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Refugees from Yemen languish at a camp in Djibouti

OBOCK, Djibouti — They escaped snipers, aerial bombardment and shelling back home in Yemen, only to end up facing a new and bewildering struggle: surviving as refugees on a remote coastal stretch of Djibouti, where shelter from a punishing sun is scarce and the shrieks of hyenas and jackals echo in the evenings.

Iraqi militias preparing to take on Islamic State in Ramadi

BEIRUT — Thousands of Iraqi paramilitary fighters were mobilizing for a fresh assault on the Western province of Anbar on Monday, one day after Islamic State forces overran the provincial capital of Ramadi, dealing a major strategic and symbolic blow to the U.S.-backed central government in Baghdad.

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