Yemeni tribesmen prepare to face Houthis

Shia fighters and their Sunni rivals rally forces in oil-rich Maarib province in sign of widening sectarian divide.

    A power plant in the Yemeni city of Maarib which supplies power to the capital Sanaa and many of the surrounding provinces, has been shut down after it was attacked by tribesmen.

    Shia Houthis and the Sunni tribesmen have been rallying fighters for confrontation in the oil- and gas-rich province of Maarib - a sign of an increasing sectarian divide in the Arabian Peninsula nation.

    Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Sanaa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.