The US killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani serves as a reminder to the GCC that when push comes to shove, they are all in the same boat.
Contrary to the Houthi claim, UN investigators suggest their evidence has increased the possibility that it was Tehran that launched the attack using long-range and sophisticated weaponry.
We look at five countries which might witness dramatic change in the coming year.
The explosion took place while the separatists, known as the Resistance Forces, were wrapping up a parade for new recruits at a soccer field in the capital of al Dhalea province.
Beijing seeks normalcy in war-affected Yemen to ensure its flagship Belt and Road Initiative has safe access to the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea.
Return of Houthi prisoners to capital, Sanaa, comes two days after the Saudi-led military coalition announced freeing 200 Houthis, a decision the UN hailed.
Military coalition spokesman Turki al Maliki announces release of Houthi prisoners, says restrictions on air space will be eased to allow flights out of rebel-held airport in capital Sanaa.
By establishing formal diplomatic relations with the Houthis, Iran complicates Riyadh’s attempts to reach a deal with the Yemeni rebel group.
Houthi rebels captured the vessels on Tuesday, during a lull in attacks on Saudi Arabia.
Russia's Vladimir Putin may seize an opening in the Gulf to exert his influence as regional and global alliances fray around the edges.
"[Mohammed] Bin Salman's optimism about stopping the war is positive," says Mohamed Ali al Houthi, a member of the group's political council, a day after Saudi crown prince voiced hope for reaching a political solution to conflict.
Houthi spokesman Yahya Sarea says the three-day "large-scale" operation was launched on August 25 and showed footage purportedly of the attack, but it was not clear why the announcement was being made weeks later.
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