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War in Yemen

A Saudi-led military alliance is bombing Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen. Apparently supported by Iran, the rebels had driven the Sunni-dominated government out of the capital Sanaa. Is the country in the grips of a proxy war between two regional powers?

Radikal - Turkey | Tuesday, 7. April 2015

Iran doesn't need Turkey to open doors anymore

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is visiting Iran today, Tuesday, despite recently having harshly criticised the country's conduct in Yemen. He must display great diplomatic skill to avoid increasing Turkey's international isolation, the liberal online daily Radikal notes: » more

Al-Ahram - Egypt | Wednesday, 1. April 2015

Global perspectives: Solve conflicts in Middle East without West

Saudi Arabia's intervention in Yemen is the right move, writes the Egyptian state-owned daily Al Ahram: » more

Sabah - Turkey | Tuesday, 31. March 2015

Turkey's zig-zagging hides a strategy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on Iran on Thursday to "withdraw" from Yemen and accused it of trying to build up its power in the Middle East. These statements and the cooperation with Saudi Arabia are part of a balancing strategy being used by the Turkish government, the pro-government daily Sabah explains: » more

Zeit Online - Germany | Monday, 30. March 2015

Nuclear deal won't solve Middle East conflicts

The deadline for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme ends today, Tuesday. The liberal web portal Zeit Online doubts that such an agreement can solve the regional conflicts in the Middle East: » more

Kurier - Austria | Monday, 30. March 2015

Tehran is the real target

The timing of the intervention in Yemen is no coincidence, the tabloid Kurier believes: » more

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | Monday, 30. March 2015

Intervention with a high risk factor

The intervention of the military coalition in Yemen bears a political and humanitarian risk, the conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung warns: » more

Iltalehti - Finland | Monday, 30. March 2015

Yemen is a powder keg

The fight against the Houthi rebels led by the Saudi Arabian coalition in Yemen poses a threat to the stability of the entire region, the tabloid newspaper IItalehti writes: » more

Milliyet - Turkey | Monday, 30. March 2015

Turkey should stay out of conflict

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan signalled on Friday that he would support the Saudi-led military alliance in Yemen. Definitely the wrong move, columnist Asli Aydıntaşbaş criticises in the daily Milliyet: » more

Hürriyet - Turkey | Friday, 27. March 2015

Only democracy helps against religious wars

Yet another religious war is flaring up in the Middle East in Yemen, the conservative daily Hürriyet laments: » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Friday, 27. March 2015

The West is on the wrong side in Yemen

The military coalition led by Saudi Arabia continued its attacks against Houthi rebels in Yemen on Thursday night. The liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore laments that the West has taken sides with Riyadh in the conflict: » more

Público - Portugal | Wednesday, 25. March 2015

Yemen conflict a time bomb for Arab Peninsula

Saudi Arabian units began attacking Houthi rebels' positions in Yemen on Wednesday night. The latter had closed in on the city of Aden in southern Yemen, to which the Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi had fled to a month ago. The liberal daily Público warns that the conflict could spread: » more


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