How sham real-estate deals, Islamic State recruitment efforts, and a systematic effort in the Gulf states to strip dissidents of their citizenship and banish undesirables all meet in the tiny African island nation of the Comoros.
Southern Yemenis are ostensibly aligned with the deposed president, but they're not fighting for him — they're fighting to break away from the country over which he hopes to regain control.
The Houthis are taking the fight to al Qaeda in Yemen and finding far more success than the US — but that doesn’t mean the Houthis are popular in Washington.
As the Houthis continue to fight Yemen's al Qaeda affiliate, shifting alliances make it impossible to tell who will ultimately gain control of the country.
The Houthis have sent thousands of supporters to Yemen's capital to, they say, peacefully bring down the government after years of conflict.