President Obama uses ‘fog of elections’ to re-engage U.S. forces in Middle East before leaving office

President Obama uses ‘fog of elections’ to re-engage U.S. forces in Middle East before leaving office

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Significant, and largely-unnoticed, changes, with long-term consequences, were being made in U.S. military commitments in the Middle East as the U.S. political system was preoccupied with the Nov. 8, election process. Outgoing President Barack Obama had initiated processes to attempt to commit the U.S. to comprehensive military […]

Report: U.S. cash to Iran may have funded Houthi attack on American Navy

Report: U.S. cash to Iran may have funded Houthi attack on American Navy

by WorldTribune Staff, October 13, 2016 Iran likely used a portion of the Obama administration’s $1.7 billion cash payment to arm Houthi rebels in Yemen who recently fired missiles at a U.S. Navy vessel in the Red Sea, a report said. Members of Congress are investigating how American taxpayer funds are being used by Iran […]

In first, U.S. warship forced to defend against 2 missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthis

In first, U.S. warship forced to defend against 2 missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthis

by WorldTribune Staff, October 12, 2016 A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired three missiles to intercept an incoming cruise missile fired by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to a report. One of the missiles fired by the USS Mason during the Oct. 9 incident was used for the first time in a combat situation. […]

Houthi missiles from Yemen targeted U.S. destroyer

Houthi missiles from Yemen targeted U.S. destroyer

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2016 Iran-backed Houthi rebels fired two missiles at a U.S. Navy vessel off Yemen’s southern coast on Oct. 9. The attempted strike on the guided missile destroyer USS Mason, which was first reported by Reuters, came just a week after a United Arab Emirates vessel came under attack from Houthis. […]

U.S. strikes kill Al Qaida militants as Yemen oil refinery resumes operations

U.S. strikes kill Al Qaida militants as Yemen oil refinery resumes operations

by WorldTribune Staff, September 7, 2016 Three American counterterror strikes over a two week period killed 13 Al Qaida jihadists in Yemen, the U.S. military said on Sept. 6. The strikes, carried out from Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, targeted Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) operatives in central Yemen’s Shabwah Governorate, U.S. Central […]

ISIL moves in on Yemen war with massive suicide bomb attack

ISIL moves in on Yemen war with massive suicide bomb attack

by WorldTribune Staff, August 29, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing attack in Yemen on Aug. 29 that left more than 60 people dead. Dozens more were wounded after a terrorist drove a car packed with explosives into an army facility in the southern coast city of […]

Famine crisis hits Yemen as Western banks cut credit lines

Famine crisis hits Yemen as Western banks cut credit lines

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 Millions of people are facing famine in Yemen as importers are unable to have food shipped in after Western banks severed credit lines. Some $260 million is stuck in banks due to the civil war, trade and aid sources say. The United Nations said 10 of Yemen’s 22 governorates […]

Houthi rocket hits residential area of Yemen, kills 7 children

Houthi rocket hits residential area of Yemen, kills 7 children

by WorldTribune Staff, July 6, 2016 Seven children were killed on July 5 when a rocket fired by Iran-backed Houthi rebels struck a residential area in Marib, Yemen. The Katyusha rocket hit a courtyard where the children were playing, said Abdel Ghani Shaalan, Marib’s deputy regional director of security. Two other rockets hit a house […]

Never mind? ‘Scale of suffering for millions in Yemen is staggering’

Never mind? ‘Scale of suffering for millions in Yemen is staggering’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 1, 2016 The world has turned its back on the extreme suffering in Yemen, a London-based charity said. For months, non-government agencies (NGOs) have been trying to bring to light the plight that Yemenis face on a daily basis but their warnings have been mostly ignored, British charity Oxfam said. “The scale […]

ISIL’s multi-pronged terror strikes kill 89 in 3 countries

ISIL’s multi-pronged terror strikes kill 89 in 3 countries

by WorldTribune Staff, June 29, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), which promised to unleash mass casualty attacks during the holy month of Ramadan, is suspected of carrying out terror strikes in Turkey, Yemen and Lebanon over a two-day period that left at least 89 people dead and wounded hundreds more. Turkish officials […]

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