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Yemenis queue to fill their jerrycans with gasoline at a gas station in Sana’a, Yemen, on May 13, 2014. (Sinan Yiter/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Fueling Yemen’s Black Market

Fueling Yemen’s Black Market

Yemen’s fuel crisis began in 2011, at the height of the Arab Spring, a time when political activists backed by Yemen’s opposition called for the immediate resignation of then-President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Back then, Yemen’s fuel crisis was seen as a byproduct of the...

Fighting Faith

As clashes in Dammaj, in the northern province of Saada, intensify, officials in the Yemeni capital are growing more and more worried about the impact that sectarian tensions will have on Yemen’s fragile political transition. This is all the more worrying because the...