Shiite rebels hold posters of late Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr at a protest Thursday in Sanaa, Yemen. The cleric's execution by Saudi Arabia on Saturday sparked a dramatic deterioration in relations between Saudi and Iran. Hani Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Yemeni men clear debris following an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital, Sanaa, on Nov. 29. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Human Rights Groups Criticize U.S. Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia
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People stand amid the rubble of a house damaged by a Saudi-led airstrike last month in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen's capital. Hani Mohammed/AP hide caption

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U.S.-Backed Saudi Bombing Campaign Blamed For Civilian Deaths In Yemen
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A man and a boy walk at a site hit by a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's capital Sanaa on July 3. More than a million civilians have been displaced in recent fighting. Khaled Abdullah/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In Yemen, Agony Continues As Civilians 'Bear The Brunt'
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Al-Qaida Says Its No. 2 Leader Was Killed In U.S. Drone Strike
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Houthi supporters in Yemen's capital hold up at a defaced poster of the ousted president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, during a demonstration against air strikes by Saudi Arabia. The Saudis, who have been bombing Yemen since March, are hosting Hadi and other officials from the former government. Khaled Abdullah/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The Amiri Red Sea was one of many boats ferrying refugees, including some Americans, escaping fighting in Yemen to nearby Djibouti, across the Gulf. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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Americans Among The Many Families Escaping Chaos In Yemen
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Gunmen loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, stand amid the ruin of Saleh's residence following an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led alliance in the capital, Sana, on Sunday. Yahya Arhab/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Hassan Farid, 23, was a medical resident at a big hospital in Yemen and is the son of a judge. It can be difficult and expensive to flee Yemen, and educated professionals are among the refugees who have reached the nearby African nation of Djibouti. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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In Hard-To-Flee Yemen, Those Escaping Are Not Typical Refugees
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