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Mar 28, 2015

Saudi-led air strikes target fresh Houthi advance on Aden -residents

ADEN (Reuters) – Saudi-led air forces struck a convoy of Yemeni Houthi fighters advancing on Aden from the east on Saturday, residents said, and the Saudi navy evacuated diplomats from the southern port city.

The Iranian-allied Shi’ite Muslim Houthi fighters, seeking to overthrow the Western- and Saudi-allied President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, have continued to make gains since the Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes against them early on Thursday.

Mar 27, 2015

Yemen’s port of Aden under threat with enemy at the gates

ADEN (Reuters) – As Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies stage air strikes against Shi’ite Muslim militiamen threatening to topple Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the southern port city of Aden shudders from within.

Hadi’s supporters are fighting street battles with pockets of militiamen and allied army units who have penetrated the city’s northern suburbs, with at least 16 dead in total.

Mar 27, 2015

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

SANAA/ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) – Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city.

Throughout the day, warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck at the Shi’ite Houthis and allied army units, who have taken over much of the country and seek to oust Hadi.

Mar 26, 2015

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes on Houthi rebels

SANAA/ADEN, Yemen, March 26 (Reuters) – Yemen’s President
Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden under Saudi
protection on Thursday and arrived in Saudi Arabia as Houthi
rebels battled with forces still loyal to him on the outskirts
of the southern port city.

Throughout the day, warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab
allies struck at Houthi forces, who have taken over much of the
country in their campaign to oust Hadi.

Mar 26, 2015

Saudi Arabia, allies launch air campaign in Yemen against Houthi fighters

ADEN/WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia announced
on Wednesday it had launched military operations in Yemen,
carrying out air strikes in coordination with a 10-country
coalition seeking to beat back Houthi militia forces besieging
the southern city of Aden where the country’s president had
taken refuge.

At a news conference in Washington, Saudi Ambassador Adel
al-Jubeir said Gulf Arab allies and others had joined with the
desert kingdom in the military campaign in a bid “to protect and
defend the legitimate government” of Yemen President Abd-Rabbu
Mansour Hadi. He declined to give any information on Hadi’s
whereabouts.

Mar 26, 2015

Allies of Yemen Houthis seize Aden airport, close in on president

ADEN (Reuters) – Houthi militia forces and allied army units seized Aden airport and a nearby air base on Wednesday, tightening their grip on the outskirts of the southern Yemeni city after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fled his residence for a safer location.

The United States said Hadi, holed up in Aden since fleeing the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa last month, was no longer at the compound he has been using as a base. It offered no other details on his movements.

Mar 25, 2015

Yemen’s Houthi militia close in on president’s Aden base

ADEN (Reuters) – Houthi militia forces in Yemen backed by allied army units seized an air base on Wednesday and appeared close to capturing the southern port of Aden from defenders loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, residents said.

The United States said that Hadi, who has been holed up in Aden since fleeing the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa last month, was no longer at his residence. It offered no other details on his movements.

Mar 25, 2015

Yemen’s Aden braces for fight with Houthis and old foe Saleh

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) – Young men brandishing AK-47s patrolled the streets of Aden on Wednesday and government employees headed home as Houthi forces backed by heavy armor punched through defense lines, putting the southern city squarely in the firing line of Yemen’s war.

The Iranian-allied attackers, bent on unseating President Abd-Rabbui Mansour Hadi who they see as a pawn of the West, have reached within 40 km (25 miles) of the southern port city where Hadi sought refuge after fleeing the capital Sanaa.

Feb 4, 2015
via FaithWorld

Muslim clerics denounce burning alive of Jordanian pilot as un-Islamic

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(Jordanians hold up a poster of pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, who is being held captive by Islamic State militants, during a candlelit vigil in a show of solidarity with Japan, in front of the Japanese embassy in Amman February 2, 2015. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed)

Muslim clerics widely denounced Islamist militants in Syria over the burning to death of a Jordanian pilot, saying such a form of killing was considered an abomination under Islam, no matter the justification.

Feb 4, 2015

Clerics denounce burning alive of pilot as un-Islamic

DUBAI/AMMAN (Reuters) – Muslim clerics widely condemned the burning to death of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State, saying such a form of killing was considered despicable by Islam, no matter the context.

Islamic State militants released a video on Tuesday appearing to show captured pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh being burnt alive in a cage. Jordan, which has participated in a U.S.-led military campaign to bomb Islamic State positions, responded overnight by executing two al Qaeda convicts on death row.