Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

Recent articles: Report: N. Yemen Airstrikes Kill 11 Civilians 08/26 Iran denies Saudi allegations it gave Yemen rebels missiles 08/26 UN, Gulf States, US agree on plan to restart Yemen peace talks 08/26 Report: 11 civilians killed in airstrikes in northern Yemen 08/26 UN Human Rights Chief Calls For Probe Into Saudi Airstrikes In Yemen 08/25 Saudi coalition air strikes kill most civilians in Yemen, Houthis also violate law: UN 08/25 UN rights chief seeks international probe of Yemen violence 08/25 John Kerry tackles Yemen, Syrian conflicts in Saudi Arabia talks 08/25 UN calls for international probe into Yemen violations 08/25 US pushes for new Yemen peace initiative 08/25 Kerry In Saudi Arabia For Yemen, Syria Talks 08/24 Yemenis say US drone strike kills 5 al-Qaida suspects 08/24 Kerry tackles Yemen, Syrian conflicts in Saudi Arabia talks 08/24 Houthi Negotiator Welcomes Iran's Support for Yemeni Supreme Political Council 08/24 Kerry in Saudi Arabia for meetings on Yemen war impasse 08/24 Pressure mounts on Western powers to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia 08/23 Thousands of Yemenis stranded after Saudis close airport 08/23 More than 3 million displaced in strife torn Yemen: joint UN... 08/22 Yemen crisis: Oxfam critical of UK-Saudi arms deals 08/22 DailyChatter: The saddest microcosm 08/22 Rockets fired from Yemen kill Saudi man 08/21 Massive Numbers in Yemen March in Support of Rebels 08/21 Russia’s role in Yemen conflict 08/21 Yemen's Houthis, Hadi loyalists swap 30 prisoners 08/21 US Navy Moves Joint Planning Cell From Saudi Arabia to Bahrain - Pentagon 08/21 Yemen's ex-president says could work with Russia to 'fight terrorism' 08/21 Yemeni Rebels Announce Plans to Form New Government 08/21 Yemen’s cross-border rocket kills Saudi 08/20 Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect: Atrocity Alert: South Sudan, Yemen and Nigeria 08/20 Huge rally in Sanaa in support of Houthis and former Yemen President Saleh 08/20 Pakistani man injured by Yemen rocket attack into Saudi border city 08/20 Yemen: Thousands rally in support of Houthi council 08/20 Saudi jets strike Yemen’s capital during 100,000 strong rally in support of Houthis (VIDEO) 08/20 Mass rally in Yemen in defiance of Saudi airstrikes 08/20 Yemen conflict: Major pro-rebel demonstration in Sanaa 08/20 Hundreds Of Thousands Rally in Yemen’s Capital In Support Of Rebels 08/20 Hundreds of thousands in Yemen march in support of rebels 08/20 What's behind Iran's reported 'liberation force'? 08/20 Defiant Yemeni rebels poised to form government in days 08/20 Tens of thousands of Yemenis rally to support Houthi-led council 08/20 US cuts military advisers to Saudi-led coalition in Yemen 08/20 Saudi-led Coalition Wants Talks Over Aid Group's Yemen Withdrawal 08/19 Yemen forces cut off Saudi supply line 08/19 MSF evacuates staff from six hospitals in northern Yemen 08/18 Medical aid group withdraws from north Yemen after attacks 08/18 UN chief condemns reported airstrike on Yemeni hospital 08/17 Deadly air strikes hit Yemen hospital amid rights concerns 08/16 At Least 11 Dead, 19 Injured in Air Raid on Yemen Hospital: MSF 08/16 Saudi-led coalition air strike kills nine Yemeni civilians: residents 08/16 Yemen: Ban condemns reported coalition airstrike on rural hospital that leaves 11 dead 08/16 With U.S. Help, Saudi Airstrikes Lead to Civilian Carnage in Yemen 08/16 Houthi shelling kills civilians in Saudi border city 08/16 7 Saudis Killed in Border City Hit by Artillery Fire from Yemen 08/16 Saudi-led Airstrikes Kill 10 Children in Yemen: Doctors Without Borders 08/16 Saudi-led coalition denies targeting Yemeni schools that killed 14 children 08/15 UN's Ban Ki-moon condemns Yemen school attack, coalition says Houthi facility targeted 08/15 U.S. Special Forces Kill 30 Al-Shabaab Militants 08/15 Unexploded bombs extend Yemen war's deadly toll 08/15 UN Condemns Deadly Airstrike on Yemen School 08/15 SRC hands over authority to SPC 08/15 Yemen conflict: Who controls what 08/15 Air strike on Yemen hospital kills at least seven: residents, officials 08/15 Air strike on Yemen hospital kills at least seven: Officials 08/15 Yemen conflict: Air strike hits MSF hospital in Hajjah 08/15 Airstrikes hit another Doctors Without Borders hospital 08/15 Airstrike hits hospital, aid group says 08/15 Airstrike hits aid group's hospital in northern Yemen 08/15 Deadly air strike hits MSF-supported hospital in Yemen 08/15 Saudi-led coalition denies striking schools 08/15 Houthis, allied army units kill 32 Saudi-backed militants 08/15 U.N.'s Ban condemns Yemen school attack, coalition says Houthi facility targeted 08/15 U.S. condemns deadly coalition bombing of Yemen hospital; Saudis deny targeting 08/15 25 civilians killed, 20 others injured in Saudi attack on Yemeni hospital 08/15 At Least 20 Killed When Saudi-led Airstrike Hits MSF Hospital in Northern Yemen 08/15 Airstrike hits MSF hospital in northwestern Yemen 08/15 Arab coalition air raid on Yemeni hospital kills 11 08/15 Saudi-led airstrike on Yemeni hospital kills 20 08/15 At least 11 dead, 19 injured in air raid on Yemen hospital: MSF 08/15 'School children killed' in attack in Yemen 08/14 Kuwait arrests 10 Iranians accused of breaching border 08/14 Yemeni troops seize town in push east of Aden 08/14 Saudi king returns home, gives bonus to personnel fighting in Yemen 08/14 10 Children Dead in Arab Coalition Raid on Yemen School: MSF 08/14 Yemeni troops push east from Aden in anti-IS, al-Qaida drive 08/14 Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen kill schoolchildren 08/14 Yemen rebels defy government and convene parliament 08/14 10 Children Killed in Arab Coalition Raid on Yemen School 08/14 Ten children reported dead in Yemen air strike, parliament convenes 08/13 10 children killed in their classroom by Saudi coalition airstrike in Yemen 08/13 Airstrike On Yemen School Kills Several Children 08/13 Yemen parliament convenes in defiance of Hadi's Saudi-backed resigned govt. 08/13 Yemen Lawmakers Meet in Sana'a 08/13 Suspected Saudi airstrike on Yemen school kills at least 10 children 08/13 Defiant Yemeni rebels convene 'illegal' parliament 08/13 Airstrike on Yemen school kills 10 children, wounds dozens 08/13 Suspected Saudi airstrike on Yemen school kills at least 10 children 08/13 More than 200 civilians killed in 4 months in Yemen war 08/12 UAE with Saudi Backing Grabs Large Chunk of S. Yemen as Satellite 08/11 Russian Foreign Ministry Calls on Yemeni Conflicting Parties to Observe Truce 08/10 Saudi Arabia intercepts two missiles fired from Yemen, Al Arabiya says 08/10


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.