Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

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


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.