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Yemeni Government Pays Over $1 Million Compensation to Civilian Drone Strike Victims
By Staff, Reprieve The Yemeni government has paid compensation to civilian victims of a 2013 drone strike that hit a wedding convoy - which US Government sources have claimed killed only ‘militants.’ International human rights NGO Reprieve has obtained documents promising compensation for all 12 people killed and all 24 injured in the December 2013 strike. The Yemeni government has stated ...
Fast Reply by Houthis to Ambassadors Of Ten Countries
The ambassadors of ten countries in Yemen sent a message to al-Houthi’s leader, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, asking him to stop the escalation and rebellion according to the outcomes of the National Dialogue. The quick reply from al-Houthi's supporters to the ambassadors' message said that the fall of Sana'a is only a matter of time and they will expel all dictators and corrupt people led by President...
Int’l media body demands increased media protection in Yemen
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Monday renewed appeal for authorities in Yemen to immediately increase protection for media workers following the murder of a senior journalist Friday. According to an IFJ statement, Abdulrahman Hameed Aldin, who worked for Sanaa Radio, was shot in the head last Friday, by an armed group in Yemen's capital city Sana'a. He was taken to hospit...
Six militants and three Yemen troops killed in clashes
Six suspected al-Qaeda militants and three Yemeni troops died in clashes Sunday in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, a local official said. Five other militants were arrested as army troops raided a house in al-Qatn city where a "terrorist cell" was holing up, the ministry's website quoted an unnamed military source as saying. Five soldiers were injured in the clashes, ...
Gangs Use Taxis to Kidnap Women and Ministry Stays Silent
Asma al-Mohattwari It was a crowded street with passers walking along the sidewalks and cars noise filling the street. Suddenly everything stopped when three gunmen in a taxi got out of the car and pulled one girl in front of everyone and pushed her to the car. The girl disappeared, but her shoe fell while resisting them. Everyone in the street stood still because in shock, except some who deci...
Drone Kills Suspected Fighters in Yemen
On August 16, a drone attack killed three suspected al-Qaeda-linked fighters in Yemen's eastern Hadramout province, a local official said. "The three armed men were travelling in a vehicle along a desert stretch between Yemen and Saudi Arabia's border when the drone shot two rockets at them. All three are dead," a local official said. Earlier this month, the Yemeni army sent extra troops to th...
The Son of the Tribe and the Challenge: A Documentary on Captain Hassan Farhan bin Jalal
By Tamjid Alkohali With the presence of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Hisham, and the former leader of military police, General Manassar Majidaa, as well as a number of journalists and interested parties, the documentary film The Son of the Tribe and the Challenge was premiered on August 16 in the media room at the Movenpick Hotel. The film, which was directed by ...
Yemeni Group for Transparency and Integrity Launches Study on Political Corruption in Yemen
By YN staff On August 14th, the Yemeni Group for Transparency and Integrity organized a seminar about political corruption and launched a scientific study about this phenomenon in Yemen. In the seminar, Group Chairman Nabil Abdel Hafiz said that the study included a scientific and systematic reading of the phenomenon of political corruption, pointing out that political corruption is the main t...
Aden Traffic Police Carry Out Campaign to Detain Offending Motorcycles
By NY Staff Based on the decision of the Security Committee in the governorate of Aden, the security management of traffic police has detained 13 motorcycles in an extensive campaign carried out to detain outlawed motorcycles entering Aden. According to the director of traffic police, Colonel Mohammed Shaher, the traffic police continue to pursue motorcycles in all ports and roads linking the ...
Calvalley Petroleum Company Workers on Strike
By NY Staff The Union Committee of Calvalley Petroleum Company working in Hadramout province announced the hold of oil working activities in block 9, for three days demanding equality with the rest oil blocks doing oil business in the country. In a press statement, the Commission explained that they started their second partial strike for three days, two hours on the first day, four hours o...
Al-Jawf Governor Explains What is Happening in the Province
By NY Staff The Governor of Al-Jawf, Sheikh Mohammed bin Salim bin Aboud, denied what has been said by Arab and local media that the formation of the People's Committees came by an order from the Yemeni president to fight the armed Houthi group. The governor, in a press release published on Saturday on his official social networking site (Facebook), discussed a number of issues relating to the...
Saudi Arabia Travel Warning
The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Saudi Arabia. Recent developments include an attack by members of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on a border checkpoint along the Saudi-Yemeni border on July 4, 2014, and increased media reports of threats to Saudi infrastructure and U.S. installations in the Kingdom. This replaces the Travel Wa...
Yemenis Newlyweds Donate the Cost of Their Wedding to Gaza
By NY Staff In a kind gesture, two Yemeni newlyweds announced that they canceled their wedding ceremony and donated the cost of the wedding to the Palestinians in Gaza. In August 7th, the groom Diaa al-Haq al-Hattari and his bride Zinab al-Hassani had a small party in their houses and donated the money of the wedding to Gaza. Zinab said that in solidarity with Gaza she canceled her wedding and...
Al-Qaeda Starts War of Attrition Against the Yemeni Army
By NY Staff The terrorist activities of Al-Qaeda are increasing, especially during the last five months of the current year. A specialist of al-Qaeda in Yemen, Jamal Abdul Razak, said that these activities indicate that the extensive military campaign against the strongholds of Al-Qaeda in the provinces of Abyan and Shabwa did not achieve its objectives. Abdul Razak added that Al-Qaeda has st...
Al-Qaeda Member Arrested in a Qat Market
By NY Staff An official security source in the Hadramout province stated that one of the Al-Qaeda members who participated in the massacre of slaughtering the soldiers in Sayoun was arrested yesterday, August 10. According to a source, a militant named Sabri Bin Taleb was arrested in one of the Qat markets. Taleb is now in prison under heavy guard in order to learn about the rest of Al-Qaeda ...
Huge Snake Killed in Taiz
By Tamjid Alkohali In the Taiz governorate, inside a chicken farm, a group of citizens killed a very big snake. It was about three meters long. According to the citizens, they saw the snake while it was coming out of a watercourse in Al-Sakeen region. They threw stones at it until it died. The citizen said that the owner of the chicken farm was complaining about losing a large number of chic...
Military Plane Smashed in Al-Anad Military Base
By NY staff On August 8th, a military plane was smashed at the Al-Anad Air force Base after the hangar collapsed on it due to strong winds and heavy rains that occurred in the Lahij governorate. An official source said that the military plane was the Czech L39 model. It belongs to the 39 Brigade who operate out of the Anad air base. A pilot trainer in Al-Anad air force base explained that th...
IMF authorizes $560m loan to Yemen
Yemen reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a $560 million loan, the finance minister said on Friday, after the government ordered cuts on fuel subsidies public spending. Planning and Finance Minister Mohammed al-Saadi said the funds would be paid over three years and the government expected the first payment within two months. Yemeni officials hope the IMF de...
Hadi Visits the Collapse Governorate Amran
President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi paid a surprise visit to the city of Amran to inspect the city and to announce $5 billion riyals for the reconstruction the town facilities that were affected by the recent clashes. During his visit, he inspected the progress of efforts to re-normalize the situation in the city and addresses the effects of armed confrontations in Amran. The President and his e...
Houthi Leader Will Declare Intention to Appoint Himself Hashemite King of Yemen
By NY Staff The recent events in Amran and clashes between Ansar Allah (Houthis) and the Islah party have raised rumors that the Houthi leader will declare his intention to appoint himself the Hashemite King of Yemen. Mohammed Abduslam, the spokesman of Ansar Allah, said that it is not their aim to rule the country under the judgment of the Imamate or Hashemi. “In case we rule Yemen we will no...
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