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  • Yemen fighting unlikely to wrap up anytime soon Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 2:48 PM ET
    People watch a vehicle which belonged to Shi'ite Muslim rebels burn during clashes in Aden, Yemen, March 26, 2015.

    A Yemeni official said the Saudi-backed operation in the country would only take days, but experts said an easy conclusion is unlikely.

  • *Success would establish Riyadh as leader of Sunni states. RIYADH, March 27- Saudi Arabia's campaign to stop the Houthis from ruling over Yemen could define its role in the Middle East for years and shape its regional struggle with the rebels' ally Iran. Success would establish Riyadh as de facto leader of the region's Sunni states it has pulled together in a...

  • Are oil prices all about Saudi Arabia?   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Are oil prices all about Saudi Arabia?

    Kerry Craig, market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, talks about the current crisis in Yemen and how oil and Saudi Arabia are involved in it.

  • Obama must fix Israeli relations: Bill Richardson Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    Bill Richardson

    The former UN ambassador says Israel is "our anchor in the Mideast."

  • DUBAI, March 27- Leading tribes in Yemen's main oil producing province of Marib said on Friday they backed a Saudi-led military campaign against Houthi militia opposed to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. "The tribes of Marib announce their support of Operation Decisive Storm under the leadership of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries to end the rebellion...

  • Chechnya threatens to arm Mexico against US Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 9:32 AM ET

    The Russian satellite state of Chechnya has threatened to supply weapons to Mexican rebels to aid a conflict against the United States.

  • Morocco backs Saudi coalition in Yemen Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:17 AM ET

    RABAT, March 27- Morocco will join Saudi-led coalition action in Yemen to hold back Shi'ite Houthi militia by providing political, intelligence, logistics and military support, the country's foreign ministry said. Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Arab countries launched air strikes throughout Yemen on Thursday to check the Houthi rebels, which are allied to Iran,...

  • More airstrikes spark chaos in Yemen   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:24 AM ET
    More bombings spark chaos in Yemen

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on the aftermath of another round of Saudi-coalition air strikes in Yemen.

  • Conflict in Yemen: Latest Report   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Conflict in Yemen: Latest Report

    War planes have reportedly struck an air force base a few kilometers from an oil field in Yemen. CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the latest developments.

  • Will the Saudi-led operation in Yemen work?   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 9:22 PM ET
    Will the Saudi-led operation in Yemen work?

    Jason Feer, Head of Business Intelligence at Poten & Partners, says Saudi Arabia and its allies are prepared to do everything they can to stop the advancement of Houthi militants.

  • Mideast on verge of Arab Spring 2: Expert Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET
    Members of the Yemeni security forces loyal to the Huthi movement brandish their weapons during a gathering in Sanaa, Yemen, March 26, 2015.

    The conflict has pitted two big oil production nations against each other, Saudi Arabia and Iran.

  • What another war in the Middle East means Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:56 PM ET
    Yemen

    Americans "need to understand just how important a threat Yemen can be," says one analyst.

  • LONDON, March 26- Conflict in Yemen risks spilling out into the busy sea lanes that pass it and potentially disrupt the narrow Bab el-Mandeb passage through which nearly 4 million barrels of oil are shipped daily to Europe, the United States and Asia. Oil prices rose as much as 6 percent on Thursday after neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air...

  • DUBAI, March 26- Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck Shi'ite Muslim rebels fighting to oust Yemen's president on Thursday, in a push by the world's top oil exporter to check Iranian influence in its backyard. Most of the crude exported from Saudi Arabia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Iraq-- together with nearly all the liquefied natural...

  • Yemen war clouds raise dangers for top oil shipping route Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:39 PM ET

    LONDON, March 26- Conflict in Yemen risks spilling out into the busy sea lanes that pass it and potentially disrupt the narrow Bab el-Mandeb passage through which nearly 4 million barrels of oil are shipped daily to Europe, the United States and Asia. Oil prices rose as much as 6 percent on Thursday after neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air...

  • Yemen crisis: The timeline   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:12 PM ET
    A Houthi fighter at the site of an air strike at a residential area near Sanaa Airport in Yemen, March 26, 2015.

    A Saudi-led coalition - including the U.S - has launched airstrikes on Yemen as the country, ridden with extremist groups, edges closer to civil war. CNBC recaps the events leading up to that point.

  • Egypt, Saudi to lead incursion into Yemen: Report Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    A Houthi fighter at the site of an air strike at a residential area near Sanaa Airport in Yemen, March 26, 2015.

    Saudi Arabia and Egypt will lead a ground operation in Yemen against rebels after a campaign of airstrikes, officials said.

  • An evolution of Yemen's Sunni-Shia war   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    An evolution of  Yemen's Sunni-Shia war

    With the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Yemen intensifying, Firas Abi Ali, head of Middle East analysis at IHS Country Risk, talks about what's taking place.

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- The Pentagon's notoriously slow, bureaucratic and wasteful acquisition system is eroding America's military technological edge and must be reformed, Senator John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said on Thursday. The Arizona Republican, a former presidential candidate and prisoner of war during the Vietnam...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Stock markets across the Gulf Arab region and other parts of the Middle East closed slightly lower on Thursday, an expected tumble after Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes overnight on neighboring Yemen. Oil prices were also hit by the jitters over the escalation in Yemen, with Brent crude up $2.34 at $58.81 and U.S. crude up $2.20 at...