Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

Recent articles: Saudi foreign minister says Iran main sponsor of global terror 02/19 UAE says Emirati soldier killed in Saudi-led war in Yemen 02/17 Airstrike kills eight women, child at Yemen 02/17 Navy Seals in Yemen Kill Tribal Leader Working With US-Backed Government 02/17 Riyadh anticipates fruitful cooperation with Trump: Saudi FM 02/16 Yemen rebels fire missile at airport in southern Saudi Arabia 02/16 Air raid on Yemen funeral 'kills at least nine women' 02/16 Attack hits mourners in Yemen, killing 9 women, 1 child: Residents 02/16 Yemen conflict: 'Deadly strike' hits funeral party 02/16 Iran’s Rouhani tours Gulf to mend relations 02/16 Eight women, a child killed in air raid near Yemen capital: medics 02/16 Saudi-led coalition to probe Yemen funeral airstrike 02/16 Plane strike hits Yemen mourners, killing 9 women, 1 child: residents 02/16 Yemen rebels say Saudi-led strikes hit funeral 02/16 SEAL Raid in Yemen: Ally of U.S.-Backed President Killed 02/16 Saudi Coalition Airstrike Kills 10 Mourners in Yemen 02/16 The Latest: Yemen rebels say Saudi-led strikes hit funeral 02/15 Medical group warns of severe shortages in Yemen's Taiz 02/15 Yemen conflict: Seven Saudi soldiers killed on border 02/14 Somaliland agrees to UAE military base 02/14 Somaliland agrees to UAE military base in Berbera 02/13 20 killed as clashes erupt on Yemen’s coast 02/13 Arab coalition declares Yemen's Hodeidah a military zone 02/13 Yemen Government Seeking Meeting With Rebels in Jordan - Envoy to UN 02/13 US Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia for Use in Yemen ‘Bilateral Issue’ 02/13 20 killed as Houthis, Hadi loyalists clash in western Yemen 02/13 U.N. chief affirms full support for Yemen peace envoy 02/12 UN chief Guterres in Saudi Arabia, pleads for renewed peace talks on Yemen 02/12 Somaliland agrees to UAE military base in northern port 02/12 Yemeni people acquire high combat experiences: Leader of Revolution 02/11 Saudi-led coalition strikes Yemeni port, civilians at risk 02/10 Saudi General Predicts Yemeni Conflict Will Soon Be Brought to an End 02/10 Yemen loyalists retake historic port of Mokha: Spokesman 02/10 Saudi-led strikes on Yemen port, fears for civilians - UN 02/10 Yemen rebels call on U.N. to investigate bombings, dismiss peace envoy 02/10 Saudi-led coalition intensifies strikes on Yemeni port, UN worried civilians may get trapped 02/10 In war-torn Yemen, hungry children turn to begging 02/09 Dozens killed in Saudi push to take Yemeni port 02/09 Saudi Frigate Attacked by Houthis Returns to Base 02/08 Yemen Denies Ban On U.S. Military Involvement Following Deadly Raid 02/08 Yemen conflict: UN launches $2.1bn aid appeal amid famine threat 02/08 U.N. seeks $2.1 billion to avert famine in Yemen 02/08 UN Launches $2.1B Emergency Appeal for Millions in War-Torn Yemen 02/08 Yemeni Rebels Kill Three Saudi Mercenaries in Sanaa Province 02/07 Trump risks deeper entanglement in Yemen's murky war 02/07 Gulf-backed Yemeni forces capture Red Sea coast city: agency 02/07 Saudi warship returns to port after Yemen rebel attack 02/06 Yemeni rebels say they targeted Saudi capital with missile 02/06 Watch: video emerges of suicide bomb boat ramming Saudi warship 02/06 Sudan: Sudan to Continue Military Support to Saudi Arabia, Denies Backing Islamists 02/06 Yemen Proxy War Adds to Tensions Among US, Iran, Saudi Arabia 02/06 Ballistic missile attack reported in Saudi capital: Yemeni media 02/06 Yemen's Houthi fighters say they fired ballistic missile at Saudi capital 02/06 Yemeni rebels say they targeted Saudi capital with a missile 02/06 Yemeni Houthi rebel rocket fire reportedly hit a base near Riyadh 02/06 Yemen's Houthi rebels missile strikes Saudi Arabia's military base in Riyadh: Reports 02/06 Moment suicide boat rams warship 02/05 Iran takes reciprocal measures against new US sanctions 02/04 Iran 'biggest state sponsor of terrorism': Mattis 02/04 Trump slaps sanctions on Iran as tension mounts 02/04 Iran to deploy missiles for Revolutionary Guards exercise day after US sanctions 02/04 US sends Navy destroyer to patrol off Yemen amid Iran tensions 02/04 US Missile Destroyer Sails Off Coast of Yemen Amid Rising Tensions With Iran 02/04 Imran terms Trump ban as ‘racist, anti-Muslim’ 02/04 U.S. Navy deploys missile destroyer off the coast of Yemen 02/04 Saudi airstrikes, mercenaries kill seven across Yemen 02/04 USS Cole patrolling off Yemen after Iran-backed rebels attack Saudi ship 02/03 Trump sanctions Iranian companies, individuals tied to missiles 02/03 US hits Iran with fresh sanctions after missile tests 02/03 Al-Qaeda overruns 3 Yemeni towns after US raid 02/03 U.S. Navy Places Destroyer Off Yemen Coast 02/03 US slaps new sanctions on Iran over missile test 02/03 U.S. sends Navy destroyer to patrol off Yemen amid Iran tensions: officials 02/03 US hits Iran with fresh sanctions after missile tests 02/03 The US deploys the USS Cole destroyer opposite Yemen 02/03 US military sends guided-missile destroyer near Yemen: Officials 02/03 US to impose sanctions on Iran 02/03 Iran announces 'reciprocal action' to US sanctions 02/03 Trump: New Iran sanctions, USS Cole to Red Sea 02/03 US slaps new sanctions on Iran over missile test 02/03 US deploys guided missile destroyer off Yemeni coast after attack on Saudi warship – reports 02/03 Saudi soldier killed in Yemen border shootout 02/02 Iran Sends Yemeni Rebels on Marine Suicide Missions in the Red Sea 02/02 Yemeni forces kill Saudi trooper in border firefight 02/02 A US confrontation with Iran could be deadly for American troops in Iraq 02/02 Pentagon: US prepared to defend waters off Yemen 02/02 Trump's White House puts Iran 'on notice', won't elaborate 02/02 Trump puts Iran 'on notice' after ballistic missile test 02/02 UAE summons Iranian chargé d'affaires over Yemen 02/02 Tens of thousands of Yemenis trapped in Red Sea fighting 02/01 Trump’s NSA puts Iran on notice over missile test and other “provocations” 02/01 Senate confirms Tillerson to be Trump's secretary of state 02/01 Iran confirms missile test, Trump administration puts it 'on notice' 02/01 Iran confirms missile test, Trump administration puts it 'on notice' 02/01 Pentagon: Houthi Attack on Saudi Ship Intended for US Seacraft 02/01 U.S. takes tough but vague stance on Iran, puts them ‘on notice’ after missile test 02/01 White House Warns Iran But Plans No Immediate New Action 02/01 UN 'extremely' concerned for civilian safety in embattled Mokha 02/01 US puts Iran ‘on notice’ after missile test 02/01 White House Issues Unprecedented Warning to Iran 02/01


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.