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Militias rule the day in strife-torn Middle East

ed governments in Iraq and Syria have come to rely on Shiite militias as their armies have crumbled in the face of mostly Sunni insurgents and rebels. In Libya,... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Yemen's crisis reflects arc of Arab Spring revolts

Yemen's 2011 Arab Spring revolt began with a nucleus of young men and women, a mix of socialists, secularists and moderate Islamists. In the capital's "Change Square,"... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

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Arab states risk backlash by joining Syria strikes

The Arab nations that joined the United States in striking the Islamic State group in Syria were unusually open about it, throwing aside their usual secrecy and... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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At least 340 killed in Yemen's week-long fighting

A Shiite militia that overran the Yemeni capital sized tanks and armored vehicles from military headquarters on Monday and raided the home of a long-time archenemy, a... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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Yemen Shiite rebels rout Islamist-allied general

Heavily armed Yemeni Shiite militiamen took over the headquarters and house of a powerful army general allied to Sunni Islamists on Monday and set up checkpoints... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites

Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that have left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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