The current Yemen conflict is extremely complicated. The initial fighting started between the country’s President, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, and allies of the Houthis, a group of Zaidi Shia rebels. However adding to the conflict is the opposition by al-Qaeda to both groups and an offshoot of ISIS that’s trying to gain a foothold in the country.
Saudi Arabia is leading a military operation that backs Yemen’s president. After a recent cease-fire, bombing has begun again, while the United Nations is hoping to sponsor peace talks in Geneva on May 28. Read more