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Here's what we think is going to happen in 2018

2017 has been a roller coaster — both in the US and abroad, the year ends with the world in a very different place than it was 12 months ago.<p>However, as has become our tradition, the Business Insider Military and Defense team is going to predict the future.<p>In the past, we've done well. Last year we …

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Legitimacy Closer to Clearing Houthis from Shabwa

The Yemeni Army and allied fighters on Friday got closer to clearing the province of Shabwa from Houthis insurgents following fierce battles that led …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia’s dangerous gamble

For its entire modern existence — nearly 90 years — the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has wielded outsize influence over the rest of the world because of …

Middle East

Yemeni army pushes Houthis from outpost in southern Yemen

ADEN (Reuters) - The Yemeni army and allied fighters on Friday drove Houthi militants from a town that was one of the last positions they held in the country's south, military sources and local officials said.<p>The forces advanced into Bayhan, about 300 km (190 miles) southeast of the Houthi-held …

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Yemen UN Envoy Meets General People’s Congress Officials, Urges End to Violence

UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed held talks with senior members of the General People’s Congress, offering his condolences over the …

Middle East

U.S.-Iran Clash Over Yemen Highly Likely, Crisis Group Warns

Yemen is the riskiest flashpoint between the U.S. and Iran at a time when tensions between the two powers are at a “critical level,” the …

Middle East

Will Iran under pressure go to war?

Just when it seemed that Iran would dominate weak Syria and Lebanon Israel increased its military pressure.<p>IRANIAN FOREIGN Minister Mohammad Javad …

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Saudis Host Surprise Talks Between U.A.E., Yemen's Brotherhood

Mohammed al-Yadomi, the head of an influential Yemeni party, was attending a summit on Jerusalem in Istanbul on Wednesday when he was summoned to the …

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UK Condemns Houthis’ ‘Barbaric’ Acts

Britain condemned on Thursday executions carried out by Houthi insurgents against slain ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s followers in Yemen.<p>In a …

Middle East

There is no place for a Hezbollah clone in Yemen

The death of Ali Abdullah Saleh has opened a new chapter in Yemen’s conflict, depriving the Zaidi militants of their once powerful ally. More than …

Middle East

World’s worst humanitarian crisis about to get worse… again

A battle at the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah threatens to throw Yemen even further into the depths of humanitarian catastrophe, cutting off crucial …

Middle East

Strikes kill 28 Yemen rebels: security sources

Saudi-led air strikes have killed 28 Houthi rebels south of the port of Hodeida on Yemen's west coast, medics and security sources close to the …

Middle East

Yemenis Reflect on Former Leader Saleh’s Death: “Everything That Happened in Yemen Was Always About Him”

The war in Yemen took an unexpected turn last week when the country’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was assassinated by a Houthi rebel …

Middle East

World Digest: Dec. 13, 2017

BRITAIN<p>Lawmakers vote for final say on Brexit deal<p>British lawmakers upended Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans on Wednesday by voting to give Parliament the final say on any exit agreement the government reaches with the European Union.<p>The House of Commons voted 309 to 305 to insert …

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Rebel infighting leaves Yemen's capital more divided than ever

<b>For the first time when driving into Sanaa I had no idea what to expect.</b><p>Three days before my arrival, the rebel Houthi movement had imposed a complete communications blackout in territory under its control - no internet, no social media, no way for residents to reach the outside world.<p>The journey …

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Yemen rebels free pro-Saleh media staff

Yemen's Huthi rebels have freed the journalists and staff of Yemen Today, the TV channel of the country's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, the …

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At least 39 Yemenis dead in Saudi-led raid on police camp in Sanaa: official

Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a military police camp in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing at least 39 people and …

Middle East

US Support "Vital" to Saudi Bombing of Yemen, Targeting Food Supplies as Millions Face Famine

In Yemen, the US-backed, Saudi-led coalition has bombed a Houthi military police camp, killing at least 30 people, most of whom were imprisoned …

Middle East

2017 in pictures: The 100 best news photos of the year

What a year! Our gallery featuring the 100 best photos of 2017 kicks off with Barack Obama shedding a tear and ends with his successor inflaming the …

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Russia shuts embassy in Yemen on security concerns: Houthis

Russia shuts embassy in Yemen on security concerns: Houthis<p>A medic holds the body Ayah Muhammad Mansour, 7, recovered from under the rubble of a …

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Yemen war: Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa 'kill 30'

<b>At least 30 people are reported to have been killed in Saudi-led coalition air strikes on a rebel military police camp in Yemen's capital, Sanaa.</b><p>Most of the dead were said to be detainees at a prison inside the camp.<p>A guard said an initial attack damaged one wing of the jail, prompting some inmates …

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Houthis Force Sana'a-Based MPs to Pledge Allegiance

Leaders in the General People's Congress (GPC) reported on Tuesday to having successfully escaped Sanaa after being driven out by threats posed by …

Middle East

Russia suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen and moves to Riyadh

LanguageUndefined Russia's foreign ministry announced that diplomatic staff would be moving their operations to the Saudi capital

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Why the death of Saleh offers a chance for peace in Yemen

<i>Tawakkol Karman is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who leads the group Women Journalists Without Chains.</i><p>Yemen’s former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, is dead. He was killed last week by his own allies, the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, after he decided to break with them and shift his allegiance to …

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Bette Hill: Formidable driving force behind F1 champions Graham Hill and Damon Hill

Bette Hill occupied a unique position in Formula One history, as the only wife and mother of world champion drivers. Her husband Graham won the title …

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How the Saudis escalated Yemen struggle beyond all control - Salon.com

Yemen is a small, poor country in a region empires have plundered for centuries. This civil war is a local struggle that has been escalated out of control by the ambitions of powers outside of Yemen — mainly Saudi Arabia.<p>The British Empire ruled the Yemeni city of Aden in South Yemen as a colony, a …

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Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes kill 23 in Yemen

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen have killed at least 23 people, including prisoners, and wounded dozens in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, …

Middle East

UAE set for ‘positive trends’ despite region’s bleak outlook

A grim picture was painted for the Middle East by one prominent academic as political analysts and officials gathered to discuss their projections …

Middle East

Al Houthi rockets kill 5 civilians in Khokha

3 Al Qaida militants killed in government rain on Aden hideout

Middle East

20 killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen’s Houthi depot

<b>Sanaa, Dec. 11 (IANS):</b> At least 20 Houthi rebels were killed on Sunday when Saudi-led coalition warplanes hit a missile depot in the Yemeni …

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