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Egypt Says It May Send Troops to Yemen to Fight Houthis The Egyptian announcement signaled the growing likelihood of a protracted ground war on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula.
New York Times | Mar 27, 2015 12:50 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS in Tikrit Prompt Boycott by Shiite Fighters The groups, representing about a third of the 30,000 fighters, pulled out of the fight for Tikrit in protest of U.S. airstrikes.
New York Times | Mar 26, 2015 10:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi Arabia Launches Air Strikes On Houthi Rebels In Yemen Saudi Arabia says it is working with a large Arab coalition to restore Yemen's president to power after he fled the country. The U.S. is supporting the action, but its role at this time is limited.
NPR.org | Mar 26, 2015 8:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How Yemen's Chaos Stretches Beyond Its Borders The U.S. has lost a key base for counterterrorism operations. The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia is heating up. And one more Middle Eastern state has dissolved into chaos.
NPR.org | Mar 26, 2015 5:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudis Target Houthi Positions In Yemen Saudi Arabia and nine other countries launched airstrikes against the Shiite rebels, who have taken control of much of the country. The U.S. is providing logistical and intelligence support.
NPR.org | Mar 26, 2015 10:48 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi Arabia, With U.S. Support, Joins Fight Against Rebels In Yemen Saudi Arabia and its allies have started a bombing campaign, hours after rebels seized an airbase that was critical to U.S. drone operations. U.S. forces aren't taking direct military action in Yemen.
NPR.org | Mar 26, 2015 09:07 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
After Foreign Intervention, Yemen Faces Additional Uncertainty For an update on the situation in Yemen, where there have been numerous foreign air strikes, Steve Inskeep talks to Jonathan Bartolozzi of the international development organization Mercy Corps.
NPR.org | Mar 26, 2015 09:07 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Applications for Asylum Are Surging, United Nations Says About 866,000 people sought asylum in 2014, a 20-year high, the United Nations said. The Syrian war has driven up that number.
New York Times | Mar 26, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran Nuclear Deal May Be Done by Next Week, U.S. Official Says The State Department official emphasized that an agreement was not assured, adding that the talks could yet be stymied by an array of complex issues.
New York Times | Mar 26, 2015 04:07 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amnesty International Sees Evidence of Palestinian War Crimes in 2014 Gaza Conflict A 63-page report by the human rights organization came a week before a formal Palestinian accession to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
New York Times | Mar 26, 2015 02:28 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend