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Saudi 'should be blacklisted' over Yemen hospital attacks - BBC News

The UN should put Saudi Arabia back on a list of violators of children's rights because of attacks on hospitals in Yemen, two rights groups say. In a report, Save the Children and Watchlist detail how attacks on hospitals and doctors, and the blocking ...and more »

Houthis Firing Iranian-Supplied Missiles into Saudi Arabia, Mattis Says - Department of Defense

The United States and its allies and partners hope a U.N. team will negotiate an end to the conflict in Yemen, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today. "We see Iranian-supplied missiles being fired by the Houthis into Saudi Arabia -- and this is ...and more »

Washington wants 'strong' Saudi Arabia: Mattis - The National

The US defence secretary, meeting top officials in Riyadh, hinted that president Donald Trump could visit the kingdom. April 19, 2017. Updated: April 19, 2017 04:00 AM. 0. shares. Twitter Facebook Google Plus Linkedin E-Mail Print later. 0. shares ...and more »

US defense secretary: must overcome Iran's destabilization efforts to help Yemen - Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that Iran's destabilizing influence in the Middle East would have to be overcome to end the conflict in Yemen, as the United States weighs increasing support to the Saudi-led ...and more »

Saudi Arabia retracts '40000 Egyptian troops in Yemen' comment - The New Arab

A Saudi general has stepped back from previous comments he made claiming that Egypt had offered to send up to 40,000 ground troops to Yemen to fight Houthi rebels. Tags: Egypt, Saudi, Asiri, Yemen, ground troops. A Saudi general has walked back on ...and more »

Jim Mattis, in Saudi Visit, Calls for Political Solution in Yemen - New York Times

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called on Wednesday for a political solution in Yemen between Sunni Arabs, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, and Iranian-backed Houthis, but he stopped short of publicly warning America's Sunni ...and more »

Mattis Meets With Saudi Officials in Riyadh, Praises Kingdom's Leadership - Department of Defense

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke to reporters after meetings today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, touching on the kingdom's leading role in regional security as well as on countering Iranian influence and negotiating peace in Yemen. Defense Secretary Jim ...and more »

Yemen: The Graveyard of US Policy Myths - War on the Rocks

As the United States considers deeper involvement in the Yemeni civil war and grapples with the fallout of a January 2017 raid resulting in the death of a Navy SEAL and an unknown number of civilians, it must confront a growing reality: Yemen has ...and more »

North Korea 'Recklessly Tried to Provoke,' Mattis Says - Department of Defense

North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch is an attempt to "provoke" and underscores why the United States is working with the Chinese government to keep the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today. Vice ...and more »

Mattis Arrives in Saudi Arabia for Talks on Strengthening Strategic Ties - Department of Defense

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis began a visit to Saudi Arabia today to discuss efforts to strengthen commitments to the U.S.-Saudi security partnership. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis greets Saudi leaders after arriving at King Salman Air Base, Saudi Arabia ...and more »