Houthi movement

A Political-Religious-Armed Movement in Yemen

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The Houthi movement, officially called Ansar Allah, is an Islamic religious-political-armed movement that emerged from Sa'dah in northern Yemen in the 1990s. They are of the Zaidi sect, though the movement reportedly also includes Sunnis. Under the leadership of Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, the group emerged as a Zaydi 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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Iranian-backed Houthi forces claimed credit for the downing of the drone, an MQ-9 Reaper.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 20 hours ago

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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..
Credit: Reuters - Published 21 hours ago

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,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

ADEN - Yemen's Southern Transitional Council (STC) seized two government military bases near the southern port of Aden early on Tuesday, triggering fresh clashes..
2 days ago • WorldNews
According to a report by a state-run Saudi broadcasting service, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launched airstrikes on military targets in Houthi-controlled..
3 days ago • WorldNews
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..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Dubai: Yemenยดs Iran-linked Houthi rebels have appointed an "ambassador" in Tehran, a step condemned by the internationally recognised government as a breach of..
4 days ago • WorldNews
A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia caused a "minor" fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Houthi forces in Yemen have made a drone attack on oil facilities at Shaybah in Saudi Arabia, the Yemeni movement's Al Masirah television said on Saturday.
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Yemen's Houthis launched more drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Abha international airport on Friday, halting air traffic there, the Iran-aligned groupโ€™s..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Leaders in Yemenโ€™s southern separatist movement say they are โ€œreadyโ€ for peace talks but will not abandon demands for an independent state, after their..
1 week ago • WorldNews
The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said an explosive-laden drone launched on Tuesday by the group in the direction of Saudi Arabia had fallen..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The military wing of the northern Yemen-based movement Ansar Allah, also known as the Houthis, launched drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport, according..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Yemen's Houthi movement launched drone attacks on the airport of Abha in southwest Saudi Arabia, the group's Al-Masirah TV said on Twitter on Tuesday.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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