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Yemen bombing: Airstrike footage show massive missile base explosion after Saudi-led attack

Saudi Arabia vs. Iran: The Sunni-Shiite Proxy Wars

Security Council Demands End to Yemen Violence, Adopting Resolution 2216 (2015), with Russian Federation Abstaining | Meetings Coverage and Press Releases

<b>Also Imposes Sanctions on Key Figures in Militia Operations</b><p>Imposing sanctions on individuals it said were undermining the stability of Yemen, the …

UN resolution on Yemen fails to launch international investigation into war crimes

The UN Human Rights Council’s failure to open an international investigation into violations of international humanitarian law and violations and …

Yemen Briefing: Who are the Houthis, and what do they want?

The government of the Arab world's poorest country has all but collapsed, with the Shiite Houthi movement declaring that it's now in charge.<p>On …

Middle East

Yemen'€™s Houthis Rebels Takeover Political Power

On Friday, Yemen’s Houthi rebels dissolved the country’s parliament and announced a five-member presidential council that will act as an interim government for a period of two years, until a new parliament can be formed. The Revolutionary Committee replaces Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s …

Q&A: What do the Houthis want?

On September 21, Houthi fighters took control of all state institutions in Sanaa, overrunning an army brigade affiliated with al-Islah, Yemen's Muslim Brotherhood party, making them effectively the power brokers in the country.<p>On October 2, Gulf Arab states demanded the restoration of government …

Explaining the crisis in Yemen: Houthis, Shias, Sunnis and Saleh

<b>WASHINGTON</b>, April 22, 2015 — President Obama has sent American warships to the coast of Yemen as a show of force and to support Saudi Arabian efforts …

Middle East

Yemen Conflict Explained: Three Sides to a Story | NBC News

Understanding the conflict in Yemen

Meeting the Houthis - and their enemies

<b>Last September, thousands of fighters from northern Yemen seized control of the country's capital, Sanaa. The government was weak, its army fractured, and the rebels - called the Houthis - took the city in only four days.</b><p>The secretive Houthi movement was always a mystery to me.<p>I went to Yemen to …

Yemen: Waiting for the war

<b>The conflict in Yemen is escalating, with forces loyal to Shia Houthi rebels pushing closer to the southern port of Aden.</b><p>The impoverished country has been in turmoil for months since the rebels took over the capital, Sanaa, after bursting out of their northern stronghold.<p>With pressure on Aden …

Yemen crisis: Stories of daily struggle for survival

<b>Months of turmoil in Yemen have left ordinary citizens worried for the future.</b><p>Since rebel Shia Houthis overran the capital, Sanaa, late last year, the impoverished country has seen the political crisis deepen, and a threat of all-out sectarian war.<p>The situation has created a sense of insecurity, …

Islamic State in Yemen: Why IS is seeking to expand

<b>The bombing of two mosques in Sanaa, which killed close to 140 people and injured 350, represents another stage in Yemen's spiralling violence.</b><p>But the significance of the bombing, which was claimed by Islamic State (IS) militants, goes beyond the horrendous human loss. If IS indeed stands behind …

Yemen crisis: Who is fighting whom?

<b>Yemen, one of the Arab world's poorest countries, has been devastated by a civil war. Here we explain what is fuelling the fighting, and who is involved.</b><p>How did the war start?<p>The conflict has its roots in the failure of a political transition supposed to bring stability to Yemen following an Arab …

Yemen country profile

<b>Despite its ancient roots as the crossroads of Africa, the Middle East and Asia, the modern Republic of Yemen is a relatively new state.</b><p>It was created after communist South Yemen and traditional North Yemen merged in 1990, following years of strife.<p>Tensions remain between the north and the south, …