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  1. foreign interests
    America Is Complicit in Yemen Atrocities. Biden Says That Ends Now.The Trump administration had long overlooked and defended Saudi war crimes in exchange for massive arms purchases. Biden is reversing course.
  2. iran
    Will the U.S. Strike Iran Over the Saudi Oil Attacks?Intelligencer staffers discuss another moment of major tension in the Middle East.
  3. international affairs
    Everything We Know About Saudi Oil Attacks and the Escalating Crisis in the GulfThe Trump administration blames Iran, which is denying any role in the air strikes.
  4. yemen
    Trump Vetoes Resolution to End U.S. Support for Saudi War (Crimes) in YemenTrump likes to complain about U.S. involvement in pointless wars in the Middle East. But he (apparently) likes helping the Saudis starve Yemen more.
  5. anti-semitism
    The GOP Used Crocodile Tears About Anti-Semitism to Abet Mass Murder in YemenMcConnell used an amendment condemning anti-Semitism to block a vote on ending support for a Saudi War that’s put millions at risk of famine.
  6. world view
    What the Senate’s Bipartisan Rebuke to Trump Means for Yemen — and U.S. PolicyThe consensus on Middle East policy is fading fast, and there’s more ahead on the fight over U.S. support for the Saudi-led war.
  7. foreign policy
    Democrat On Why He Voted for Yemen War: ‘I Don’t Know a Damn Thing About It’Collin Peterson believes that America should have a global empire — but American congressmen shouldn’t have to keep up with international news.
  8. politics
    Democrats Finally Splitting With Republicans on Terrorism-Focused Foreign PolicyDemocrats are abandoning the war in Yemen that Obama supported. The 2020 presidential race could spur a real Democratic foreign policy debate.
  9. jamal khashoggi
    The Senate Is Now So Sure MBS Killed Khashoggi, It Might Oppose Starving YemenGOP senators are now convinced that the Saudi Crown prince ordered the killing. As punishment, they just might stop helping him commit war crimes.
  10. yemen
    Senate Defies Trump, Advances Bid to End U.S. Support for Saudis in YemenIn defiance of the White House, 63 senators voted to allow debate over a bill that would (finally) end U.S. backing for war crimes in Yemen.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. foreign policy
    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.
  17. yemen war
    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.
  18. 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.”
  19. 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.
  20. The United States Is Complicit in the Destruction of YemenThe U.S. is helping Saudi Arabia tear apart its poorest neighbor.
  21. 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?
  22. 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.
  23. 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.”
  24. early and often
    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.
  25. international affairs
    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.”
  26. international affairs
    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.
  27. Secret Target of Yemen Raid Is Still Alive, Taunts TrumpQassim al-Rimi is considered the third most dangerous terrorist in the world.
  28. 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.
  29. war on terror
    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.
  30. yemen
    U.S. Blocks Saudi Arms Purchase Over Yemen Civilian DeathsWe’ll still sell them helicopters, provide intelligence, and help train their pilots.
  31. 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.
  32. foreign policy
    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.
  33. military
    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.
  34. awful things
    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.
  35. guantanamo bay
    U.S. Releases 9 More Guantanamo DetaineesEighty detainees now remain, the lowest population at the facility in 14 years. 
  36. Iran Claims Saudis Bombed Its Embassy In YemenBut Tehran may be bluffing.
  37. 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.
  38. At Least 120 People Killed in Mosque Bombings in YemenThree suicide bombers struck a Shiite mosque on Friday. 
  39. international intrigue
    Yemeni Leaders Resign Amid Political ChaosIt looks like the country is heading toward sectarian war.
  40. very sad things
    American Hostage Killed During Rescue Attempt in YemenA South African who was being held with him was also shot.
  41. terrorble
    Now You Really Shouldn’t Go to YemenThe U.S. and the U.K. are advising all citizens to leave Yemen. 
  42. overreactions
    Tense Calm Descends on Muslim World After Protest-Less Saturday After twenty-some countries were racked by anti-U.S. demonstrations on Friday.
  43. international affairs
    Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy in YemenFollowing another violent protest in Egypt.
  44. scary things
    Al Qaeda Underwear-Bombing Attempt ThwartedEveryone’s safe, but we’re still waiting a bit to make our best underwear bomb jokes.
  45. arab spring
    Yemen’s Main Airport Shut Down by Troops Loyal to Ousted President A group of air force officers and civilians have grounded all flights. 
  46. another one bites the dust
    Yemen’s President Says He’ll Step Down Any Day NowBut do we believe him?
  47. war on terror
    Al Qaeda Leader Anwar al-Awlaki Killed in YemenTerrorism’s Internet celebrity was hit by a missile this morning.
  48. arab spring
    26 Dead So Far in Clashes in Yemeni Capital [Updated]More than 100,000 protest near government buildings.
  49. yemen
    From Saudi Arabia, Yemeni President Appears on TVHe did not say when or if he would return.
  50. arab spring
    Yemen’s President Is Going to Come HomeHe hasn’t been heard from since flying to Saudi Arabia to treat his wounds.
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