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  1. foreign policy
    The Trump Administration’s Call to End the Yemen War Is Too Little, Too LateEven if this policy shift isn’t self-serving, alleviating the crisis would require economic and diplomatic moves the U.S. probably won’t undertake.
  2. politics
    The U.S. Is Finally Pushing for an End to the War in YemenAfter helping Saudi Arabia create a humanitarian crisis, the U.S. now wants to end it.
  3. bernie sanders
    Sanders Makes a Strong Case Against the Saudis (and for Bernie 2020)Foreign policy gave Bernie Sanders’s last presidential campaign nothing but headaches. Now, it’s giving his next one a reason for being.
  4. foreign policy
    Pompeo Prioritizes Arms Sales Over Civilian Lives in YemenAfter he was warned about jeopardizing weapons sales, the secretary of State overruled experts who said Saudi Arabia isn’t keeping civilians safe.
  5. foreign policy
    Pompeo: Saudis Are Definitely Trying to Commit Fewer Mass Murders in YemenPompeo’s certification clears the way for the U.S. to continue abetting a Saudi-led intervention, which has already killed thousands of civilians.
  6. The U.S. Has Blood on Its Hands in Yemen, and Can’t Wash It OffMattis’s threat to reduce support for Saudi-led bombings rings hollow in light of the Trump administration’s broader stance on Mideast arms sales.
  7. U.N. Says Saudi Bomb Kills 22 Children in YemenFor the second time in a matter of weeks, a military campaign backed by the United States takes an unimaginable toll.
  8. U.S.-Backed Coalition Bombs School Bus, Killing Dozens of Yemeni KidsA spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition called the bombing a “legitimate military action.”
  9. lawsuits
    Coffee Trader Made Famous in Dave Eggers Book Sued for RacketeeringA lawsuit alleging “numerous unlawful acts” also names Blue Bottle as a co-conspirator.
  10. The World in 2018 — What Could Possibly Go Wrong?We escaped 2017 without a major global incident. But the other shoe may be about to drop.
  11. The United States Is Complicit in the Destruction of YemenThe U.S. is helping Saudi Arabia tear apart its poorest neighbor.
  12. Trump’s Speech in Saudi Arabia Was More Obama Than BannonCompared to his campaigning, it was a blatant flip-flop. Will his supporters who bashed Hillary Clinton for being “soft” on terrorism forgive him?
  13. Someone Please Show Ivanka Pictures of Starving Yemeni ChildrenSaudi Arabia is engineering a famine in Yemen with our government’s help. We could stop them right now if we wanted to.
  14. Questions Remain About Value of Intel From Yemen Raid, Trump’s Approval ProcessSources continue to dispute Sean Spicer’s claim that it gathered “an unbelievable amount of intelligence.”
  15. Trump Rebuts Criticism of Yemen Raid in Address to CongressHe recognized the wife of Ryan Owens, the Navy SEAL who died in the controversial raid.
  16. Deadly Yemen Raid Produced No Significant Intelligence: ReportWhite House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the information gathered in the raid “is going to save American lives.”
  17. Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Yemen Wouldn’t Meet Trump, Calls for Investigation“Don’t hide behind my son’s death to prevent an investigation,” he said.
  18. Secret Target of Yemen Raid Is Still Alive, Taunts TrumpQassim al-Rimi is considered the third most dangerous terrorist in the world.
  19. U.S. Military Sources Say Trump Approved Yemen Strike Without Enough PreparationThree anonymous officials said there wasn’t enough intelligence, ground support, or backup preparation to move forward with the raid.
  20. An 8-Year-Old American Girl Died in the First Military Strike Under TrumpNawar al-Awlaki, the daughter of New Mexico–born Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed, along with a Navy SEAL.
  21. U.S. Commando Killed in Al Qaeda Raid in Yemen, First Combat Death Under TrumpThe raid was the first U.S. ground operation in Yemen since the start of the country’s two-year-old civil war.
  22. U.S. Blocks Saudi Arms Purchase Over Yemen Civilian DeathsWe’ll still sell them helicopters, provide intelligence, and help train their pilots.
  23. This Clinton Adviser Wants to Attack Iran to Help the Saudis Control YemenGood news for anyone who wants to risk American lives for the sake of keeping Yemen in Saudi Arabia’s sphere of influence.
  24. The Debate We Should Be Having About America’s Role in the Yemen WarAmerica has played a key role in a major Middle Eastern conflict that is getting no attention during the campaign.
  25. U.S. Launches Strikes in Yemen After Rebels Target American ShipsIran-backed Houthi rebels have been battling American ally Saudi Arabia in a bloody civil war.
  26. America Reviews Its Saudi Support in Light of Yemen DevastationAn air strike at a funeral in the Yemeni capital killed 140 people and injured more than 500 more.
  27. U.S. Releases 9 More Guantanamo DetaineesEighty detainees now remain, the lowest population at the facility in 14 years. 
  28. Iran Claims Saudis Bombed Its Embassy In YemenBut Tehran may be bluffing.
  29. 4 Ohio Men Charged With Giving Thousands of Dollars to Al QaedaThe men are accused of traveling to Yemen to meet with associates of Anwar al-Awlaki.
  30. At Least 120 People Killed in Mosque Bombings in YemenThree suicide bombers struck a Shiite mosque on Friday. 
  31. Yemeni Leaders Resign Amid Political ChaosIt looks like the country is heading toward sectarian war.
  32. American Hostage Killed During Rescue Attempt in YemenA South African who was being held with him was also shot.
  33. Now You Really Shouldn’t Go to YemenThe U.S. and the U.K. are advising all citizens to leave Yemen. 
  34. Tense Calm Descends on Muslim World After Protest-Less Saturday After twenty-some countries were racked by anti-U.S. demonstrations on Friday.
  35. Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy in YemenFollowing another violent protest in Egypt.
  36. Al Qaeda Underwear-Bombing Attempt ThwartedEveryone’s safe, but we’re still waiting a bit to make our best underwear bomb jokes.
  37. Yemen’s Main Airport Shut Down by Troops Loyal to Ousted President A group of air force officers and civilians have grounded all flights. 
  38. Yemen’s President Says He’ll Step Down Any Day NowBut do we believe him?
  39. Al Qaeda Leader Anwar al-Awlaki Killed in YemenTerrorism’s Internet celebrity was hit by a missile this morning.
  40. 26 Dead So Far in Clashes in Yemeni Capital [Updated]More than 100,000 protest near government buildings.
  41. From Saudi Arabia, Yemeni President Appears on TVHe did not say when or if he would return.
  42. Yemen’s President Is Going to Come HomeHe hasn’t been heard from since flying to Saudi Arabia to treat his wounds.
  43. America Questions What Its Many Sundry Wars Are Good ForAbsolutely nothing, some contend.
  44. United States Stepping Up That Other Other Air WarThe one in Yemen.
  45. Yemen’s President More Severely Injured Than ThoughtHe has burns on more than 40 percent of his body.
  46. Not Everyone in Yemen Exactly Sad to See the President GoProtesters are celebrating in the streets.
  47. Ali Abdullah Saleh Flying to Saudi Arabia for Possible Neurosurgery [Updated]Saleh is seeking medical treatment.
  48. Yemen’s President Wounded in Palace AttackYemen is a mess right now.
  49. Yemen President’s Irrational Behavior Gets Even WeirderAn irrational dictator gets even weirder.
  50. Four Miles of People Is a Sight to BeholdProtesters march in Yemen.
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