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January 2015: Yemen's domestic politics unravel, spurring public protest and domestic unrest.

Yemen’s political turmoil continued to worsen throughout January, moving rapidly from violence, kidnap and hostage situations through to power-sharing agreements and Presidential resignation. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Sana’a, Ibb and Taez on 10 January forming the new ‘rejection movement'; demanding the resignation of western-backed President Mansur Hadi and the end of the city’s Houthi occupation. 336 more words

Politics

Why the U.S. Is Fighting Beside Iran in Iraq and Against It in Yemen

Just to set the scene: In Iraq on Wednesday, U.S. warplanes began providing air cover to Iranian-backed militias in Tikrit, in a joint effort against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) coordinated through the Iraqi government. 1,091 more words

What you need to know about the crisis in Yemen

WATCH ABOVE: Shiite rebels fired bullets and tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters demanding they withdraw from a southwestern province.

SANAA, Yemen – Yemen’s embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has fled his palace in the southern city of Aden, and left the country by boat, as Shiite rebels and their allies advance on this southern city. 1,043 more words

World

Yemen. Civil War with a twist.

As the Islamic State train slows from conquering swaths of territory to kidnappings and propaganda; and Syria continues to smolder in civil war,  a new potential target for Western intervention as emerged in the form of Yemen. 572 more words

Geopolitics

Yemen's Deteriorating Security Conditions: From Bad to Worse

Since the takeover of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, in January 2015 by Shiite Houthi rebels, fears of civil war or partition along sectarian lines have heightened significantly. 656 more words

ISIS

Why Arab armies won't save Yemen

As his country is enveloped in political chaos and sectarian war, Yemen’s foreign minister has called on the Gulf Arab states for military help. Their armies and air forces, he says, are needed to halt the march of the… 570 more words

US military, diplomatic personnel quit Yemen as country descends into civil war

LWJ, by BILL ROGGIO, March 22nd, 2015:

The US governemnt has withdrawn its military and remaining diplomatic personnel from Yemen as the security situation has spiraled out of control over the past week. 740 more words

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