Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

Recent articles: Yemen govt suspends ‘direct’ talks with rebels 05/02 Yemeni government suspends participation in peace talks 05/02 Saudi king meets Turkmenistan president in Riyadh 05/02 Yemen officials say peace talks suspended after Houthis seize base 05/01 Yemen security chief in Aden survives suicide attack, 5 dead 05/01 Yemen Officials: Peace Talks Suspended after Houthis Seize Base 05/01 Yemen's Houthis seize military base, endangering peace talks 05/01 Yemeni security official escapes suicide attack 05/01 Yemeni Gov't Refuses to Continue Direct Negotiations With Houthis in Kuwait 05/01 Yemen foes begin direct talks to resolve key issues: UN 04/30 Al Qaeda in Yemen confirms retreat from port city of Mukalla 04/30 Houthi Rebels Advocate Disarmament, Formation of Unity Gov’t in Yemen 04/30 Yemen rivals begin direct talks to resolve key issues 04/30 Saudi hands over Houthi prisoners as Yemen peace efforts inch ahead: spokesman 04/30 Yemen warring sides begin face-to-face talks 04/30 Fighting rages in Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria 04/30 Thousands march in Yemen to call for cease-fire 04/29 UN still 'positive' as Yemen talks enter second week 04/28 Yemen Blast Targets Security Chief 04/28 ICTJ: World Report April 2016 – Transitional Justice News and Analysis 04/27 27 Yemeni soldiers killed in Mukalla offensive 04/27 Yemeni officials say drone strike kills 3 Al Qaeda leaders 04/26 800 jihadists in Yemen killed, key city captured - Arab Coalition 04/25 Saudi coalition says 800 al-Qaeda fighters killed 04/25 Yemeni forces retake city from al-Qaeda 04/25 800 al-Qaeda fighters killed in Yemen, Arab coalition claims, as jihadists flee former strongholds 04/25 Yemeni forces retake country's largest oil terminal 04/25 Yemen warring sides holding constructive talks: UN envoy 04/24 Saudi-led air strikes kill 10 al Qaeda fighters in Yemen 04/24 Yemen peace talks stall over differences 04/24 Yemen troops, Saudi-led coalition attack Al Qaeda in south 04/24 Day 3 of Yemen peace talks winds up without progress 04/24 Yemen govt troops retake key Qaeda-held city: army 04/24 Yemeni govt troops enter Qaeda-held city 04/24 800 Al-Qaeda fighters dead as Yemen government forces make gains 04/24 Bombing kills 7 Yemen soldiers in anti-Qaeda offensive 04/24 Yemen troops, Saudi-led coalition attack al-Qaida in south 04/24 Yemen troops, Saudi-led coalition attack al-Qaida in south 04/24 Drone strike in Yemen kills two al Qaeda suspects 04/23 Third day of Yemen peace talks winds up without progress 04/23 Yemeni military clashes with al-Qaida amid airstrikes 04/23 Yemen: Fighting continues amid 'constructive' talks 04/23 Yemen sides appoint ceasefire observers as army fights al Qaeda 04/23 UN-backed Yemen peace talks begin in Kuwait 04/22 Yemen peace talks start in Kuwait after delay 04/22 U.N. says Yemen peace talks atmosphere shows progress 04/22 Yemen's Houthis, pro-Hadi militias exchange prisoners as peace talks begin 04/22 British foreign secretary welcomes Yemen talks in Kuwait 04/22 Yemen talks aimed at ending 13 months of war resume in Kuwait 04/22 Delayed Yemen peace talks start in Kuwait 04/22 China welcomes resumption of Yemen peace talks in Kuwait 04/22 Yemen stands 'closer than ever to peace,' says UN envoy, as talks continue in Kuwait 04/22 Yemen: Is a political deal on the horizon? 04/21 Yemen peace talks begin in Kuwait after Shiite rebels arrive 04/21 UN Ready to Launch Delayed Yemen Peace Talks 04/21 Turkey freezes assets of former Yemeni president: Official Gazette 04/21 Turkey freezes assets of Yemeni ex-president Saleh 04/21 Yemeni rebels agree to take part in peace talks 04/21 Yemen peace talks open in Kuwait after delay 04/21 Turkey freezes assets of former Yemeni leader Saleh 04/21 In Saudi visit, Obama works to calm Gulf tensions with US 04/21 UN-sponsored Yemeni peace talks get underway 04/21 UN-sponsored Yemeni peace talks get underway 04/21 Yemen's Opposition Pledges to Join Peace Talks 04/20 Yemen peace talks set to open in Kuwait 04/20 Yemen peace talks set to begin in Kuwait after delay 04/20 Houthis agree to join Yemen peace talks in Kuwait 04/20 Yemen: Pulling the Strings 04/20 Yemen's Houthis to join peace talks in Kuwait 04/20 Yemen's rebels reverse course, head to peace talks in Kuwait 04/20 Switzerland Partly Lifts Ban on Middle East Arms Exports 04/20 Yemen peace talks to open in Kuwait 04/20 U.N. world powers press Yemenis to start talks, truce in danger 04/19 UK Arms Sale Licenses to Saudi Arabia Total $4Bln in 1 Year 04/19 Yemen talks put on hold as rebels delay arrival 04/18 Saudi Arabia: Obama's foreign policy conundrum 04/18 UN envoy announces delay in Yemen peace talks 04/18 Iran urges serious global war on terrorism 04/18 U.S.-Saudi alliance faces new pressures ahead of Obama visit 04/18 Yemen peace talks delayed over fighting accusations 04/18 Yemen peace talks in Kuwait delayed 04/18 Yemenis and Houthis optimistic on eve of peace talks in Kuwait 04/17 Yemen Envoys, Houthi Rebels Gather in Kuwait for Peace Talks 04/17 Four killed as Yemeni police foil attack on Aden airport 04/17 Yemen committees monitoring cease-fire agree to begin work 04/16 War-hit Yemen closest ever to peace: UN envoy 04/16 UN envoy says peace in Yemen has never been so close 04/15 Newly trained Yemeni forces rout al-Qaida from southern city 04/15 Yemenis Escaping Conflict Flee to Somaliland 04/14 Yemen officials: 40 killed in 2 days of fighting, airstrikes 04/14 Yemen ceasefire goes into effect 04/13 Saudi-led coalition targets al-Qaida stronghold south Yemen 04/13 Yemenis Escaping Conflict Flee to Somaliland 04/13 Clashes kill pro-Hadi commander in Yemen: Report 04/13 Suicide Bomber Kills 4 in Southern Yemen 04/12 Suicide bomber targets young men in Yemen's Aden 04/12 Suicide bomber kills 5 Yemen army recruits in Aden: official 04/12 Yemen clashes continue for second day despite truce 04/12 Saudis, mercenaries keep breaching truce in Yemen: Houthis 04/12 Dion approved export of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, ‘secret’ docs show 04/12


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.