Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

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dawn.com Saudi ready to join anti-IS ground operations in Syria 02/05
dnaindia.com US drones kills top Al Qaeda leader in Yemen among 12 militants, say residents 02/04
foxnews.com Suspected US airstrike reportedly kills terror leader, 11 other militants 02/04
reuters.com Drone strike kills six suspected militants in central Yemen 02/04
rferl.org Suspected U.S. Drone Strike Kills Top Al-Qaeda Leader In Yemen 02/04
foxnews.com Saudi official says kingdom ready to send troops to Syria 02/04
upi.com Saudi-led air attack on Yemeni factory kills 15 02/04
huffingtonpost.com Islamic State Leader In Yemen Reportedly Killed In Drone Strike 02/04
foxnews.com Saudi officials: Kingdom ready to send troops to fight ISIS in Syria 02/04
aljazeera.com Civilians trapped in battle for Yemen's Taiz 02/04
foxnews.com Rebel shelling destroys museum in Yemen 02/03
aljazeera.com Dozens killed in Yemen as army moves towards Sanaa 02/03
dawn.com Rebels shelling destroys museum in Yemen 02/03
foxnews.com Fighting picks up near Yemeni capital, at least 30 killed 02/02
foxnews.com At least 30 killed near Yemeni capital 02/02
aljazeera.com Newborns dying amid siege on Yemeni city 02/02
edition.cnn.com America's awkward Iran dance 02/02
yemenpost.net Houthi forces block vital goods into Taiz, HRW says 02/01
foxnews.com Saudi-led coalition sets up body to probe actions in Yemen 02/01
timeslive.co.za Yemen rocket kills child in Saudi Arabia: state media 02/01
reuters.com Al Qaeda militants seize southern Yemeni town: residents 02/01
nzherald.co.nz Al-Qaida seizes southern Yemeni town 02/01
timeslive.co.za Saudi coalition in Yemen announces inquiry into bombings 02/01
reuters.com Saudi Arabia says 375 civilians killed on its border in Yemen war 02/01
yemenpost.net Houthi forces block vital goods into Taiz, HRW says 02/01
stripes.com Rights group says Yemen rebels blocking aid to besieged city 01/31
dw.com Human Rights Watch urges Yemen rebels to allow aid to besieged city 01/31
dw.com Human Rights Watch urges Yemen rebels to allow aid to besieged city 01/31
globalsecurity.org Blackwater commander in Yemen killed in missile attack 01/31
globalsecurity.org Yemeni forces troops kill five Saudi soldiers 01/31
sputniknews.com HRW Accuses Houthi Rebels of Confiscating Essentials From Yemeni Civilians 01/31
aljazeera.com Coalition battling rebels in Yemen to probe abuses 01/31
reuters.com Saudi-led coalition says will work to reduce Yemen civilian deaths 01/31
voanews.com Saudi-led Coalition Says It Regrets Yemen Civilian Causalities 01/31
globalsecurity.org Houthis' Ballistic Missile Attack Kills Dozens of Saudi Coalition Personnel 01/31
wsj.com Saudi Arabia to Investigate Yemen Airstrike Claims 01/31
hrw.org Yemen: Houthis Block Vital Goods into Taizz 01/31
reuters.com Yemen's Houthis detain journalist, activists in Sanaa 01/30
aljazeera.com Yemen's Houthis detain journalist and five activists 01/30
foxnews.com Yemen rebels detain activists, journalist in Sanaa 01/30
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Saudi-led air strikes kill over 32 in Yemen capital 01/30
globalsecurity.org More than 30 killed in Saudi air raids on Yemeni capital 01/30
stripes.com Coalition airstrikes kill over 32 in Yemeni capital 01/30
globalsecurity.org 25 pro-Saudi mercenaries killed in Yemen's Ma'rib 01/30
sudantribune.com First Sudanese soldier dies in Yemen 01/29
dailytimes.com.pk Al-Jazeera says news crew kidnapped in Yemen freed : January 28, 2016, 12:46 pm 01/28
foxnews.com Several casualties after car bomb explodes outside Yemeni presidential palace 01/28
reuters.com Kidnapped Al Jazeera journalists freed in Yemen: network 01/28
yemenpost.net Gunmen kill Yemen Colonel amid persistent challenges in Aden 01/28
globalsecurity.org Yemenis down Saudi jet, destroy warships 01/28
sputniknews.com Yemen's Houthi Rebels Say Downed Saudi-Led Coalition's Plane 01/28
aljazeera.com Yemen: Deadly blast at presidential palace in Aden 01/28
yemenpost.net Again, UN seeks international probe into Yemen violations 01/28
aljazeera.com Al Jazeera crew in Yemen released by kidnappers 01/28
voanews.com Analyst: Yemen's War Escalates as Sides Seek Negotiating Leverage 01/28
sputniknews.com UN Panel Calls for Inquiry Into Alleged Saudi/Houthi Crimes in Yemen 01/27
bbc.co.uk Saudis 'targeting civilians' in Yemen 01/27
sky.com 'Civilian Strikes' Add Pressure To UK Yemen Role 01/27
telegraph.co.uk UN calls for inquiry into Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen in leaked report 01/27
msf.org Yemen: "I have never seen such destruction" 01/27
stripes.com UN report erodes UK logic for arming Saudis, rights group says 01/27
aljazeera.com UN report: Yemen war abuses require investigation 01/27
turkishweekly.net UN Panel Alleges Violations of International Law in Yemen 01/27
foxnews.com UN panel on Yemen: Consider creating commission of inquiry 01/26
voanews.com UN Panel Alleges Violations of International Law in Yemen 01/26
modernghana.com Irregular Migration in Horn of Africa Increases in 2015 01/26
yemenpost.net Aid convoy enters Taiz as UN appeals for regular, safe access to suffering civilians 01/25
globalsecurity.org Yemeni forces kill 8 Saudi troops in retaliatory attacks 01/25
globalsecurity.org Saudi military goes on with new airstrikes on Yemen 01/25
rt.com Saudi-led airstrike kills family of 8, incl. Yemeni judge who presided over Pres. Hadi treason case 01/25
allafrica.com East Africa: Horn of Africa States Follow Gulf Into the Yemen War 01/25
reuters.com MSF calls for inquiry into deadly Yemen hospital attack 01/25
reuters.com Air strike kills Yemeni judge and family: residents 01/25
cnn.com Yemen judge killed in airstrike 01/25
yemenpost.net Aid convoy enters Taiz as UN appeals for regular, safe access to suffering civilians 01/25
yemenpost.net Bahah, officials return from GCC to Yemen temporary capital Aden 01/25
nzherald.co.nz Kerry says US-Saudi friendship stronger than ever 01/24
voanews.com Gunmen Kill 5 in Yemen’s Violence-Plagued Aden 01/24
yemenpost.net Houthi criticizes Kerry's statement about support to Saudi-led intervention 01/24
yemenpost.net Security officer killed in Yemen's Aden, report 01/24
antaranews.com Yemen strikes kill msf ambulance driver, five others 01/23
stripes.com UN says access difficult to besieged Yemeni city of Taiz 01/23
sputniknews.com Saudi Arabia Buys 'International Silence' About its Atrocities in Yemen 01/23
reuters.com Exclusive: Saudi-Iranian proxy war over Syria spreads to Davos 01/23
sputniknews.com White House 'Deeply Concerned' With Rising Civilian Death Toll in Yemen 01/23
globalsecurity.org Four more Saudi soldiers killed in Yemen reprisal attacks 01/23
foxnews.com Al-Jazeera says 3 of its reporters in Yemen likely kidnapped 01/22
foxnews.com Ambulance driver and dozens killed in Yemen airstrikes 01/22
hosted.ap.org Dozens killed in Yemen airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition 01/22
stripes.com US Defense Secretary chides Gulf allies for 'strange' Islamic State inaction 01/22
nzherald.co.nz Dozens killed in Yemen airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition 01/22
gulf-times.com Western military chiefs vow to intensify IS fight 01/21
foxnews.com Al-Jazeera correspondent missing in Yemen 01/21
dnaindia.com Air strikes hit Yemeni oil storage facilities, five killed: Workers 01/21
aljazeera.com Analysis: How can war-torn Yemen find peace? 01/21
reuters.com Saudi-Iran dispute jeopardizes Yemen peace talks 01/21
sputniknews.com Al Jazeera Crew Goes Missing in Yemen, May Be Abducted 01/21
reuters.com Yemen oil port fire from Saudi-led air strike kills at least nine 01/21
cpj.org Two journalists missing, believed abducted in Yemen 01/21
dnaindia.com China offers support for Yemen government as President Xi visits Saudi Arabia 01/20

Summary

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.