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Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels Suspected In US Drone Being Shot Down Over Yemen

A U.S military drone was reportedly shot down over Yemen’s Dhamar governorate Tuesday, according to two U.S. officials. An air defense system brought down the U.S drone, according to an anonymous Houthi military official, Reuters reported. He said the drone was shot down late Tuesday night by what was suspected to be a surface-to-air missile. “We are investigating reports of ...

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US To Remain In Yemen After Trump Veto Of Withdrawal Survives Senate Override Attempt

The United States will remain involved in Yemen after a Senate attempt to override President Trump’s veto of legislation demanding an end to US involvement in the country failed Thursday. Sens. Mike Lee and Bernie Sanders co-sponsored a resolution demanding that the U.S. withdraw its support for foreign military operations in Yemen. The resolution passed through both chambers of Congress ...

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Trump Issues Second Veto Of His Presidency

President Donald Trump issued the second veto of his presidency Tuesday to override legislation ending U.S. military involvement in Yemen’s civil war. Congress will not have the votes to override him, reported NBC News. The bill would have invoked the War Powers Resolution to pull U.S. assistance to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting against Houthi rebels and their allies in ...

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Cease-Fire in Yemen Erodes As Houthis Re-Arm

By AMI Newswire Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have taken some provocative actions in recent days which may threaten the country’s fragile cease-fire. “The Badr-1-P ballistic missiles targeted gatherings of Saudi troops in two separate military bases, one in Najran and the other in Asir,” said a statement from the Houthi rebels that appeared to announce new strikes on the ...

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Treasury targets Iranians providing missile support to Huthi rebels

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Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Iranian individuals who have provided ballistic missile-related technical expertise to Yemen’s Huthis, and who have transferred weapons not seen in Yemen prior to the current conflict, on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF).  These sanctions follow the United Nations Panel of Experts’ ...

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Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Yemen [Full Text]

President Donald Trump signed an executive order continuing the National Emergency with respect to Yemen. On May 16, 2012, by Executive Order 13611, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted ...

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Showdown: Yemen – U.S. and Iranian Fleets Converge

The United States is sending the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier to join other U.S. warships in fending off the Iranian Navy near Yemen. Iran is sending ships to Yemen in order to supply and support the Houthi rebels taking over the country. Today, the U.S. has announced that it is bulking up it’s fleet in the region to prevent the ...

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Security Officer at US Embassy in Yemen Assassinated

A US Embassy security official, identified as Qassem Aqlani, was assassinated on his way to work by a gunman on motorcycle on Thursday. According to AP: Yemeni officials said the killing bore the hallmarks of an al-Qaida attack, but it was too early to determine if the group was behind it. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were ...

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U.S. Embassy in Yemen Surrounded

Hundreds of Islamic protesters surrounded the U.S. Embassy to Yemen in San’a on Thursday displaying anti-American sentiment , chanting “death to America”, burning the U.S. flag and in-general protesting the United States. Yemeni security forces are reported to have fired warning shots, used tear gas and riot batons to push the crowd back from the Embassy after a few protesters ...

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Super-Obama Takes Out Al-Qaeda Leader al-Awlaki

The people of Libya heard a dramatic swoosh of air last night, and upon looking up into the darkened moonless sky, started shouting, “look it;s a bird, no it’s a plane, no it’s… Super-Obama! Here to save the world  from the evil American capitalists and the dreaded Senior citizens of the Tea Party . Over at MSNBC, Chris Mathew’s whole ...

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Obama Escalates Secret Air War in Yemen

In an escalation of the current air campaign in Yemen, AP is reporting that the U.S. launched an airstrike on a police station on Thursday. The Yemeni police station was thought to have been overrun by Islamic militants. Yemeni officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the U.S. aircraft killed at least six fighters Thursday. While Congress pushed hard ...

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Cargo Planes, Trucks Eyed in Terrorism Plot

This post will be updated as new information comes in. Friday brought a torrent of activity to UPS and international security officials.  A UPS plane in Newark, NJ and two at the airport in  Philadelphia, PA were being held due to suspicious packages and possible involvement in a Yemen terror plot.  Several packages suspected of containing radiological materials have been ...

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