With Yemen's capital Sana'a already under the control of Houthi militias, now there's fighting in the second city Aden. Southern separatists - backed by the UAE - are locking horns with Saudi-backed government forces. Both Riyadh and the Emiratis are urging restraint. Is this a very localized dispute triggered by a demonstration ban? Or is there trouble among coalition partners who for three years have been fighting Iran-aligned Houthi militias with little to show for it?
Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Alessandro XENOS, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.
Director of the Yemen Cultural Institute for Heritage and the Arts
Hussain AL BUKHAITI
Columnist, Arab News