Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

Recent articles:

globalsecurity.org Yemeni forces kill nearly dozen Saudi mercenaries in north 06/26
globalsecurity.org Fresh clashes in Yemen claim 55 lives 06/26
reuters.com Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen kill at least seven: residents 06/26
nzherald.co.nz Yemeni officials: at least 55 killed in 2 days of fighting 06/26
stripes.com UN chief urges Yemen's warring sides to reach peace deal 06/26
sabanews.net Projects funded by Korea's Eximbank in Yemen discussed 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
reuters.com Yemen missile launch, deadly air strike shake truce 06/21
usatoday.com One of Asia’s most abusive armies now deploys armed drones 06/21
dw.com German held in Yemen freed and flown to Oman 06/21
foxnews.com Yemeni officials say coalition airstrike kills 8 civilians 06/21
globalsecurity.org Mercenaries, commanders fight over cash from Saudi Arabia 06/20
rt.com RT scoops 4 awards at prestigious New York PromaxBDA Awards Ceremony 06/20
globalsecurity.org Yemen's Houthis release 276 prisoners loyal to Hadi 06/19
aljazeera.com UAE minister denies comments on pullout from Yemen war 06/18
globalsecurity.org UAE Withdrawal From Yemeni Conflict Comes as a Big Surprise for Houthis 06/18
aljazeera.com Warring sides exchange prisoners in Yemen 06/18
aina.org Obama, Saudi Prince Focus on Iraq and Syria in Washington Meeting 06/18
reuters.com Yemen's warring sides swap 194 prisoners in Taiz 06/18
reuters.com Obama, Saudi prince focus on Iraq and Syria in Washington meeting 06/17
sputniknews.com Global Financial Giants Fund Deadly Cluster Bomb Production 06/17
stripes.com US Special Operations force extends Yemen mission against al-Qaida 06/17
globalsecurity.org UAE has not ended Yemen attacks: Emirati foreign minister 06/17
video.aljazeera.com UAE declares end of Yemen war for Emirati troops 06/16
huffingtonpost.com United Arab Emirates Says Its War In Yemen Is 'Practically Over' 06/16
globalsecurity.org UAE to Withdraw From Anti-Houthi Military Operations in Yemen 06/16
reuters.com UAE says its war in Yemen 'practically over' 06/16
dw.com UAE says the 'war is over' for its troops in Yemen 06/16
voanews.com UAE: War 'Practically' Over in Yemen 06/16
reuters.com Obama to meet Saudi deputy crown prince on Friday: White House 06/16
sputniknews.com UAE to Withdraw From Anti-Houthi Military Operations in Yemen 06/15
sputniknews.com UN Refuses to Disclose Sources Behind Report Critical of Saudi Coalition 06/15
dw.com UN rejects Saudi Arabia request for Yemen sources over child killings 06/15
foxnews.com Fighting in Yemen kills at least 48 over past 24 hours 06/15
reuters.com Saudi-led Yemen coalition demands sources for critical U.N. report 06/14
turkishweekly.net 2 killed in UAE aircraft crash in Yemen 06/14
foxnews.com Suspected US drone kills 3 al-Qaida suspects in Yemen 06/13
stripes.com United Arab Emirates says military helicopter crash kills 2 06/12
globalsecurity.org Airstrikes Cause Two-Thirds of Civilian Casualties in Yemen 06/10
upi.com Senators look to block U.S. sale of bombs to Saudis for bombing of Yemen 06/10
dw.com Saudis exerted 'undue pressure,' over UN blacklist removal says chief Ban Ki-moon 06/09
cnn.com Official: Saudis pressured U.N. to be removed from blacklist 06/09
vancouversun.com ‘SOS Taiz zoo’: As civil war rages, lions and leopards at a zoo in Yemen don’t have enough food to survive 06/09
turkishweekly.net New Yemen government holds first meeting in Aden 06/08
sputniknews.com What's Behind Mainstream Media's 'Selective Coverage' of Yemen 06/07
sputniknews.com Saudi-Led Coalition Kills Houthi Commander in Northwest Yemen 06/07
bbc.co.uk UN takes Saudi coalition off blacklist 06/07
stream.aljazeera.com Yemen: Ramadan without peace 06/07
sputniknews.com UN Removed Saudis From Child-Killers List So the US Can Sell Riyadh Weapons 06/07
hosted.ap.org UN takes Saudi coalition off Yemen list of child violators 06/06
reuters.com Saudi Arabia criticizes U.N. over Yemen blacklisting 06/06
foxnews.com Yemen's prime minister arrives in Aden despite unrest 06/06
reuters.com Hospitals supported by charity received 134 casualties in one day: MSF 06/06
dailytimes.com.pk Civilian killed as gunmen attack airport in Yemen's Aden 06/06
sputniknews.com Saudis Wins Reprieve From UN Blacklist of Child Rights Abusers in Yemen 06/06
rt.com Saudi-led coalition removed from ‘wildly exaggerated’ UN blacklist of child-killers in Yemen 06/06
dailytimes.com.pk Saudi’s deputy crown prince likely to meet President Obama 06/04
reuters.com Exclusive: Saudi's deputy crown prince to visit U.S. for talks - sources 06/03
euronews.com Houthi supporters denounce Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen 06/03
foxnews.com 11 civilians killed by rocket fire on market in Yemen's Taiz 06/03
reuters.com U.N. adds Saudi coalition to blacklist for killing children in Yemen 06/02
foxnews.com Yemen's Shiite rebels retake ground from government forces 06/02
hrw.org Yemen: Free Captive Children 06/02
dawn.com 38 die in Yemen clashes 06/01
voanews.com Saudi Arabia Intercepts Missile Launched From Yemen 05/31
globalsecurity.org Yemen's warring sides close to reaching major deal: Report 05/31
globalsecurity.org Saudi Arabia Agrees on Ceasefire on Border With Yemen 05/31
foxnews.com Yemen rebels launch missile into Saudi Arabia 05/30
turkishweekly.net Saudi FM: Iran is interfering in Iraq's internal affairs 05/30
globalsecurity.org Saudi attacks on Yemen continue despite truce 05/29
turkishweekly.net Report: White House suspends cluster bomb transfers to Saudi Arabia 05/29
globalsecurity.org Houthis, Hadi loyalists clashes claim lives of 50 in southern Yemen 05/29
sabanews.net Saba Net :: سبأ نت 05/29
nzherald.co.nz Fighting in central Yemen kills 69 05/29
voanews.com Fighting Between Yemeni Forces, Rebels Kills 48 05/29
globalsecurity.org Intra-Yemeni Talks Edge Closer to Unity Government - Delegate 05/29
voanews.com Report: White House Suspends Cluster Bomb Transfers to Saudi Arabia 05/28
reuters.com Al Qaeda still reaping oil profits in Yemen despite battlefield reverses 05/27
turkishweekly.net Yemen: 10 journalists detained by Houthis ‘missing’ 05/27
globalsecurity.org Yemen's Houthis, ex-government to exchange prisoners before Ramadan 05/27
reuters.com Yemen's warring sides agree prisoner swap before Ramadan 05/26
foxnews.com UN envoy says Yemen peace talks are back on track 05/26
turkishweekly.net Yemen’s warring parties closer to agreement: UN envoy 05/25
dnaindia.com Britain investigating reports its cluster bombs used in Yemen 05/24
foxnews.com Mine kills Saudi officer along kingdom's border with Yemen 05/24
tamilguardian.com Britain to investigate cluster bomb usage in Yemen says defence secretary 05/24
debka.com Suicide bombers hit army induction center in Yemen; over 45 dead 05/23
bbc.co.uk Suicide bomb kills Yemen army recruits 05/23
globalsecurity.org Yemen warring sides resume direct talks after week-long pause: UN 05/23
upi.com Islamic State bombs target Yemeni army recruits, killing at least 40 05/23
usatoday.com Reports: At least 45 killed in Yemen suicide bombings 05/23
reuters.com Suicide bomber kills at least 12 recruits in Yemen's Aden 05/23

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.