08 Apr 2022

Hopes of peace in Yemen as President hands power to new presidential council

A newly formed president council has replaced Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in a bid to support UN efforts to end the seven-year civil war in the country. The eight member council replaced Hadi who has been President for a decade.  The war is seen as a proxy war between

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21 Mar 2022

U.S. Sends Patriot Missiles to Saudi Arabia, Fulfilling Urgent Request

This past month, the Biden administration has transferred a significant number of Patriot antimissile interceptors to Saudi Arabia, reportedly fulfilling the country’s urgent request for a resupply amid tensions in the relationship. The transfers ensure that Saudi Arabia is supplied with defensive munitions necessary to fend off drone and missile

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12 Nov 2021

Iran-backed Yemen forces breach U.S. Embassy compound in Sanaa, detain local employees

After the compound that once housed the US Embassy in Sanaa was breached by Iran-backed Houthi forces, Yemeni security employees of the U.S. government were detained. The Houthis have controlled Sanaa and much of the country’s north. In 2015, the U.S. diplomatic mission was suspended and relocated to Saudi Arabia. 

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18 Jun 2018

UN may take over besieged Yemen port

Ongoing talks between the UN and other actors are discussing the possibility of a UN-takover of Hodeidah, where it would administer the movement of humanitarian and commercial goods in and out of the port that supplies over 70% of Yemen’s essential goods. The deal would prevent the Iranian-backed Houthis from

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