Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

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07/14 Yemen's president fires 2 senior army commanders 07/13 Yemen's President Fires Two Senior Army Commanders 07/13 Yemen army chiefs sacked after rebel advances 07/13 Yemen's President Demands Shi'ite Group to Give Up Captured City 07/13 Houthis back down from Amran 07/13 The Houthis, the new Hezbollah of the Arabian Peninsula? 07/13 Nigeria: How Not to Tackle Terrorism in Nigeria 07/13 Houthis back down from Amran 07/13 Yemen tribal fighters bomb main oil pipeline 07/12 Yemeni rebels say they will evacuate key city 07/12 Yemen: Security Council demands militants' withdrawal from north-western city 07/12 Shi'ite group hands back army camp to Yemeni government 07/12 GCC renews condemnation of Houthi aggression against Amran 07/12 EU condemnation statement on Amran events issued 07/12 Arab League condemns the Houthis’ campaign in north Yemen 07/11 UN Security Council Urges Shiite Rebels to Quit Yemeni City 07/11 Demonstrators in Sana’a call for Defence Minister resignation 07/11 Yemen: Security Council demands militants’ withdrawal from north-western city 07/11 Arab League condemns the Houthis’ campaign in north Yemen 07/11 Houthis kill hundreds in Yemeni city 07/11 UN demands that Yemeni Shiite rebels leave city 07/11 Cash-strapped Yemen launches austerity drive 07/10 Pan-Arab paper claims Saleh’s immunity lift is imminent 07/10 AL holds Houthis responsible for violence in Amran 07/10 290 killed in clashes between army, rebels in Yemen 07/09 Yemeni Shia rebels capture northern city 07/09 Yemen extradites Ethiopian opposition official to Addis Ababa: government 07/09 UNSC condemns Houthis attack on Amran 07/09 Hadi receives call from GCC Secretary General 07/09 Yemeni authorities slam Houthis for alleged atrocities 07/09 President Hadi returns home coming from Saudi Arabia 07/09 Yemen: UN relief official alarmed as renewed clashes displace thousands in country's north 07/09 Refugee agency says more than 35,000 people displaced by Yemen fighting 07/09 Yemen government issues demands to Houthi rebels following seizure of Amran 07/09 Benomar voices concern over Amran 07/09 UK strongly condemns armed clashes in Amran city 07/09 Amran falls to the Houthis 07/09 Amran falls to the Houthis 07/09 Cycle of violence in northern Amran continues 07/08 Shi'ite Rebels in Yemen Seize City Near Capital 07/08 World Briefing: Yemen: Houthi Rebels Seize a Northern City 07/08 Shi'ite Yemeni tribesmen capture provincial capital, scores killed 07/08 Yemen Shiite rebels capture northern city after months of fighting with Sunni conservatives 07/08 Thousands flee north Yemen fighting 07/08 Yemeni air force bombs Houthi positions in north Yemen 07/07 Yemen Military Bombards Houthi Fighters; 65 Killed 07/07 Yemen clashes between rebels, tribesmen kill 35 07/06 Yemen bombs rebel sites after truce collapse 07/06 Clashes in Yemen between Shiite rebels and Islamist tribesmen kill 35 07/06 Yemen Bombs Shiite Rebels After Truce Collapses, 70 Killed 07/06 Yemen army continues fight in north and is attacked in south 07/06 Yemeni Bombs Shi'ite Rebels After Cease-fire Falters 07/05 Yemeni air force bombs Shi'ite rebels after ceasefire collapses 07/05 Saudi Arabia: Sandwiched by jihadists in Iraq and Yemen 07/02 As President Hadi denounces violence, clashes raged north of the capital 06/29 Yemen troops foil attack on hospital, 6 killed 06/28 Yemen ceasefire breached as violence flares anew 06/27 The Black Gold Triangle - or Death 06/27 Suicide bomber kills two soldiers as clashes erupt in Yemen 06/26 South Sudan 'most fragile state' 06/26 Islamists attack Yemeni airport as bomber hits army base: sources 06/26 Deadly attacks hit Yemeni city 06/26 Clashes kill 13 in Yemen 06/25 Yemen district attorney seek to prosecute Editor in Chief of AlSharea 06/25 13 Civilians Die as Yemen Army Clashes with Shiite Rebels: Medic 06/25 Yemeni intelligence official killed in Sanaa 06/25 Truce in Amran fails as Houthis march on 06/24 Yemeni intelligence officer killed by suspected al-Qaeda gunmen 06/23 Yemen Seals Truce With Shi'ite Rebels After Clashes in Capital 06/23 Planned Yemen ceasefire with Shi'ite rebels falters 06/23 Yemen agrees to ceasefire with rebels 06/23 Yemen seals truce with Shi'ite rebels after clashes in capital 06/22 Shiite Rebels Wound 17 Yemen Police in Ambush 06/22


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.