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Saudis’ U.S. Patriot intercepts Scud missile fired from Yemen

Saudi soldiers at the Najran military point near the Yemen border.

Special to WorldTribune.com A Scud missile fired by Yemeni soldiers allied with Iran-backed Houthi rebels was intercepted by Saudi Arabia on Aug. 26. Brig. Gen. Sharaf Luqman, a spokesman for the Yemeni forces fighting alongside the Houthis, said the missile […]

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Saudi-lead coalition ships reported nearing Yemen port

Smoke billows from the site of a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's western port city of Hodiedah.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi-led coalition warships were said to be en route to the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah as coalition air strikes pounded Houthi rebel targets in the city. The Red Sea port of Hodeidah has been a key […]

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Saudi-backed Yemeni forces recapture major military base

Pro-Hadi forces in Yemen.

Special to WorldTribune.com Forces backed by Saudi-led coalition air strikes and loyal to Yemen’s exiled president, recaptured the nation’s largest military base from Iran-backed Houthi rebels on Aug. 3. According to a commander of the fighters loyal to President Abd-Rabbo […]

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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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