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Pompeo, in Saudi Arabia, Gets Tough on Iran, Gulf Dispute

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is using the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad as America’s top diplomat to call for concerted international action to punish Iran for its missile programs.

Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, June 20, 2016. Yemen's civil war has killed some 9,000 people since March 2015 — a third of them civilians, according to the United …

After UN Defeat, U.S. and Allies Condemn Iran over Yemen Arms

The United States and three European allies condemned Iran on Tuesday after the United Nations found Tehran had violated the arms embargo on Yemen by failing to block supplies of missiles and drones to Houthi rebels.

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Hezbollah Chief ‘Proud’ of Sending Missiles to Gaza

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah boasted in a speech Monday that his organization shipped anti-tank missiles to the Gaza Strip. “I’m proud and honored to say we sent Kornet missiles to the Gaza Strip. We’re using our own weapons in Syria as well,” he said.

In this Thursday, April 27, 2017 photo released by Saudi Press agency, SPA, Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reacts during the opening of the Gulf Cooperation Countries, GCC, Interior, Foreign, Defence Ministers Joint Meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Saudi Interior Ministry via AP)

Saudi Crown Prince Accuses Iran of ‘Direct Aggression’

RIYADH – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused Iran on Tuesday of “direct military aggression” against the kingdom by supplying Yemen’s Huthi rebels with ballistic missiles, state media reported.

FILE -- In this Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 file photo, tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons as they chant slogans during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's civil war is threatening to further entangle the United States …

Saudi-led Coalition Warns Iran over Yemen Missile Launch

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen closed off the land, sea and air ports to the Arab world’s poorest country early Monday after a rebel-fired ballistic missile targeted Riyadh, blaming the launch on Iran and warning it could be “considered as an act of war.”

A Yemeni child collects items from the rubbish in the capital Sanaa on November 20, 2016 on the UN Universal Children's Day. / AFP / Abdel RAHMAN ABDALLAH (Photo credit should read ABDEL RAHMAN ABDALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: ‘Colossal Pile’ of Toxic Trash May Bury Ancient Capital of Yemen

Residents of war-ravaged Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, are facing yet another problem — the management of toxic trash that is posing a looming threat to the health of the people in the country’s ancient capital of Sanaa, home to a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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EXCLUSIVE: Russia Suspects Saudis Exploited Syria Truce To Arm Loyalists – Source

The recent round of negotiation between the Yemeni government and the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels has been marred by speculation that Russia would supply advanced weapons to the rebels in a bid to offset a similar gesture by Saudi Arabia to its loyalists, an Arab intelligence source told Breitbart Jerusalem.

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Report: ISIS in Yemen Trying to Steal Al-Qaeda’s Thunder

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has significantly expanded its footprint in Yemen over the last year, posing a challenge to its rival al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), reports Reuters. ISIS’s ranks have been bolstered with new members amid the messy war in Yemen between Iran-allied Shiite Houthis and a Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Arab nations.

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Pentagon Will Attempt to Recover Weapons in Yemen After U.S. Embassy Reopens

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Pentagon, amid the chaos plaguing Yemen, is unable to recover more than half a billion dollars worth of weapons, equipment, and other U.S. taxpayer-funded security assistance provided to the impoverished Arab country, according to a U.S. defense official.

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AQAP Makes Gains Amid Conflict Between Houthis and Saudi-Led Campaign

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) took over a major airport, a sea port, and oil terminal in southern Yemen while forces loyal to Yemen’s exiled president and a Saudi-led air campaign continued to battle Iran-backed Houthi rebels in other parts of the country.