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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 sect, though the movement reportedly 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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Yemen's Houthis say they will release seized ships if Korean

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Tuesday it would release vessels it had captured if they prove to be South Korean, after it seized a rig being towed by a Saudi tugboat in the southern Red..
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Two South Koreans aboard vessel seized by Yemen's Houthis: ministry official

Two South Korean nationals are on board one of the vessels seized by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement of Yemen in the southern end of the Red Sea, a South Korean foreign ministry official said on..
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Yemen's Houthi rebels seize vessel in Red Sea [Video]Yemen's Houthi rebels seize vessel in Red Sea

Yemen's Houthi rebels seize vessel in Red Sea

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Yemen war: Houthis say Sudan troops suffering heavy casualties [Video]Yemen war: Houthis say Sudan troops suffering heavy casualties

In a press conference, Houthi spokesperson showed Sudanese army casualties who fought with the Saudi-UAE led coalition.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:06Published

Yemen's Houthi rebels release hundreds of detainees [Video]Yemen's Houthi rebels release hundreds of detainees

The Houthis say the unconditional release should show their commitment to the peace deal with the government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:09Published

Houthis 'release' hundreds of prisoners [Video]Houthis 'release' hundreds of prisoners

Houthi rebels have announced the unconditional release of 350 prisoners, including three Saudi Arabians, days after the Yemeni group claimed to have captured thousands of Saudi troops following an..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

Yemen's Houthis unilaterally release hundreds of detainees [Video]Yemen's Houthis unilaterally release hundreds of detainees

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on Monday released hundreds of Yemeni prisoners in a unilateral move the United Nations hoped would help revive a stalled peace process. Ciara Lee reports

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Reports: Houthis announce release of 350 prisoners [Video]Reports: Houthis announce release of 350 prisoners

Houthi rebels have announced the unconditional release of 350 prisoners, including three Saudi Arabians, days after the Yemeni group claimed to have captured thousands of Saudi troops following an..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:00Published

Yemen's Houthi rebels release Saudi attack video [Video]Yemen's Houthi rebels release Saudi attack video

Saudi Arabia has not yet responded to a Houthi claim that 500 of its forces were killed or wounded in major attack.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:37Published

Houthis release pictures showing assault on Saudi troops [Video]Houthis release pictures showing assault on Saudi troops

Houthi rebels have released pictures of an assault that they say was conducted inside Saudi Arabia. They claim to have captured thousands of enemy soldiers, including Saudi troops.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 08:53Published

 

Yemen's Houthis seize three ships in Red Sea: Al Masirah TV

Yemen's Houthis seized three ships, including one belonging to Saudi Arabia, three miles off Uqban island at the south end of the Red Sea, the group's Al-Masirah TV said on Monday.
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Saudi-led coalition says Yemen's Houthis seize ship in Red Sea

The Saudi-led military coalition engaged in Yemen said on Monday that the Iran-aligned Houthi movement had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the south end of the Red Sea.
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Saudi Arabia discussing Yemen truce in informal talks with Houthis: sources

Saudi Arabia is intensifying informal talks with the Iran-aligned Houthi movement on a ceasefire in Yemen, sources familiar with the discussions said.
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At least five Yemeni soldiers killed by Houthi missile in Marib military base

Houthi militants fired a missile at the Saudi-led military coalition's heaquarters in the city of Marib on Wednesday during a visit by the Yemeni defence minister, killing at least five soldiers, local..
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Houthis fire missiles at Yemen's Mokha port, military coalition says

Yemen's Houthi movement launched missiles and drones at the Red Sea port city of al-Mokha on Wednesday causing injuries and deaths, forces in the anti-Houthi military coalition said.
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Yemen's Houthis down U.S.-made drone near Saudi border: spokesman

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Friday its air defenses downed a U.S.-made ScanEagle drone near the Saudi border, the group's military spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

Yemeni government, separatists seen inking deal to end Aden standoff

Yemen's Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are expected to sign a deal to end a power struggle in the southern port of Aden that fractured an Arab coalition battling the Iran-aligned..
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Yemen's Houthis offer Saudi-backed government new prisoner swap deal

The Houthi movement in control of Yemen's capital on Thursday offered the internationally recognized Yemeni government a prisoner swap involving 2,000 detainees after the group unilaterally freed..
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Yemen's Houthis to release 350 prisoners, including three Saudis

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said they will on Monday release 350 prisoners, including three Saudi Arabians, under the supervision of the United Nations as part of a peace initiative.
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Yemen's Houthis say footage shows attack on Saudi border frontline

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Sunday broadcast footage it said was of a major attack near the border with Saudi Arabia's southern region of Najran, adding that the images showed armored vehicles..
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Yemen's Houthis say attacked Saudi border frontline, no immediate Saudi confirmation

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Saturday it had carried out a major attack near the border with the southern Saudi region of Najran and captured many troops and vehicles, but there was no immediate..
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Air strikes in Yemen kill at least 16 civilians, Houthis say

Air strikes blamed on the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 16 people in Yemen's disputed province of al-Dhalea on Tuesday, two residents and the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV said.
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Air strikes in Yemen hit Houthi territory, Houthis fire ballistic missile

Air strikes blamed on the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 16 people in Yemen's Houthi-controlled Dalea province on Tuesday, two residents and the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV said.
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Five civilians killed in air strikes by Saudi-led coalition in Yemen: TV

Yemen's Houthi movement said early on Monday that five civilians from one family were killed in air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Omran province in Yemen, according to the Houthi owned..
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Yemen's Houthis say will cease targeting Saudi Arabia if other side does same: Al Masirah

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis will stop targeting Saudi Arabia with missile and drone attacks if its adversaries targeting Yemen do the same, a Houthi official said on Friday according to the group's..
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Arab coalition says foiled Houthi attack in Red Sea: TV

The Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed an explosives-laden boat launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement from Yemen's main port of Hodeidah, Al Arabiya TV said on Thursday.
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France: 'not very credible' that Yemenis attacked Saudi oil plants

A claim from Yemen's Houthi rebels they were responsible for the attack on Saudi oil facilities is "not very credible," France's foreign minister said on Thursday.
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Yemen's Houthis say Aramco plants still a target: tweets

Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday that Saudi Aramco's oil processing plants were still a target and could be attacked at "any moment", warning foreigners to leave the area.
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Factbox: Attacks, incidents heightening Gulf tensions since May

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom's output.
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EU warns of instability after Saudi oil attacks

The European Union warned on Sunday of a "real threat to regional security" in the Middle East after attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting global energy supplies and for which Yemen's..
Reuters - Published

Iran says U.S. bases and aircraft carriers within range of its missiles: Tasnim

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers were within range of Iranian missiles, a day after Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group attacked two Saudi..
Reuters - Published

U.S. says committed to well-supplied oil markets after attack on Saudi plants

The White House said on Saturday that the United States was committed to keeping oil markets well-supplied in the wake of an attack on Saudi Arabian oil plants by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group.
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Houthi drones attack Saudi oil heartland, sources say crude flows hit

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, in a strike that three..
Reuters - Published

Arab coalition says it will counter threats to Saudi assets, oil supplies

A Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Houthi group said it was investigating drone attacks against Saudi oil plants on Saturday that were claimed by the Houthis, and would confront "terrorist" threats..
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UK condemns Houthi drone attack on Saudi oil facilities

Britain condemned a drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities on Saturday, and said that Yemen's Houthi rebel group should stop targeting Saudi civilian and commercial infrastructure.
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Houthi drones hit two Aramco plants, sources say oil supplies disrupted

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two Saudi Aramco plants at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, sparking fires in..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia boosts troop levels in south Yemen as tensions rise

Saudi Arabia has deployed more troops in southern Yemen to try to contain clashes between nominal allies in the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthis that risks further fragmenting the..
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi Arabia's Abha airport: spokesman

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis attacked Saudi Arabia's Abha airport with a cruise missile on Wednesday, the group's military spokesman said in a tweet.
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Saudi-led coalition downed a Houthi drone fired at the kingdom: statement

Saudi-led coalition forces intercepted and downed a Houthi drone launched toward the kingdom from Yemen, state TV and state news agency quoted coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki as saying early on..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition acts to stabilize south Yemen as allies face off

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen acted on Monday to work out a ceasefire with its nominal allies in the south of the country who turned on each other in a power..
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Coalition destroys missiles fired by Houthis at Saudi Arabia: spokesman

A Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthis intercepted and destroyed six ballistic missiles fired by the Iran-aligned group targeting civilians in Jizan, southwest of the kingdom, Saudi state news..
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Houthis say they struck Saudi's Jizan airport, coalition says it intercepts missiles

Yemen's Houthis fired 10 Badr-1 ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport, the group's military spokesman said on Sunday, adding that the attack left dozens killed and wounded.
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Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi airport, air base with drones: Al Masirah TV

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis launched drone attacks on Sunday on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport and the air base of Khamis Mushait, the group's military spokesman told Al Masirah TV.
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WFP resumes food distribution in Yemen's Sanaa after deal with Houthis

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 agreement with the Iran-aligned Houthi..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-Led coalition attacks military targets in Houthi-controlled Sanaa: Saudi TV

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 TV reported.
Reuters - Published

Houthi drone attack causes "minor" gas fire, oil production unaffected: Saudi source

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, a Saudi industry source said.
Reuters - Published

Yemeni Houthis claim attack on Saudi Arabia's Shaybah oil field; no Saudi confirmation

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.
Reuters - Published

Houthis say they launched drone attacks on a Saudi airport; Saudi TV says drone intercepted

Yemen's Houthis launched more drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Abha international airport on Friday, halting air traffic there, the Iran-aligned group’s military spokesman said.
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Saudi-led coalition says Houthi drone 'fell' inside Yemen

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 inside Yemeni territory.
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Saudi-led coalition says infighting killed senior Houthi official

A senior Houthi official in Yemen and brother of the movement's leader was killed because of infighting, the Saudi-led coalition said on Sunday, appearing to give a different version of events than the..
Reuters - Published

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