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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.”

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 …

Yemen: Al Qaeda Controls More Territory than Houthis, Islamic State

A resurgent al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is capitalizing on the deadly civil war in Yemen, emerging as the strongest jihadist group in the country while a Saudi-led coalition concentrates on routing the Shiite Houthis and the West focuses on the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).

The Associated Press

UAE Sends over 400 Colombian Mercenaries to Fight Houthis in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a member of a U.S.-backed coalition led by Saudi Arabia, has deployed to Yemen more than 400 Colombian mercenaries who had been training in the Emirati desert to combat Iran-linked Shiite rebels known as Houthis, reports The New York Times (NYT).

Wael Qubady/AP

WSJ: US Says Iran Is Trying to Supply Missiles to Houthis in Yemen

The U.S. is widening its role in the Saudi Arabia-led campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, screening military targets and searching vessels for Yemen-bound game-changing weapons from Iran, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The Associated Press