UN: Iran smuggling weapons to Yemen

A confidential United Nations report has provided “detailed evidence” that Iran is exporting arms to Yemen and elsewhere, reports the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). By Erin Viner A team of…

Civil War flares in Syria

Eyewitnesses report the bombing of several towns by Russian jets in the last rebel-held bastion of Idlib. By Erin Viner War planes identified by aerial tracking centers as Russian Sukhoi…

34 nations boycott anti-Israel Durban forum

[Ed. Note: this article/headline have been updated to reflect that 34 nations ultimately boycotted the Durban  IV Conference. They include Albania, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic,…

Assad, Putin meet as Syria violence worsens

The United Nations deems Syria unsafe for the return of refugees just one day after the country’s President Bashar al-Assad met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. By Erin Viner…

Riyadh to reinforce security on oil plants

Saudi Arabia has declared intention to further deter attacks on its oil facilities, in the wake of this week’s assault on the heart of the kingdom’s industry this week by…

US affirms defense of Saudi Arabia

The United States has expressed alarm at “genuine security threats” to Saudi Arabia from Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis and elsewhere in the region after attacks on the heart of the Saudi…

US sanctions 2 Houthi leaders

The United States has blacklisted two leaders of the Houthi movement in Yemen, on charges that they procured procuring weapons from Iran and organized attacks. The sanctions contradict the State…

UN: urgent help needed to avert Yemen crisis

The United Nations describes Yemen as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 80% of the people in need. Sir Mark Andrew Lowcock, a British economist who serves as the Under-Secretary-General…

Saudi-Houthi conflict deepens

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group says it launched 2 more attacks on southern Saudi airfields or bases, marking the 9th consecutive day of such assaults. On Monday, Houthi military spokesman Yahya…