Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

Recent articles: Lawsuit: American was tortured, killed by Houthi rebels in Yemen 07/30 Yemen government withdraws from Kuwait talks with rebels 07/30 Yemen government withdraws from UN-backed talks 07/30 Saudi refutes rights groups' claims it is blockading Yemen 07/29 Fresh Saudi airstrikes kill five Yemeni civilians in Hajjah Province 07/29 Houthi: Yemeni nation will not surrender 07/29 Yemen: Peace talks in crisis as Houthis sign government deal 07/29 A new low 07/28 Yemen's Houthi-led coalition sets up body to run country - statement 07/28 Yemen: Houthi, Saleh council formation criticised by UN 07/28 Yemen's Houthis, ousted leader formalize alliance 07/28 Yemen's Houthi rebels announce alliance with ousted president 07/28 Yemenis kill 4 Saudi officers in retaliatory attacks 07/28 UN urges 'humanitarian' truce in Yemen's Ta'izz 07/27 7 killed, 18 wounded as bomb blast hits Yemen's Ma'rib 07/27 U.N. calls for humanitarian truce in Yemen's Taiz province 07/27 Five Saudi border guards killed in clashes in south: TV 07/25 Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya top Arab League summit agenda 07/25 Yemen: Peace talks must prioritize getting aid to civilians 07/25 Armed attack at Yemen border kills 5 Saudi border guards 07/25 Sudan army chief holds military talks in Saudi Arabia 07/25 Yemen peace talks need to be extended: Houthis 07/24 Saudi air defense forces shoot down missile fired from Yemen 07/24 Grenade explodes near mosque in Yemen's Sanaa 07/22 Yemen's Houthis demand direct talks with Saudi Arabia 07/20 Yemeni officials: Suicide bomber kills 4 soldiers the south 07/20 Yemen: It’s the economy, stupid! 07/19 Yemen: Several dead in attacks on Mukalla checkpoints 07/18 Ansarullah stresses political solution to Yemen conflict 07/18 38 killed in violence across Yemen on Sunday 07/18 Yemen's warring sides resume UN-led peace talks in Kuwait 07/17 Yemen rival parties reconvene peace talks in Kuwait 07/17 Yemeni Houthi Rebels Attack Saudi Arabian Base With Ballistic Missile 07/16 U.N.-backed Yemen peace talks resume in Kuwait 07/16 U.S. weighs more robust presence in Yemen for al Qaeda fight 07/15 Yemen Governor Survives Attack Ahead of Peace Talks 07/15 Saudi F-16 downed in W Yemen: Report 07/15 Yemen's Houthi rebels head for Kuwait to resume talks 07/14 Yemen govt threatens to boycott peace talks 07/14 Yemen's rebels head for Kuwait to resume talks 07/14 Saba Net :: سبأ نت 07/13 Yemeni forces fire Zelzal-3 missile at Saudi camp in Ma'rib 07/13 Peace talks in Kuwait a ‘mirage’: Yemeni president 07/13 Saudi Arabia says guard killed by land mine on Yemen border 07/13 Houthi Rebels Plan to Return to Intra-Yemeni Talks in Kuwait 07/12 Emirati top diplomat says UAE committed to fight in Yemen 07/11 Rights group Saudi-led coalition damaged Yemen's economy 07/11 Yemen’s Hadi threatens to boycott peace talks 07/10 Drone hits Al Qaeda suspects in Yemeni province while exiled president on visit 07/10 Yemeni soldiers killed in double suicide bombing in Aden 07/06 At least six soldiers killed in double suicide bombing in Yemen's Aden 07/06 Four dead in Yemen attack 07/06 Yemen conflict: Twin suicide bombings hit Aden base 07/06 Yemen: Double suicide bombing in Aden kills at least six soldiers 07/06 Army ousts jihadists from Yemen airport HQ after hours-long battle 07/06 Muslims worldwide come to grips with a bloody Ramadan 07/06 Suicide bombing kills 10 near Aden airport in southern Yemen 07/06 Dozens of soldiers killed in Yemen suicide attack, sustained assault 07/06 Saudis 'foil cross-border missile attack' 07/04 Saudi intercepts ballistic missile from Yemen 07/04 Yemeni govt casts doubt on UN peace talks 07/02 Life under siege: 200,000 need water and food in Taiz 07/02 How reliable are White House statistics on drone strike casualties? 07/02 Saudi Arabia ‘alarmed and outraged’ by rights groups’ criticism 07/01 Yemen rival parties free 700 prisoners in over 2 months: UN envoy 07/01 Rights groups want Saudis off UN council 06/30 UN's Yemen envoy says more than 700 prisoners released 06/30 Saudis Reject Accusations Over Yemen Policy 06/30 Groups Urge UN To Suspend Saudis From Human Rights Council 06/30 Rights group calls for Saudi Arabia's removal from Human Rights Council 06/30 Saudis reject rights groups' 'accusations' over Yemen policy 06/30 Saudi Arabia 'alarmed and outraged' by rights groups' criticism 06/30 'Trapped by all the sides' in Yemen's largely ignored war 06/30 Recordings: Houthi leaders planned general's killing 06/29 Yemeni forces kill senior militant commander in Ma'rib 06/29 SRC President meets Direct Aid country director 06/29 UN peace talks on Yemen adjourned until mid-July 06/29 Rights Group Calls for Saudi Arabia's Removal From Human Rights Council 06/29 Yemeni officials say Saudi-led airstrike has killed 25 06/28 The UAE’s Yemen Pivot Could Make Differences With Riyadh Unbridgeable 06/27 Islamic State Claims Yemen Bombings That Killed 42 06/27 Negotiating sides close to comprehensive solution in Yemen peace talks: Houthis 06/27 Officials: Yemeni talks to be suspended after deadlock 06/27 Bombings claimed by Islamic State killed 43 in southern Yemen 06/27 UN chief urges Yemen's warring sides to reach peace deal 06/26 Fresh clashes in Yemen claim 55 lives 06/26 Projects funded by Korea's Eximbank in Yemen discussed 06/26 Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen kill at least seven: residents 06/26 Yemeni forces kill nearly dozen Saudi mercenaries in north 06/26 Bombings claimed by IS killed 43 in southern Yemen 06/26 Yemeni officials: at least 55 killed in 2 days of fighting 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


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.