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Now in control of Yemen’s capital, Iran-backed rebels named to key security positions

Iran-backed Houthi Shi'ite rebels with military vehicles captured at an army base in Sanaa on Sept, 22. / Mohammed Huwais /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The Shi’ite rebel movement, which controls most of Sanaa, has been appointed to senior posts in Yemen’s military and security forces. Officials said President Abbed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has approved the inclusion of members of […]

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Victorious Iran-backed rebels demand control of U.S.-trained Yemen army

Al Houthi  rebel in Sanaa, Yemen. / Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Iranian-backed Shi’ite rebels have issued a new demand — control over the Yemeni military. The latest demand was issued as Al Houthi expanded their control over the capital Sanaa as well as provinces in northern […]

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Yemen cites intelligence that Iran directed Shi’ite takeover of capital

Houthi militants celebrate after seizing control in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital.  /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com ABU DHABI — Is Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, in danger of falling to Iranian-backed Shi’ite rebels? The answer is yes. Yemen has now determined that Iran was supporting the Shi’ite rebel movement in its latest […]

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Obama administration expands on its drone war in Yemen

ScanEagle UAV system.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has launched a program to supply tactical unmanned aerial vehicles to the U.S.-trained Yemen Army following the failure of its own covert drone campaign to quell the insurgencies in the troubled Gulf […]

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U.S. embassy in Yemen denies it was targeted by Al Qaida during evacuation

Yemeni soldiers inspect vehicles at a checkpoint in Sanaa.

Special to WorldTribune.com from CAIRO — The U.S. embassy in Yemen has come under rocket fire from Al Qaida. A rocket said to be fired by Al Qaida’s Ansar Al Sharia landed some 200 meters from the U.S. embassy in […]

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Iran-backed militants shut down airport, capital of U.S.-backed Yemen

Rebel leader Abdul Malik Al Houthi

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Iranian-backed Shi’ite rebels have intensified their drive against the Western-backed government in Yemen. Fighters from the Shi’ite Al Houthi movement have been attacking government buildings in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. The rocket attacks have […]

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Iran-backed rebels join Shi’ite protesters in Yemen’s capital city

Shi'ite Houthi protesters block a main road leading to the airport during a protest in Sana'a, Yemen on Sept. 7.   /AP/Hani Mohammed

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The Yemen Army are now battling Shi’ite rebels in the capital of the Arab state. Army units have opened fire on the Iran-backed Houthi movement amid its campaign against the Sanaa government. The Shi’ites have […]

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5 Saudis killed after Al Qaida seizes Border Guards’ vehicle near Yemen

Maj. Gen. Mansour Al Turki

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has reported a major attack from its southern border with Yemen. The Saudi Interior Ministry said at least five members of the Border Guards, one of them a senior officer, were killed […]

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Iran-backed Shi’ite rebels break ceasefire, advance toward Yemen’s capital

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Iranian-backed Shi’ites continue to advance toward Yemen’s capital. The Iranian-backed Al Houthi movement, despite the latest ceasefires, has directed its forces toward Sanaa. The Shi’ite rebels were said to have advanced to positions 10 kilometers […]

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Attacks by Yemeni tribes force oil firm to suspend operations

Yemeni tribesmen pose a threat to DNO installations.  /Reuters/Scanpix

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Anti-government tribes have disrupted Yemen’s energy sector. A leading European contractor has suspended operations at two crude oil blocks in southern Yemen. Norway’s DNO, which informed the Yemeni Oil Ministry, said it could not operate […]

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