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In Yemen, rebel backlash strengthens al-Qaida

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:53

Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen is finding new support and recruits among the country’s Sunni tribesmen, in a backlash to drone strikes and the rise to power of Shi’ite rebels who have taken over the ca

7,700 Yemenis killed in 2014

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 12:06

Over 7,700 Yemenis were killed over the course of 2014 due to armed clashes, according to a study published by a Yemeni NGO late Saturday.

Yemen's descent into chaos affects all of us

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 23:17

When the Arab Spring protests swept the Middle East in 2011, Yemen was among the first countries to see a popular uprising against a long-entrenched dictator.

Yemen: Al-Qaeda 'in a war of attrition'

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 15:11

Yemen - As fighting between Yemen's warring groups intensified, the recent clashes between Houthi fighters and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) could turn into a wider sectarian conflict, a

Houthi militants face guerrilla campaign in Arhab

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 03:05

Two Houthis were killed and four others injured on Sunday after they stormed the booby-trapped house of a tribal figure in Al-Makarib village, Arhab district.

Yemeni women fear limited freedom as Houthis gain control

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 02:14

When Yemeni Arwa Othman took a dance at the headquarters of a political party in Sanaa, she exposed the kind of deep hostility that is worrying women’s rights campaigners now that Houthi rebels con

Yemen : Uncertain future

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 05:21

The Shia rebel offensive has slowed down, but not stalled, in its advance south.

This Yemeni says US drone strikes are actually helping al-Qaeda

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 03:00

American policymakers credit drones as a lifesaver for American soldiers, saying it keeps them from direct confrontations with fighters from groups like al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen.

Why Is Yemen So Violent? Because It Is So Poor and Thirsty

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 05:20

By Juan Cole - The Nation

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