In Yemen, fierce clashes in the last major northern stronghold for the internationally recognized government could mark a turning point in the deadly six-year conflict. The oil-rich city of Marib is now at the center of a military escalation by Iran-backed Houthi rebels attempting to extend their control of the country further east with a devastating campaign of drone and missile attacks on both Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Saudi-backed government forces say US president Joe Biden’s decision to reverse Trump’s widely criticized designation of the Houthis as a terrorist group has only emboldened the rebel group. CNN’s Nic Robertson gained access to Marib’s frontline, where the battle for control in the ancient desert city is raging on.
A hate crimes bill to combat violence against Asian Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic passed the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly on Thursday, a rare bipartisan vote in the evenly divided chamber. Freddie Joyner has more.
The United States and other countries hiked their targets for slashing greenhouse gas emissions at a summit on Thursday, as climate activists and Pope Francis urged political leaders to act with courage and justice. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday proposed a $568 billion, five-year infrastructure package as a counteroffer to President Joe Biden's sweeping $2.3 trillion plan, calling their measure a good-faith effort toward bipartisan negotiations. Freddie Joyner has more.
During a Senate Judiciary hearing about voting rights, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) pressed Stacey Abrams on Georgia’s new and controversial elections law that was passed after then-President Donald Trump called into question the credibility of the state’s 2020 election results. There was no evidence of widespread voter fraud found in Georgia.
CNN’s David Chalian says that Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-TX) questioning whether or not President Joe Biden is being controlled by his staff and not really in charge is another example of the GOP trying to find a way to attack Biden, something they have yet to be successful at thus far.
Hate crime legislation intended to combat violence against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic advanced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, easily overcoming the Senate procedural tool known as the filibuster. Gloria Tso reports.
CNN’s John Avlon breaks down Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call for corporations to stay out of politics, after companies such as Delta and Coke vocalized objections to Georgia’s new voting law.