Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

Recent articles: Coalition strikes, fighting kill 40 rebels in Yemen's Aden 05/29 A Fateful Triangle: the United States, Iran, and Saudi Arabia in Yemen 05/29 Yemen's southern militias fight Huthi rebels in Aden 05/28 40 killed in Saudi Arabia-led air raids in Sanaa: Agency 05/28 Airstrikes kill at least 80 in deadliest bombings of Yemen war 05/28 Yemen conflict: Sanaa commando base strike kills dozens - BBC 05/28 Lebanon, Saudi Arabia unified on case against Hezbollah leaders 05/28 YEMEN: Iranians Taking Notes, Just In Case 05/28 Yemen border strikes kill two Saudis, Yemen death toll near 2,000: WHO 05/28 Houthis, Hadi's supporters clash in Yemen's Taizz 05/28 Saudi-led airstrikes pound Shiite rebel positions in Yemen as fighting rages in east 05/28 Airstrikes target Yemen's rebels as fighting rages in east 05/28 Houthi Fire, Coalition Airstrikes Kill Numbers of Yemeni Civilians 05/28 Yemen TV v Yemen TV: Saudi Arabia steps up propaganda war with copycat media 05/28 Airstrikes Target Yemen's Rebels in North 05/28 UN says Yemen political talks postponed 05/27 2 Saudis killed by Yemeni artillery fire 05/27 Saudi-led airstrikes target sprawling police camp in Yemen's capital 05/27 Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemeni capital 05/27 Al-Qaeda operative pleads guilty to terrorism charges 05/27 Arab forces strike Houthi-held Yemen military port: local official 05/27 UN-Led peace talks for Yemen postponed 05/27 Al-Qaida operative pleads guilty to terrorism charges 05/27 Yemeni Health Ministry: Sanaa airstrikes killed 36 police 05/27 At Least 80 Killed in Deadliest Airstrikes of Yemen War 05/27 At least 80 killed following Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen 05/27 UN postpones Yemen peace talks 05/27 Dozens killed in Sanaa air strike 05/27 Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen drags on with little progress 05/27 Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemeni capital 05/27 Saudi-led airstrikes on police headquarters kill 45 in Yemen 05/27 Arab coalition strikes Houthi targets in Yemen 05/27 Terrorism dividing Muslim world: Saudi foreign minister 05/27 'Deadliest day': reports of 80 killed in Saudi-led strikes across Yemen 05/27 Dozens killed as Saudi coalition pounds Houthi targets in Yemen 05/27 Coalition Raids On Rebels In Yemen Capital Kill 43 05/27 Ban Ki-Moon: Military Actions Can Not Solve Yemeni Conflict 05/27 Saudi-led airstrikes kill at least 80 in Yemen 05/27 Saudi's 'Shia Problem' Poses Impossible Dilemma 05/27 Saudi-led jets strike home of Saleh's son in Sanaa 05/26 Syrians in Yemen: 'Back to square one' 05/26 Yemen's pro-government forces retake city from Shite rebels 05/26 Seven members of Yemeni family killed in Saudi-led strike: residents 05/26 Belarusian President postpones visit to Pakistan due to mother’s death 05/26 Yemen's pro-government fighters make significant advance, retake city from rebels 05/26 War leaves 16 million Yemenis without clean water: Oxfam 05/26 Report: Iran summons Saudi envoy over Yemen strike 05/26 Some 65% of Yemeni Population Lack Clean Water, Sanitation – Charity 05/26 Sunnis seize key military sites from Houthis in Yemen 05/26 Oman, Iran sign maritime demarcation deal 05/26 Armen Muradyan to participate in health conference in Sofia 05/26 UN chief orders Yemen peace talks postponed after government, others seek more time 05/26 Former MP’s son and nephew in critical condition after gas station explosion 05/26 Fierce Fighting in Yemen As Peace Hopes Fade 05/26 Pro-government forces retake Yemeni city 05/26 Pro-government forces retake Yemeni city 05/26 Yemen fighters backing exiled government take southern city 05/26 Yemen rebels 'driven out of city' 05/26 UN delays Yemen peace talks scheduled to start Thursday 05/26 UN delays Yemen peace talks scheduled to start Thursday 05/26 Saudi’s 'Shia Problem' Poses Impossible Dilemma 05/26 Hadi loyalists claim capture of key Yemen city 05/26 Yemen's Ansarullah fighters, allies capture Saudi base 05/26 UN-Led Peace Talks for Yemen Postponed 05/26 Saudi-led coalition pound rebels' facilities in Yemen 05/26 UN postpones Yemen peace talks 05/26 30 reported killed as Saudi-led coalition hits Yemen security forces 05/26 UN talks on Yemen conflict 'postponed' 05/25 Houthis: We downed Saudi fighter jet 05/25 Yemenis Fleeing to Somaliland 'Struggle for Survival' 05/25 Yemeni Politicians: UN Peace Talks Indefinitely Postponed 05/25 Army Chiefs Plan for Proposed Joint Arab Force in Mideast 05/25 Somaliland Says Will Not Allow More Yemen Refugees 05/25 Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks between exiled government, rebels indefinitely postponed 05/25 Japan Donate U.S.$2.4 Million to Yemeni Refugees in Somalia 05/25 Threat of disease as 16 million Yemenis without clean water: Oxfam 05/25 Heavy fighting in Yemen as officials say peace talks delayed 05/25 Army chiefs plan for proposed joint Arab force in Mideast 05/25 Fierce fighting in Yemen as peace hopes fade 05/25 Clashes rage in south Yemen cities 05/25 Puntland Expresses Concern Over Yemen Violence 05/25 Violent clashes in Yemen continue as UN peace talks postponed 05/25 Iran Calls for Formation of Inclusive Yemen Government 05/25 Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponed 05/25 Heavy fighting in Yemen as officials say peace talks delayed 05/25 UN-led Peace Talks for Yemen in Doubt 05/25 Ansarullah, allied forces attack Saudi military base 05/25 Heavy fighting in Yemen's south, talks postponed 05/25 Conflict: Yemen: another forgotten war? 05/24 Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes : May 24, 2015, 4:11 am 05/24 Yemeni president to snub UN-sponsored talks in Geneva - AlJazeera 05/24 Somaliland administration says can not cope more Yemen refugees 05/24 Fighting rages on in Yemen, civilians killed by shelling 05/24 10 civilians killed in heavy Houthi shelling in Taiz 05/24 Yemeni Houthis reportedly down Saudi jet, raze border crossing 05/24 Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthis trade heavy fire, border crossing hit 05/24 Fighting partly destroys Yemeni-Saudi border crossing - witnesses 05/24 Houthis claim to down Saudi jet 05/24 Yemen's Iran-backed rebels show off wreckage of Saudi F-16 they say they shot down 05/24 Many feared dead in Houthi shelling of Yemen's Taizz 05/24


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.