Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

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Here's why 11/28 Global landmine casualties increase, Afghanistan largely to blame: Study 11/27 US Accused of Complicity as Illegal Saudi Strikes Kill 300 Yemeni Civilians 11/27 Saudi strikes on Yemeni civilians condemned 11/27 Yemeni Government Ready to Negotiate With Houthi Rebels - Vice President 11/26 Yemeni army, allied fighters kill dozens of Saudi mercenaries 11/26 With residents under siege for months, battle for Yemeni city of Taiz pivotal in civil war 11/26 UAE sends Colombian mercenaries to fight in Yemen: report 11/26 Global landmine casualties increase, Afghanistan largely to blame: study 11/26 Analysis: The battle for Taiz 11/25 Yemeni officials say overnight fighting in contested Taiz province kills 47 11/25 Central Yemeni city of Taiz under virtual siege, 200,000 need water, food - UN relief chief 11/25 Yemen rebels 'blocking aid deliveries' 11/25 U.N. accuses Houthis of blocking supply routes to Yemen's Taiz city 11/25 UN accuses Houthis of blocking aid into Yemen's Taiz 11/25 Overnight fighting in contested Yemen province kills 47 11/25 Rebels blow up bridges to hamper advance by Yemen loyalists 11/24 Emirati soldier wounded in Yemen fighting dies in Germany 11/24 Central Yemeni city of Taiz under virtual siege, 200,000 need water, food – UN relief chief 11/24 Gunmen attack checkpoint, inflict casualties in Yemeni city 11/20 Blast at checkpoint in historic Yemen city causes casualties 11/20 Yemeni officials say explosion has struck checkpoint in historic city, inflicting casualties 11/20 Nearly 30 dead in Qaeda attack and clashes in Yemen 11/20 Attacks on Yemeni army kill dozens 11/20 'Dozens killed' in Yemen clashes 11/20 HRW urges halt to US bomb sales to Saudi over Yemen 11/19 3 Americans held captive in Yemen freed, flown to Oman 11/19 Oman evacuates three Americans from Yemen: ministry 11/19 3 Americans reportedly flown in to Oman from war-torn Yemen 11/19 Three Americans 'evacuated from Yemen' 11/19 Yemen Releases 3 Americans Held by Houthi Rebels - Oman Foreign Ministry 11/19 3 Americans Held Captive in Yemen Released 11/19 Yemen: New Houthi Landmine Use 11/18 UN says 5,700 have been killed in Yemen conflict since March, including 830 women and children 11/18 Hundreds of Bahraini Soldiers Arrive in Yemen to Join Anti-Houthi Forces 11/18 UN: Conflict Creating Crisis in Yemen 11/18 Ron Paul on Saudi Arabia: Friend Or Foe? 11/18 Yemen's exiled president returns to Aden to rally forces 11/17 Yemen's exiled president returns to rally forces, over 50 killed 11/17 President Hadi returns to Yemen as forces ramp up fight against rebels 11/17 Yemen president returns to Aden from Saudi exile 11/17 Yemen's President Makes Rare Visit to Country 11/17 13 pro-government fighters killed in Houthi ambush in Taiz 11/17 13 pro-government fighters killed in Houthi ambush in Taiz 11/17 Yemen's President Hadi returns to Aden 11/17 Saudi sinks alleged hashish smuggling by Yemenis 11/17 Yemen authorities tell Aden: Put down your guns 11/16 US approves US $1.29 billion sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia 11/16 Coalition-backed Yemeni forces launch Taiz offensive 11/16 Ethiopia Accuses Asmara Over Yemen Crisis 11/16 Washington to provide Riyadh with thousands of smart bombs 11/16 Saudi-led coalition pounds Houthis in Yemen’s Taiz 11/16 US approves Saudi Arabia arms sale 11/16 United States green-lights sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia 11/16 Military operation to retake Taiz has been launched after arrival of reinforcements from Arab coalition. 11/16 United States green-lights sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia 11/16 US OKs sale of $1.3 billion in guided bombs to Saudi Arabia 11/16 US Greenlights Sale of $1.3 Billion in 'Smart' Bombs to Saudi Arabia 11/16 Yemen's Ansarullah, army make gains in south 11/15 Yemen: Travel Ban on Women’s Rights Advocate 11/15 Yemen Is Turning into Saudi Arabia's Vietnam 11/15 Yemen: Travel Ban on Women’s Rights Advocate 11/14 Worshippers killed as bomb hits Yemen mosque in Houthi-dominated region: residents 11/13 The Houthis’ Counter-Offensive in Yemen: Strategy, Aims and Outcomes 11/13 Saudi Arabia can't find its way out of Yemen's messy war 11/13 Saudi FM: Assad must go if Syria crisis is to be solved 11/12 Coalition strikes, fighting kill 24 Yemen rebels 11/12 War batters cradle of Yemen's Arab Spring uprising 11/12 Twin cyclones killed 26 in Yemen: UN 11/12 The Failure of Saudi Intervention in Yemen 11/12 Qatar announces its first military casualty in Saudi-led war in Yemen against Shiite rebels 11/11 Qatar announces its first fatality in Saudi-led war in Yemen 11/11 Red Cross demands end to airstrikes on Yemeni hospitals 11/11 Qatar announces first casualty in Yemen conflict 11/11 Prince Mohammed bin Salman: the son also rises 11/11 Qatari soldier killed in Yemen: state news agency 11/11 First Qatari Soldier Killed in Yemen Conflict 11/11 American contractor held in Yemen dies 11/11 UK to halt arms exports to Saudi if humanitarian laws broken – foreign minister 11/11 Ban Ki-moon Urges Saudi Arabia to Cooperate With UN Envoys to Syria, Yemen 11/11 US Contractor in Yemen Dies in Rebel Custody 11/10 Blood-chilling video of ISIS militants executing children shocks the world 11/10 US to speed up resupply of munitions for Mideast partner nations, official says 11/10 Suicide bomber attacks Yemeni university 11/10 US citizen dies in battle-torn Yemen 11/10 American contractor, who was detained in Yemen, dies 11/10 5 killed when cyclone hits Yemen island, United Nations says 11/10 Le Soudan envoie un nouveau contingent militaire au Yémen 11/10 Houthi Rebels Capture Town, Military Camp in Southwest Yemen 11/09 Allied Yemeni forces liberate district in Dali' Province 11/09 Roadside bomb kills 16 Yemeni soldiers in Marib city: military sources 11/09 UAE buys Saab surveillance planes in $1.27b deal 11/09 Analysis: Iran's Russian missiles 'intensify arms race' 11/09 Tehran Convinced US-Led Coalition's Air War Against ISIL Just 'A Bluff' 11/09 400 more Sudanese soldiers arrive in Yemen's Aden 11/09 Fighting rages in Taiz amid ongoing Yemen violence 11/09 Roadside bomb kills 16 Yemeni soldiers in Marib city: military sources 11/09 Somali says ending Yemen conflict crucial to stop extremists 11/09 400 Sudanese troops arrive in Yemen 11/09 Focus at Dubai Airshow Shifts to Military Needs 11/09


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.