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Houthi insurgency in Yemen

Civil war in Northern Yemen

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Houthi insurgency in Yemen: Civil war in Northern Yemen
The Houthi insurgency in Yemen, also known as the Houthi rebellion, Sa'dah War, or Sa'dah conflict, was a military rebellion pitting Zaidi Shia Houthis against the Yemeni military that began in Northern Yemen and has since escalated into a full-scale civil war. The conflict was sparked in 2004 by the government's attempt to arrest Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, a Zaidi religious leader of the Houthis and a former parliamentarian on whose head the government had placed a $55,000 bounty. Initially, most of the fighting took place in Sa'dah Governorate in northwestern Yemen, but some of the fighting spread to neighbouring governorates Hajjah, 'Amran, al-Jawf and the Saudi province of Jizan. Since 2014 the nature of the insurgency has changed with the Houthi takeover in Yemen and then into the ongoing Yemeni civil war (2015–present) with a major Saudi-led intervention in Yemen beginning in 2015.


Warring Yemen parties carry out prisoner swap in front-line Taiz

Warring parties in Yemen's Taiz governorate have exchanged dozens of prisoners in a locally-mediated swap, the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and government sources said on Thursday.
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Yemen's Houthis say they shot down Saudi helicopter, pilots killed: spokesman

Yemen's Houthi movement said it shot down a Saudi Apache helicopter near the border with Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing its two pilots.
Reuters - Published

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Missile strikes military parade in Yemen [Video]Missile strikes military parade in Yemen

A separatist group blames the Iran-aligned Houthi movement after a blast at the end of a military parade. David Doyle reports.

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Saudi-led coalition says it freed 200 Houthi prisoners

A Saudi-led military coalition said on Tuesday it had freed 200 prisoners from the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in a step that could further efforts to end the nearly five-year war in Yemen.
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South Korean nationals, vessels released by Yemen's Houthis: South Korea Foreign Ministry

Three vessels and 16 people, including two South Korean nationals, who had been seized by Yemen's Houthi movement have been released on Tuesday, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Two South Koreans aboard vessel seized by Yemen's Houthis: ministry official

Two South Korean nationals are on board one of the vessels seized by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement of Yemen in the southern end of the Red Sea, a South Korean foreign ministry official said on..
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Saudi-led coalition says Yemen's Houthis seize ship in Red Sea

The Saudi-led military coalition engaged in Yemen said on Monday that the Iran-aligned Houthi movement had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the south end of the Red Sea.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis seize vessel in Red Sea: official

Yemeni Houthi forces seized a "suspect vessel" in the Red Sea but will release it if it proves to belong to South Korea after legal procedures are completed, a senior Houthi official said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia discussing Yemen truce in informal talks with Houthis: sources

Saudi Arabia is intensifying informal talks with the Iran-aligned Houthi movement on a ceasefire in Yemen, sources familiar with the discussions said.
Reuters - Published

Houthis fire missiles at Yemen's Mokha port, military coalition says

Yemen's Houthi movement launched missiles and drones at the Red Sea port city of al-Mokha on Wednesday causing injuries and deaths, forces in the anti-Houthi military coalition said.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis offer Saudi-backed government new prisoner swap deal

The Houthi movement in control of Yemen's capital on Thursday offered the internationally recognized Yemeni government a prisoner swap involving 2,000 detainees after the group unilaterally freed..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia considering some form of Yemen ceasefire: sources

Saudi Arabia is considering a proposal by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement for some form of ceasefire which, if agreed, could bolster U.N. efforts to end a devastating war tarnishing Riyadh's..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis unilaterally release hundreds of detainees

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Monday released hundreds of Yemeni prisoners in a unilateral move the United Nations hoped would help revive a stalled peace process.
Reuters - Published

U.N. Yemen envoy welcomes Houthi detainee release

The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, welcomed an offer by Yemen's Houthi movement to unilaterally release a number of detainees, saying he hoped it would lead to further..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis say attacked Saudi border frontline, no immediate Saudi confirmation

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Saturday it had carried out a major attack near the border with the southern Saudi region of Najran and captured many troops and vehicles, but there was no immediate..
Reuters - Published

Air strikes in Yemen hit Houthi territory, Houthis fire ballistic missile

Air strikes blamed on the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 16 people in Yemen's Houthi-controlled Dalea province on Tuesday, two residents and the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV said.
Reuters - Published

Air strikes kill at least 16 in Yemen's Houthi-controlled Dalea province: residents, media

Air strikes killed 17 people in Yemen's Houthi-controlled Dalea province on Tuesday when a house collapsed, two residents said.
Reuters - Published

Yemen: UN welcomes Houthi offer to end Saudi Arabia attacks

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels offer to end all attacks on Saudi Arabia as part of a peace plan.
BBC News - Published

Yemen's Houthis accuse Saudi-led coalition of 'dangerous escalation'

Yemen's Houthis accused the Saudi-led coalition of a "dangerous escalation" in Hodeidah, Yemen's main port, according to a tweet on Friday by a spokesman of the Iran-aligned group.
Reuters - Published

Arab coalition says foiled Houthi attack in Red Sea: TV

The Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed an explosives-laden boat launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement from Yemen's main port of Hodeidah, Al Arabiya TV said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis threaten to attack United Arab Emirates targets

Yemen's Houthi group said on Wednesday it had identified dozens of sites in the United Arab Emirates as possible targets, in an attempt to underscore its military clout following a weekend attack it..
Reuters - Published

Evidence indicates Iranian arms used in Saudi attack, say Saudis

The Saudi-led military coalition battling Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday that the attack on Saudi Arabian oil plants was carried out with Iranian weapons and was not launched from Yemen..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition: Initial findings show Iran arms used in Saudi attack

The Saudi-led military coalition battling Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday that the attack on Saudi oil plants was carried out by Iranian weapons and did not originate from Yemen according to..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis say Aramco plants still a target: tweets

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday that Saudi Aramco's oil processing plants were still a target and could be attacked at "any moment", warning foreigners to leave the area.
Reuters - Published

Senior U.S. official: Saudi attacks did not come from Yemen

The scope and precision of attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities suggest the launch was not made by Houthis and came from a west-northwest direction, not south from Yemen, a U.S. official said on..
Reuters - Published

Attacks on Saudi oil facilities knock out half the kingdom's supply

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom's output, in a move expected to send oil..
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Instant View: Reactions to attack on Saudi oil facilities

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the Abqaiq plant, the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, in a strike that could impact about 5 million barrels per day of crude..
Reuters - Published

Houthi drones hit Saudi oil heartland, sources say crude flows disrupted

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, in a strike that three..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy to Saudi Arabia condemns attacks on Aramco oil facilities

The U.S. envoy to Saudi Arabia condemned as "unacceptable" drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday which were claimed by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition rejects U.N. report on Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement on Thursday dismissed as subjective and biased a United Nations report that called for a ban on arms transfers to Yemen's warring..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen prison, scores killed

Air strikes by a Saudi-led military coalition in southwest Yemen hit a prison complex, killing scores of people, Yemen's Houthi movement and a Red Cross official said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition says it bombed Houthi arms site in Yemen, group says prison hit

A Saudi-led military coalition said on Sunday it had launched air strikes on Houthi military targets in southwest Yemen that Houthi-run media said had hit a prison, killing dozens of people.
Reuters - Published

Yemen Houthis say they attacked Saudi capital, coalition dismisses report

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday it had attacked a military target in the Saudi capital Riyadh with armed drones - though the Saudi coalition fighting in Yemen dismissed the report.
Reuters - Published

Yemen Houthis say they attacked military target in Saudi capital

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday it had attacked a "military target" in the Saudi capital Riyadh with armed drones.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis say al-Hadida airport was targeted: group's al Masirah TV

Yemen's Houthis said on Thursday that "hostile forces" had targeted al-Hadida airport in western Yemen with gunfire.
Reuters - Published

WFP resumes food distribution in Yemen's Sanaa after deal with Houthis

The World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday resumed distributing food to 850,000 people in Yemen's capital Sanaa after a two-month stoppage, having reached an agreement with the Iran-aligned Houthi..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis down U.S. drone in Dhamar governorate: spokesman

Yemen's Houthi movement's air defenses on Wednesday downed a United States drone MQ-9 in Dhamar governorate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, the group's Al-Masirah TV quoted the..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-Led coalition attacks military targets in Houthi-controlled Sanaa: Saudi TV

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launched an attack on Monday on military targets in the capital Sanaa, which is controlled by the Houthi movement, Saudi state TV reported.
Reuters - Published

Yemeni separatists quit some Aden posts; Houthis attack Saudi oil plant

Southern Yemeni separatists withdrew on Saturday from some government buildings in Aden that they seized last week but held on to military camps that give them control over the southern port, interim..
Reuters - Published

Houthi drone attack on Saudi oilfield causes gas fire, output unaffected

A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a limited fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi..
Reuters - Published

Houthi attack on Saudi oil field aims to disrupt global oil supply: Saudi minister

A drone attack by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on a Saudi oil field on Saturday aims at disrupting the global oil supply, said the kingdom's energy minister, Khalid al-Falih.
Reuters - Published

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