Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

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tolonews.com Saudi Considers Pause in Yemen Bombing to Deliver Aid 05/05
euronews.com Saudi Arabia considers truce to allow humanitarian aid in Yemen 05/05
today.az Iran to not tolerate blockade on Yemen 05/05
turkishweekly.net Senegal to contribute troops to Saudi-led Yemen campaign 05/05
turkishweekly.net Coalition mulls halt to Yemen strikes for aid delivery 05/05
rediff.com REWIND: Best images in the past 24 hours 05/05
aljazeera.com Coalition considers Yemen humanitarian truce 05/05
globalsecurity.org US Examines Report on Saudi Arabia Cluster Bombs Use in Yemen 05/05
globalsecurity.org UN Relief Officials Appeal to Saudis to Stop Bombing Yemen Airport 05/05
khaleejtimes.com Hollande oversees Qatar jet deal, to attend Gulf summit 05/04
news.com.au Yemen runway destroyed 05/04
dawn.com Saudi-led troops in ‘limited Yemen deployment’ 05/04
globalsecurity.org Aden airport targeted over 30 times by Saudi jets 05/04
globalsecurity.org Snipers, Special Forces Reportedly Take Part in Ground Offensive in Aden 05/04
globalsecurity.org Saudi-Led Coalition Uses Prohibited US Cluster Munitions in Yemen - HRW 05/04
turkishweekly.net Coalition warplanes hit Houthis in central, eastern Yemen 05/04
reuters.com Saudi-led alliance mulls partial truces in Yemen: statement 05/04
dw.de UN condemns Saudi attacks on Yemen 05/04
stripes.com Rights group: Evidence cluster bombs used in Yemen 05/04
reuters.com Kerry heading to Middle East this week -State Department 05/04
grnlive.com Troops from Arab coalition land at Yemen port town - CBS News 05/04
sputniknews.com French President Inks Rafale Sale Deal During Qatar Visit 05/04
nzherald.co.nz Heavy airstrikes target Yemen's airports 05/04
yemenpost.net Transport means vanish in crisis-hit Yemen 05/04
yemenpost.net Transport means vanish in crisis-hit Yemen 05/04
aljazeera.com Saudi-led coalition considers Yemen humanitarian truce 05/04
independent.co.uk Saudi Arabia using cluster bombs made by the US in Yemen, claims Human Rights Watch 05/04
foxnews.com Senegal pledges 2,100 troops to aid Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, foreign minister says 05/04
sputniknews.com Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen to Pause Airstrikes for Aid Delivery 05/04
foxnews.com Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen airports as kingdom ponders possible cease-fire for aid 05/04
globalsecurity.org Egypt Extends Participation in Anti-Houthi Operation in Yemen for 3 Months 05/04
sputniknews.com Sudan Official Says Ground Intervention Needed in Yemen 05/04
voanews.com UN Relief Officials Appeal to Saudis to Stop Bombing Yemen Airport 05/04
huffingtonpost.com Airstrikes Hit Yemen Airports As Saudis Ponder Ceasefire 05/04
sputniknews.com US Examines Report on Saudi Arabia Cluster Bombs Use in Yemen 05/04
dailytimes.com.pk Aden troops were Gulf-trained locals: Yemen’s foreign minister 05/04
bbc.co.uk Senegal to support Yemen campaign 05/04
modernghana.com Senegal pledges 2,100 soldiers for coalition against Yemen rebels 05/04
upi.com Iraqi pipe dreams 05/04
dw.de UN condemns Saudi attacks on Yemen 05/04
sputniknews.com Egypt Extends Participation in Anti-Houthi Operation in Yemen for 3 Months 05/03
hrw.org Yemen: Saudi-Led Airstrikes Used Cluster Munitions 05/03
turkishweekly.net Yemenis protest against Al-Qaeda in Al-Mukalla 05/03
nzherald.co.nz Rights group: Evidence cluster bombs used in Yemen 05/03
reuters.com Saudi-led alliance hits airbase in Yemen's Sanaa: residents 05/03
dw.de Saudi Arabia using controversial cluster bombs in Yemen 05/03
dw.de Saudi Arabia using controversial cluster bombs in Yemen 05/03
cnn.com Report: Saudi Arabia used U.S.-supplied bombs in Yemen 05/03
tribune.com.pk ‘Limited’ coalition force on ground in Aden: Yemeni official 05/03
sky.com Yemen: Saudi-Led Troops Deployed On The Ground 05/03
debka.com Small number of Saudi-led ground troops enter Aden 05/03
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Saudi-led coalition used cluster bombs in Yemen? 05/03
dnaindia.com Saudi Arabia says it has not begun a ground operation in Yemen's Aden 05/03
dnaindia.com 'Arab special forces deploy in Yemen's Aden' 05/03
gmanetwork.com Arab special forces deploy in Yemen's Aden-local militia leader 05/03
reuters.com Heavy clashes in Aden airport, alliance accused of cluster bomb use 05/03
rt.com ​S. Arabia bombs Yemen with US-supplied cluster bombs – HRW 05/03
turkishweekly.net Arab ground troops deployed in S. Yemen's Aden province 05/03
voanews.com HRW: Saudi-led Airstrikes Use Banned Cluster Bombs 05/03
aljazeera.com Conflicting reports about ground troops in Yemen 05/03
foxnews.com Human Rights Watch says Saudi-led alliance may have used cluster bombs in Yemen airstrikes 05/03
foxnews.com Yemen officials say at least 20 Arab coalition troops land in Aden on 'reconnaissance' mission 05/03
foxnews.com Arab coalition 'reconnaissance' troops in Yemen, officials say 05/03
bbc.co.uk Saudis 'used cluster bombs' in Yemen 05/03
sputniknews.com Saudi-Led Coalition Uses Prohibited US Cluster Munitions in Yemen - HRW 05/03
sputniknews.com Snipers, Special Forces Reportedly Take Part in Ground Offensive in Aden 05/03
euronews.com Yemen: Saudi-led coalition faces claims of ground offensive and cluster bomb use 05/03
stripes.com Officials: Arab coalition 'reconnaissance' troops in Yemen 05/03
scmp.com Saudi-led troops 'in first ground deployment in Yemen' 05/03
globalsecurity.org Saudi fighter jets keep pounding cities across Yemen 05/03
mcclatchydc.com Saudi Arabia searching for next step in Yemen campaign 05/03
dw.de Reports: 'Limited' ground force arrives in Yemen's Aden 05/03
rt.com 'Limited' coalition ground force in Aden, Yemen, more coming - reports 05/03
dw.de Reports: 'Limited' ground force arrives in Yemen's Aden 05/03
dw.de HRW: Weapons used in Yemen 'indiscriminate by nature' 05/03
dw.de HRW: Weapons used in Yemen 'indiscriminate by nature' 05/03
voanews.com Saudi-led Coalition Lands Special Forces in Yemen 05/03
upi.com Rights group: Saudi Arabia used cluster bombs in Yemen bombing campaign 05/03
stripes.com Saudi Arabia searches for next step in Yemen campaign 05/03
khaleejtimes.com Saudi-led coalition denies ground forces landed in Aden 05/03
bbc.co.uk How does al-Qaeda attract Yemenis? 05/03
ibnlive.in.com Saudi-led troops in 'limited' first Yemen deployment 05/03
sputniknews.com Russia’s UN Envoy Says Blast Heard Near Russian Embassy in Yemen 05/02
foxnews.com Kerry says Yemen can avoid ending up failed state, says peace talks necessary 05/02
aljazeera.com Riyadh Yaseen: 'Bombing despite civilian casualties' 05/02
turkishweekly.net Pro-Hadi vigilantes seize 'most' of Yemen's Aden airport 05/02
turkishweekly.net 2 Houthis shot dead in Yemen's Hudayda 05/02
hosted.ap.org Hundreds of families trapped by fighting in Yemen's Aden 05/02
dw.de UN warns Yemen's infrastructure on "brink of collapse" 05/02
grnlive.com UN Fails To Act On Russia's Call For Cease-Fire In Yemen 05/02
stripes.com Airstrikes in Yemen kill dozens as UN meets on crisis 05/02
cnn.com Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes 05/02
tehrantimes.com Zarif congratulates appointment of new Saudi FM @= Tehran Times Political Desk 05/02
rferl.org Iranian Minister Warns Of 'Military Adventures' In Yemen 05/02
independent.co.uk Dissidents’ fury at Hammond’s 'secret' Bahrain visit 05/02
allafrica.com Egypt: Sisi Makes Short Visit to Saudi Arabia 05/02
huffingtonpost.com Yemen Must Choose Peace or Famine 05/02
tamilguardian.com Houthis urge UN to end Saudi air strikes 05/02
reuters.com Yemeni Houthis call on U.N. to end Saudi strikes: statement 05/02
euronews.com Saudi Arabian-led air strikes hit a residential area of the Yemeni capital Sanaa 05/01

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.