Saudi-led airstrikes intensify in Yemen as possible coalition land attack looms

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Arab leaders pledged to back the country’s president against rebels who have fought to the outskirts of the southern city of Aden.

    Foreign ministers arrive amid crucial weekend for Iran nuclear talks

    Foreign ministers arrive amid crucial weekend for Iran nuclear talks

    Grim-looking negotiators suggested that the two sides are still far from bridging their differences.

    How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East

    How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East

    There is a danger the conflict could escalate beyond Yemen and spark a wider war.

    Despite Saudi-led airstrikes, Shiite rebels continue to advance in Yemen

    Despite Saudi-led airstrikes, Shiite rebels continue to advance in Yemen

    Residents of the port city of Aden, where the embattled president had fled, say the insurgents are closing in.

    Israel backs down and releases funds to Palestinian Authority

    Israel backs down and releases funds to Palestinian Authority

    Netanyahu withheld tax payments to protest the governing body’s move to charge Israel with war crimes.

    Iran nuclear talks move into crucial weekend

    Iran nuclear talks move into crucial weekend

    The foreign ministers of U.S. partner nations are expected to begin arriving as the deadline for a deal looms.

    Egypt poised to join Saudi assault on Yemen rebels

    Egypt poised to join Saudi assault on Yemen rebels

    Egypt said it was willing “to send ground forces if necessary” to back an Arab-led offensive against Shiite rebels that has become a showdown between the major powers in the Middle East.

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    Iraqi forces aim to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

    U.S., Iraqi warplanes targeted militants in a sprawling complex in the city, officials said.

    Saudi Arabia leads airstrikes in Yemen

    The campaign, with a coalition of Arab nations, is an effort to dislodge Houthi rebels sweeping through Yemen.

    Suicide attacks on two Yemen mosques

    Suicide bombers in Yemen attacked two mosques linked to powerful Shiite rebels, possibly killing more than 100 and wounding scores of others.

    Netanyahu wins decisive victory in Israeli election

    The prime minister overcame a strong challenge from a center-left alliance, paving the way for a fourth term.

    U.S. aids Iraq in flight against ISIS in Tikrit

    U.S.-led military coalition has begun airstrikes in the Iraqi city of Tikrit.

    Americans fighting the Islamic State in Iraq

    Some say they’ve come to fight for their religion — others just to fight. But their first battle is with Iraqi bureaucracy.

    In Gaza’s rubble, waiting for reconstruction

    Six months after the cease-fire, 100,000 remain displaced, people cook over open fires and pledged aid has dried up.

    Anniversary of Iranian Revolution is marked amid nuclear talks

    Iran marked the anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution on Wednesday with massive rallies.

    No end in sight for Syrian civil war

    Fighting between President Bashar al-Assad and rebel forces continues with estimated death toll at more than 200,000.

    Clash between riot police and Egypt soccer fans kills at least 20

    Tear gas and a stampede combined for a fatal melee late Sunday outside a stadium in suburban Cairo.

    Death of Jordanian pilot prompts unity rally

    People gather to show support for King Abdullah II and the military after the Islamic State’s killing of Muath al-Kaseasbeh.

    It’s a wonderful season for this parody show

    Hit Israeli satirical TV show “A Wonderful Land” is back for a 12th season, and the comedians say the timing is perfect.

    Israel and Hezbollah trade fire across border

    Israel and Hezbollah exchanged deadly fire Wednesday across a border region monitored by U.N. peacekeepers.

    U.S. seeks to capi­tal­ize on victory in Kobane

    Defeat of the Islamic State in Kobane, Syria, is a plus for U.S. and European governments concerned about domestic terror.

    Obama visits Saudi Arabia after king’s death

    He cancels a visit to the Taj Mahal to attend the funeral and meet the country’s new leader.

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman

    The new monarch, Salman bin Abdul Aziz, is a veteran of the country’s top leadership.

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