Houthi rebels

war and conflict

Tentative Ceasefire Begins in Yemen Amid Threats and Fighting

Both sides said they are committed to the ceasefire despite deadly fighting in the hours leading up to it and mutual threats of retaliation if it is violated.
Reuters and VICE News
4.10.16
war and conflict

Al Qaeda Has Seized Another City and Now Controls a Swath of Southern Yemen

Dozens of al Qaeda fighters have taken control of Ahwar, a strategic coastal city in Yemen that links two areas already seized by the militant group.
Reuters and VICE News
2.20.16
war and conflict

At Least Four Dead After Another Attack on a Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Yemen

Doctors Without Borders said one of its clinics in northern Yemen was “hit by a projectile” on Sunday, the third attack on the organization’s facilities in as many months.
Atoosa Moinzadeh
1.10.16
war and conflict

The Ceasefire in Yemen That Everybody Kept Violating Is Officially Over

Saudi Arabia’s state news agency has announced the end of a ceasefire in Yemen that began on December 15 in tandem with UN-sponsored peace talks.
Reuters and VICE News
1.2.16
middle east

Low Oil Prices and the War in Yemen Have Left a Huge Hole in Saudi Arabia's Budget

Facing a record budget shortfall of $87 billion in 2016, Saudi Arabia announced plans on Monday to cut fuel subsidies for its citizens.
Samuel Oakford
12.28.15
war and conflict

Saudi Arabia's New Anti-Terror Coalition Is Already Starting to Fall Apart

A day after the Saudis announced the formation of a 34-member alliance of Islamic countries against terrorism, a few so-called members announced that they weren’t necessarily part of it.
John Dyer
12.16.15
war and conflict

Saudi Arabia’s Unsavory Allies in Yemen Could Make Things Really Awkward for the US

The presence of soldiers from Sudan and Eritrea in Yemen means the US could be backing a side that includes fighters from at least one nation that it has repeatedly criticized for committing atrocities.
Samuel Oakford
11.9.15
middle east

Houthi Rebels Free Two Americans and Other Hostages Held for Months in Yemen

The White House confirmed that two US citizens held in Yemen have arrived in Oman, but a third American is reportedly still being held.
Reuters and VICE News
9.20.15
Yemen

The UN Says US Drone Strikes in Yemen Have Killed More Civilians Than al Qaeda

A new report found that US drone strikes have killed as many as 40 Yemeni civilians over the past year, compared to 24 civilians killed in al Qaeda attacks.
Samuel Oakford
9.15.15
war and conflict

Leaked UN Email on Yemen Shows Difficulty of Negotiations — and Fears Over Al Qaeda's Growing Presence

VICE News obtained a leaked note that casts new light on negotiations to end Yemen's brutal war. The UN has now said it is “disturbed” by the leak but did not question the authenticity of the email itself.
Samuel Oakford
9.8.15
war and conflict

Saudi-led Airstrikes Reportedly Hit a Wake and a Children’s Hospital in Yemen

After a rebel missile attack killed dozens of soldiers on Friday, the Saudi-led coalition retaliated by bombing multiple sites across Yemen.
Gillian Mohney
9.6.15
war and conflict

Exclusive: UN Source Says Houthi Rebels Willing to Withdraw From Key Yemen Cities

A diplomatic source tells VICE News that the Houthis have offered to give up the southern city of Taiz and potentially withdraw from other key cities.
Samuel Oakford
8.12.15
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