Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

Recent articles: Saudi-led strikes again hit Yemen overnight 03/31 Saudi Arabia accused of killing 40 including children in air strike on Yemen refugee camp - The Independent 03/31 Turkey, Saudi Arabia strive for Sunni leadership 03/31 Iran sends aid to Yemen's rebels amid Saudi-led airstrikes 03/31 Shelling in South of Sanaa, Yemen, Leaves at Least 11 Dead, 30 Injured 03/31 Coalition planes strike air defense camp in Yemen's Taizz 03/31 Egypt seeks to evacuate nationals from war-torn Yemen 03/31 Iran Denies Sending Arms to Rebels in Yemen 03/31 Iran: Friend or foe of Arab regimes? 03/31 Saudi and Egyptian forces blockade Yemeni ports 03/31 Pakistani officials arrive in Saudi Arabia to assess Yemen coalition 03/31 Air strike kills at least 40 at Yemen camp for displaced 03/31 Iran wanted to hold talks on Yemen crisis 03/31 Airstrike kills at least 40 at Yemen camp for displaced citizens 03/31 Yemen in crisis: Dozens killed amid fighting near refugee camp 03/31 Over 500 Chinese evacuees from conflict-torn Yemen arrive in Djibouti 03/31 China evacuates more than 500 from Yemen, suspends anti-piracy patrols 03/31 Fighting, air strikes across Yemen turn dialogue into distant dream 03/30 Warplanes raid Yemen's capital as airstrike enters fourth day 03/30 Yemeni President to Stay in an Arab Capital Until Situation Settles 03/30 Houthis Should Lay Down Arms for Dialogue to Commence - GCC Chief 03/30 Pakistani officials head for Saudi Arabia for talks 03/30 Saudi Arabia-led Coalition Intensifies Airstrikes Against Houthis in Yemen 03/30 Saudi-led Coalition Bombs Airport Runway in Hudaydah, Western Yemen 03/30 Saudi-Led Coalition Air Strikes on Sanaa Kill 15 and Disable Airport 03/30 Yemeni FM Says Russia Calls for Dialogue Between Conflict Sides in Yemen 03/30 Yemeni President Hadi Accuses Iran of Supporting Houthi Rebels 03/30 China evacuating from Yemen, suspending anti-piracy patrols 03/30 Deadly air strike hits refugee camp in Yemen 03/30 Saudi Arabia accuses Putin of hypocrisy over letter urging peace when Russia 'part of problem' 03/30 Airstrike In Yemen Hits Area Of Refugee Camp, Killing At Least 21 03/30 How chaos could spiral into all-out regional war 03/30 122 Chinese evacuees from conflict-torn Yemen arrive in Djibouti 03/30 Over 500 Chinese nationals evacuated from Yemen 03/30 Air strike hits Yemen refugee camp as Saudis consider talks 03/30 The Dangers of the Arab Intervention in Yemen 03/30 The Arab World Coalesces Against Iran 03/30 Heavy clashes in the Yemeni port city of Aden 03/30 Airstrikes hit refugee camp in northern Yemen 03/30 Arab Leaders Agree Joint Military Force 03/30 Airstrikes hit refugee camp in northern Yemen 03/30 Pakistan's Yemen dilemma: Being neutral is not an option 03/30 Heavy fighting in Yemen's Aden as Houthis approach from east 03/30 Saudi King says open to a meeting of all Yemeni political parties: Cabinet 03/30 Sudan: Sudanese Embassy in Yemen Attacked By Houthi Rebels 03/30 Many dead in airstrike on refugee camp in north Yemen 03/30 How Yemen could spin out of control 03/30 How chaos could spiral into all-out regional war 03/30 Somalia Allows Sudan to Use Berbera Airbase to Hit Houthis 03/30 Two policemen shot, injured in Saudi capital 03/30 Airstrikes shake Yemen's capital as Shiite rebels push south 03/30 Oil prices down in Asian trade : March 30, 2015, 11:39 am 03/30 Sanaa Residents Report Fifth Day of Airstrikes 03/30 Central prison targeted in Yemen's Saada: Houthis 03/30 Coalition warplanes control Yemen airspace: Saudi army 03/30 Saudi Arabian Diplomat Defends Yemen Strikes as ‘War of Necessity' 03/30 UN Chief Ban in Baghdad for Talks 03/30 Saudi-Led Airstrikes Continue in Yemen's Capital 03/30 Warplanes hit Yemen's Sanaa fifth day in row 03/30 Saudi-led airstrikes shake Yemen's capital as Shiite rebels, allies push south toward Aden 03/30 Pakistan to join Saudi coalition against Yemen rebels - senior official 03/30 Egypt said it would provide ground troops in Yemen. 03/30 Arab coalition to face Yemen quagmire – retired Yemeni general 03/30 Saudi-led airstrikes pound Houthis in Yemen 03/30 Arab League to create joint military force 03/30 A look at the countries involved in the Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes targeting Yemen rebels 03/30 Yemen crisis: Don't bring the war to my home 03/30 Pakistan is to airlift troops for Saudi war on Yemeni rebels. Saudi, Egyptian landing in Aden is imminent 03/30 Yemeni rebels shell Aden as Saudi coalition launches more airstrikes 03/30 Turkey's Erdogan Plans Iran Visit, Watches Yemen Developments 03/30 Pakistan troops will join Saudi coalition against Yemeni rebels: Senior official 03/30 Hundreds of Indian nurses caught up in Yemen fighting 03/30 The war in Yemen 03/30 Over 35 Dead Since Beginning of Coalition Airstrikes in Yemen – Ministry 03/30 Yemeni Shiite rebels shell Aden, as airstrikes continue 03/30 Civilians flee Yemeni capital amid Saudi-led airstrikes 03/30 A look at those involved in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen 03/30 A look at those involved in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen 03/30 Saudi airstrikes target more areas in Yemen 03/30 Air raid kills 45 at Yemen displaced camp, Warships shell Houthis outside Aden 03/30 Saudi bombing raids will continue in Yemen until rebels ‘withdraw and surrender their weapons': Arab League 03/30 Sudan Loses Contact With Embassy in Yemen Amid Arab Coalition Airstrikes 03/30 Airstrike Kills at Least 45 in Yemeni Refugee Camp 03/30 Saudi-Led Airstrikes Destroy Scud Missile Facility in Sanaa, Yemen (PHOTOS) 03/30 Dozens dead near Yemen refugee camp 03/30 Saudi Arabia, Pakistan in joint drill near Yemen border 03/30 News and Search Websites Blocked in Yemen as Conflict Escalates 03/30 Saudi Arabia, Egypt show discord over Syria 03/30 At least 40 killed in air strike on Yemeni refugee camp 03/30 Anti-Houthi Coalition Ready for Ground Operation in Yemen – Reports 03/30 In Yemen, dozens of civilians die in attack on camp for displaced people 03/30 Yemen lumbers toward civil war with increasing Saudi and Iranian influence 03/30 Group: Strikes Hit Yemen Refugee Camp 03/30 Forty refugees killed by Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen 03/30 Saudi-led air campaign blunts rebel advance in Yemen 03/30 Arab Coalition in Yemen Stops Rebel Advance on Aden – Military Official 03/30 PM Modi seeks Saudi help to rescue Indians from Yemen 03/30 Arab League agrees to create joint Arab military force 03/30 Yemenis face sinking conditions as Saudi offensive widens 03/30 Pakistan will send troops to Saudi Arabia: official : March 31, 2015, 2:48 am 03/30


President Saleh has ruled Yemen since 1978, presiding over the unification of North and South Yemen in 1990, a civil war in 1994, and ongoing fighting with the Houthi tribe. In 2011, popular sentiment began to demand his ouster. Troops fired on protesters, killing many. In May 2011, the Hashid tribe, from which Saleh himself comes, switched to opposing his rule as well.

On June 3rd Saleh was wounded in a bombing and was taken to Saudi Arabia for hospitalization. On July 7th a prerecorded message aired on T.V., where Saleh announced he would not step down. Saleh turned down several proposals and now the opposition says it is too late and demands he relinquish power immediately with no conditions. He has recently tried accepting propositions granting him a time frame and immunity for his family.

Secretary of State, Clinton, stated that his rule cannot be maintained through this conflict, though the U.S. once supported the president as an ally in a key territory of al Qaida action. Oil revenues in Yemen continue to decrease, diminishing the central government’s resources and lessening its reach over the country. Yemen continues to fall into economic ruin.