The seizure of Yemen's port city of Aden by the Southern Transitional Council (STC) has sparked fresh concerns about the ability of anti-Houthi forces to create a united front and to claw back territory from the Iranian-backed Houthis.
The attacks on two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz have placed Iran under renewed scrutiny. Merely one month after four vessels travelling through the Strait were sabotaged, last week’s incident risks bringing the region closer to armed conflict.
The abrupt resignation of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has sparked debate in the regional media over the balance between hardliners and moderates within Iran. Considered one of the major forces behind the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Mr.