Day: March 26, 2015

Iran warns of bloodshed as Saudi-led forces bomb Yemen (Al Jazeera)

March 26, 2015

Houthi rebels say least 18 people killed in air strikes in Sanaa, as Iran warns violence could spread across the region. Saudi air strikes on Shia rebels in Yemen have triggered a furious reaction from regional rival Iran, with top officials warning that military action could spill into other countries. Saudi Arabia said that a […]

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Saudi Arabia draws the line in Yemen (Al Jazeera)

March 26, 2015

For more than 30 years, the Saudis have been engaged in a strategic rivalry with Iran for influence in the Middle East. If the breaking news late last night that Saudi Arabia had initiated airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen wasn’t stunning enough, the announcement that they had also formed a coalition of nine other […]

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Yemen and beyond (Al Jazeera)

March 26, 2015

What we know and don’t know. Saudi Arabia, in coordination with several other Arab states, has started airstrikes against Houthi controlled positions and bases to stem the tide of their military advance. Riyadh has warned that the operation is only in its initial phase.   We don’t know yet the scope and duration of the […]

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Saudi and Arab allies bomb Houthi positions in Yemen (Al Jazeera)

March 26, 2015

At least 18 people reported killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, as Iran denounces operation as “US-led aggression”. Saudi Arabia and a coalition of regional allies have launched a military operation in Yemen against the Houthi rebels, who deposed the US-backed Yemeni president last month. Adel al-Jubair, Saudi ambassador to the US, said on Wednesday that […]

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Oil Prices Soar As Saudi Arabia Launches Airstrikes In Yemen (International Business Times)

March 26, 2015

A worker sits in an empty petrol station in Sanaa. Oil prices surged as traders worried about fighting in the oil-rich Middle East getting out of control.Reuters Benchmark Brent crude oil prices surged nearly 6 percent on Thursday after Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen late Wednesday. The Shiite rebels and their […]

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Saudi-led alliance steps up strikes against Yemeni rebels (dpa German Press Agency)

March 26, 2015

Sana’a/Riydah (dpa) – A Saudi-led Arab coalition on Thursday intensified its airstrikes against the Houthi rebels sweeping southward in Yemen, in a conflict that pits regional powers Saudi Arabia and Iran against each other. Allied strikes targeted the Houthis’ installations in the rebel-held capital Sana’a, destroying military batteries and at least four warplanes, Saudi-owned broadcaster […]

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Saudi airstrikes target Yemeni rebels (dpa German Press Agency)

March 26, 2015

Sana’a/Riydah (dpa) – Saudi Arabia was Thursday engaged in a major military offensive against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, the first of its kind since 2009. The Sunni monarchy was supported by its Arab allies in the operation, which was launched late on Wednesday and involved mainly airstrikes. Among the targets were military installations in […]

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Gold Is Rising Amid Demand For Safe Haven (Investor's Business Daily)

March 26, 2015

Gold extended its longest run of gains in more than two years as Saudi Arabia and its allies started bombing targets in Yemen, boosting demand for haven assets. Oil rose to the highest in more than two weeks amid the violence in Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s southern neighbor in a part of the world that supplies […]

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