Yemen - rebellion

Rebellion against President Saleh's rule. See summary

Recent articles: Saudi attacks on Yemen continue despite truce 05/29 Report: White House Suspends Cluster Bomb Transfers to Saudi Arabia 05/29 Intra-Yemeni Talks Edge Closer to Unity Government - Delegate 05/29 Fighting in central Yemen kills 32 05/29 Fighting Between Yemeni Forces, Rebels Kills 48 05/29 Saba Net :: سبأ نت 05/29 Houthis, Hadi loyalists clashes claim lives of 50 in southern Yemen 05/29 Report: White House Suspends Cluster Bomb Transfers to Saudi Arabia 05/28 Al Qaeda still reaping oil profits in Yemen despite battlefield reverses 05/27 Yemen: 10 journalists detained by Houthis ‘missing’ 05/27 Yemen's Houthis, ex-government to exchange prisoners before Ramadan 05/27 Yemen's warring sides agree prisoner swap before Ramadan 05/26 UN envoy says Yemen peace talks are back on track 05/26 Yemen’s warring parties closer to agreement: UN envoy 05/25 Britain investigating reports its cluster bombs used in Yemen 05/24 Mine kills Saudi officer along kingdom's border with Yemen 05/24 Britain to investigate cluster bomb usage in Yemen says defence secretary 05/24 Suicide bombers hit army induction center in Yemen; over 45 dead 05/23 Suicide bomb kills Yemen army recruits 05/23 Yemen warring sides resume direct talks after week-long pause: UN 05/23 Islamic State bombs target Yemeni army recruits, killing at least 40 05/23 Reports: At least 45 killed in Yemen suicide bombings 05/23 Suicide bomber kills at least 12 recruits in Yemen's Aden 05/23 At least 41 killed in Yemen bombings 05/23 Islamist Suicide Bombers Kill Scores of Army Recruits in Yemen 05/23 UK Arms Export Controls Committees to Examine Alleged Cluster Bombs Use 05/23 Suicide Attacks Kill Dozens In Yemen’s Aden 05/23 Islamic State suicide bomber kills 41 people in Yemen  05/23 Yemen suicide attacks kill at least 45 army recruits 05/23 Intra-Yemeni Peace Talks Resume in Kuwait 05/23 Dozens dead in car bomb attack in Yemen 05/23 UN envoy cites progress in Yemen talks, airstrikes continue 05/22 London Fuels 'Brutal War' in Yemen Supplying Riyadh With Cluster Bombs 05/22 Thirteen militants killed in southern Yemen raid: army 05/22 Multiple suspected al-Qaida militants dead after clashes with Yemeni forces 05/22 Hadi delegation to rejoin Yemen peace talks: UN envoy 05/22 Yemeni President Ready to Resume Settlement Talks 05/22 British-made cluster bomb found in Yemen, Amnesty International says 05/22 There is No Plan B either in Yemen or in Syria 05/22 Data on lethal force abroad is unlikely to tell the whole story 05/22 Multiple suspected al-Qaeda militants dead after clashes with Yemeni forces 05/22 Yemen government agrees to join Kuwait peace talks 05/21 Meet the man using Facebook to help Yemen's destitute 05/20 In Yemen's war, untreated cancer patients wait for death 05/19 Houthis slam Saudi-backed delegation for suspending Yemen talks 05/19 Turning children of war into children of peace 05/19 Yemen gov't suspends participation in UN peace talks 05/18 Yemen govt threatens to quit peace talks, warns UN envoy 05/18 Houthis accused of 'brutal' crackdown in Yemen 05/18 Yemen walks out of peace talks with Houthi rebels 05/18 Yemen rivals recognize UN resolution, legitimacy: UN 05/18 Houthi Rebels Carry Out Wave of Arrests in Yemen, Use Torture 05/18 Top Stories: Kentucky, Oregon Primaries; Kansas Voter Registration Ruling 05/18 Five countries where child soldiers are still recruited 05/17 Riyadh's delegation withdraws from Tuesday's session 05/17 Yemeni FM: Peace talks collapsing 05/17 The 'untouchables' of Yemen caught in crossfire of war 05/17 Saudi-backed delegation pulls out of Yemen talks 05/17 'Wave of arrests' in rebel-held Yemen 05/17 Yemen Walks Out of Peace Talks with Houthi Rebels 05/17 Yemeni city bans weekday khat sales 05/16 Kerry asks Saudis for support on Syrian cease-fire 05/15 United Arab Emirates military plane crashes during training 05/15 At least 25 killed, ISIS targets recruits at Yemeni security compound - reports 05/15 Kerry in Saudi Arabia for mideast talks 05/15 Back-to-back bombings kill scores of Yemeni troops 05/12 Saudi warplanes kill 2, wound several in Yemen's Amran 05/12 Suicide bombing, explosions hit army compound in south Yemen 05/12 Back-to-back bombings kill scores of Yemeni troops 05/12 Suicide bombing, explosions hit south Yemen 05/12 Islamic State claims responsibility for suicide bombing in Yemen 05/12 Islamic State group claims suicide bombing in southern Yemen 05/12 WFP warns money running out to feed Yemen 05/12 Over 8m displaced by conflict in 2015, says report 05/11 Saudi military threatens to move forces into Sanaa if peace talks fail 05/11 Meet the female Kurdish fighters battling ISIL 05/11 The Migrants Taking On a Warzone 05/11 Yemen warring sides 'to swap prisoners' 05/10 Warring parties agree on Yemen prisoner swap 05/10 The migrants taking on a warzone 05/10 Meet the people too poor to grow old in Hong Kong 05/09 Yemen peace in tatters as Saudi jets kill 13 05/09 Airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition in Yemen kill 10 rebels 05/09 Car-free Sunday on Paris’ Champs-Elysées 05/09 Pro-Hadi forces arresting, expelling people from Aden 05/09 Who will tell the Yemeni people's story? 05/09 Yemeni Rebels Refuse to Participate in Kuwait Peace Talks Meeting 05/08 Yemen peace talks struggle as air strikes shake truce 05/08 Yemeni officials say forces evicting northerners from Aden 05/08 US government admits deploying troops in Yemen 05/07 Yemeni officials say senior army officer gunned down in Aden 05/07 Aid worker abducted in Yemen last year is French-Tunisian 05/07 Opposing sides in Yemen conflict discuss key issues in direct talks: UN 05/06 Suicide bomb kills seven in Yemeni city of Marib: police sources 05/06 Yemen: UN-mediated peace talks continuing amid 'worrying' breaches of the cessation of hostilities 05/06 U.S. military team deploys to Yemen to help rout al-Qaeda militants 05/06 Saudi-backed side blocking Yemen talks: Ansarullah 05/06 Yemen peace talks overshadowed by truce violations 05/05 Yemen: UN-mediated peace talks continuing amid ‘worrying’ breaches of the cessation of hostilities 05/05 Ex-PM: Int'l Community Doesn't Defend Libyan Parliament From Islamists 05/05


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.