Shia Houthi rebels seized the capital Sana'a in September, escalating the conflict over constitution that started in January, 2014 Yemen's Houthi Shia rebels swept through the capital Sanaa in less than a month, leaving shocked residents in their wake.
This area still controlled by forces loyal to President Hadi. Hadi fled Yemen last week and appeared in Riyadh as Saudi Arabia began bombing Yemen. Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi - Wikipedia
This area is controlled by the Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, a group the U.S. government claims has orchestrated "numerous high-profile terrorist attacks" NCTC Home
This is the strategically important Bab el-Mandeb passage, through which 4 million barrels of oil are shipped through to Europe daily Oil Transportation - Transportation Routes
Public rallies in Sana'a against then President SALIH - inspired by similar demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt - slowly built momentum starting in late January 2011 fueled by complaints over high unemployment, poor economic conditions, and corruption This guide aims to direct those who are studying the Arab Spring to relevant Arabic resources within the University of Illinois and in Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, Bahrain, and Libya.

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