Yemen

Britain must follow Germany’s example to help end Yemen’s civil war

1 April 2019 10:39

There is no civil war in the world today whose effects are so detrimental to civilians as the conflict engulfing…

Trump’s foreign policy seems designed to terrify everyone – including his own government

9 February 2017 17:13

‘Plan, prepare, and train for the outbreak of chaos,’ says al Qaeda’s handbook, The Management of Savagery, a blueprint for…

Boris Johnson is right about Saudi Arabia

8 December 2016 14:35

In what sense does anyone actually disagree with what Boris Johnson said about Saudi Arabia and Iran? Does anyone actually…

Watch: Tory MP accuses BBC of bias over ‘amateurish’ Newsnight Yemen special

11 September 2015 19:03

With charter renewal looming, the BBC is under increasing scrutiny from the government to justify its licence fee. So it’s…

Why Yemen is quickly becoming the new Syria

4 August 2015 12:45

Though it hasn’t been hitting the headlines recently, the situation in Yemen has been rapidly deteriorating and looks set to grow…

Did Yemen’s intelligence service collude with Al Qaeda?

4 June 2015 17:53

Al Qaeda terrorists have never had good press. For sound reasons they are always represented as evil, nihilistic, faceless murderers.…

Britain might want a holiday from history, but we’re not going to get one

4 April 2015 11:06

The more I think about the debate on Thursday night, the more I think it was a disgrace that there…

The last thing Yemen needs is more war. But that is what it’s getting

1 April 2015 17:36

After years of hearing how terrible Western interventions are in the Middle East (Exhibits A, B and C the fiascos…

Was Netanyahu’s message worth the diplomatic damage it caused?

5 March 2015 11:40

For weeks before his plane set off for Washington, Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress was exhaustingly analysed here…

British jihadis, go to Yemen

4 August 2013 13:13

The British embassy in Yemen is to be closed for a couple of days because the Americans have got wind…

When spring doesn’t turn into summer

29 May 2012 10:07

A high-ranking member of Hosni Mubarak’s disgraced government, or someone from the Muslim Brotherhood? It’s hardly an enviable choice —…

Attention shifts to Yemen

7 June 2011 18:08

Since last week’s attack on Yemen’s President Saleh and his subsequent flight, Sana’a has been on the cusp of anarchy.…

So long, Saleh?

5 June 2011 16:04

The Middle Eastern merry-go-round takes another turn with the news that President Ali Abdullah Saleh has fled to Saudi Arabia.…

Yemen implodes

26 May 2011 12:21

Sometimes you wait and wait for an event, and nothing ever happens. Pakistan is always said to be teetering on…

Another one goes

23 April 2011 19:40

The scent of jasmine has just grown a little stronger in Arabia. The Yemeni President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has agreed…

The Yemeni domino totters

21 March 2011 12:42

Call it the domino effect, if you like. After Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, Yemen is the latest country to drag…

Gaddafi defiant as the international coalition prepares his noose

19 March 2011 10:55

The fog of war lies thick in Benghazi this morning. There are reported explosions and gunfire and Sky News is…

What Wikileaks reveals

28 November 2010 19:38

The publication of a quarter of a million US diplomatic cables is going to blow the lid on a lot…

Beware Yeminitis 

2 November 2010 16:34

Yesterday saw an outbreak of Yeminitis, with Westminster focused on Osama Bin Laden’s ancestral home after the foiled bomb plot.…

Confronting terror at home

1 November 2010 9:03

As Julian Glover notes, Jack Straw let the cat out of the bag. ‘Never, ever, downplay the possible consequences,’ he…