Articles Tagged ‘government’

Letters to the Press: For the Week of Aug. 12 – Aug. 18

Please help all of us on Long Island and print a daily newspaper. Newsday, since Cablevision took charge, has abandoned us… Their LI news is marginal at best. What hurts even worse is that they have turned a great impartial editorial section into one that is controlled by Cablevision.

Saudis launches offensive against Yemen rebels

SAN’A, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia sent fighter jets and artillery bombardments across the border into northern Yemen Thursday in a military incursion apparently aimed at helping its troubled southern neighbor control an escalating Shiite rebellion, Arab diplomats and the rebels said. The Saudis – owners of a sophisticated air force they rarely use – have been increasingly worried that extremism and instability in Yemen could spill over to their country, the world’s largest oil exporter. The offensive came two days after the killing of a Saudi soldier, blamed on the rebels