A woman holds a young malnourished child.

Aid agencies fear impact in Yemen after US terror decision

Foreign policy

After the Trump administration’s out-the-door decision to designate Yemen’s Iranian-backed rebels as a terror organization, Aid agencies warn the decision could wreck the tenuous relief system keeping millions alive.

Newly recruited Houthi fighters ride on the back of a pick-up truck

If Yemen’s Houthis weren’t Iranian proxies before, they could be soon

Ryan Owens, a Navy SEAL and Noor Al-Awlaki, a Yemeni girl both died in Yakla, Yemen January 29th, 2017

Yemenis want revenge after the US attacked their village

USS Mason

US involvement in the Yemen war just got deeper

President Barack Obama shakes hands with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tameem bin Hamad Al Thani, while hosting the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David on May 14, 2015.

A royal Saudi ‘snub’ isn’t stopping the flow of American weapons to the Gulf

A follower of the Houthi group raises his weapon as he stands on a vehicle on a damaged street in Sanaa on April 21, 2015.

For Yemenis abroad, it’s a daily call home to see if your family is still alive

Global Politics

The bombing in Yemen would be halted, the Saudis announced on Tuesday, but Wednesday morning saw renewed air strikes from Saudi Arabia and ground fighting across the country. And as the violence continues, Baraa Shiban is left calling his family from London every day, hoping that they’ve survived the latest attacks.

Jamal al-Labani, a father of three, was photographed earlier this year in Yemen's port city of Aden. He died last week after being hit by a mortar shell, and is believed to be the first US citizen killed in the current violence.

1st American believed killed in latest Yemen violence; scores more trapped


Jamal al-Labani, who co-owned a gas station in Oakland, was trying to get his pregnant wife and young daughter out of Yemen when he was killed during fighting in the city of Aden last week.

Yemen's former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, pauses during an interview with Reuters in Sanaa on May 21, 2014.

The man accused of stealing $60 billion from Yemen is still there and wielding power


Critics of the Houthi rebels in Yemen say they are in league with Iran, a claim the rebels deny. But no one denies the Houthis are partnered with an ally much closer to home: Yemen’s onetime dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh, who remains a force in Yemen and may have billions of dollars at his disposal.

An injured girl reacts as she is carried by a man out of a mosque which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Sanaa on March 20, 2015.

Yemen’s capital is wracked by bombings targeting mosques


A day after Houthi forces failed to seize the airport and destroy the presidential palace in Yemen’s second city, Aden, several suicide bombers brought violence to the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital, Sanaa. Amidst the chaos, it is hard to know who orchestrated the attacks.

The World

A Yemeni watches from afar — again — as his country erupts in chaos


What’s it feel like to watch your country succumb to revolution from afar? Ask Yemeni student Ibrahim al-Hajiby. He watched the Arab Spring engulf Yemen in 2011 from his college in Minnesota, and he’s doing the same now as Houthi rebels take over the Yemeni government.