In a historic move, Senators voted 56-41 to end US military support for the Saudi Arabian-led campaign in Yemen. It was the first time either chamber of Congress had backed a resolution to withdraw US forces from a foreign military engagement under the War Powers Act.
Attempting to end a brutal four-year war, Yemeni leaders agreed on Wednesday to resume oil and gas exports and reopen the airport. But the port city of Hodeidah, a lifeline for millions of Yemenis facing starvation, remains fiercely contested.
A prisoner swap, agreed to by opposing sides in the Yemen war, may be just a confidence-building measure. But for one former detainee, the UN-brokered measure is a significant step toward eventual peace in Yemen.
Just getting Yemen's warring sides to the table was an important milestone, agreeing to release 5,000 prisoners as a promising first step. The peace talks aim to end a war that has pushed millions of people to the edge of starvation.
To assess the political stability in Yemen and what it means for the United States, we talk with Wallace A. Terrill, professor at the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College and Natalia Antelava, BBC reporter.
Over the past few weeks, we've invited on the program women from countries going through a time of political unrest and discontent. Naima Nour (Tunisian-American), and Nancy Yousef (Egyptian-American) share their reactions to this political volatile week.
Noel King, managing producer for The Takeaway, looks at why the U.S. should be keeping a close eye on what's happening in Yemen, as well as in Iran. We also talk to Charlie Herman about the politics of the U.S. budget.
We talk with Hakim Almasmari publisher and editor of The Yemen Post. Zachary Lockman, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and History at New York University helps explain the democracy movements all across the Middle East.