convened a Camp David summit for “key Arab allies” in which only two Gulf leaders will attend, the Pentagon on May 13 urged Iran to change the course of a cargo ship said […]

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Saudis offer cease-fire in Yemen but vows retribution for attacks on border

Saudi soldiers at Yemen border. / Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Saudi Arabia said May 7 it is prepared to begin a five-day, renewable cease-fire in Yemen so that humanitarian aid can reach millions of civilians threatened by the conflict. The cease-fire […]

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