It took a while but Saudi Arabia this week finally spoke out about the latest situation in Yemen just south of its border, condemning the Houthi takeover of the capital and the government as a coup against legitimacy and a serious threat to the Yemeni nation’s and the region’s security.

Riyadh had been conspicuous by its silence about the fast-moving developments that have seen the Shi’a Houthis overrun large swaths of Yemen. (CONTINUED - 1649 WORDS)