NEWS GUIDE: Latest developments as Yemen's Shiite rebels push south, IS joins the mix

March 23, 2015 3:44 PM

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NEWS GUIDE: Latest developments as Yemen's Shiite rebels push south, IS joins the mix

FILE - In this Saturday, March 21, 2015 file photo, Members of a militia group loyal to Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, known as the Popular Committees, chew qat, Yemen's favorite drug, as they sit next to their tank, guarding a major intersection in Aden, Yemen. Yemen’s Shiite rebels, backed by supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, have seized the third-largest city after capturing the capital Sanaa in September, effectively splitting the country in half and hindering U.S. efforts to combat a powerful local al-Qaida affiliate. Hadi, a close U.S. ally, fled house arrest in Sanaa last month and has set up a base in the port city of Aden, the former capital of the once-independent south. (AP Photo/Hamza Hendawi, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Houthi Shiite Yemenis gather while guarding a street leading to the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen. The Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, captured the airport and city of Taiz -- a gateway to the south -- and have vowed to press on to Aden, the c...

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