Yemen is a country on the Arabian Peninsula, and the second largest country there after Saudi Arabia, and also the poorest. Administration of Yemen has long been notoriously difficult and it has been divided continually.
Yemen has been in a state of political crisis since 2011, starting with street protests against poverty, unemployment, corruption. The country has been seeing conflicts between the Houthis and al-Islah, as well as the al-Qaeda insurgency. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to Yemen.
A top US general has claimed there is an Iranian role in missiles fired at Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthi rebels. Heightened tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia threaten to expand beyond Yemen into a regional war.
Mass famine in Yemen would affect millions of lives unless the Saudi-led coalition lifts its blockade of the country, the UN's aid chief has warned. The Security Council has demanded aid be allowed to enter Yemen.
Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed to have fired the missile in response to Saudi and American "aggression." The incident came hours before a suicide attack in the southern Yemeni city of Aden killed at least five soldiers.
A suspected airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen killed at least 26 people at the market in Saada province. The coalition has denied intentionally targeting civilians in the past.