Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

Recent articles: UN criticized for failure to stop hospital attacks 09/28 Yemen's Houthis must disband militias under any peace deal: Saudi-led coalition 09/28 US Calls for Immediate Release of its Citizens Detained in Yemen 09/27 Saudi-Led Coalition Seeks Political Settlement Rather Than Ceasefire in Yemen 09/26 Yemeni forces kill suspected Qaeda chief 09/26 Houthi leader calls for truce along Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia 09/26 Yemen's chief executive body offers amnesty for Hadi supporters 09/26 Senior Yemeni rebel killed on border: Coalition source 09/25 Coalition raids kill nine in central Yemen: medical sources, residents 09/25 Yemen shoots down Saudi spy aircraft: Report 09/25 Top Houthi in Yemen Floats Truce Package With Saudi Arabia 09/25 Houthi official in Yemen offers border truce, amnesty 09/25 Yemen plans U.N. complaint over Iran weapons transfers: minister 09/24 Week in pictures: From FARC peace deal to Yemen bombing 09/23 Saudi airstrikes kill at least 34 civilians in Hodeida, Yemen 09/23 Yemen's ‘Forgotten War’ Intensifies After Saudi-Led Air Strike in Al Hudaydah 09/23 UNHCR says 180 civilians killed in 1 month in Yemen conflict 09/23 3 al-Qaida suspects killed in drone strike in Yemen 09/23 Yemen's President Hits Out At Iran In UN Speech 09/23 With international support, a ‘new Yemen’ will emerge from catastrophic war, President tells UN 09/23 UN Condemns Yemen House Attack, Increased Attacks on Civilians 09/23 ‘If US can’t stop the war, it can at least stop selling weapons to Saudis’ - 10yo Yemeni girl to RT 09/22 US Senate Rejects Effort to Block Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia 09/22 Yemen: Death toll from Arab coalition air strike up to 26 09/22 20 civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes in Yemen – govt official 09/22 Death toll from air strike in Yemen rises to 26, sources say 09/22 Death toll from Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen reaches 18 09/22 Saudi-led raids kill 20 civilians in Yemen rebel port 09/22 American English teacher detained in Yemen, officials say 09/22 Yemen conflict: Saudi-led air strike 'kills 19 in Hudaydah' 09/22 Yemen: '26 killed' by coalition air strike in Hodeidah 09/22 Coalition planes hit Yemen compound holding militant suspects: Houthis 09/21 Cross-border projectile from Yemen wounds Saudi man 09/21 Yemen Revolution leader calls to support Central Bank 09/21 US Senate Rejects Effort to Block Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia 09/21 Yemen confict: 'People pay heaviest price' 09/21 UK to increase aid to £100m to help war-torn Yemen 09/21 Saudi-led coalition air strike kills at least 19 in Yemen: residents 09/21 Yemen’s Houthi forces attack Eritrea’s Airport, Navy base : rebels 09/21 US Senate refuses to block Saudi Arabia arms sale 09/21 Yemeni officials say missing American detained by rebels 09/21 Senate votes to back $1 billion weapons sale to Saudi Arabia 09/21 Gunmen Detain Popular American English Teacher in Yemen 09/20 Yemen's Houthis criticise exiled government's central bank move 09/20 Yemen rebels call for donations after central bank relocated 09/20 Saudi airstrikes kill more civilians in Yemen 09/20 Iran rejects Saudi claim on Yemen arms transfer 09/19 Saudis accuse Iran of supplying weapons to Yemen rebels 09/19 Amnesty: US bomb used in Saudi-led strike on Yemen hospital 09/19 Senior Al-Shabaab Leader Killed 09/19 Saudi forces intercept ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthis 09/19 Saudis accuse Iran of supplying weapons to rebels in Yemen 09/18 Arms for Houthis found in Yemen trucks with Oman plates: newspaper 09/18 Iran Rejects Reports on Receiving US Message over Yemen Crisis 09/18 Yemeni leader relocates central bank in blow to rebels 09/18 A 10-Year-Old Girl Makes Her Pitch to Western Powers for Peace in Yemen 09/17 Ravaged by conflict, Yemen's coast faces rising malnutrition 09/16 Dozens killed in clashes around Yemen's besieged Taiz 09/16 Saudi says 5 soldiers killed in clashes with Yemeni forces 09/15 Eritrea denies training Saudi-backed Yemeni militants 09/15 Saudi-Led Coalition to Let Houthi Negotiators Return in Yemen From Oman Friday 09/15 Yemen's Rebels Say They Captured Post Inside Saudi Arabia 09/15 Yemeni officials: drone kills 5 suspected al-Qaida fighters 09/14 UN rights body should act to implement High Commissioner’s recommendations on key human rights situations 09/14 How Long Can the Houthis Hold On to Yemen? 09/14 Exclusive: Tankers seized in Yemen port, risking deeper import crisis 09/14 The Economy Is the Newest Front in Yemen’s Brutal War 09/14 Yemeni Villagers Build New Life High Above The Conflict Destroying Their Country 09/13 Qatar loses 3 troops serving with Saudi coalition in Yemen 09/13 UN: Airstrikes on a water well reportedly kill 30 people 09/12 Saudi air defense shoots down missile fired from Yemen 09/12 Yemen conflict: UN disturbed by deadly air strikes on water well 09/12 Ten soldiers killed in Yemen suicide bombing 09/11 At least 21 civilians killed in Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen 09/11 Ten Yemeni soldiers killed in suicide bombing 09/11 Amman celebrates first Design Week 09/09 HRW accuses Yemen rebels of 'cruelty' over use of land mines 09/08 Nine Yemeni civilians, four of them children, killed in air strike: residents 09/08 Civilians reported killed by 'Saudi-led coalition airstrike' in Yemen 09/08 UN calls Yemen fighters to abide by cease fire 09/08 Documents - Al Jazeera English 09/07 MPs call for UK to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia 09/07 Yemen foreign minister urges more support for fight against militia foes 09/07 Dozens of fighters killed in clashes east of Yemeni capital 09/06 Black Lives Matter 09/06 Yemen air strikes kill al-Qaeda fighters, says US 09/06 US reports three counterterrorism strikes in Yemen killed 13 al-Qaeda fighters 09/06 Yemeni official says rebels forced children to carry arms 09/06 Suspected U.S. drone strike kills six Qaeda militants in Yemen 09/05 Suspected US drone strike kills 9 militants in Yemen 09/05 Saudi Armed Forces Repel Attack of Yemeni Houthi Militants Near Border 09/05 Yemen: The war and the ongoing media divide 09/05 Drone strike kills seven al Qaeda operatives in Yemen: official 09/05 Suspected US Drone Strike in Yemen Kills 6 Militants 09/05 To Iranian eyes, Kurdish unrest spells Saudi incitement 09/04 Yemen cross-border shelling kills Saudi woman 09/04 Yemen's Houthi leader says U.S. provides political cover for Saudi strikes 09/02 Armenia uses banned cluster bombs in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict 09/02 Xukuumada soomaaliya oo mar kale ku baaqday in la joojiyo Dagaalada Sanaag ka socda. 09/02 Yemeni rebels: 16 civilians killed in Saudi-led airstrikes 08/31


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.