Lack of alternatives and international legitimacy kept Hadi in power regardless of being in exile and unpopular.
Abubakr Al-Shamahi is a British-Yemeni journalist. Follow him on Twitter: @abubakrabdullah
Offensive against the Houthi rebels marks a shift in the UAE’s military strategy in Yemen.
The UAE, a member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels, has largely avoided the Houthi firing line until now.
Houthi rebels have been accused of delaying a solution to the stricken oil tanker crisis to gain politically.
Houthi rebels recaptured Rahabah and are now threatening to gain control over Marib, the last gov’t stronghold.
A peace deal may be close to being clinched, reports say, as Oman seeks direct talks between Houthis and Saudi Arabia.
Marib’s fall would highlight the Saudis’ failure to overcome a ‘ragtag’ pro-Iranian militia.
Since the 19th century, Egypt’s army has played an outsized role in governing the country and continues to do so.
Aid groups worry rebels’ designation by the Trump administration will worsen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Protests against joblessness, corruption, inequality in Tunisia in 2010 sparked a regional explosion of popular anger.