yemen

  • YEMEN-CONFLICT
    March 26, 2015  

    Yemen has become the latest flashpoint in a long conflict between Tehran and Riyadh for regional dominance. What do the new developments mean for an already smoldering Sunni-Shia split in the Middle East? Judy Woodruff talks to David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy and Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council. Continue reading

  • Yemenis hold Anti-Houthi demonstration in Sanaa
    March 25, 2015  

    The last vestiges of Yemen’s government crumbled as Shiite Houthi rebels advanced on the city of Aden, offering $100,000 for the capture of the country’s pro-American President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi. The U.S. State Department said that Hadi left the presidential palace, but there were conflicting reports of where he went. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • Shi'ite Houthi rebels ride on a truck at the compound of the army's First Armoured Division, after they took over it, in Sanaa
    March 25, 2015  

    In Yemen, Houthi Shiite rebels now control the capital, have spread south and west, and are making an advance on Aden, driving out President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Who will rise to power and how does the turmoil affect the region? Leslie Campbell of the National Democratic Institute joins Judy Woodruff to offer analysis. Continue reading

  • Anti-Houthi protesters seek refuge as pro-Houthi police troopers use tear gas to disperse them in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz March 25, 2015. Photo by REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub
    March 25, 2015   BY  

    he hasty maritime departure of Yemen’s U.S.-backed president Wednesday illustrated how completely one of the most important American counterterrorism efforts has disintegrated, leaving the country wide open for what could be a deeply destabilizing proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    March 24, 2015  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Obama declared the Israeli-Palestinian peace process all but over, in the wake of pre-election comments by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he appeared to rule out endorsing a Palestinian state. Also, forces loyal to Yemen’s pro-American president fought to turn back advancing Shiite rebels, who seized two key towns before being forced to withdraw. Continue reading

  • People look inside a damaged mosque after Friday's suicide bomb attack in Sanaa March 22, 2015. Suicide bombers killed at least 137 worshippers and wounded hundreds more during Friday prayers at two mosques in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, in coordinated attacks claimed by Islamic State. Photo by Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

    WASHINGTON — Once hailed by President Barack Obama as a model for fighting extremism, the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen has all but collapsed as the country descends into chaos, according to U.S. and Yemeni officials. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    March 23, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, Yemen’s U.S.-backed President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi called for Gulf Arab nations to intervene against Shiite rebels allied with Iran. Saudi Arabia responded that the Arab states will act to protect Yemen. Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to his country’s Arab citizens for comments he made in the parliamentary election campaign. Continue reading

  • A policeman stands by armored U.S. embassy cars, seized by Houthi rebels, at Sanaa airport February 12, 2015. The U.S. announced Saturday that it withdrew its remaining personnel from Yemen. Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
    March 22, 2015   BY  

    The U.S. has removed its remaining personnel from Yemen as Shiite rebels controlling the Arab nation’s capital call for others to join its battle against government forces. Continue reading

  • Crime scene investigators look at the ground after a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Sanaa
    March 20, 2015  

    In Yemen’s capital city Sanaa, four bombings rocked two crowded mosques during Friday prayers. At least 137 people were killed, according to a report. The mosques are controlled by Shiite “Houthi” rebels who stormed the capital last fall and control a growing swath of the country. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility, which drew a skeptical response from Washington. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • Blood is seen on the ground after a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Sanaa
    March 20, 2015  

    Yemen’s deadliest terror attack in decades left hundreds of casualties. Judy Woodruff talks to Nabeel Khoury, a former State Department official in Yemen, about rising violence, ethnic tensions and power struggles in that country. Continue reading