Reuters: Iran blasts Saudis over Yemen, agencies rush in aid

A top member of Iran's parliament called Saudi Arabia's King Salman a traitor to Islam on Thursday, a sharp escalation in rhetoric over Riyadh's air strikes against an Iranian-allied militia that has seized much of neighboring Yemen.

Although a five-day humanitarian truce was largely holding, and aid was getting to some of the millions of Yemenis deprived of food, fuel and medicine, tensions were also mounting over an Iranian relief ship, which Saudi Arabia insisted on inspecting.

Yemen is the latest theater in Shi'ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia's tussle for power across the Middle East, which has played out along largely sectarian lines but has not yet led to direct confrontation between the Gulf powers.

Yemen War News Updates -- May 14, 2015

Saudi-led coalition strikes truck during Yemen cease-fire: officials -- AP
Houthis violated Yemen truce: Saudi-led coalition -- AFP
Houthis accused of violating Yemen's ceasefire -- Al Jazeera
Yemen truce broadly holds, but few signs of humanitarian aid -- Al Jazeera
Yemen conflict: Aid agencies rush to reach hardest-hit areas -- BBC
Yemen truce struggling to hold amid sporadic fighting -- Times of Israel
Situation in Yemen ‘catastrophic’, warns UN food agency -- i24 News
Yemen crisis: Conditions in Aden are 'terrible', says Anglican bishop -- CT World
UN urges respect for Yemen's fragile ceasefire -- AFP
Toll in Saudi war on Yemen nears 4,000: Report -- Press TV

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