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Naseh Shaker

Middle East

Can a religious pilgrimage make peace a prospect in Yemen?

For the first time since 2015, the Saudis invited the Houthis to perform the Hajj at Mecca. And guess what? It went off without a hitch.

Middle East

Yemeni government, Houthis celebrate major prisoner swap

The exchange and pending ceasefire deal could presage an end to the country's 8-year-war and humanitarian crisis.

Middle East

What's behind the Houthis' repeated attacks in south Yemen?

The truce seems far in the rearview as the primary focus of the rebels' ire today appears to be unpaid public salaries.

Middle East

Yemen needs more than military parades and anniversary parties

Recent Houthi celebrations are a bit tone deaf — the people here need food and salaries — and the ceasefire is expiring in just over a week.