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Middle East Reporter — Wall Street Journal

Middle East reporter -The Wall Street Journal. Focus on jihadi movements, Syria. Formerly based in Afghanistan. Rants mine, all mine. maria.habib@wsj.com

Top Yemen Generals Switch Allegiance Amid Rebellion

wsj.com — Top generals that had supported Yemen's former leader and a rebel uprising switched their allegiance to the government in exile, the first sign that renegade military units crucial to the rebellion are returning to state control.

U.S. Widens Role in Saudi-led Campaign Against Yemen Rebels

wsj.com — The U.S. is expanding its role in Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen, vetting military targets and searching vessels for Yemen-bound Iranian arms amid growing concerns about the goals of the Saudi-led mission, according to U.S. and Arab officials. U.S. officials worry mounting civilian casualties will undermine popular support in Yemen and in other Sunni Arab countries backing the campaign.

Yemen’s Ousted President Saleh Helps Propel Houthi Rebel Advance

wsj.com — Ruling Yemen is like "dancing on the heads of snakes," President Ali Abdullah Saleh once said of the tangled web of alliances that sustained him in office for two decades until his ouster in the Arab Spring uprisings.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Lashes Out at Saudi Arabia’s Intervention in Yemen

wsj.com — BEIRUT-Iran's supreme leader warned Saudi Arabia that its military intervention in Yemen would end in military defeat in his strongest comments on the conflict to date. In a televised speech Thursday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lashed out at Riyadh's offensive against Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels, calling it a "bad initiative for the region" and accusing the kingdom of perpetrating war crimes in Yemen because of the civilian...

France’s TV5Monde hacked by group claiming to be Islamic State

marketwatch.com — PARIS--French broadcaster TV5Monde was working to get its systems back on track Thursday after an "extremely powerful" cyberattack by hackers claiming allegiance to Islamic State knocked the company's channels off the air globally--a new indication of the militant group's technological capabilities.

France’s TV5Monde Hacked by Group Claiming To Be Islamic State

wsj.com — PARIS-French broadcaster TV5Monde was working to get its systems back on track Thursday after an "extremely powerful" cyberattack by hackers claiming allegiance to Islamic State knocked the company's channels off the air globally-a new indication of the militant group's technological capabilities.

Humanitarian Crisis Deepens in Embattled Yemen City

wsj.com — BEIRUT-Yemeni civilians trapped by fighting between Houthi rebels and Saudi-backed fighters in the southern port city of Aden are quickly running out of clean water and food supplies, residents said Monday. With bottled water no longer available, thousands of people were lining up at water pumps for supplies, said inhabitants of Yemen's...

Saudis Airdrop Weapons to Yemeni Militias Fighting Houthis

wsj.com — Saudi Arabia on Friday airdropped crates filled with weapons to reinforce southern Yemen militias struggling to retake the southern port city of Aden from Houthi rebels. The crates contained artillery, sniper rifles and bulletproof vests, among other equipment, according to Yemeni security officials and militias receiving the packages. ...

Al Qaeda Storms Al Mukalla in Yemen

wsj.com — Al Qaeda militants in Yemen stormed the coastal city of al Mukalla early Thursday, seized government buildings and freed at least 270 inmates from a prison, including many of its own operatives, Yemeni officials said. The 2 a.m. attack on the eastern city, an important seaport, was a new setback for Saudi-backed government forces already fighting an uprising by Iranian-linked Houthi rebels.

Yemenis Turn Against Saudi-led Bombing

wsj.com — Yemenis once supportive of the Saudi-led bombing campaign against Houthi rebels in their country are turning against the operation as civilian casualties mount and vital economic infrastructure is destroyed by airstrikes, including one on Wednesday that killed 29 employees at a dairy factory far from rebel-held areas.
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Apr 18, 2015

A never-before-seen passage of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ sheds new light on the author’s political philosophy on.wsj.com/1JNOLQS via @WSJ

Apr 17, 2015

RT @Nour_Samaha: #Nasrallah: Nothing will prevent us from declaring the stance denouncing the Saudi-American aggression against #Yemen.

Apr 17, 2015

RT @ingarogg: #pt Sumeria TV has published an image allegedly showing the corpse of Izzet Duri, it could be him, but it could also be someone else.

Apr 17, 2015

RT @yarotrof: Saudi briefings on the Yemen war now proudly list Malaysia as a coalition member. Pakistan is also still on the list pic.twitter.com/hcOFwHFA2n

Apr 17, 2015

A Century After Armenian Genocide, Turkey’s Denial Only Deepens. Beautiful photos by @bdentonphoto nyti.ms/1FX5bba

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