Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

Recent articles: Five People Killed in Clashes in Yemeni Sanaa 11/26 10 killed in Sanaa clashes between Houthis, tribesmen 11/26 7 killed in rebel attack on house of Yemen leader 11/26 Yemeni officials say 6 killed when Shiite rebels attack home-base of powerful tribe in Sanaa 11/26 Five killed in clashes between Houthis, Sunnis in Yemen capital 11/26 Al-Qaeda hostages freed by Yemen security forces 11/25 Yemen forces free hostages, including an American 11/25 Yemeni forces free eight hostages, kill seven kidnappers - agency 11/25 Al-Qaeda says killed 23 Houthi militants in chaotic Yemen 11/25 Yemeni forces free hostages, including American 11/25 Houthis force out al Qaeda militants in Yemeni town of Radaa 11/24 Yemeni Forces Free 8 Hostages, Kill 7 Kidnappers: Agency 11/24 Yemeni forces free eight hostages, kill seven kidnappers: agency 11/24 Army, Houthis involved in violations including war crimes in Yemen 11/23 Al-Qaeda in Yemen claims 'Houthi killings' 11/22 Yemen's AQAP says Houthis will pay for push into country 11/21 US used Al-Qaeda in Yemen to blackmail Sanaa - president’s adviser 11/21 Al-Qaida in Yemen denounces Islamic State group 11/21 Yemen's Houthis accused of rights violations 11/20 Yemen crisis a boon for people smugglers 11/20 UAE official says groups may appeal against inclusion on terror list 11/20 Houthis and Foreign Policy Changes in Yemen (2015 & Beyond) 11/18 Yemeni Islamist party figure assassinated 11/18 Al-Islah politician killed in Yemen's Taiz 11/18 Yemeni officials: Islamist party official killed by car bomb 11/18 Yemen: Civilian Toll of Fighting in Capital 11/18 Muslim scholars' union slams UAE 'terrorist' label 11/17 Houthis tighten control of Yemen's capital 11/16 UAE declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation 11/16 UAE lists Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group 11/15 UAE blacklists 6 Pakistani groups among 83 as 'militant organisations 11/15 82 killed in central Yemen clashes: Official 11/15 YEMEN: 'POPULAR COMMITTEES' AND POLARIZATION 11/15 UAE Names Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group 11/15 Houthis gain ground against Yemen's al-Qaeda 11/14 Yemen Shi'ites capture key district from al Qaeda, 35 people dead 11/14 Yemen's Houthi group endorse new government: presidential aide 11/13 Why Yemen, a shaky US ally against Al Qaeda, is cracking apart 11/13 'Dozens' Killed in Yemen Bomb Attack on Huthi Militia 11/12 Yemen officials say airstrike in the south kills 6 suspected militants 11/12 Drone kills seven suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen: military sources 11/12 At Least 33 Dead in Yemen Clashes 11/12 At least 33 dead in Yemeni clashes, drone kills seven militants 11/12 33 reported killed in central Yemen as Shiite Houthis, Sunnis clash 11/12 Houthi Rise in Yemen Puts Saudi Arabia, Iran on Crash Course 11/12 Houthi advance raises alert for Saudi border guards 11/11 Legal process on ‘rebels’ as medium for global peace 11/11 Three Killed as Police, Rebels Clash at Yemen Airport 11/11 Yemeni officials: Shiite rebels clash with security guards at Sanaa airport; 4 killed 11/11 Yemen rebels clash with airport security; 4 killed 11/11 Two killed at Sanaa airport as Houthis, Yemen security men clash-medics 11/11 Houthis clash with police at Yemen's airport 11/11 At least 13 killed in central Yemen clashes 11/10 US blacklists former Yemen president 11/10 World Briefing: U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Yemen’s Ex-President and 2 Rebel Leaders 11/10 Dozens killed in clashes in southern Yemen 11/10 U.S. imposes sanctions on Yemen ex-president, two rebel leaders 11/10 Clashes between Houthis, militants in central Yemen kill 20 11/10 US Treasury Sanctions Political Spoilers Threatening the Peace, Security and Stability of Yemen 11/10 US Sanctions Yemen’s Ex-President, 2 Rebel Leaders 11/10 Yemen's Houthi Reject President's New Cabinet 11/09 Yemeni President Removed From Party Leadership 11/09 Yemen Swears in New Government Amid Crisis 11/09 Ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh pulls party from new Yemen government 11/09 Al-Qaeda-linked commander surrenders in Yemen 11/09 Yemen president's future hangs by a thread 11/09 Yemeni PM urges support for new government 11/09 Yemeni new gov't to be sworn in amid boycotts 11/09 Yemen president sacked from party leadership 11/09 Editorial: Houthis and Foreign Policy Changes in Yemen (2015 & Beyond) 11/09 UN sanctions Yemen’s ex-president 11/08 Yemen Announces Lineup of Its New Cabinet - ABC 11/08 Houthi expansion puts Yemen on edge of civil war 11/08 Yemeni President Removed From Party Leadership 11/08 UN welcomes new Yemeni government amid sanctioning of two Houthi rebel leaders 11/08 Yemen president sacked from party leadership 11/08 Yemen's ruling political party pulls president from its leadership amid ongoing power struggle 11/08 UN sanctions former Yemeni president, tribesmen 11/08 Yemen's new cabinet rejected by Saleh, Houthis 11/08 Houthi Rebels in Yemen Reject Newly Formed Government 11/08 Qaeda group claims to kill 70 Houthis in Central Yemen 11/08 Al-Qaeda kills 'dozens' after Yemen gets government 11/08 Yemen's President Hadi forced from leadership of party 11/08 UN SC imposes sanctions on Saleh, 2 Houthi leaders 11/08 Yemen ruling party sacks President Hadi 11/08 Yemen's Ali Abdulla Saleh Rejects UN Sanctions, Party Abandons Government 11/08 Yemen to swear in new government 11/08 UN Security Council Urges Unity in New Yemen Government 11/08 Yemen forms new government amid unrest 11/08 Thousands in Yemen denounce US at rally to support ex-president, Shiite rebels 11/07 BRIEFS 11/07 UN poised to sanction former Yemen president 11/07 Yemen announces new government 11/07 Ansarullah fighters drive al-Qaeda out of Yemen town 11/07 Yemeni president unveils new cabinet 11/07 U.N. sanctions Yemen's ex-President Saleh, two rebel leaders 11/07 UN orders sanctions on ex-Yemen leader, 2 rebels 11/07 UN orders sanctions on ex-Yemen leader, 2 rebels 11/07 U.N. sanctions Yemen's ex-President Saleh, two rebel leaders 11/07 UN Welcomes New Yemeni Government Amid Sanctioning of Two Houthi Rebel Leaders 11/07


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.