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.
Chuck Hagel, former Republican senator and defense secretary under former President Barack Obama, talks to CNN’s Jim Acosta about former President Donald’s Trump’s scrutiny of President Joe Biden’s timeline for withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) got into a heated exchange with Dr. Anthony Fauci over the country’s coronavirus mitigation measures, which ended with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) telling Jordan to “shut your mouth.” CNN’s Jim Acosta spoke with Waters about why she intervened in the moment.
CNN’s Jim Acosta talks with Dr. Jonathan Reiner of George Washington University about the coronavirus surge Michigan is experiencing, and Texas governor Greg Abbott’s claim that, despite admittedly not knowing what herd immunity is, Texas is close to reaching it.
Former presidents traditionally try to build their legacies by taking on charitable endeavors; Donald Trump is offering “personalized greetings” to supporters on his website. CNN’s Jim Acosta discusses with Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio, who says the move is an effort to expand his mailing list.
CNN’s Brianna Keilar speaks with Democratic Delegate of Guam Michael San Nicholas about bringing some of Guam’s National Guard members to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) office after she referred to Guam as a foreign country despite its status as a US territory during CPAC.