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Momentum in Yemen war shifts in Saudis’ favor

A Saudi military plane carrying relief aid parks on the tarmac at Aden's international airport in Aden on July 22.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com The Saudi-led coalition has taken back the key southern port city of Aden in what they said marked a seismic shift in Yemen’s four-month-old civil war. Losing Aden was seen as a crushing defeat for the Houthi […]

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Saudi-backed forces make gains in Yemen after ‘liberation’ of Aden

Yemeni militiamen celebrate after the "liberation" of Aden.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com After declaring the key southern port city of Aden “liberated,” militias loyal to Yemen’s leaders in exile and the Saudi-led coalition continued to make gains against Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Officials say the Shi’ite Houthis were driven out […]

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Saudis answer Obama’s post-Iran deal plea on Yemen with air strikes against Houthis

A view of the international airport of Yemen's southern port city of Aden after Southern Resistance fighters took it from Houthi fighters, July 14.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Despite a plea from U.S. President Barack Obama to end hostilities in Yemen, Saudi-led warplanes carried out several attacks on Houthi rebel positions and loyalists of exiled president Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi seized more ground in Aden. […]

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Saudi claims successes against Iran’s ‘trouble-making’ in Middle East

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi Arabia will not hesitate to confront Iran’s “trouble-making” in the region, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said. At a news conference in Amman, Jordan on July 9, Jubeir said the Saudis were “determined that Iran should […]

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Saudi-led air strikes hit party headquarters of Houthi ally Saleh

Ali Abdullah Saleh

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi-led air strikes destroyed the headquarters of former Yemeni President and Houthi ally Ali Abdullah Saleh’s General People’s Congress party on July 5. The air strikes in Sanaa killed and wounded several people, witnesses and a party […]

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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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