Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

Recent articles: Talks underway to resolve Yemen crisis: Source 01/28 U.S. Drone Kills 3 Qaeda Operatives in Yemen, Continuing Policy on Strikes 01/27 State Department says US embassy in Yemen remains open 01/27 Obama visiting Saudi Arabia 01/27 Houthis release Yemen leader's aide 01/27 Yemen crisis and an uncertain future 01/27 Houthis have released kidnapped Yemen aide, sources say 01/27 Houthis free top aide to Yemen president 01/27 Houthi Leader Blames Separatists in South Yemen for Political Stalemate 01/27 Shiite rebel official: Abducted aide to Yemen's leader freed 01/27 UN Envoy Praises Release of Chief of Staff by Houthi Rebels in Yemen 01/27 Yemen’s Houthi leader says wants peaceful transfer of power : January 28, 2015, 3:05 am 01/27 Yemen's Houthi leader says wants peaceful transfer of power 01/27 Yemen Conflict Alert: Time for Compromise 01/27 Yemen's Houthis -- America's New Proxies? 01/27 Yemen rebels release kidnapped presidential aide 01/27 Militants in Yemen Free President's Top Aide 01/27 Houthi Rebels in Yemen Release Captured Presidential Chief of Staff 01/27 VIDEO: Meet the Houthis: BBC's rare access 01/27 Pentagon Reports US Gov't Communicates With Yemeni Insurgent Group Houthis 01/27 Houthis Seek Peaceful Transition in Sanaa, Leader Says 01/27 Shiite rebel official: Aide to Yemen's president freed after abduction sparked days of turmoil 01/27 President Obama: US Counterterrorism Pressure in Yemen Continues 01/26 Yemen MPs postpone session as protests rage 01/26 Shiite rebels violently disperse demonstrators in Yemen 01/26 Al Qaeda militants kill Yemeni soldier in southern Yemen: official 01/26 Yemen crisis is first big test for Saudi Arabia's King Salman 01/26 Shiite rebels violently disperse demonstrators in Yemen 01/26 US drone kills 3 in first strike since Yemen leader resigned 01/26 Houthi militants disperse protest by opponents in Sanaa 01/26 Suspected U.S. drone strike kills al Qaeda men in Yemen 01/26 Houthis deployed in Sanaa ahead of protest by opponents 01/26 U.S. Embassy in Yemen closes to public amid unrest 01/26 U.S. hits Yemen with drone 01/26 U.S. Embassy in Yemen to close to the public amid turmoil 01/26 Suspected Strike In Yemen Suggests U.S. Drone War Survives Government's Fall 01/26 US drone strikes al-Qaeda amid Yemen political crisis 01/26 US Yemen embassy closes to public 01/26 US closes embassy in Yemen amid political turmoil 01/26 U.S. Drone Strike Kills Three in Yemen 01/26 US closes embassy in Yemen amid political turmoil 01/26 US drone strikes resume in Yemen — suspected al-Qaida fighters killed 01/26 U.S. Drone Strikes Target Suspected Al-Qaida Militants In Yemen 01/26 Drone Strike Punctuates Obama Pledge to Fight On in Yemen 01/26 Obama insists he's on course in Yemen 01/26 Yemen parliament delays session on Hadi resignation 01/25 Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected 01/25 Obama: US Counter-terror Operations Continue in Yemen 01/25 Obama defends US counter-terrorism strategy in Yemen : January 25, 2015, 6:34 pm 01/25 Yemeni Houthi Militia Fires Warning Shots in Air to Disperse Protesters 01/25 Yemen's Houthis violently disperse Sanaa protest 01/25 Yemen's Uncertainty 01/25 Protests in Yemen Support President 01/25 Thousands Take to Streets of Yemeni Capital to Protest Shiite Houthis 01/25 Talks to end Yemen's political crisis falter 01/25 Yemen MPs Postpone Session as Protests Rage 01/25 UN Security Council faces Ukraine, Yemen emergency meetings 01/25 Obama defends US strategy in Yemen 01/25 Obama defends U.S. counter-terrorism strategy in Yemen 01/25 Houthi rebels arrest, attack demostrators protesting Yemen takeover 01/25 Some US counter-terrorism efforts in Yemen frozen for now 01/24 Thousands rally amid Yemen crisis 01/24 Cloud Hangs Over US Counterterrorism Efforts in Yemen 01/24 Tens of thousands protest in Yemen against Shiite rebel movement after president's resignation 01/24 Thousands protest over Yemen rebels 01/24 US Denies Suspension of Counterterrorism Operation in Yemen Amid Turmoil 01/24 UN envoy meets resigned Yemeni President, Houthi rebels, calls for dialogue 01/24 Shiite rebels in Yemen face mounting pressures, internal divisions 01/24 US concerns about Houthi rebels links to Iran 01/24 Thousands Take to Streets of Yemeni Capital to Protest Shiite Houthis 01/24 Yemen's southern province to 'sever ties with Sanaa' 01/24 Thousands of Yemenis stage anti-Houthi protest 01/24 US-Saudi summit in Riyadh to deal with pivotal issues of oil prices, Iran and Yemen 01/24 Thousands rally in Yemen against Houthi militia 01/24 Rival rallies staged in Yemen 01/24 Yemen in Turmoil, Emergency Parliament Session Planned 01/24 Houthi Melee in Yemeni Capital as Thousands Protest Shiite Take-over 01/24 US freezes some counter-terrorism efforts in Yemen 01/24 Tens of thousands protest after president resigns in Yemen 01/24 US halts some counterterror efforts in Yemen 01/24 Thousands of Yemenis stage biggest anti-Houthi protest in Sanaa 01/24 Why crisis in Yemen matters to Americans: 5 things to know 01/24 Yemen crisis: President resigns as rebels tighten hold 01/24 US temporarily halts drone strikes in Yemen as Iran-backed rebels gain power 01/24 Authorities: US Anti-Terror Ops Suspended in Yemen 01/24 Downfall of Yemen Transition Government Opens Way for Rival Islamists 01/24 Obama defends U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen 01/24 Yemen parliament to hold emergency meeting 01/23 US State Department to further reduce embassy staff in Yemen 01/23 Yemen in Turmoil as Presidential Resignation Rejected 01/23 Yemen President, Cabinet Resign Amid Rebel Standoff 01/23 US “troubled” by Yemeni President’s resignation, urges calm 01/23 The ungovernable Yemen 01/23 U.S. Fears Chaos as Government of Yemen Falls 01/23 Yemen protests in wake of president's resignation 01/23 UN chief voices deep concern over Yemen crisis as country&#39s leadership resigns 01/23 Ban Ki-moon urges conflicting sides in Yemen to maintain peace 01/23 Yemen government quits amid standoff 01/23 Yemen drifts into political limbo after President Hadi quits 01/23 Yemen crisis deepens as president quits, US pulls more embassy staff 01/23


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.