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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 Islamist 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. The Houthi movement is a predominately Zaidi Shia force. The Houthis have a complex relationship with Yemen's Sunni Muslims; the movement has both discriminated against Sunnis, but also recruited and allied with them. 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 step up attacks on Saudi Arabia [Video]

Yemen's Houthis step up attacks on Saudi Arabia

As President Biden withdraws military support for the Saudi coalition in Yemen, Houthi rebels are stepping up attacks on Saudi Arabia. Nic Robertson reports.

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Houthis dismiss Saudi peace offer as 'nothing new' [Video]

Houthis dismiss Saudi peace offer as 'nothing new'

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Saudi Arabia announces ceasefire deal in Yemen, Houthis rebuff it [Video]

Saudi Arabia announces ceasefire deal in Yemen, Houthis rebuff it

Houthis dismiss proposal as ‘nothing new’, say Riyadh ‘must declare an end to the aggression and lift the blockade completely’.

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Saudi Arabia proposes ceasefire plan to Yemen’s Houthi rebels [Video]

Saudi Arabia proposes ceasefire plan to Yemen’s Houthi rebels

If Houthis agree, proposal will allow for the reopening of Sanaa airport and resumption of political talks to end war, foreign minister says.

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President of Yemeni STC: Co-existence with Houthis not acceptable [Video]

President of Yemeni STC: Co-existence with Houthis not acceptable

Aidarus al-Zoubaidi, President of the Yemeni Southern Transitional Council, speaks to Becky Anderson about the situation in Yemen, the impact of the U.S. withdrawing support for the war and whether he..

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US Yemen envoy urges response on ceasefire plan with Houthis [Video]

US Yemen envoy urges response on ceasefire plan with Houthis

The Houthis are pushing towards the gas-rich region of Marib, the government’s last stronghold in northern Yemen.

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US-backed Saudi blockade causing deadly shortages in Yemen [Video]

US-backed Saudi blockade causing deadly shortages in Yemen

A heartbreaking CNN investigation shows how dire the situation is on the ground in Yemen, finding its been more than two months since the US-backed Saudi blockade has allowed tankers packed with the..

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US says Yemen's Houthis have to stop attacking and start negotiating [Video]

US says Yemen's Houthis have to stop attacking and start negotiating

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Saudi Arabia retaliates after Houthi attack on energy facilities [Video]

Saudi Arabia retaliates after Houthi attack on energy facilities

Saudi Arabia retaliates after Houthi attack on energy facilities.

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Houthis fire missiles, drones at Saudi oil facilities [Video]

Houthis fire missiles, drones at Saudi oil facilities

Yemen’s Houthi rebels fire ballistic missiles and drones at oil facilities and military sites in Saudi Arabia.

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Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi oil heartland [Video]

Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi oil heartland

Yemen's Houthi forces fired drones and missiles at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Sunday, including a Saudi Aramco facility at Ras Tanura vital to petroleum exports. Flora Bradley-Watson..

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Saudi Arabia thwarts missiles while Yemen's Marib fighting rages [Video]

Saudi Arabia thwarts missiles while Yemen's Marib fighting rages

Missile attack comes as Houthi rebels advance on last northern bastion of Yemeni government forces.

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Yemen's Houthis raise stakes in Marib [Video]

Yemen's Houthis raise stakes in Marib

Hundreds of fighters have been killed in a weeks-long Houthi offensive on the Yemeni region of Marib, military sources and a local official said on Monday, in the conflict's most deadly clashes since..

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Yemenis displaced as push to capture city of Marib continues [Video]

Yemenis displaced as push to capture city of Marib continues

Earlier this month, the Houthi rebels resumed a push to capture the city of Marib, located 120 kilometres east of the rebel-held capital Sanaa.

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Yemen famine could threaten opportunity for peace, UN warns [Video]

Yemen famine could threaten opportunity for peace, UN warns

UN Yemen mediator Martin Griffiths also called for a stop to a Houthi offensive on the government-held city of Marib.

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