Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

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stripes.com Lawsuit: American was tortured, killed by Houthi rebels in Yemen 07/30
foxnews.com Yemen government withdraws from Kuwait talks with rebels 07/30
aljazeera.com Yemen government withdraws from UN-backed talks 07/30
stripes.com Saudi refutes rights groups' claims it is blockading Yemen 07/29
globalsecurity.org Fresh Saudi airstrikes kill five Yemeni civilians in Hajjah Province 07/29
globalsecurity.org Houthi: Yemeni nation will not surrender 07/29
euronews.com Yemen: Peace talks in crisis as Houthis sign government deal 07/29
economist.com A new low 07/28
af.reuters.com Yemen's Houthi-led coalition sets up body to run country - statement 07/28
video.aljazeera.com Yemen: Houthi, Saleh council formation criticised by UN 07/28
stripes.com Yemen's Houthis, ousted leader formalize alliance 07/28
foxnews.com Yemen's Houthi rebels announce alliance with ousted president 07/28
globalsecurity.org Yemenis kill 4 Saudi officers in retaliatory attacks 07/28
globalsecurity.org UN urges 'humanitarian' truce in Yemen's Ta'izz 07/27
globalsecurity.org 7 killed, 18 wounded as bomb blast hits Yemen's Ma'rib 07/27
reuters.com U.N. calls for humanitarian truce in Yemen's Taiz province 07/27
reuters.com Five Saudi border guards killed in clashes in south: TV 07/25
mareeg.com Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya top Arab League summit agenda 07/25
scoop.co.nz Yemen: Peace talks must prioritize getting aid to civilians 07/25
foxnews.com Armed attack at Yemen border kills 5 Saudi border guards 07/25
sudantribune.com Sudan army chief holds military talks in Saudi Arabia 07/25
globalsecurity.org Yemen peace talks need to be extended: Houthis 07/24
stripes.com Saudi air defense forces shoot down missile fired from Yemen 07/24
reuters.com Grenade explodes near mosque in Yemen's Sanaa 07/22
globalsecurity.org Yemen's Houthis demand direct talks with Saudi Arabia 07/20
foxnews.com Yemeni officials: Suicide bomber kills 4 soldiers the south 07/20
irinnews.org Yemen: It’s the economy, stupid! 07/19
aljazeera.com Yemen: Several dead in attacks on Mukalla checkpoints 07/18
globalsecurity.org Ansarullah stresses political solution to Yemen conflict 07/18
turkishweekly.net 38 killed in violence across Yemen on Sunday 07/18
nzherald.co.nz Yemen's warring sides resume UN-led peace talks in Kuwait 07/17
globalsecurity.org Yemen rival parties reconvene peace talks in Kuwait 07/17
globalsecurity.org Yemeni Houthi Rebels Attack Saudi Arabian Base With Ballistic Missile 07/16
reuters.com U.N.-backed Yemen peace talks resume in Kuwait 07/16
reuters.com U.S. weighs more robust presence in Yemen for al Qaeda fight 07/15
voanews.com Yemen Governor Survives Attack Ahead of Peace Talks 07/15
globalsecurity.org Saudi F-16 downed in W Yemen: Report 07/15
aljazeera.com Yemen's Houthi rebels head for Kuwait to resume talks 07/14
dailytimes.com.pk Yemen govt threatens to boycott peace talks 07/14
stripes.com Yemen's rebels head for Kuwait to resume talks 07/14
sabanews.net Saba Net :: سبأ نت 07/13
globalsecurity.org Yemeni forces fire Zelzal-3 missile at Saudi camp in Ma'rib 07/13
turkishweekly.net Peace talks in Kuwait a ‘mirage’: Yemeni president 07/13
nzherald.co.nz Saudi Arabia says guard killed by land mine on Yemen border 07/13
globalsecurity.org Houthi Rebels Plan to Return to Intra-Yemeni Talks in Kuwait 07/12
foxnews.com Emirati top diplomat says UAE committed to fight in Yemen 07/11
foxnews.com Rights group Saudi-led coalition damaged Yemen's economy 07/11
dailytimes.com.pk Yemen’s Hadi threatens to boycott peace talks 07/10
reuters.com Drone hits Al Qaeda suspects in Yemeni province while exiled president on visit 07/10
france24.com Yemeni soldiers killed in double suicide bombing in Aden 07/06
reuters.com At least six soldiers killed in double suicide bombing in Yemen's Aden 07/06
cnn.com Four dead in Yemen attack 07/06
bbc.co.uk Yemen conflict: Twin suicide bombings hit Aden base 07/06
dnaindia.com Yemen: Double suicide bombing in Aden kills at least six soldiers 07/06
zeenews.india.com Army ousts jihadists from Yemen airport HQ after hours-long battle 07/06
stripes.com Muslims worldwide come to grips with a bloody Ramadan 07/06
stripes.com Suicide bombing kills 10 near Aden airport in southern Yemen 07/06
upi.com Dozens of soldiers killed in Yemen suicide attack, sustained assault 07/06
dw.com Saudis 'foil cross-border missile attack' 07/04
dailynews.lk Saudi intercepts ballistic missile from Yemen 07/04
dailytimes.com.pk Yemeni govt casts doubt on UN peace talks 07/02
aljazeera.com Life under siege: 200,000 need water and food in Taiz 07/02
rawa.org How reliable are White House statistics on drone strike casualties? 07/02
tribune.com.pk Saudi Arabia ‘alarmed and outraged’ by rights groups’ criticism 07/01
globalsecurity.org Yemen rival parties free 700 prisoners in over 2 months: UN envoy 07/01
nation.co.ke Rights groups want Saudis off UN council 06/30
nzherald.co.nz UN's Yemen envoy says more than 700 prisoners released 06/30
voanews.com Saudis Reject Accusations Over Yemen Policy 06/30
rferl.org Groups Urge UN To Suspend Saudis From Human Rights Council 06/30
turkishweekly.net Rights group calls for Saudi Arabia's removal from Human Rights Council 06/30
nzherald.co.nz Saudis reject rights groups' 'accusations' over Yemen policy 06/30
reuters.com Saudi Arabia 'alarmed and outraged' by rights groups' criticism 06/30
stripes.com 'Trapped by all the sides' in Yemen's largely ignored war 06/30
aljazeera.com Recordings: Houthi leaders planned general's killing 06/29
globalsecurity.org Yemeni forces kill senior militant commander in Ma'rib 06/29
sabanews.net SRC President meets Direct Aid country director 06/29
globalsecurity.org UN peace talks on Yemen adjourned until mid-July 06/29
voanews.com Rights Group Calls for Saudi Arabia's Removal From Human Rights Council 06/29
stripes.com Yemeni officials say Saudi-led airstrike has killed 25 06/28
worldpoliticsreview.com The UAE’s Yemen Pivot Could Make Differences With Riyadh Unbridgeable 06/27
voanews.com Islamic State Claims Yemen Bombings That Killed 42 06/27
globalsecurity.org Negotiating sides close to comprehensive solution in Yemen peace talks: Houthis 06/27
foxnews.com Officials: Yemeni talks to be suspended after deadlock 06/27
stripes.com Bombings claimed by Islamic State killed 43 in southern Yemen 06/27
stripes.com UN chief urges Yemen's warring sides to reach peace deal 06/26
globalsecurity.org Fresh clashes in Yemen claim 55 lives 06/26
sabanews.net Projects funded by Korea's Eximbank in Yemen discussed 06/26
reuters.com Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen kill at least seven: residents 06/26
globalsecurity.org Yemeni forces kill nearly dozen Saudi mercenaries in north 06/26
thejakartapost.com Bombings claimed by IS killed 43 in southern Yemen 06/26
nzherald.co.nz Yemeni officials: at least 55 killed in 2 days of fighting 06/26
dnaindia.com 33 killed in renewed clashes across Yemen 06/25
foxnews.com Residents say al-Qaida has returned to southern Yemen cities 06/23
yahoo.com Yemen govt demands rebel withdrawal before any transition 06/23
turkishweekly.net 13 killed in central Yemen fighting 06/22
debka.com Tehran accuses Riyadh of backing Kurdish rebels on Iran's border 06/22
globalsecurity.org Yemen's Houthis call for consensus president in any peace deal 06/22
globalsecurity.org Houthis advance in southwest Yemen 06/21
voanews.com UN Envoy for Yemen Decries Delay in Peace Deal 06/21
foxnews.com UN envoy urges Yemen warring parties to finalize peace deal 06/21

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.