The prospect of a deal between Libya’s central government and a group controlling oil ports in the country’s eastern region is fading after the rebels shipped a first cargo of crude.
A rogue general in Libya who’s confronting Islamist militias and seeking to shut down the country’s parliament gained support in the east of the country among both soldiers and some separatist groups.
The Arab Spring might be turning chilly for the U.S.’s alliance with Saudi Arabia.
Across desert mountain ranges and in dusty urban alleyways, Yemen’s army has begun a U.S.-backed offensive to dislodge al-Qaeda militants whose growing numbers pose a threat to neighbors including Saudi Arabia.
"As with any leader in the Gulf Cooperation Council, when their health is at stake, there are always those who speculate on what may happen."
- Theodore Karasik on Dec 31, 2014