Yemen's Ansar Allah, better known as the Houthis, were a homegrown religious-political movement receiving little more than moral support from Iran. But their war with Saudi Arabia is causing Iran to send weapons, risking a real proxy war.
Tavis Smiley spent New Year's Eve at church — part of a long tradition of "Watch Night" that began in 1862, as slaves waited for news of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was a comforting way to spend the holiday, and likewise, he's found good vibes for the new year in his playlist.
During a hearing on Capitol Hill on Monday, it was revealed that both former President Barack Obama and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates warned the Trump administration about Gen. Michael Flynn.
Weeks after Donald Trump welcomed him to the White House and praised his good work, Egypt's Abdul Fattah al-Sisi quietly gave himself new powers that judges and rights groups say threaten whatever Egyptian court independence remains.