Monday, March 30, 2015

Arab League Members Approve Joint Military Force

The heads of the Arab League agreed (Al Jazeera) to create a regional military force at a summit over the weekend that was overshadowed by escalating conflict in Yemen. Separately, dozens are dead amid fresh clashes (Middle East Eye) between Shia Houthis and tribal fighters in the southern region of Yemen, as the Saudi-led coalition continues to conduct air strikes (Al Arabiya) on military bases and arms depots in Sana'a and Saada.
Yemen has become the latest locus of Iran-Saudi, Shia-Sunni conflict, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass in this Op-Ed.