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Summing Up 2014 in the Middle East

The Arab Spring hopes are a distant dream but ISIS is real.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 1/1/2015, 10:11 AM

Spinning Out of Control

Wherever you look in the Middle East, there is mayhem, some of it bloody and some of it economic or political.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 12/18/2014, 10:14 AM

Ezekiel and the Middle East

The biblical prophet predicts an awful war of bloodshed in Syria, Babylonia (Iraq), Yemen and Arabia. Libya and Egypt will also be beset by civil war, much bloodshed and death, and economic deprivation. Rabbi Berel Wein, 10/16/2013, 9:05 AM

Al-Qaeda Attack Kills 5 in Yemen

Al-Qaeda linked terrorists kill 5 as US drone strikes continue.Maayana Miskin, 8/11/2013, 3:30 PM

Clinton as Schoolteacher: Violence is Not Acceptable

Speaking slowly, Secretary of State lectures Muslims on what their "great religion" stands for.Gil Ronen, 9/13/2012, 8:32 PM

Widow of Yemen Slaying Victim Makes Aliyah

The widow of Moshe Nahari, who was murdered for being Jewish, has made aliyah to Israel along with four of her children. Maayana Miskin, 8/12/2012, 7:21 PM

Yemeni Jew Murdered in Sanaa

Aaron Zindani, who lived in Israel in recent years, was murdered in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.Gabe Kahn, 5/22/2012, 8:57 PM

Ousted Saleh Spoiling Yemen’s Politics

Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has ratcheted up tensions as he tries to run Yemen from behind the scenes in spite of his ouster.Gabe Kahn., 3/22/2012, 6:26 PM

Ethiopian Exile for Yemen's Saleh

Aides close to ousted Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh say he will be retiring to an Addis Ababa villa in Ethiopia.Gabe Kahn., 2/28/2012, 10:49 PM

Clinton Commends Yemeni Presidential Poll

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hailed Yemen's vote as a step towards democracy as Abd-Rabbo Manour takes the reigns.Gabe Kahn., 2/22/2012, 10:49 PM

Yemenis Vote in First 'Saleh-Free' Election

The impoverished and conflict-ridden country of Yemen sought to put its past behind it and elect a new president on Tuesday.Gabe Kahn., 2/21/2012, 7:12 PM

Yemen: An Era Ends - Goodbye Saleh

After 33-years of autocratic rule, Yemen's president Ali Abdullah Saleh steps down this week.Gabe Kahn., 2/20/2012, 7:26 PM

Yemen: 16 Killed in Al-Qaeda Family Feud

Al-Qaeda has found itself in an internal series of reprisals and counter-reprisals after a local terror chief was murdered by an in-law.Gabe Kahn., 2/16/2012, 6:40 PM

Yemen's Saleh is Off The Wall

Yemen's outgoing president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Thursday ordered the removal of his photos from all government and private facilities.Gabe Kahn., 2/16/2012, 2:02 PM

Yemen's Saleh Not Going to U.S. After All

Despite earlier reports, Yemen's President will remain in his country and not travel to the U.S. for medical treatment.Elad Benari, 1/5/2012, 10:17 AM

Yemen's Saleh US Bound

Obama administration officials have decided Yemen's outgoing president will be allowed into the US "for medical treatment only."Gabe Kahn., 12/28/2011, 12:15 AM

US Officials Mull Visit from Yemen's Saleh

As violence continues to rock Yemen, US officials are mulling whether the outgoing president can come to the US for medical treatment.Gabe Kahn., 12/27/2011, 3:14 AM

Yemen's 'March of Life' Ends In Death

A mass march by some 100,000 protesters demanding the outgoing president be prosecuted turned bloody as government forces opened fire.Gabe Kahn., 12/24/2011, 8:38 PM

Goodbye Saleh: Yemen Forms Unity Government

The Gulf-brokered transition of power is underway in Yemen even as clashes rock the capital of Sanaa; Hadi to replace Saleh soon.Gabe Kahn., 12/7/2011, 7:57 PM

Arab Spring: Jihad Turns Inward in Yemen

A reactionary Sunni school in Yemen has declared jihad on the Huthi rebels who have laid siege to its compound in a bid to seize the region.Gabe Kahn., 11/30/2011, 7:57 PM

Yemen Protesters Not Satisfied with Saleh Deal, Hit the Streets

The deal for Yemen's president to step down fell far short of the demands of protesters, who hit the streets again.Elad Benari, 11/25/2011, 9:50 AM

Yemen Clashes Kill 19+

A government declared cease-fire went unheeded as open armed confrontations between Saleh loyalists and his political rivals continue.Gabe Kahn., 10/27/2011, 3:13 AM

Yemen: Saleh, Protesters Thumb Nose at UN

Clashes continue as neither Yemeni president Abdullah Ali Saleh or those calling for his ouster are impressed by the UN.Gabe Kahn., 10/25/2011, 4:11 AM

Yemen: Dissident General Says 2006 Elections 'Rigged'

Dissident General Ali Mohsin Al Ahmar says opposition candidate Faisal Bin Shamlan won the 2006 elections - but result was rigged.Gabe Kahn., 10/11/2011, 2:14 AM

Report: Yemen's Saleh Accused of Murder Plot

Former Yemeni diplomat accuses President Saleh of sending assassins to kill him in his south Cairo home for supporting the opposition.Gabe Kahn., 9/27/2011, 12:11 AM

Saleh Returns to Yemen - Is It War?

Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh returned to Sanaa amid pitched street battles in a surprise move expected to inflame more violenceGabe Kahn., 9/23/2011, 4:07 PM

Yemen Spiraling Into Civil War

Fighting between loyalist and dissident troops has erupted in Sanaa, scuttling talks between officials and opposition leaders.Gabe Kahn., 9/22/2011, 5:46 PM

Saana Truce Collapses, Fighting Resumes

With a transfer of power agreement expected in days, a truce between rival military units has broken down leading to more bloodshed.Gabe Kahn., 9/21/2011, 7:42 PM

Yemen: At Least 56 Killed in Renewed Clashes

At least 56 are dead in Yemen after protesters stormed an army base, sparking a prolonged gunfight between defenders and army defectors.Gabe Kahn., 9/20/2011, 8:32 PM

Report: Saleh Won’t Return to Yemen

Officials say president Ali Abdullah Saleh will not return to Yemen; US says power transfer could occur this week.Gabe Kahn., 9/16/2011, 3:20 PM

Yemeni Troops Fire on Opposition Protesters

Just a week after authorizing transfer of power talks, Yemeni forces opened fire on anti-regime protesters, wounding at least 10.Gabe Kahn., 9/15/2011, 9:10 PM

Yemen's Saleh Authorizes Power Transfer Talks

Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Slaeh authorized his deputy to negotiate a power transfer with the opposition.Gabe Kahn., 9/12/2011, 8:48 PM

Saleh Cabinet Convenes in Symbolic Snub

The Cabinet of Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh convened in a clear message they have no plans to step down.Gabe Kahn., 9/7/2011, 11:46 PM

Yemen Opposition Meets to Form 'National Council'

Opposition leaders in Yemen have met to form a 'National Council' to seize power from President Ali Abdullah Saleh before his return.Gabe Kahn., 8/17/2011, 6:55 PM

Yemen Opposition Wants Saleh Sanctions

A leading opposition figure in Yemen has called on Western nations to impose sanctions on President Ali Abdullah Saleh.Gabe Kahn., 8/16/2011, 5:43 PM

Saleh Will Return to Yemen When Recovered

Saudi officials say embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will return to his country after completing his recovery.Gabe Kahn., 8/10/2011, 5:55 PM

Yemeni Youth Create Shadow Government to Oust Saleh

A Yemeni youth organization announced Saturday it has set up a shadow government in hopes of ousting President Ali Abdullah Saleh by default.Chana Ya'ar, 7/17/2011, 2:06 PM

Arab Spring: US Finally Pushing Saleh to Step Down

After months of murky policy in Yemen the US has finally made a direct appeal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.Gabe Kahn., 7/11/2011, 11:02 PM

Saleh Makes TV Appearance, Welcomes Talks with Opposition

Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh appeared on television Thursday for the first time since being wounded in an attack on his palace last month.Elad Benari, 7/8/2011, 2:00 PM

Yemeni VP Makes New Transition Offer

Yemen's VP Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has made a new transition offer to opposition leaders as the army struggles to secure the country's south.Gabe Kahn., 7/7/2011, 9:04 PM

Yemen's Military Losing Grip on South

Dozens of Yemeni military officers have been arrested for conspiring with opposition elements while terrorists seize more and more of the southGabe Kahn., 7/4/2011, 8:20 PM

US Secret War on Yemen-Based Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula

The US is taking advantage of a power vacuum in Yemen to carry out targeted assassination attempts against top Al Qaeda terrorists.Chana Ya'ar, 6/9/2011, 1:29 PM

Al-Qaeda Creates Taliban 'Capital' in Yemen

A large city in southeastern Yemen has fallen to the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization, barely a week after the fall of Abyan province. Chana Ya'ar, 6/2/2011, 3:07 PM

Al Qaeda Wins, Takes Control of Yemini Coastal Town

The Al Qaeda terrorist organization has taken control of the south central coastal Yemeni town of Zinjibar, capital of the Abyan province.Chana Ya'ar, 5/29/2011, 2:10 PM

Yemen Clashes Intensify in Capital

Smoke poured out of the Interior Ministry building in Sana'a Tuesday during clashes that killed at least 66 people. Chana Ya'ar, 5/25/2011, 5:15 PM