Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

Recent articles: Yemeni forces kill nearly dozen Saudi mercenaries in north 06/26 Fresh clashes in Yemen claim 55 lives 06/26 Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen kill at least seven: residents 06/26 Yemeni officials: at least 55 killed in 2 days of fighting 06/26 UN chief urges Yemen's warring sides to reach peace deal 06/26 Projects funded by Korea's Eximbank in Yemen discussed 06/26 33 killed in renewed clashes across Yemen 06/25 Residents say al-Qaida has returned to southern Yemen cities 06/23 Yemen govt demands rebel withdrawal before any transition 06/23 13 killed in central Yemen fighting 06/22 Tehran accuses Riyadh of backing Kurdish rebels on Iran's border 06/22 Yemen's Houthis call for consensus president in any peace deal 06/22 Houthis advance in southwest Yemen 06/21 UN Envoy for Yemen Decries Delay in Peace Deal 06/21 UN envoy urges Yemen warring parties to finalize peace deal 06/21 Yemen missile launch, deadly air strike shake truce 06/21 One of Asia’s most abusive armies now deploys armed drones 06/21 German held in Yemen freed and flown to Oman 06/21 Yemeni officials say coalition airstrike kills 8 civilians 06/21 Mercenaries, commanders fight over cash from Saudi Arabia 06/20 RT scoops 4 awards at prestigious New York PromaxBDA Awards Ceremony 06/20 Yemen's Houthis release 276 prisoners loyal to Hadi 06/19 UAE minister denies comments on pullout from Yemen war 06/18 UAE Withdrawal From Yemeni Conflict Comes as a Big Surprise for Houthis 06/18 Warring sides exchange prisoners in Yemen 06/18 Obama, Saudi Prince Focus on Iraq and Syria in Washington Meeting 06/18 Yemen's warring sides swap 194 prisoners in Taiz 06/18 Obama, Saudi prince focus on Iraq and Syria in Washington meeting 06/17 Global Financial Giants Fund Deadly Cluster Bomb Production 06/17 US Special Operations force extends Yemen mission against al-Qaida 06/17 UAE has not ended Yemen attacks: Emirati foreign minister 06/17 UAE declares end of Yemen war for Emirati troops 06/16 United Arab Emirates Says Its War In Yemen Is 'Practically Over' 06/16 UAE to Withdraw From Anti-Houthi Military Operations in Yemen 06/16 UAE says its war in Yemen 'practically over' 06/16 UAE says the 'war is over' for its troops in Yemen 06/16 UAE: War 'Practically' Over in Yemen 06/16 Obama to meet Saudi deputy crown prince on Friday: White House 06/16 UAE to Withdraw From Anti-Houthi Military Operations in Yemen 06/15 UN Refuses to Disclose Sources Behind Report Critical of Saudi Coalition 06/15 UN rejects Saudi Arabia request for Yemen sources over child killings 06/15 Fighting in Yemen kills at least 48 over past 24 hours 06/15 Saudi-led Yemen coalition demands sources for critical U.N. report 06/14 2 killed in UAE aircraft crash in Yemen 06/14 Suspected US drone kills 3 al-Qaida suspects in Yemen 06/13 United Arab Emirates says military helicopter crash kills 2 06/12 Airstrikes Cause Two-Thirds of Civilian Casualties in Yemen 06/10 Senators look to block U.S. sale of bombs to Saudis for bombing of Yemen 06/10 Saudis exerted 'undue pressure,' over UN blacklist removal says chief Ban Ki-moon 06/09 Official: Saudis pressured U.N. to be removed from blacklist 06/09 ‘SOS Taiz zoo’: As civil war rages, lions and leopards at a zoo in Yemen don’t have enough food to survive 06/09 New Yemen government holds first meeting in Aden 06/08 What's Behind Mainstream Media's 'Selective Coverage' of Yemen 06/07 Saudi-Led Coalition Kills Houthi Commander in Northwest Yemen 06/07 UN takes Saudi coalition off blacklist 06/07 Yemen: Ramadan without peace 06/07 UN Removed Saudis From Child-Killers List So the US Can Sell Riyadh Weapons 06/07 UN takes Saudi coalition off Yemen list of child violators 06/06 Saudi Arabia criticizes U.N. over Yemen blacklisting 06/06 Yemen's prime minister arrives in Aden despite unrest 06/06 Hospitals supported by charity received 134 casualties in one day: MSF 06/06 Civilian killed as gunmen attack airport in Yemen's Aden 06/06 Saudis Wins Reprieve From UN Blacklist of Child Rights Abusers in Yemen 06/06 Saudi-led coalition removed from ‘wildly exaggerated’ UN blacklist of child-killers in Yemen 06/06 Saudi’s deputy crown prince likely to meet President Obama 06/04 Exclusive: Saudi's deputy crown prince to visit U.S. for talks - sources 06/03 Houthi supporters denounce Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen 06/03 11 civilians killed by rocket fire on market in Yemen's Taiz 06/03 U.N. adds Saudi coalition to blacklist for killing children in Yemen 06/02 Yemen's Shiite rebels retake ground from government forces 06/02 Yemen: Free Captive Children 06/02 38 die in Yemen clashes 06/01 Saudi Arabia Intercepts Missile Launched From Yemen 05/31 Yemen's warring sides close to reaching major deal: Report 05/31 Saudi Arabia Agrees on Ceasefire on Border With Yemen 05/31 Yemen rebels launch missile into Saudi Arabia 05/30 Saudi FM: Iran is interfering in Iraq's internal affairs 05/30 Saudi attacks on Yemen continue despite truce 05/29 Report: White House suspends cluster bomb transfers to Saudi Arabia 05/29 Houthis, Hadi loyalists clashes claim lives of 50 in southern Yemen 05/29 Saba Net :: سبأ نت 05/29 Fighting in central Yemen kills 69 05/29 Fighting Between Yemeni Forces, Rebels Kills 48 05/29 Intra-Yemeni Talks Edge Closer to Unity Government - Delegate 05/29 Report: White House Suspends Cluster Bomb Transfers to Saudi Arabia 05/28 Al Qaeda still reaping oil profits in Yemen despite battlefield reverses 05/27 Yemen: 10 journalists detained by Houthis ‘missing’ 05/27 Yemen's Houthis, ex-government to exchange prisoners before Ramadan 05/27 Yemen's warring sides agree prisoner swap before Ramadan 05/26 UN envoy says Yemen peace talks are back on track 05/26 Yemen’s warring parties closer to agreement: UN envoy 05/25 Britain investigating reports its cluster bombs used in Yemen 05/24 Mine kills Saudi officer along kingdom's border with Yemen 05/24 Britain to investigate cluster bomb usage in Yemen says defence secretary 05/24 Suicide bombers hit army induction center in Yemen; over 45 dead 05/23 Suicide bomb kills Yemen army recruits 05/23 Yemen warring sides resume direct talks after week-long pause: UN 05/23 Islamic State bombs target Yemeni army recruits, killing at least 40 05/23 Reports: At least 45 killed in Yemen suicide bombings 05/23 Suicide bomber kills at least 12 recruits in Yemen's Aden 05/23


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.