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People walk in a shantytown

Arab coalition closes in on Hodeidah airport


The Iran-aligned Houthi movement fought on Saturday to keep a Saudi-led coalition from taking full control of the airport in the port city of Hodeidah, in an offensive the UN says could trigger a famine imperiling millions of lives. The alliance, led in the Hodeidah assault by the United Arab Emirates, is attempting to capture the […]

A man walks on a street where Houthis have recently clashed with forces loyal to Yemen's former president

Yemen’s capital is under lockdown — hear a first-person account

A supporter of Yemen's then President Ali Abdullah Saleh waves a poster featuring him during a rally to show support for him in Sanaa

Yemen’s former president assassinated after his last ‘dance on the heads of snakes’

Saida Ahmed Baghili, second from left, 19, who is recovering from severe malnutrition, poses for a photograph with her father and her sisters Jalila, left, 12, and Amal, right, 7, and 4-year-old brother Omar at their hut in al-Tuhaita district of Hodeidah

UN official calls humanitarian conditions in Yemen ‘shocking’

Yemen's former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, pauses during an interview with Reuters in Sanaa on May 21, 2014.

The man accused of stealing $60 billion from Yemen is still there and wielding power

Followers of the Houthi movement march as they demonstrate to show support for the Shiite rebel group in Sana'a on January 23, 2015.

The Houthi takeover in Yemen will reverberate in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia has lost a king, while its neighbor to the south, Yemen, is without a president after Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi stepped down. With a Shiite group now in control of Yemen, how will Saudi Arabia’s new king react?

A man walks past graffiti denouncing US drone strikes in Yemen painted on a wall in Sana'a on November 13, 2014.

This American reporter survived a botched kidnapping in Yemen


After 11 years of traveling to and writing about Yemen, American journalist and scholar Gregory Johnsen was nearly kidnapped there earlier this year. He says it’s a sign of how much more dangerous and unforgiving the country has become for Americans.

Reporter Laura Kasinof covering the inauguration of Yemeni President Abdurabbu Mansour Hadi, February 2012.

How one woman stumbled into a violent uprising in Yemen


Laura Kasinof never expected to become a war correspondent, but her calm life in Yemen gave her a front-row seat to protests and violence as the Arab Spring reached the country. Now Kasinof has written a book about her experiences and shares her fears about Yemen’s future.

Yemeni-Americans protest outgoing leader’s trip to U.S. for medical treatment

Ali Abdullah Saleh, the outgoing leader of Yemen who was pushed from power in an Arab Spring protest last year, has left the United States after receiving treatment there for injuries he sustained in last year’s bombing — part of months of protest leading up to his losing power.

Tawakul Karman set to receive Nobel Peace Prize

Karman will be the youngest person to receive the prize, an honor she’s getting in recognition of the leading role she’s played in the Arab Spring protests in Yemen.