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  • director Nov 16, 2019

    Historic Flooding Highlights Venice's Vulnerability

    The historic lagoon city of Venice exists on the edge of a double threat: As it sinks, the seas rise. That reality became more stark this week when Venice was hit with its worst flood in over 50 years, caused by a nearly 1.9 meter (6-foot) tide that sent waist-high water flowing through St. Mark’s Square, cast the city’s world-famous...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 11, 2019

    US Bolsters Saudi Defense Against Iran With Jets, Missiles

    The U.S. is deploying dozens more fighter jets and additional air defenses to Saudi Arabia, beefing up efforts to defend the kingdom against Iran even as President Donald Trump repeatedly insists that America must get out of endless Middle East wars. Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the deployments Friday just hours after Iran said two missiles struck one of its...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 17, 2019

    US Blames Iran for Saudi Strike; Big Hit for Oil Prices

    The U.S. continued to build its case Monday that Iran was behind the fiery weekend attack on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities that raised new war worries and sent energy prices soaring. Three people familiar with the intelligence told NBC News that American intelligence showed that the attack was launched from Iran – an assessment that is likely to escalate...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 16, 2019

    Trump: US Locked and Loaded for Response to Attack on Saudis

    A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom’s oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid heightened tensions over Tehran’s collapsing nuclear deal. President Donald Trump said the U.S. had reason...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 7, 2019

    Iran Uses Advanced Centrifuges, Threatens Higher Enrichment

    Iran on Saturday said it now uses arrays of advanced centrifuges prohibited by its 2015 nuclear deal and can enrich uranium “much more beyond” current levels to weapons-grade material, taking a third step away from the accord while warning Europe has little time to offer it new terms. While insisting Iran doesn’t seek a nuclear weapon, the comments by Behrouz...

  • spokesman Sep 2, 2019

    Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill at Least 100 in Rebel-Run Prison

    The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen staged multiple airstrikes on a detention center operated by the Houthi rebels in the southwestern province of Dhamar, killing at least 100 people and wounding dozens more Sunday, officials and the rebels’ health ministry said. Franz Rauchenstein, the head of the Red Cross delegation in Yemen, suggested that the death toll could be higher...

  • DUBAI Aug 17, 2019

    Yemen Rebel Drone Attack Targets Remote Saudi Oil Field

    Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia’s sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a “limited fire” in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry. The attack on the Shaybah oil field, which produces some 1 million barrels of crude oil a day near...

  • food Mar 27, 2019

    Save The Children: 7 Killed in Airstrike on Yemen Hospital

    A hospital in a rural area of northwest Yemen was hit by an airstrike Tuesday killing seven people and wounding eight others, Save the Children said. The international aid organization, which supports the hospital, said in a statement sent to the Associated Press that four of those killed were children and two adults are unaccounted for. Save The Children said...

  • chief Dec 2, 2018

    US Naval Commander in Middle East Found Dead in Bahrain Home

    The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and the U.S. Fifth Fleet has been found dead in his residence in Bahrain. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson says Vice Adm. Scott Stearney was found dead Saturday. Richardson says the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini Ministry of Interior are investigating the death, but foul play is not...

  • food Nov 10, 2018

    Civilian Death Toll in Yemen Rising Despite US Assurances

    Airstrikes by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen are on a pace to kill more civilians than last year, according to a database tracking violence in the country, despite the United States’ repeated claims that the coalition is taking precautions to prevent such bloodshed. The database gives an indication of the scope of the disaster wreaked in Yemen by...

  • director Oct 12, 2018

    Richard Branson Suspends $1 Billion Virgin Investment Talks With Saudi Arabia Over Missing Journalist

    Virgin Group founder Richard Branson suspended discussions with Saudi Arabia about a proposed $1 billion investment in Virgin’s space companies following allegations that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the country’s consulate in Istanbul....
    “What has reportedly happened in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved true, would clearly change the ability of any of us in the...

  • Governor Jul 29, 2018

    Orca Whale Continued to Carry Her Dead Calf

    For three days she has grieved, carrying her dead calf on her head, unwilling to let it go. J35, a member of the critically endangered southern resident family of orcas, gave birth to her calf Tuesday only to watch it die within half an hour. All day, and through the night, she carried the calf. She was seen still carrying...

  • energy Oct 24, 2017

    Saudi Arabia Plans to Build Futuristic City for Innovators

    Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince on Tuesday announced plans to build a futuristic city run entirely on alternative sources of energy and said the ultraconservative kingdom must return to “moderate Islam.” The $500 billion “Neom” project , envisioned as a hub for technological innovation, will be funded by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, which the prince oversees, as well as...

  • Associated Press Jul 15, 2017

    Egypt Knife Attacker First Sat, Spoke With 2 German Victims

    Germany on Saturday confirmed that two German tourists were killed in a knife attack at a hotel in the popular Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada. The assailant, Egypt said, was a 28-year-old university graduate from the Nile Delta. The German Foreign Ministry said it now has the “sad certainty” that two German female tourists died in Friday’s attack. It...

  • Associated Press Jun 22, 2017

    US Interrogates Detainees in Yemen Prisons Rife With Torture

    Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al Qaeda militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the “grill,” in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found. Senior...

  • Twitter Mar 17, 2017

    Attack Near Red Sea Strait Kills 31, Mostly Somali Migrants

    A boat packed with Somali migrants came under attack overnight off Yemen’s coast close to a strategic Red Sea strait that killed 31 people, a U.N. agency and a Yemeni medical official said Friday. According to the International Organization for Migration, the victims carried UNHCR papers. Laurent De Boeck, the IOM chief in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, said the agency believes...

  • United States Oct 30, 2016

    Dozens Feared Dead After Airstrikes Hit Prisons in Yemen

    Yemeni security and medical officials say dozens of prisoners and security personnel are feared dead after airstrikes battered two prisons inside a security headquarters in a western port city.

  • United States Oct 13, 2016

    Official: Yemen Rebels Fire Two Missiles at US Ship; Both Miss

    For the second time this week two missiles were fired at a U.S. Navy ship in the Red Sea, and officials believe they were launched by the same Yemen-based Houthi rebels involved in the earlier attack, a U.S. military official said Wednesday. According to the official, the missiles were fired early Wednesday at the USS Mason, an Arleigh Burke class...

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