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  • Followers of the Houthi movement raise their rifles as they shout slogans against the Saudi-led air strikes in Sanaa
    April 7, 2015  

    The U.S. will speed up delivery of arms and intelligence to Saudi Arabia for the fight against Yemen’s Houthi rebels, according to the State Department. How did the Houthis rise to stage a government coup? Gwen Ifill learns more from journalist Safa al-Ahmad, who offers a rare inside look in a new documentary on Frontline. Continue reading

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    April 3, 2015  

    In our news wrap Friday, a man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama’s death row walked out a free man after prosecutors admitted the only physical evidence of two murders did not link him to the crime. Also, Saudi Arabia stepped up their efforts to fight the Yemen’s Shiite rebels. Saudi warplanes air-dropped supplies and weapons to fighters loyal to the president, and carried out more airstrikes. Continue reading

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    April 1, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the FBI confirmed that one of its most wanted terrorists was killed in the Philippines in January. Zulkifli Bin Hir was a leader of a militant group linked to al-Qaida. Also, President Obama signed off on a new way to hit back at foreign hackers. A new executive order imposes sanctions for stealing trade secrets or damaging computer systems. Continue reading

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    March 31, 2015  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, defense attorneys for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev rested their case without calling the defendant to testify. Also, the Obama administration formally pledged to curb U.S. greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent over 10 years. Some of their proposed steps to cut emissions face challenges in Congress and the courts. Continue reading

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    March 30, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, Indiana’s state house speaker said the language in a new religious freedom statute will be modified to make it clear that discrimination is not allowed. The bill sparked protests after opponents, who say it permits businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians. Also, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia stepped up a Yemen military campaign with a naval blockade. Continue reading

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    March 29, 2015  

    The decision by the 21 nations of the Arab League to create a joint military force because of the crisis in Yemen raises the question: Why didn’t the organization mobilize the same way to fight ISIS in Iraq? Matt Bradley of The Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Erbil, Iraq, to discuss the muddled situation. Continue reading

  • A CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter launches from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde during preparations for a field exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, October 24, 2011. US forces rescued two Saudi pilots from waters south of Yemen. Photo by US Navy/Josue L. Escobosa/Reuters
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    A Defense Department official says U.S. forces rescued two Saudi airmen after they ejected from an F-15 fighter jet over waters south of Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is leading airstrikes against Iran-allied Houthi rebels. Continue reading

  • Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in this September 13, 2009 file photo.  The co-pilot, who appears to have deliberately crashed Germanwings plane into the French Alps, may have practiced different descent settings on a previous flights, French prosecutors said Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Reuters
    March 27, 2015  

    In our news wrap Friday, no suicide note was found in the search of the home of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, but a torn-up doctor’s note suggests that he was hiding an illness from employers before he crashed a plane into the French Alps. Also, Saudi Arabia launched new airstrikes against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, targeting three areas, including the rebel-controlled capital. Continue reading

  • People gather at the site of an air strike at a residential area near Sanaa Airport March 26, 2015. Photo by REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
    March 27, 2015   BY  

    As Saudi airstrikes against Houthi rebels enter their second day, Unicef has cautioned that a humanitarian crisis in Yemen could become reality within a year. Continue reading

  • Shi'ite Muslim rebels hold up their weapons during a rally against air strikes in Sanaa
    March 26, 2015  

    In Yemen’s capital Sanaa, people awoke overnight to explosions as Saudi jets bombarded military targets. The goal of the operation, which killed at least 18 civilians, was to drive out Shiite Houthi rebels who have taken over much of the country. Iran, key supporter of the Houthis, denounced the strikes. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading