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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 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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Saudi-led coalition intercepts missiles over Riyadh, Jizan [Video]

Saudi-led coalition intercepts missiles over Riyadh, Jizan

A spokesman for the coalition says there are no casualties from the attacks blamed on Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published
USS Normandy seizes vessel with Iranian weapons in the Arabian Sea [Video]

USS Normandy seizes vessel with Iranian weapons in the Arabian Sea

The U.S. has seized yet another vessel containing Iranian-made weapons that was apparently bound for Houthi forces in Yemen.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:53Published
Dozens of civilians killed in Saudi-UAE-led air raids in Yemen [Video]

Dozens of civilians killed in Saudi-UAE-led air raids in Yemen

Attacks in al-Jawf come after a Saudi fighter jet crashed in the same area, with Houthis claiming to have shot it down.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published
Saudi fighter jet crashes in northern Yemen's al-Jawf province [Video]

Saudi fighter jet crashes in northern Yemen's al-Jawf province

Houthi rebels earlier claimed they shot down a military plane belonging to 'enemy forces' in the same province.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published

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