Asia stocks mostly lower on US selloff, YEMEN; techs weigh
Asian equities were mostly lower on Thursday following a sharp selloff on Wall Street overnight and an escalation of political turmoil in Yemen. Technology shares led the declines following a more than 2 percent slide on the Nasdaq Composite. The.
Violence Grows in Yemen as Al Qaeda Tries to Fight Its Way Back
Houthi fighters seized control of the Yemeni capital of Sana in September, promising radical political reforms, but Sunni extremists have retaliated with growing ferocity.. Yemen is reeling from some of worst violence in years as militants, particularly Sunni extremists with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, seek to regain territory captured by Houthi fighters; many in part blame countrys government for failing to assert itself and leaving country rudderless.
Experts See Signs of Moderation Despite Houthis Harsh Slogans
Experts and analysts say it would be premature to dismiss the Houthis as Yemens Hezbollah, despite their alliance with Iran.. Diplomats say despite harsh words for the United States from Houthi rebels, who have expanded their influence across Yemen, they appear to be more moderate.
Saudi Arabia Leads Air Assault in YEMEN
Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes with a coalition of 10 nations. The strikes came as Yemen was hurtling toward civil war after months of turmoil.. Saudi Arabia declares that it is among coalition of 10 nations that have launched a military operations and airstrikes in Yemen, aiming to stop advance of Shiite Houthi rebels who have overrun the government; says while Americans were not part of airstrikes, Saudis consulted with Obama administration before assault.
Gulf coalition launches airstrikes against Houthi rebels in.
Saudi Arabia and its allies have launched airstrikes in Yemen against rebel Shiite Houthi forces gaining more ground. The mainly Gulf coalition, which also includes the US, is trying to help embattled���
Stocks in retreat amid YEMEN tensions
Global stock markets extended declines on Thursday while demand for gold and oil prices jumped in response to increased military action in Yemen. Major European stock indices retreated after a mostly soft session for Asian-based bourses, with the FTSE .
Saudi says Pakistan wants to join fight against Yemen rebels
Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck the rebels fighting to oust Yemens president on Thursday, a gamble by the worlds top oil exporter to check Iranian influence in its backyard without direct military backing��.
Egypt Says It May Send Troops to Yemen to Fight Houthis
CAIRO ��� Egypt said Thursday that it was prepared to send troops into Yemen as part of a Saudi-led campaign to drive back the Iranian-backed Houthi advance, signaling the growing likelihood of a protracted ground war on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula.
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Yemen is now the latest focal point in a multi-national proxy-war between Iran and the Middle Easts Sunni Arab states. Yemen has splintered as an Iranian-supported Shiite insurgency based in northern Yemen has swept through much of the west of the .
Oil Surges, Gold and Silver Spike as Saudi Arabia Bombs.
Traditionally Saudi Arabia has kept Yemen under its control through patronage of various tribal factions. This system was disrupted in 2011 when internal social pressures forced the incumbent President Saleh to step down.
U.S. Fears Chaos as Government of Yemen Falls
President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his government abruptly stepped down, leaving Yemen leaderless as it is convulsed by pro-Iran rebels and a resurgent Qaeda.. Pres Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi of Yemen abruptly resigns, along with his prime minister and cabinet; surprise collapse of American-backed government began when Houthi rebels, believed to be financed by Iran, effectively put Hadi under house arrest in call for government reform; experts warn Yemen might be rapidly approaching civil war, leaving it vulnerable to growing presence of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Houthis Dissolve Parliament in YEMEN
A member of the Houthi group that recently took power in Yemen announced on Yemeni television the dissolution of Parliament and the creation of an interim assembly.
MSNBC Panel Presses Earnest: Shouldnt You Stop Calling Yemen a Success.
Morning Joe cohost Mika Brzezinski and NBC News White House correspondent Chris Jansing challenged White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Thursday morning to defend the Obama administrations position that Yemen is still a counterterrorism .
Map shows the dangerous divisions within Yemen.
Yemen is now the latest focal point in a multi-national proxy-war between Iran and the Middle Easts Sunni Arab states. Yemen has splintered as an Iranian-supported Shiite insurgency based in northern Yemen has swept��.
MSNBCs Mika Brzezinski Hounds Josh Earnest: Is Yemen Still A Success Story?
This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years, he said. Now, some six months later, the Yemeni government has all but.
French Development Worker Is Kidnapped in YEMEN
A Frenchwoman working on a World Bank project was abducted in Sana, the Yemeni capital, with Yemeni officials saying Al Qaeda was probably responsible.. Unnamed Frenchwoman working on a World Bank project is kidnapped along with her Yemeni translator in front of a ministry office in Sana, Yemen; French Pres Francois Hollande vows to do everything to secure her release; kidnapping underscores Houthi governments inability to secure the capital.
Saudi Ambassador: Saudi Arabia Has Begun Military Operations in Yemen
Obama must be unhappy to see these countries enter into Yemens civil war. Saudi Arabia is Sunni and they are not about to let a Shiite rebel force win. Obama has poured gasoline on the mi-east with his Iranian faux peace agreement.
MSNBC Panel Presses Earnest: Shouldnt You Stop Calling.
Earnest argued that the structural integrity of Yemens government was never the U.S.s goal, so much as keeping Yemen from being a safe haven for terror groups. To the extent that the first is necessary for the second,��.
Why the US Is Fighting Besides Iran in Iraq and Against It in YEMEN
On the same day, 1,200 miles to the south in Yemen, the U.S. was providing guidance to Saudi pilots bombing Shia insurgents who are supported by Iran. So the U.S. was bombing Irans enemies in one country, and helping to bomb Irans allies in another.
Millions in U.S. military equipment lost as YEMEN heads.
Boys who are part of the Houthi fighters hold weapons as they ride on the back of a patrol truck in Sanaa March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi. The recent evacuation of U.S. special operations forces in Yemen is��.
Yemen war and Saudi Arabia and Iran - Business Insider
yemen REUTERS/StringerSouthern Peoples Resistance militants loyal to Yemens President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi move a tank from the al-Anad air base in the countrys southern province of Lahej March 24, 2015.
Israel fears for safety of YEMENs remaining few Jews
With Saudi and allies striking Iranian-backed fighters, Israel and Jewish Agency increasingly frustrated by refusal of handful of Jews left in the country to leave. Danny Adeno Abebe, Itamar Eichner and Benjamin Tovias .
In Yemen, Hard Times Remain a Constant as Rebels Take Charge
Yemenis have always had to struggle to get through their days in a country where the government is incapable of delivering essential services.. Ordinary citizens in Yemen, who have borne brunt of ineffectual government and struggled to get by without basic services for years, say government overthrow by Shiite Houthis has made little difference in their daily lives.
Who Are the Houthis of YEMEN?
The Houthis are part of a Shiite rebel group from northwestern Yemen that has been battling U.S.-allied government and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
War in Yemen could threaten one of the worlds most important oil chokepoints
The warships USS Iwo Jima and USS Fort McHenry are on standby in the Red Sea and are ready to respond to the rebel uprising in Yemen, according to the Department of Defense. Theres no sign of the Bab el-Mandeb being compromised as yet. But the .
As Yemen Unravels, a Threat Rises
To avoid the states wholesale collapse, its neighbors and the United States must nudge the antagonists toward a compromise.. Editorial warns that resignation of Yemeni Pres Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi may leave country, which has been locked in conflict between Hadis supporters and Houthi rebels, in dangerously unstable position; cautions collapse may leave country more vulnerable to influence of Al Qaeda, and urges United States and Yemens neighbors to push opposing sides toward compromise.
Suicide Attacks at Mosques in YEMEN Kill More Than 130
An affiliate of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks at two Zaydi Shiite mosques in Sana, the capital.. Islamic State affiliate in Yemen, calling itself Sana Province, claims responsibility for coordinated suicide strikes on Zaydi Shiite mosque in capital Sana that killed more than 130 people during Friday prayer; group had not previously carried out any major attacks, underscoring how situation in country has deteriorated since Houthi rebels seized power.
Political Talks in Yemen Hit Turbulence From the Start
The talks are regarded as crucial to reverse the deepening political anarchy in Yemen, the Arab worlds poorest country and incubator of Qaeda militants.. United Nations-mediated talks resume between Yemens feuding political parties and Houthi militants who control countrys capital; talks, aimed at reversing anarchy in Arab worlds poorest country, immediately descend into turmoil following withdrawal of two parties.
Brent oil spikes as YEMEN conflict threatens top shipping route
Oil prices rose as much as 6 per cent on Thursday after neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen that targeted Iran-backed Houthi rebels fighting to oust Yemens president. ���The collapse of Yemen as a political reality and.
Hollande Discusses Kidnapping in Yemen
President François Hollande of France confirmed that a Frenchwoman had been kidnapped in the Yemeni capital, Sana.
Houthis Blame Separatists in YEMEN for Stalemate
In a speech, the Houthi leader also called for talks to end the crisis, and his group freed a presidential aide.. Houthi rebel leaders Abdel Malik al-Houthi calls for end to Yemeni crisis after his group frees presidential aide as good-will gesture.
YEMEN crisis: clearly a failure of US foreign policy ��� RT Op.
A coalition of Gulf nations, led by Saudi Arabia, has launched a military operation in Yemen. Its aimed at stopping the advance of Shia Houthi militants who control the capital Sanaa, and the���
Rebels in Yemen Say They Intend to Form a New Government
The Houthi rebels who seized the capital in January said they would take control of the country, which does not now have a functioning government.. Yemens Houthi rebels, who have already forced resignations of president and cabinet, say they plan to also replace Parliament with national council which will choose new president; critics say move is undemocratic.
White House defends Yemen strategy as Iran-backed rebels surge
White House press secretary Josh Earnest says the success of U.S. foreign policy in Yemen should not be assessed in relation to the success or the stability of the countrys government, noting that the Middle Eastern nation ��� the regions poorest.
Saudi Arabia moves heavy arms to border with chaos.
Saudi Arabia is deploying a significant task force to the border with neighboring Yemen, where Houthi Shiite rebels allegedly forced the president to leave the country.
Andrea Mitchell Grills Panetta on YEMEN: What Kind of.
MSNBCs Andrea Mitchell grilled former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday over President Barack Obamas claims that Yemen is an example of the success of his administrations counterterrorism policy. The issue��.
MSNBC To Earnest: How Do You Keep Calling Yemen A.
A cadre of MSNBC personalities challenged White House press secretary Josh Earnest Thursday morning over the administrations refusal to dial back its propping up of Yemen as a counterterrorism ���success story.���.
U.S. Drone Kills 3 Qaeda Operatives in Yemen, Continuing Policy on Strikes
The drone strike was a signal that the United States will continue its targeted killing operations in Yemen despite the apparent takeover in the country by Houthi fighters.. CIA drone strike kills three men suspected of being members of Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula, tentatively identified as Awaid al-Rashidi, Abdullah Khaled al-Zindani and Mohammed Toiman al-Jahmi; drone strike, first since resignation of Pres Abdu Rabbu Mansour after Houthi takeover of capital, hints that United States plans to continue its targeted killing operations in Yemen.
Dont worry much about YEMEN conflict : Oil analyst
Despite an escalation in the Yemen conflict, one analyst said Thursday he does not believe the strife will have a major impact on the broader oil market. I dont think Yemen has a lot of importance for the oil market. Yemen is a very small producer.
Drone Strike in Yemen Said to Kill Senior Qaeda Figure
Harith al-Nadhari, who had praised the Paris terrorist attacks, was killed with three other members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula when their car was hit Jan. 31.. Drone strike in Yemen reportedly kills four members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, including prominent figure Harith al-Nadhari, who had publicly praised Paris terrorist attacks.
Houthi Rebels Abduct Aide to Yemens President
Shiite Houthi rebels abducted the office director for Yemen’s president on Saturday in the capital in an effort to disrupt a meeting on a new constitution, which includes provisions to which the Houthis have strongly objected.. Shiite Houthi rebels abduct Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, office director for Yemeni Pres Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi; Mubaraks whereabouts or condition are unknown.
Insurgents Attack Yemeni President
The president of Yemen, Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, was believed to be inside the presidential palace when it was attacked by insurgents. It was not immediately clear if he was safe.
U.N. Warns That YEMEN May Collapse as Qaeda Fighters Make Big Gains
The militants were said to have completely captured the Yemeni National Armys 19th Brigade after heavy fighting at its headquarters in the southeast.. United Nations issues warning that Yemen may collapse as Al Qaeda fighters make large gains there.
No Arab, GCC country has time or capacity to save situation.
Yemeni President Hadi had repeatedly asked Gulf Cooperation countries to send aerial support to help his forces, but now that Houthi forces are moving towards Aden the time has passed, Baraa Shiban, Reprieves Yemen��.
War in Yemen could threaten one of the worlds most.
Oil prices are surging after Saudi Arabia began a military operation against Iranian-supported Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen: Yemen isnt a world-shaking oil producer, churning out a mere 133,000 barrels a day in 2013��.
Saudi Arabia Begins Military Operations in YEMEN - TheBlaze
WASHINGTON (AP) ��� The Saudi ambassador to the United States says his country has begun airstrikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, who drove out the U.S.-backed Yemeni president. Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir says��.
Coup Fears Rise in Yemen as Rebels Storm Palace
The turmoil worries U.S. officials because Yemen is the base of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which claimed responsibility for the attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris.. Houthi rebels storm palace of Yemen Pres Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, engendering fears of coup; Hadi is believed to be safe and in his home; Yemen is seen by United States as vital ally against terrorism, but it also is base of Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula.
Yemen crisis: Saudi Arabia launches air strikes on Houthi rebels as four.
The actions follow Saudi Arabias air strikes against advancing Houthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen, the countrys ambassador to the United States announced yesterday. Adel al-Jubeir, speaking at a press conference in Washington, said Saudi Arabia.
Turkey supports Saudi mission in YEMEN, says Iran must withdraw
Erdogan told FRANCE 24 that Ankara may consider providing logistical support to the Saudi-led military mission launched overnight Thursday in Yemen. Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition that includes most of the Gulf states as well as Egypt, Sudan, .
US Seeking Political Solution in YEMEN, Despite Unrest
STATE DEPARTMENT���. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammed Javad Zarif, have discussed unrest in Yemen, where Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels are trying to oust President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
Futures Tumble As Yemen War Starts; Oil, Gold Surges.
In a somewhat surprising turn of events, this mornings futures reaction to last nights shocking start of a completely unexpected Yemen proxy war, which has seen an alliance of Gulf State launch an air, and soon land, war��.
Oil surges 6% after Saudi launches military airstrikes in.
Brent and WTI added more than 4 percent after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels. Saudi Arabia is the biggest oil supplier in the region, and���