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Top State Department Official: Saudis Finally Get That Yemen Is a Problem

The devastating humanitarian situation in war-torn Yemen has become so bleak that Saudi Arabia is now finally serious about finding a political resolution to the crisis, a top State Department diplomat said Wednesday.


Can This Man Save Yemen?

Vice President Khaled Bahah is trying to push back the Islamic State and make peace with his Houthi rivals. But progress is hard to come by in war-wracked Yemen these days.


Human Rights Groups Call On U.N. to Launch War Crimes Probe in Yemen

Humanitarian aid organizations say Security Council investigation is needed in Yemen, where the war pitting Houthi rebels against Saudi Arabia's airstrikes shows no signs of letting up.


U.S. Support for Saudi Strikes in Yemen Raises War Crime Concerns

A top American lawmaker says the Obama administration’s military assistance to Riyadh may violate U.S. law.


As Air War Intensifies, Saudi Arabia Launches Charm Offensive Before U.N. Summit

With Yemeni civilian deaths mounting, the Saudi government is pulling out all the stops to head off an independent human rights inquiry.


What Is the Way Out in Yemen?

FP contributor Elizabeth Dickinson and Yemeni activist Farea al-Muslimi on the reach of Riyadh and how the West could actually help.

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