On April 23, Reporter Gregory Johnsen discussed the rise of the Houthi movement in Yemen on NPR's "Fresh Air."
On April 23, the White House revealed that a U.S. drone strike inadvertently killed two hostages held by al Qaeda near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
On April 14, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Abdul Malik al-Houthi, leader of the Houthi movement, and Ahmed Ali Saleh, a Houthi supporter and son of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
North Africa’s Islamists are diverse and cannot be reduced to one category, according to Dr. H.A. Hellyer, who spoke at the U.S. Institute of Peace on April 1.
Sunni Salafists are using social media to promote anti-Shiite discourse, according to a new report by Genevieve Abdo, a nonresident fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings and a fellow in the Middle East/Southwest Asia program at the Stimson Center.
On March 27, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah gave a speech denouncing the Saudi military campaign against the Houthis in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia has responded to the rise of Yemen’s Houthi rebels – a Shiite movement backed by Iran – by forming a 10-nation Sunni military alliance against them, according to David Ottaway in the latest edition of the Wilson Center Middle East Program’s Viewpoints series.
On March 26, Saudi Arabia began conducting airstrikes in Yemen against the Houthis, a Zaydi Shiite movement that has controlled the capital city Sanaa since September 2014.
On March 20, suicide bomb attacks on two Houthi Shiite mosques killed at least 135 people and injured more than 300 others in Sanaa, Yemen.
On March 18, militants attacked the Bardo Museum in Tunis and killed more than 20 people, most of whom were European tourists. The attack drew strong condemnation across Tunisia, including from Islamists.