Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

Recent articles: 3 Yemenis killed in Hadhramaut clashes 04/21 Drone in Yemen kills 9 suspected al-Qaida fighters 04/19 Yemen military official says US drone strike kills 9 al-Qaida members in southern province 04/19 Drone in Yemen kills 9 suspected Al Qaeda militants 04/19 Here, There And Everywhere: The Case Of Disasters, Terror And Violence 04/17 Australian captain loses command after Indonesia incursion 04/17 New Zealander, Australian killed in drone strike in Yemen 04/16 Yemen boosts troops in Houthi stronghold 04/15 Senior official killed in central Yemen 04/15 Yemen: Al-Qaida militants kill deputy governor 04/15 Thousands march against Yemen govt 04/14 Yemeni officer, 41 soldiers killed so far this year 04/14 US sanctions seven individuals, gas company over Ukraine crisis 04/11 Yemeni soldier, Al Qaeda militant killed in clashes 04/11 Saudi border guard killed in clashes near Yemen 04/10 How to stabilise Yemen 04/10 3 Yemeni soldiers killed in clashes with Houthis 04/09 Investing in Telecommunication Remains Difficult for Yemen Businessmen 04/08 Houthi ally survives Sanaa assassination bid 04/08 Gunmen kill five soldiers at Yemen checkpoint 04/08 Yemen's old regime : Hard to move on 04/07 Officials deny media reports regarding oil subsidies 04/06 Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar’s office manager injured 04/06 International site: Al Qaeda announces campaign against the Houthis 04/06 Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar’s office manager injured 04/06 Bomb wounds senior military adviser's aide in Yemen 04/05 6 killed in attack on S. Yemen army site 04/02 Four killed in clashes between Yemeni soldiers and Al-Qaeda 04/02 Security forces targeted in Yemen attack 04/02 Yemen aid work ever more risky 04/02 Saudi Arabia Declares Atheists Terrorists, Forbids Criticizing Government, Islam 04/02 Yemen Qaeda attacks - 20 dead 04/02 The dangers of working in Yemen 04/02 Fort Hood Pt. II 04/02 Yemen clashes kill 3 troops, 2 al-Qaida militants 04/01 Officials: Clashes in western Yemen kill 3 soldiers, 2 al-Qaida militants 04/01 Iran denies interference in Yemeni affairs 04/01 Houthi truce extended for another two weeks 03/31 Media claim the Houthis seek to further challenge central government authority 03/31 Houthi truce extended for another two weeks 03/31 Yemen president urges Iran to stop interference: newspaper 03/31 Policeman killed in S. Yemen attack 03/31 EU High representative on Fiji's progress towards democracy 03/30 Yemen official: 4 dead in clashes with al-Qaida 03/28 Three killed in raid on militants in south Yemen 03/28 N. Yemen truce extended for 15 days 03/28 Increased Somali Shebab threat in East Africa 03/25 Shiite rebels protest, block road in tense north Yemen 03/23 Yemeni army, Shiite rebels clashes leave five killed 03/23 Yemen lawmaker slams Qatar for interfering in internal affairs 03/23 Houthi militants protest in Amran 03/23 Bomb targets top security official's home in S. Yemen 03/23 Renewed clashes in Amran claim lives 03/23 Houthi militants protest in Amran 03/23 Three killed as Shi'ite Houthi fighters clash with Yemeni army 03/22 7 killed in northwestern Yemen in clashes between security forces and Shiite rebels 03/22 Yemen army clashes with Houthis turn deadly 03/22 9 Yemenis killed in Amran clashes 03/22 Team to investigate human rights violation in Hamdan following complaints 03/20 Houthis fighters agree to stand down after truce is brokered 03/20 Militants attack army vehicles in S. Yemen 03/19 Tensions rise in the capital as President Hadi issues ultimatum 03/17 Could the Houthis really attempt to take over the Yemeni capital? 03/16 Jihadists flock to Yemen warns analysts 03/16 Why President Bashar al-Assad can prevail – and how Syria’s rebels lost the plot 03/14 Saudis hardened by wars in Syria, Iraq join al Qaeda in Yemen 03/14 Houthi fighters continue to advance against the Yemeni capital 03/14 The Houthis call for President Hadi to resign 03/14 Amid escalation of violence in northern Yemen military moves to protect the capital 03/14 Amid escalation of violence in northern Yemen military moves to protect the capital 03/14 Yemen firefight kills Shiite rebels, soldiers 03/13 Two Yemeni soldiers killed as Houthi fighters hit army base 03/13 Al Qaeda plays up in Yemen southern province 03/12 Limited humanitarian access to Yemen's Al Dhale Governorate 03/11 Unrest inches closer to the Yemeni capital 03/10 17 Yemenis killed in Houthi-tribal fighting 03/10 4 killed in Yemen tribal violence 03/10 Truce is brokered in al-Dhale 03/10 Yemen new Interior Minister calls for unity 03/09 At Least 40 Killed in Yemen as Houthi Fighters Near Capital 03/09 Clashes in northwest Yemen leave 30 dead, dozens injured: governor 03/09 Sectarian unrest draws near to Yemen capital 03/09 Saudi Arabia lists terrorist groups 03/08 Presidential mediation committee ends clashes in al-Jawaf 03/08 Saudi lists Brotherhood as ‘terrorist’ group 03/08 Clashes in northwest Yemen leave 30 dead, dozens injured: governor 03/08 Saudi Arabia Lists Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist Organisation 03/07 Saudi lists Brotherhood as 'terrorist group' 03/07 Saudi Arabia lists Muslim Brotherhood as terror group, orders foreign fighters home 03/06 Yemen’s Southern Insurgency is Undermining the Political Transition 03/06 Amid violence in southern territories Yemen postpones UN mission 03/06 Officials: 2 tribesmen, colonel killed in Yemen 03/02 Officials: 2 tribesmen, colonel killed in violence in Yemen 03/02 Deaths in clashes in northern Yemen 03/01 Clashes in al-Jawf jeopardize shaky truce with the Houthis 03/01 At least 13 killed in north Yemen clashes - security source 03/01 At least 13 killed in north Yemen clashes: security source 02/28 1 soldier, 5 Houthis killed in northern Yemen clashes 02/28 Clashes between troops and rebels in Yemen kill 7 02/28 Report: At Least 13 Killed in North Yemen Clashes 02/28


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.