Iran warned the Saudi-led “attack” on Yemen could draw the entire region into conflict.
Some of the strikes hit key military positions in the country’s capital, Sanaa, and flattened a number of homes near the international airport.
Iran’s foreign ministry called Saudi-led airstrikes against Shiite Muslim rebels in Yemen a “dangerous step” Thursday, and said they would only worsen the crisis in the country.
The U.N.’s special envoy for Yemen, Jamal Benomar, warned an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Sunday that events were pushing the country “to the edge of civil war.”
The White House said Friday there’s no indication the Islamic State group had any operational link to a string of suicide bombings in Yemen that killed at least 137 people.
Suicide bombers attacked a pair of mosques Friday in the Yemeni capital, unleashing monstrous blasts that ripped through worshippers and killed 137 people in the deadliest assault yet targeting Shiite rebels who have taken over large parts of the rapidly fragmenting nation. At least 13 children were among the dead.
Terror group claims it was behind the attack at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris “as revenge for the honor” of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is threatening to execute an American photojournalist.
Witness says an American UAV struck a white SUV carrying militants.
A former FBI explosives expert said Monday he will plead guilty to revealing secret information for an Associated Press story about a U.S. intelligence operation in Yemen in 2012. The story led to a leaks investigation and the seizure of AP phone records in the government’s search for the information’s source.