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Hezbollah leader slams Saudi intervention in Yemen

March 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah group unleashed a tirade against Saudi Arabia on Friday over its intervention in Yemen, calling it “surprising and painful,” and suggesting Riyadh would suffer a “humiliating defeat” if it didn’t resolve the conflict through negotiations. 270 more words

Islamic History

Hezbollah leader slams Saudi intervention in Yemen

March 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah group unleashed a tirade against Saudi Arabia on Friday over its intervention in Yemen, calling it “surprising and painful,” and suggesting Riyadh would suffer a “humiliating defeat” if it didn’t resolve the conflict through negotiations. 270 more words

Atmariar Gulf

Arab League unveils joint military force amid Yemen crisis

March 30, 2015

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Tehran over influence in the region. 1,235 more words

Islamic History

Spring in the Arabian Peninsula 2015 – Part Three

This is the final in a series of photo blog posts from a recent 3 1/2 trip to the Arabian Peninsula in Spring. The previous two posts are… 1,014 more words

Travel

NAME THAT COUNTRY Episode 38

Between sea and desert, a swath of craggy mountains are rich with exquisite valleys or wadis, where rugged terrain shelters clear, fresh-water pools, lush palm groves and waterfalls. 86 more words

Spring in the Arabian Peninsula 2015 - Part One

Normally I spend a lot of time carefully crafting a narrative to accompany my photos. This time I have already written my most interesting vignettes from my recent 3 1/2 week trip to the Arabian peninsula so I am instead simply going to present my favourite photos in the hope that they, accompanied by their captions will be of interest to those who don’t travel to the Middle East as often as me, or perhaps even those who do. 165 more words

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Al Anad airbase: U.S. evacuates remaining Special Operations forces out of Yemen

CNN: The U.S. military is in the process of evacuating about 100 Special Operations forces members from the Al Anad airbase in Yemen due to that country’s deteriorating security situation, sources in the region familiar with the situation told CNN. 81 more words

International Relations