Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

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voanews.com Yemen Tribal Sources: Al-Qaida Kills 30 Shi'ite Rebels 10/22
aljazeera.com Houthis and Sunni tribesmen clash in Yemen 10/22
reuters.com Al-Qaeda kills 30 Shi'ite rebels in central Yemen: tribal sources 10/22
yemenpost.net Houthi Militant Group rejects participation in Yemen government 10/22
yemenpost.net Militants break into Yemen Interior Ministry, shut office 10/22
yemenpost.net Houthi Militant Group rejects participation in Yemen government 10/22
turkishweekly.net Yemen's Houthis reinforced amid clashes with Al-Qaeda 10/21
turkishweekly.net Houthis, Al-Qaeda clash in Yemen's Rada'a 10/21
turkishweekly.net Yemen's Houthis reject reports of UN sanctions 10/21
turkishweekly.net Al-Qaida suicide attack targets Shiite Houthi group in Yemen, 12 killed 10/21
globalsecurity.org Al-Qaida Militants Kill 18 Houthi Rebels in Yemen Violence 10/21
yemenpost.net Reports reveal deal to seize cities as Security Council prepares for Yemen sanctions 10/21
yemenpost.net Houthi militants attack checkpoint killing officer, soliders in central Yemen 10/21
yemenpost.net Yemenis give Houthi militants 48 hours to leave port city of Hodeida 10/20
aljazeera.com Scores of rebels killed in Yemen fighting 10/20
turkishweekly.net Sanaa governor resigns over 'deteriorating security' 10/20
foxnews.com Suicide bomber kills 10 Houthi rebels in Yemen in suspected Al Qaeda attack 10/20
huffingtonpost.com Blowback in Yemen: Houthi Advance Is a Saudi Nightmare 10/20
aljazeera.com UN readying sanctions against key Yemenis 10/20
reuters.com Qaeda insurgents kill 18 Houthis as Yemen sectarian conflict spreads 10/20
turkishweekly.net 20 Houthis killed in Qaeda attack in C. Yemen 10/20
yemenpost.net New Saudi envoy reveals aid to Yemen as kingdom warns of threats 10/20
yemenpost.net Situation remains tense in Yemen Ibb city 10/20
yemenpost.net Dozens of Houthi killed in two days in AQAP Yemen stronghold 10/20
yemenpost.net Houthi militants committed 52 violations against media in month, Foundation says 10/20
yemenpost.net Situation remains tense in Yemen Ibb city 10/20
foxnews.com Yemen says al-Qaida takes town south of Sanaa as fighting with Shiite rebels resumes elsewhere 10/20
yemenpost.net At least 20 Houthis killed in clashes, car bomb in AQAP stronghold 10/20
aljazeera.com Yemen's Southerners see hope in Houthis' rise 10/20
yemenpost.net Houthi militants committed 52 violations against media in month, Foundation says 10/20
yemenpost.net New Saudi envoy reveals aid to Yemen as kingdom warns of threats 10/20
globalsecurity.org Ansarullah fighters in Yemen seize another town 10/20
ibnlive.in.com Dozens killed in fresh Yemen clashes 10/20
voanews.com Al-Qaida Militants Kill 18 Houthi Rebels in Yemen Violence 10/20
punchng.com Yemeni Al-Qaida suicide attack kills 12 10/20
globalsecurity.org 20 Ansarullah fighters killed in southern Yemen 10/20
reuters.com Yemen's Houthis dismantle Sanaa airport road camp, gunmen remain 10/19
sify.com Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 10 Houthi rebels 10/19
da.feedsportal.com Yemen's Shiite Rebels Take Town South of Sanaa 10/19
aljazeera.com Yemen's Houthi rebels storm governor's house 10/19
grnlive.com Saudi Guards Keep Watch After Houthis Seize Border Post in Yemen 10/19
foxnews.com Yemen's Shiite rebels continue military advance, capturing town south of Sanaa 10/19
en.ria.ru Houthi Rebels Seize Land Port in Northern Yemen Near Saudi Arabia Border 10/18
sify.com Yemen's Shiite rebels take town south of capital 10/18
vanguardngr.com 16 dead in Yemen as Shiite rebels clash with Sunni tribes 10/18
strategypage.com YEMEN: No One Is In Charge 10/18
reuters.com Houthis, Islamist supporters clash in central Yemen 10/18
grnlive.com 'Death to America, Death to Israel," chant Shi'ite rebels protesting at Saudi embassy in Yemen 10/18
aysor.am Houthi rebels seize Radaa, Yemen, meeting no resistance 10/18
dailytimes.com.pk 16 dead in Yemen as rebels clash with tribes : October 18, 2014, 4:22 pm 10/18
mypetjawa.mu.nu Meanwhile in Yemen...... 10/18
nzherald.co.nz Shiite rebels battle al-Qaida militants in Yemen 10/18
globalsecurity.org 16 killed in fresh clashes between Houthis, militants in Yemen 10/18
dailytimes.com.pk 13 killed in clashes between Houthi, Sunni tribes in Yemen 10/18
yemenpost.net Political groups, foreign supporters involved in deepening chaos in Yemen 10/18
foxnews.com Shiite rebels battle al-Qaida militants in their stronghold in Yemen, 8 killed 10/18
reuters.com Sunni tribesmen and Houthi fighters clash in Yemen, eight dead 10/17
foxnews.com Shiite rebels who control the capital clash with Islamist tribesmen in central Yemen 10/17
punchng.com 20 killed in Yemen rebel clashes 10/17
aljazeera.com Houthi and al-Qaeda fighters clash in Yemen 10/17
turkishweekly.net Houthis to remove Sanaa Airport Road tents today 10/17
en.ria.ru Houthi Rebels Seize Radaa, Yemen, Meeting no Resistance 10/17
yemenpost.net Battles between tribes, Houthi militants erupt in central Yemen 10/17
sify.com Yemen's rebels attack home of Islamist, 12 killed 10/17
aljazeera.com Houthis and Sunni tribesmen clash in Yemen 10/17
nzherald.co.nz Shiite rebels, Islamists clash in central Yemen 10/17
sify.com Yemeni Shiite rebels overrun al-Qaida stronghold 10/17
en.ria.ru Yemeni Civil War Is Looming as Houthis, Al-Qaeda Expand Territories 10/16
reuters.com Al Qaeda and Houthis clash in central Yemen: residents 10/16
en.ria.ru Houthi Seizure of Yemen’s Hodeidah Port to Cripple Red Sea Navigation: Analyst 10/16
edition.cnn.com Al Qaeda 'resurgent in Yemen' 10/16
stripes.com Al-Qaida fighters storm security base in Yemen 10/16
sabanews.net GCC-UK fourth meeting renew support to Yemen 10/16
upi.com U.S. has faith in oil-rich Yemen 10/16
yemenpost.net Militants smoothly expand presence in Yemen 10/16
yemenpost.net Militants smoothly expand presence in Yemen 10/16
myaccount.nytimes.com World Briefing: Yemen: Shiite Rebels Clash With Qaeda Militants 10/16
sify.com Shiite rebels, Islamists clash in central Yemen 10/16
yemenpost.net Fierce battles between AQAP, Houthi militants continue in Yemen 10/16
foxnews.com Fierce clashes erupt between Yemen's Shiite rebels and al-Qaida militants in southern province 10/15
grnlive.com Yemen rebels take port city, province near capital 10/15
af.reuters.com Houthi rebels take over Yemen's Hodeidah port - residents 10/15
reuters.com Yemen's Houthis advance near al Qaeda stronghold 10/15
bbc.co.uk Rebels clash with al-Qaeda in Yemen 10/15
online.wsj.com Al Qaeda and Shiite Rebels Clash in South Yemen 10/15
cnn.com Al Qaeda resurgent in Yemen amid political turmoil 10/15
reuters.com Yemen separatists tell oil firms to stop exports from south 10/15
yemenpost.net Zaidi, AQAP militants fight as Iran-backed Houthis continue to extend presence in Yemen 10/15
yemenpost.net Military officer shot dead in first targeted killing after fall of capital to militants 10/15
en.ria.ru Houthis Protect Yemeni Cities From Terrorism: Senior Representative 10/15
en.ria.ru Houthi Militias Enter Major Yemeni City of Ibb 10/15
nzherald.co.nz Al-Qaida and Shiite rebels clash in south Yemen 10/15
sify.com Al-Qaida and Shiite rebels clash in south Yemen 10/14
nzherald.co.nz Yemen officials: Shiite rebels take control of Red Sea city, southern province in latest blitz 10/14
foxnews.com Officials: After overrunning capital, Yemen's Shiite rebels close in on key Red Sea city 10/14
punchng.com Yemen names new prime minister 10/14
reuters.com Yemen on the brink as rebels oust the old guard 10/14
nzherald.co.nz Yemeni Shiite rebels close in on Red Sea port city 10/14
aljazeera.com Houthi rebels seize southern Yemen city 10/14
bbc.co.uk Yemeni rebels capture Red Sea port 10/14

Summary

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.