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A political-religious armed movement in Yemen

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Houthi movement: A political-religious armed movement in Yemen
The Houthi movement, officially called Ansar Allah and colloquially simply Houthis, is an Islamic political and armed movement that emerged from Sa'dah in northern Yemen in the 1990s. The movement was called Houthis because its founder is from the Houthi tribe. They are of the Zaidi school, though the movement also includes Sunnis. Under the leadership of Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, the group emerged as an opposition to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, whom they charged with massive financial corruption and criticized for being backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States at the expense of the Yemeni people and Yemen's sovereignty. Resisting Saleh's order for his arrest, Hussein was killed in Sa'dah in 2004 along with a number of his guards by the Yemeni army, sparking the Houthi insurgency in Yemen. Since then, except for a short intervening period, the movement has been led by his brother Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.

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UN warns over oil tanker stranded off Yemen coast for years [Video]

UN warns over oil tanker stranded off Yemen coast for years

Both the Yemeni government and Houthi fighters lay claim to its valuable cargo and neither side is budging.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published
Saudi coalition shoots down Houthi ballistic missiles and drones [Video]

Saudi coalition shoots down Houthi ballistic missiles and drones

Missiles and 'booby-trapped unmanned aircraft' from Yemen's Houthi rebels intercepted, including one fired on Riyadh.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:01Published
Houthis launch missile, drone attack on Riyadh [Video]

Houthis launch missile, drone attack on Riyadh

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it launched a large missile and drone attack deep in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday that struck the defense ministry and a military base in Riyadh, but the kingdom..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

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