Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

Recent articles: Fierce battles rage on Yemen's coast near strategic entrance to Red Sea strait 10/04 Life on hold in war-shattered Sanaa 10/04 Fighting rages on Yemen's Red Sea coast 10/04 Yemen's prime minister visits Bab al-Mandab straight, rebels pushed out of surrounding area 10/03 Yemen's prime minister visits Bab al-Mandab strait 10/03 Russia's escalating Syria intervention ratchets up anger in Middle East 10/03 Life on hold in war-shattered Sanaa 10/03 UNICEF: Conditions Deteriorating for Children in Yemen 10/02 Saudi Arabia sinks UN war crimes probe in Yemen, Washington stays silent 10/02 More than 500 children killed since start of Yemen conflict: UN 10/02 Yemen cuts ties with Iran after Bahrain expels Iran diplomat 10/02 Saudi Arabia deters bid for U.N. human rights probe in Yemen 10/02 Yemen govt. spokesman denies severing of ties with Iran 10/02 Over 500 children killed since start of Yemen conflict: United Nations 10/02 Over 500 children killed in Yemen conflict, says UN 10/02 Saudi Arabia shuts down UN probe over Yemen 10/02 Yemeni Government Cuts Ties With Iran 10/02 Oxfam Slams UN for Failing to Investigate Yemen Human Rights Abuses 10/02 Saudi Arabia’s Yemen Intervention: A High Risk Gamble? 10/02 Over 500 Yemeni children killed during 6 months of Saudi airstrikes – UNICEF 10/02 Call for UN inquiry into Yemen conflict replaced with consensus resolution at UNHRC 10/01 Bahrain seizes arms, arrests suspects for ‘Iran and Iraq links’ 10/01 Hadi loyalists claim capture of key Yemen strait 10/01 U.S.-Backed Saudi Bombing Campaign Blamed For Civilian Deaths In Yemen 10/01 Yemen troops expel rebels near strategic Red Sea strait 10/01 Pro-Hadi forces retake Yemen's Bab-el-Mandeb: Army source 10/01 Yemeni govt., Saudi-led forces retake strategic Red Sea strait: spokesman 10/01 V for victory greets Saudis in Yemen, recalling US in Iraq 10/01 Netanyahu warns UNGA of ‘unleashed & unmuzzled Iran going on prowl for more prey’ 10/01 Yemen officials say rebels trading fire with coalition ships 10/01 Iran rejects claims of sending arms to Yemen in boat : October 01, 2015, 3:06 pm 10/01 Yemeni President Says Iran Wants To Destroy His Country 09/30 What is a week in Yemen like? 09/30 V for victory greets Saudis in Yemen, recalling US in Iraq 09/30 Iran boat 'smuggling Yemen arms' seized 09/30 Saudi-led coalition captures Iranian arms ship for Yemeni rebels 09/30 Aden’s war devastation shows extent of Yemen’s human crisis 09/30 Saudi Coalition: Iranian Boat Seized With Arms For Yemeni Rebels 09/30 Weapons bound for Yemen seized on Iran boat: coalition 09/30 Saudi-led coalition says it seized Iran arms bound for Yemen 09/30 Saudi Arabia denies its coalition launched airstrikes at Yemen wedding where 130 killed 09/30 Saudi-led coalition seizes Iranian weapons to Yemen rebels 09/30 US Navy: Arms ship seized in Arabian Sea was 'stateless' 09/30 Iranian weapons seized in Arabian Sea 09/30 Saudi Arabia denies striking Yemen wedding party 09/30 US Navy: Ship Intercepted in Arabian Sea Originated in Iran 09/30 US Navy: Arms ship seized in Persian Gulf was 'stateless' 09/30 What It's Like To Live Through Yemen's War, According To People On The Ground 09/30 U.S. tells U.N. it wants to see boost in shipping into war-torn Yemen 09/30 Child Soldiers Prevention Act a Tool to Leverage U.S. Foreign Aid to End Use of Child Soldiers 09/30 Yemen: Port of Aden oil refinery re-opens after 6 months 09/29 Medics: 131 killed in airstrike on Yemen wedding party 09/29 Yemen wedding attack toll hits 130 09/29 Death Toll From Airstrike On Yemen Wedding Party Soars To 131 09/29 131 dead in suspected coalition strike on Yemen wedding 09/29 Death toll from air strike on Yemen wedding party rises above 130: medics 09/29 Yemen conflict: Wedding attack death toll rises to 130 09/29 Yemen conflict: Dozens killed at wedding following 'airstrike' - Independent 09/29 UN says civilian death toll rising in Yemen 09/29 Death toll mounts 130 from airstrike on Yemen wedding party : September 29, 2015, 4:58 pm 09/29 Yemen: Airstrikes killed 131 at wedding 09/29 Civilian Death Toll in Yemen Wedding Attack Hits 130 09/29 Yemeni medical officials raise death toll from Saudi airstrikes at wedding in Taiz to 131 09/29 Yemen officials: 131 dead from Saudi strikes on Taiz 09/29 Yemen officials: 131 dead from Saudi strikes on Taiz 09/29 Death toll at least 130 in air strike on wedding in Yemen 09/29 2,300+ civilians killed in 6 months: Worst coalition attacks in Yemen 09/29 UN: Civilian Death Toll Spirals in Yemen 09/29 Sudan reiterates readiness to send ground troops to Yemen 09/29 At U.N., Yemen accuses Iran of pursuing its destruction 09/29 At UN, President of Yemen decries civilian toll of country’s conflict, appeals for more humanitarian aid 09/29 Blast Kills Scores at Yemen Wedding Party 09/29 Death toll from airstrike on wedding party in Yemen rises to 131 09/29 Saudi-led coalition strikes wedding party in Yemen, killing scores of civilians 09/28 At least 27 dead in air strike on Yemen wedding party: local official, residents 09/28 Scores dead as Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen wedding 09/28 Saudi-led coalition strikes wedding party in Yemen, killing scores of civilians 09/28 Deaths as air strikes hit wedding party in Yemen 09/28 Saudi-led coalition consolidates control in Yemen 09/28 In Yemen, Islamic State is struggling to claim mantle of Sunnis' champion 09/28 Dozens Dead in Yemen Wedding Airstrike, Witnesses Blame Saudi-Led Coalition 09/28 Coalition denies hitting wedding hall in Yemen 09/28 VIDEO: The doctor paying a high price for tweeting from a war zone 09/28 President Hassan Rouhani says Iran ready to help bring democracy to Syria, Yemen 09/28 Death toll from Saudi strike at Yemen wedding rises to 38 09/28 Airstrike in Yemen Hits Wedding Party, Kills 27 09/28 Deadly Yemen strike hits wedding party 09/28 As UN peacekeeping veers toward counterterror, US steps in 09/27 Saudi-led coalition helicopter attack kills 25 civilians in Yemen village: residents 09/27 Senior Saudi military officer killed in south of kingdom 09/27 Saudi General Killed Near Yemen 09/27 Yemeni pro-government forces stall in push towards capital : September 28, 2015, 2:43 am 09/27 Saudi-Led Strikes Kill 25 Civilians In Yemen 09/27 Saudi general dies of wounds in Yemen conflict 09/27 Heavy fire from Yemen rebels kills Saudi officer, soldier 09/26 Saudi Interior Ministry says commander of border guards sector killed by fire from Yemen 09/26 Saudi border officers killed in attack from Yemen: Saudi ministry 09/26 Senior Saudi army officer killed by incoming fire from Yemen 09/26 Saudi colonel killed on Yemen border 09/26 Saudi army loses troops in Yemen border incident 09/26


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.