We asked the experts just what exactly is going on in Yemen right now

Houthi rebels have surrounded the home of Yemen's president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and taken control of much of the capital city Sanaa in what experts have described as a "subtle coup".

Despite the insurgency, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki has said Hadi remains the country's president and the US remains in touch with him.

The Houthi rebels are a minority Shia Muslim group and they are reported to have issued Hadi with a list of demands and asked for control over several government posts. Amid the confusion, we asked experts to explain what exactly is going on in Yemen:

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