Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

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foxnews.com Saudi citizen killed after house is struck by incoming fire from neighboring Yemen 08/02
tolonews.com Yemen PM Returns to Aden From Saudi Exile 08/02
globalsecurity.org Egypt Expands Military Mission in Yemen for 6 Months 08/02
reuters.com Yemen Houthi boss tells men to fight on, dismisses loss of Aden 08/02
turkishweekly.net Yemeni PM, govt ministers return to Aden from Riyadh 08/02
nzherald.co.nz Saudi citizen killed by incoming fire from neighboring Yemen 08/02
debka.com Cairo extends military presence in Aqaba Gulf and Red Sea 08/02
dawn.com Rockets fired from Yemen kill three Saudi soldiers 08/01
dw.com Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah arrives in Aden from Saudi exile 08/01
dw.com Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah arrives in Aden from Saudi exile 08/01
nzherald.co.nz Exiled Yemen prime minister returns to war-torn city of Aden 08/01
aljazeera.com Yemen's exiled PM makes symbolic visit to war-torn Aden 08/01
voanews.com Exiled Yemen Vice President Returns to War-Torn Aden 08/01
modernghana.com Egypt prolongs role in Saudi-led Yemen coalition 08/01
turkishweekly.net Egypt's Sisi courts Saudi Arabia after reports of rift 07/31
debka.com Houthis attacked Saudis with Scuds from North Korea 07/31
reuters.com In a Yemen hospital, malnutrition menaces young lives 07/31
debka.com Two Turkish air strikes kill at least 190 PKK fighters 07/31
aljazeera.com Saudi soldiers killed in shelling near Yemeni border 07/31
dalje.com Yemen’s exiled prime minister arrives in Aden 07/31
sputniknews.com US Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Contributing to Conflict in Yemen 07/31
reuters.com Yemen's Houthis suffer more setbacks near Aden-southern sources 07/31
dalje.com Yemen’s exiled prime minister returns to war-ravaged Aden 07/31
foxnews.com Egypt, Saudi Arabia aim to enhance military, economic cooperation 07/30
debka.com Turkey Turns against ISIS to Join Syria, Iraq, Egypt on the Front Line against the Islamists 07/30
doctorswithoutborders.org Bombings in Yemen: the Civilian Victims 07/30
wsj.com Yemen's Temporary Cease-Fire Falters 07/30
cnn.com Photos from a city under siege 07/30
voanews.com Al-Qaida Executes Six Captured Yemeni Rebels 07/30
nzherald.co.nz Egypt, Saudi Arabia aim to enhance cooperation 07/30
crisisgroup.org The Battle for Aden is a Tipping Point in Yemen’s War 07/30
reuters.com Yemeni forces seize Houthi positions on Aden outskirts: local officials 07/30
grnlive.com UN says it could help 3 million in Yemen if a pause holds 07/29
foxnews.com Yemen's exiled president orders anti-rebel militias merged into his army 07/29
voanews.com Saudi-led Warplanes Bomb Rebel Stronghold in North Yemen 07/29
reuters.com Saudi-led warplanes bomb Houthi bastion in north Yemen 07/29
stripes.com Saudi-led coalition plans ground attacks in Yemen after taking key city 07/29
globalsecurity.org Car bomb attack claims three lives in Yemen's Sana'a 07/29
sputniknews.com US to Sell Saudi Arabia $500Mln in Munitions to Continue Yemen Campaign 07/29
strategypage.com YEMEN: Iran Backed Rebels In Retreat 07/29
dnaindia.com UN aid chief says no warring parties observed Yemen truce 07/29
sputniknews.com Ceasefire Breach in Yemen Causes 25,000 More Starving People Daily 07/28
dalje.com President's supporters tighten siege on rebel-held Yemen airbase 07/28
dw.com Yemen conflict has claimed nearly 1,900 civilian lives: UN 07/28
dailytimes.com.pk UN hopes to boost aid to Aden as Yemen frontline moves north 07/28
upi.com Rights group: Saudi strikes in Yemen may be war crimes 07/28
rt.com HRW brands Saudi-led airstrike ‘apparent war crime’ 07/28
reuters.com Warplanes attack air base near Yemen's Aden 07/28
pbs.org In Yemen, people ‘begging’ for food amid bombings and blockades 07/28
reuters.com Millions in Yemen on brink of starvation, Oxfam warns 07/28
foxnews.com UN says it could reach 3 million in Yemen with aid if a humanitarian pause can take hold 07/28
yemenpost.net Houthi committee floats fuel prices on exchange markets 07/28
dw.com United Nations aid chief says no warring parties observed Yemen truce 07/28
nzherald.co.nz UN says it could help 3 million in Yemen if a pause holds 07/28
reuters.com Saudi-led raid on Yemen plant appears unlawful: Rights Watch 07/28
nzherald.co.nz In Yemen, pro-government troops besiege rebel military base 07/28
dnaindia.com Saudi-led raid on Yemen plant appears unlawful: Human Rights Watch 07/28
foxnews.com Yemeni officials: Pro-government fighters press on with siege of key rebel-held military base 07/28
grnlive.com Violence reported in Yemen despite humanitarian truce 07/28
dailytimes.com.pk Houthis, foes fight on as Yemen ceasefire quickly unravels 07/28
yemenpost.net Houthi committee floats fuel prices on exchange markets 07/28
dalje.com Hadi loyalists tighten siege on rebel-held Yemen air base 07/28
cnn.com Saudi-led strikes disrupt Yemen ceasefire 07/27
nzherald.co.nz Saudi FM says Iran is still showing 'hostility' in region 07/27
globalsecurity.org Yemen Houthis Reveal Saudi-led Coalition Ceasefire Breach 07/27
aljazeera.com Fighting rages despite Yemen humanitarian pause 07/27
reuters.com Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of making threats to neighbors 07/27
reuters.com U.N. hopes to boost aid to Aden as Yemen frontline moves north 07/27
reuters.com Houthis, foes fight on as Yemen ceasefire quickly unravels 07/27
cnn.com Airstrikes mar humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen 07/27
euronews.com Yemen: Houthis ignore Saudi-proposed ceasefire 07/27
punchng.com Saudi-led coalition suspends Yemen strikes to allow aid 07/27
france24.com Shelling reported as shaky Yemen ceasefire begins 07/27
voanews.com Fighting Continues in Yemen Despite Truce 07/27
dnaindia.com Five day humanitarian ceasefire starts in Yemen 07/27
dailynews.lk Yemeni crisis mirrors regional unrest in Middle East 07/27
impunitywatch.com Saudi-led Coalition Announces Ceasefire in Yemen 07/27
independent.co.uk War in Yemen has pushed six million to the brink of starvation, Oxfam warns 07/27
huffingtonpost.com Humanitarian Truce Begins In Yemen, But Fighting Continues 07/27
dalje.com UN: Yemen conflict has claimed nearly 4,000 lives since March 07/27
dalje.com Oxfam: Yemen conflict pushes one in two people into food insecurity 07/27
euronews.com Violence reported in Yemen despite humanitarian truce 07/27
pbs.org News Wrap: Yemen airstrikes resume despite cease-fire 07/27
foxnews.com Saudi top diplomat tells EU official Iran still shows 'hostility' in region, despite nuke deal 07/27
stripes.com Yemen airstrikes resume; 15 anti-rebel fighters killed 07/27
bbc.co.uk Air strikes pierce truce in Yemen 07/27
dnaindia.com Saudi-led airstrikes kill 120; deadliest in Yemen conflict 07/26
reuters.com Houthis, Saudi-led coalition fight for Yemen air base 07/26
edition.cnn.com Yemen 5-day ceasefire set for Sunday 07/26
grnlive.com Warplanes attack targets near Yemen capital: 07/26
euronews.com Air strikes hit Yemen hours before five-day truce comes into force 07/26
dnaindia.com Houthi leader rejects Yemen truce: Twitter account 07/26
reuters.com Yemen Houthi leader captured: Southern resistance 07/26
dnaindia.com Houthi leader rejects Yemen truce : Twitter account 07/26
dailytimes.com.pk Saudi-led warplanes hit Yemen’s Taiz killing 80 07/26
france24.com Fighting rages in Yemen ahead of ceasefire 07/26
independent.co.uk Yemen ceasefire called by Saudi coalition just days after an airstrike killed 120 in Mokha 07/26
bbc.co.uk Houthis 'reject Yemen ceasefire' 07/26
voanews.com Fighting Erupts for Control of Yemen's Largest Air Base 07/26
dnaindia.com Yemeni Houthis claim they have not been informed about ceasefire by UN 07/26

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.