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News Roundup and Notes: March 30, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

YEMEN

Arab nations form joint-military force. With Yemen “on the brink of the abyss,” Arab states agreed to assemble a unified military force at an Arab League summit in Egypt’s Sharm al-Sheikh on Sunday.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: March 27, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

YEMEN

Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrikes on Yemen continue. Warplanes continued bombing Houthi targets in the country through a second night, and a spokesperson of the coalition has said strikes would continue “as long as necessary.” [Al Jazeera]  Al Arabiya has a guide to “Operation Decisive Storm.” [Be sure to check out Nathalie Weizmann’s post at Just Security this morning on the international law implications of the Saudi-led intervention.]

Saudi Arabia kept some of the details of the planned Yemen offensive from the U.S.  continue »

News Roundup and Notes: March 26, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

YEMEN

Saudi Arabia has launched airstrikes in Yemen, targeting Shi’ite Houthi rebels fighting to oust the country’s president. A number of regional powers including Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan, and Sudan expressed a willingness to commit ground troops to the offensive.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: March 25, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

YEMEN

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has fled Aden. The president’s departure comes just hours after Houthi fighters claimed to have seized an airbase where U.S.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: March 24, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

YEMEN

Yemen’s foreign minister has called for Gulf Arab military intervention to prevent the advance of Shi’ite Houthi rebels, a step which may entangle neighboring states into the country’s worsening power struggle, reports Reuters.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: March 23, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

YEMEN

U.S. pulls out of Yemen. In light of the deteriorating security situation in Yemen, the United States government has decided to relocate all remaining personnel out of Yemen.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: March 20, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TUNISIA MUSEUM ATTACK

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Bardo museum attack, but did not offer any evidence to back its claim.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: March 19, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TUNISIA MUSEUM ATTACK

Gunmen in military uniforms attacked Tunisia’s national museum in Tunis on Wednesday, killing 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: March 18, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

The U.S. has lost contact with a surveillance drone over Syria. Syria’s state news agency said government air forces shot down the unarmed Predator drone over the coastal province of Latakia, but U.S.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: March 17, 2015

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

The Iraqi offensive to retake Tikrit has stalled. Iraqi officials said the mission against the Islamic State had “temporarily stopped,” amid heavy casualties suffered by Iraqi forces and growing calls for U.S.-led airstrikes.…   continue »