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2022 World Cup - Qatar

This is my very first blog as well as post, and I want you (the readers) to keep that in mind. Now, how many of you like soccer? 247 more words

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Chase the Water

In the 1980s, on the Red Sea coast side of the Hejaz mountains in Saudi Arabia, I worked for four years and never saw rain. 105 more words


Yemen's Shiite rebels threaten to arrest, charge ministers

February 23, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Shiite rebels on Monday threatened to arrest and try for treason the prime minister and all Cabinet members if they fail to return to work, as thousands took to the streets in the capital, Sanaa, to denounce the rebels and show support for the country’s embattled president. 464 more words

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Embassies shut down in Yemen amid violence

February 13, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia, Italy and Germany shut down their embassies in Yemen on Friday amid growing political uncertainty as Yemen’s top U.N. 661 more words

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Yemen rebels seize US vehicles as Western embassies close

February 11, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United States, Britain and France moved to close their embassies in Yemen on Wednesday, increasing the isolation of Shiite rebels who have seized power. 930 more words

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Shiite rebels take power in Yemen, fan fears of civil war

February 06, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Shiite rebels proclaimed a formal takeover of the Arab nation Friday, dissolving parliament in a dramatic move that completes their power grab in the region’s poorest nation where an al-Qaida terrorist offshoot flourishes. 677 more words

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AQAP says Houthi militia are 'faithful US partners'

Thursday 5 February 2015

Al-Qaeda said Thursday that four of its members had died in an American drone strike in Yemen, accusing the Shiite Houthi militia of becoming ‘faithful US partners’. 723 more words

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