Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

Recent articles: Yemen’s new cabinet wins parliament approval 12/19 Yemen's new cabinet wins parliament approval 12/18 Houthi Sources: Suicide Attackers Set off Car Bombs in Yemen City 12/18 Suicide bombers target Shia fighters in Yemen 12/18 Al Qaeda car bombs target Houthi fighters in Yemeni port city 12/18 Yemeni PM Bahah's cabinet wins parliamentary approval: sources 12/18 Yemen's parliament approves new Cabinet 12/18 Suicide bombers kill at least seven in Yemen port: sources 12/18 Bomb meant for militants kills 20 children in Yemen 12/17 Yemeni Shiite rebels storm state-run newspaper building, oust chief editor, take over control 12/17 25 killed in car bomb attack in Yemen 12/17 Yemeni Shiite rebels take over state-run newspaper 12/17 Yemen's Houthis print edition of flagship state daily 12/17 Houthi militants shut Yemen's central bank 12/17 Houthis consolidate control over Yemen state institutions: officials 12/17 Yemen's Shiite Rebels Close Key Port 12/17 Houthi fighters consolidate control over Yemen's state institutions 12/17 Houthi militants storm oil company HQ in Sanaa 12/17 Children die in Yemen bomb attacks 12/16 Deadly car bombings hit Yemeni city 12/16 Bomb meant for militants kills 20 children in Yemen 12/16 Yemen presidential aide says Houthis plotting to bring down government 12/16 2 blasts target Yemen's Houthis in Radaa, killing 30 12/16 2 bombers kill 25 including 15 students in Yemen 12/16 Yemen car bomb: Primary school children killed in attack on school bus 12/16 Yemen Houthis fight for control of Arhab 12/16 2 bombers kill 25 including 15 students in Yemen 12/16 At Least 25 Killed in Twin Car Bombing in Yemen 12/16 At least 25 Killed in Car Bomb Explosions in Yemen: Source 12/16 Bomb misses militants, kills 20 Yemeni schoolchildren 12/16 Pupil's bus caught in Yemeni bombing 12/16 2 car bombs kill 15 students, 10 rebels in Yemen 12/16 Yemen Houthis Laying Siege to Defense Ministry Building in Sanaa: Source 12/16 Two car bombs explode in central Yemen killing 25 12/16 Yemen rebels say 25 killed, including 15 students, in 2 car bombs attacks 12/16 Yemen's Houthis raid newspaper, dismiss editor 12/16 Two car bombings kill 40 in central Yemen 12/16 25 Killed in Car Bomb Attack in Yemen 12/16 Hundreds of rare manuscripts discovered in Yemen 12/15 Iranian support seen crucial for Yemen's Houthis 12/15 Houthi fighters killed in Yemen attack 12/14 Over a dozen Yemeni Shia rebels killed in battle against al-Qaida fighters 12/14 Yemen's Shiite rebels, allies replace governor of strategic Red Sea province 12/14 Cooperation key to peace in Yemen city 12/14 Yemen's Houthis claim gains in Arhab 12/14 Shiite rebels, allies replace Yemeni governor 12/14 Yemen's Houthi fighters push al-Qaeda out of key district 12/14 YEMEN: Sex, Drugs And Old Time Religion 12/13 Houthis suffer losses in battle for Radaa 12/13 Shiite rebels expand territory in Yemeni capital 12/13 Yemen still facing immense challenges: UN envoy Benomar 12/12 WINNING: Friendly Fire In The Name Of God 12/12 Al-Qaeda claims deadly twin attacks on Yemen army 12/11 Syrian refugees fear never leaving Turkey 12/11 Houthis strike village in Yemen's Al-Bayda' 12/11 UN envoy says Yemen facing daunting challenges 12/11 Pakistan eighth most dangerous country in the world, says report 12/10 Pakistan 8th most dangerous country over past month: Report 12/10 Gulf leaders assert support for president Hadi 12/09 French embassy in Yemen closes for 'security reasons' 12/09 Suicide Attacks Kill 5 in Eastern Yemen Army Base 12/09 3 troops killed in S. Yemen suicide attack 12/09 1 killed as Houthis, tribesmen clash in central Yemen 12/09 Pakistan eighth most dangerous country in the world: Report 12/09 12 Houthis killed in Monday's Sanaa blasts: Al-Qaeda 12/09 Pakistan 8th Most Dangerous Country in the World: Report 12/09 Bomb defused outside presidential palace in Yemen 12/08 Gulf States suspend Yemen aid over Houthi control: Source 12/08 Yemeni President Fires Armed Forces Chief of Staff 12/08 Blasts injure at least 8 in Yemen's capital 12/08 3 explosions near homes of Shiite leaders in Sanaa 12/08 Eleven died alongside two hostages in botched Yemen rescue 12/08 Bomb attacks in Yemeni capital wound 8 Houthis 12/08 At least 13 killed in failed U.S. bid to rescue hostages in Yemen 12/07 At Least 13 Killed in Failed US Rescue of Yemen Hostages 12/07 Senior army commander survives southern Yemen attack 12/07 Drone Strikes Kill 9 'Qaeda' Militants in Yemen: Security Source 12/06 Nine Al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen drone strike: security 12/06 Barack Obama condemns 'barbaric murder' of Luke Somers 12/06 Al-Qaida-inspired rebels gain in Syria, making life even worse for US-allied forces 12/06 From Obscurity to Dominance: The Continuing Rise of Yemen’s al-Houthi Movement 12/05 Yemen Defense Minister vows to face attempts to destabilize Taiz 12/04 Houthis from day 1: How did they emerge to power in Yemen? 12/04 Exclusive: Saudi suspends aid to Yemen after Houthi takeover - sources 12/04 Ansaru Al-Sharia claims attack on residence of Iran Yemen envoy 12/04 Suicide car bomb hits Iran envoy's house in Yemen 12/03 Blast reported in Yemeni capital 12/03 Yemen Exposes Difficulties in U.S. Strategy 12/03 Suicide car bomb hits Iran envoy's residence in Yemen, three dead 12/03 Tribes form popular committee amid persistent Houthi attempts to seize oil-rich Marib 12/02 One killed, 4 injured in Yemen's pro-independence rally 12/01 As separation calls intensify, Houthi takeover of power could be "final nail in unity's coffin" 12/01 Yemen faces economic crisis as Saudi mulls pulling plug 12/01 Army splits that let Yemen’s capital fall augur new risks 11/30 Benomar urges to speed up PNPA implementation 11/29 Leaders of Yemen's Shiite rebels, rival Sunni party hold rare talks 11/28 Yemen officials: Shiite rebels push on toward Aden 11/28 Yemen's Shiite, Sunni rivals hold rare meeting 11/28 Al-Subaihi slams army chiefs, Houthi militias 11/28 Integration of Houthi militias within Yemen forces "helpful" if all are dissolved, disarmed first 11/27


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.