Saudi Arabia sends war planes into Yemen in terrifying clash with IranOn the brink of a new Middle Eastern catastrophe: Saudi Arabia sends war planes into Yemen in a terrifying clash with Iran leaving region at boiling point

  • Religious fissure between Sunni and Shia Muslims erupted into conflict 
  • Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels 
  • 18 civilians were injured after Saudi warplanes targeted Sana’a in Yemen
  • Britain and America supported the Saudi-led military intervention 
  • Coalition deployed 100 fighter jets and 150,000 soldiers to fight in region

Truly, it is a terrifying development. The great religious fissure between Sunni and Shia Muslims that dominates the Middle East has erupted into open conflict in Yemen, the region’s poorest country, threatening to engulf the entire area in a wider war. In a dramatic escalation of the stakes, a Sunni coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels who have swept south through the country. As Yemen veered towards political disintegration, the conflict exploded into a region-wide crisis that could have far-reaching and unpredictable international consequences. FULL REPORT