2015 military intervention in Yemen. Green areas controlled by Houthis, red by Hadi loyalists, grey by by al-Qaeda and Ansar al-Sharia. Graphic by 0ali1, Wikipedia Commons.
2015 military intervention in Yemen. Green areas controlled by Houthis, red by Hadi loyalists, grey by by al-Qaeda and Ansar al-Sharia. Graphic by 0ali1, Wikipedia Commons.


US Increases Logistics Support For Saudi-Led Operation In Yemen

By Ghazanfar Ali Khan Saudi Arabia and the US are working to broaden military cooperation as the Saudi-led Operation Decisive Storm against Houthi militants in Yemen enters a second week, said reports from Washington on Wednesday. “The US coordinates closely with Saudi Arabia and our Gulf Cooperation Council partners on issues related to their security […]

Yemen
Yemen


Yemen: Airstrike On Camp Raises Grave Concerns, Says HRW

The airstrikes by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition that hit a displaced persons’ camp in northern Yemen on March 30, 2015, raised grave concerns about violations of the laws of war, said Human Rights Watch. The airstrikes killed at least 29 civilians and wounded 41, including 14 children and 11 women. They hit a medical facility […]

Defense Secretary Ash Carter testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today alongside Secretary of State John Kerry and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey. The topic was President Barack Obama’s proposed authorization for the use of military force. DoD file photo by Glenn Fawcett
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter. DoD file photo by Glenn Fawcett.


US Reaffirms Commitment To Asia-Pacific Rebalance With Japan

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter called Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani to thank him for his long-term support and to discuss the upcoming major events in the U.S.-Japan alliance, according to a Defense Department statement issued today. Carter reaffirmed commitment to the U.S.-Japan alliance and to the Asia-Pacific rebalance, the statement said, and both leaders […]

Spain
Spain


Spain: Four People Arrested For Links To Network Dispatching Jihadis To Syria

Officers from Special Central Unit Nº 2 and the Intelligence Squad of the Catalonia Region of the Intelligence Department of the Spanish Guardia Civil arrested four people in the early hours of Tuesday morning in Badalona (Barcelona), suspected of having ties to the dispatch of Jihadis to Syria. The operation was overseen by Central Criminal […]

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EU and Sri Lanka flags


EU Re-Imposes Ban On LTTE After Sri Lanka Protest

The European Union has re-imposed a ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after Sri Lankan government intervention. Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Ajith P Perera said on Tuesday that the government had written twice to the EU requesting it to re-impose the ban on the LTTE. On March 26, the EU Council placed […]

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