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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 school, though the movement 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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Two U.S. nationals released by Houthi rebels [Video]

Two U.S. nationals released by Houthi rebels

Two U.S. nationals have been released from captivity by Houthi rebels in Yemen, in what may have been a prisoner swap for some 250 Yemenis. Gloria Tso reports.

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Yemen gov’t, Houthis agree to exchange over 1,000 prisoners [Video]

Yemen gov’t, Houthis agree to exchange over 1,000 prisoners

Yemen’s warring sides agree to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners during UN-sponsored talks in Switzerland.

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Yemen conflict: Huthi rebels and govt troops clash in Marib [Video]

Yemen conflict: Huthi rebels and govt troops clash in Marib

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