Workers unload emergency medical aid from Medecins Sans Frontieres from a plane at Sanaa airport on April 13, 2015

Doctors Without Borders pleads: ‘Please allow the humanitarian actors to do their work’ in Yemen


Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, the head of Doctors Without Borders’ mission in Yemen, says combat deaths are not the only human cost of the civil war there. Patients with treatable conditions are now at risk because Yemen is running out of drugs and doctors. She wants the international community to step up and help.

A boy looks through a window of his home damaged by an air strike near Sanaa Airport March 31, 2015.

No power, no fuel, no water, no food. That’s Yemen right now

A man reacts at the site of an air strike in Sanaa on April 8, 2015.

It’s hard getting out of Yemen — and even harder to get help if you live there

The World

A filmmaker who gained unprecedented access to the Houthis explains what’s going on in Yemen

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

US armored vehicles left behind in Yemen

Western diplomats had ‘no Plan B’ for Yemen


The Americans, the British and the French closed their embassies in Yemen this week. Iona Craig, who lived in Yemen for years, says that while Western governments were concerned about safety, they were also showing their dissatisfaction with the Houthis, the group that overthrew Yemen’s government.

Houthi fighters ride in a truck on a street leading to the Republican Palace in Sana'a, Yemen, on January 20, 2015.

Rebels take over Yemen’s capital, but one Yemeni insists it’s ‘not big news’


Sana’a resident Hisham al-Omeisy live-tweeted the television address of the rebel leader whose forces have taken control of Yemen’s capital. He says Western media are overreacting, and that for many Yemenis the Houthi takeover is more business as usual than a big event.

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.

Shiite Houthi rebels gesture as they stand atop an army vehicle they took from the compound of the army's First Armoured Division in Sanaa on September 22, 2014.

Yemen’s peace deal brings Houthi rebels into the government, but many problems remain


A protest in Sana’a led by a northern Yemeni tribe, the Houthis, became a military assault on the capital over the weekend. Now a UN-brokered peace deal will allow the Houthis into power and end the fighting, but the situation remains complex with sectarian and tribal disputes still simmering.

Followers of the Shi'ite Houthi movement perform Friday prayers on the airport road in Sanaa. Shiite rebels shelled Yemen's state-run television building in Sanaa on Friday and hundreds of residents fled in a dramatic escalation of violence.

The biggest threat in Yemen probably isn’t what you think


The Houthi insurgency may be low on the radar of American worries in Yemen, the but the Shiite group is now in the streets of the capital and fighting government forces. And that battle could hand an opportunity to the group Western nations are focused on: al-Qaeda.