Wracked by internal strife, Yemen is on the edge of collapse while US meddling isn't helping.
The Americans are out to murder anyone they believe is mixed up with those planning attacks on Americans within the US or in Afghanistan. Many innocents die in the process.
If Russia, the U.S., China and Iran can agree on a minimum level of steps to bring Syria back from the brink of an all-out civil war, then it might be possible to contemplate establishing some sort of contact group-like mechanism of concerned states that also includes players like Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iraq and the European Union.
After a fairly harsh resolution by the European Parliament against the country's government, American politicians got 'up in arms.'