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    The crisis in Yemen, what does it mean for America?
    The future of the Yemeni government remains unclear after the president, prime minister, and the entire staff walked off the job on Thursday. The decision thrust Yemen into a new phase of instability. The power grab by Houthi Shiite militants this...
  • Barack Obama on Youtube, Yemen and Benjamin Netanyahu
    Barack Obama on Youtube, Yemen and Benjamin Netanyahu
    If President Obama thought his last couple years in office was going to be all galas and golf outings, this week had to come as quite a buzz kill. Between the State of the Union speech and sitting down with YouTube "celebrities", the...
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    Need for a transformational king: King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Ara
    To be honest, King Salman is too old to serve as the transformational king. In fact, so is his successor, Prince Muqrin at 79 and 69 respectively. The Saudi Kingdom is in big trouble because its primary asset, oil, is running on empty as the world...
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    Yemen's government collapses amid pressure from rebels
    The Yemeni government collapsed on Thursday after rebel militants known as Houthis took control of much of the capital, Sanaa, and surrounded the president's residence earlier this week.Yemen's President Hadi resigned less than thirty...
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    Sunni and Shia Muslims at war in Yemen
    The Yemen situation today is helping make clear the complexity of Middle East policy and the necessity for a comprehensive strategy and change in foreign policy by the U.S. government. Here are some necessary changes with implications, followed by...
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    Obama's 'success story' has just fallen to Islamic Jihadists
    Buried deep in Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address was almost a dismissive reference to global terrorism, according to key Congressional Republicans as reported by Fox News on Jan. 20, 2015. Possibly compounding the Commander-in...
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    U.S. raises terror alert level for Yemen
    United States officials raised theterror threat alert level on Monday for Yemen after U.S.-backed troops clashed with Shiite rebel fighters, threatening to undermine the efforts of the U.S. and its allies to battle al-Qaeda in the Arabian...
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    Did Obama's inaction in Yemen lead to Paris?
    A story in Politico by Michael Crowley implies that the terrorist strike in Paris is linked to Obama’s failed policy in Yemen. His story implies that Obama shifted emphasis from Yemen to fighting ISIL in Syria and Iraq. That shift resulted...
  • Worldwide search for former Guantanamo jihadist terrorist
    Worldwide search for former Guantanamo jihadist terrorist
    There is a strong argument for Guantanamo to remain open and it was produced on Monday. The United States is now offering a $5 million bounty for the recapture of an Islamic terrorist it freed six years ago. He has returned to the jihad campaign...
  • For for Education in Yemen
    Food for education is freedom for children
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) made a special announcement today. A donation from Germany of US $ 30 million will provide food for millions of hungry Yemenis.Part of the donation is supporting take-home food for Yemeni school girls. It's a...
  • U.S. commandos fail in resue effort in Yemen
    U.S. commandos fail in rescue effort in Yemen
    A barking dog may have been the doom of two hostages being held in Yemen. It was reported that U.S. commandos got to within 100 yards of the walled compound where al-Qaida-linked militants were holding American Luke Somers and South African Pierre...
  • WFP provides food to school children in Yemen
    Japan helps Yemen's school children
    Japan knows something about the importance of school meals for children. During its own rebuilding after World War II, Japanese children received food from the United States.One of the earliest projects of the U.S. Food for Peace program was...
  • Food for Education programs help Yemeni's children
    The silent crisis in Yemen
    As the world marks International Day of the Girl, there is some discouraging news from Yemen. The United Nations reports that 800,000 school-age girls are not attending classes.Yemeni girls are being kept at home to do chores, such as fetching...
  • Wendell Phillips, leader of major archaeological expeditions to South Arabia, stands with Yemeni men and a child in the desert.
    Indiana Jones, Queen of Sheba 'Unearthing Arabia' adventure at Smithsonian
    Want an adventure? See the Smithsonian's new exhibit of the most important ancient treasures outside South Arabia, uncovered by the real-life Indiana Jones, who was also called the "American Lawrence of Arabia".The exhibit "...
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    Yemen, Obama's model strategy resulting in 'Death to America'
    In his own words, Obama indicated that the Yemen/Somalia approach would be applicable to combatting ISIS. In today’s news from Yemen, that strategy doesn’t look so good."This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us,...