Yemen – a global voice
The ‘My World’ campaign in Yemen, under the slogan ‘Let the world know what you want!’, was initially launched in June 2013 and was planned to last for a month, aiming at getting 10,000 Yemenis to answer the survey over phone. Now, more than 121,000 votes later, the goal has changed: Let’s get Yemen the highest response r...
Army plane makes emergency landing in Hadhramout
March 2 — Anti-government tribesmen kidnapped the six crew members of a Yemeni military plane today after it made an emergency landing in an eastern desert for technical reasons, military and local sources said.
The aircraft, a Russian-made Antonov-26 twin-engine turboprob, was carrying supplies from Sanaa to Masil...
WB grants $8 mln to support Yemen’s CSOs
By NY Staff
The World Bank (WB) has announced a grant of $8 million to support Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Yemen.
In a statement, Saba has obtained, the grant approved by the WB Board of Executive Directors for Yemen's CSOs Support Project has come in response to the Yemeni government's request to suppor...
Officials: 2 tribesmen, colonel killed in Yemen
A government official says gunmen have ambushed a colonel in the security forces in central Yemen, killing him and wounding his guard.
The official said the colonel was traveling by vehicle Sunday on the outskirts of the city of Radaa, south of Sanaa.
Meanwhile, armed tribesmen clashed with security forces on the southe...
Yemen ex-leader’s party urges transparency in UN sanctions
By NY Staff
The party of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, accused of impeding the country's political transition, urged transparency Sunday following a UN Security Council decision to punish obstructionists.
The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously backed sanctions against those found to be "obst...
Security Officers Declare Their Support for February 11 Campaign
February 26th, Yemeni officers in the Interior Ministry support the February 11th campaign, Revolution Against Corruption, demanding the fall down of the government and the formation of a technocratic government.
Their support to the campaign is a direct result of the security deterioration in t...
Pillay condemns attacks on civilians by Yemen’s armed forces; calls for humanitarian access in Al Dhale Governorate
GENEVA - 2014 – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned on Wednesday the indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks affecting civilians by Yemen’s armed forces in Al Dhale Governorate, south of Yemen, and called for unrestricted humanitarian access to the area.
“I am shocked by a series of attack...
Security Council sets up sanctions regime to deter spoilers of Yemen’s political transition
The United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution expressing its strong support for the next steps in the political transition in Yemen, and establishing sanctions to be imposed on individuals or entities that seek to obstruct or undermine this process.
Yemen has been undergoing a democratic transition, ...
Unemployment and Poverty Rate in Yemen Highest in the Middle East
By Wafa Alkhazzan
The majority of Yemenis suffer from harsh economic and social conditions imposed by political conflicts between the opposing parties in the country which «half the population needs for humanitarian aid», according to UN estimates.
Whereas Yemen faces a variety of developmental challenges resultin...
UN in Sana’a launches “Let the World Knows What You Want”
By Wafa Alkhazzan
On Wednesday February 19th, 2014, the United Nations Office in Yemen launched the second phase of the global survey "let the world know what you want" in order to find out the requirements of the people in their depiction of a better world. At the ceremony, three award winning films were presented a...