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German’s abductors threaten to sell him to AQAP with the next 48 hours
By the editor In a TV conversation with a local broadcasting channel, Ali Horiagdan has given the Yemen government a notice of 48 hours to pay him $15 million to release his captive before he sells the abducted German doctor to al-Qaida in Yemen. The negotiations started at $15 million with AQAP, though they offered $10 million. The interest of al-AQAP intensified once they found out abo...
Yemeni government faces international pressure to remove subsidies from oil derivatives
By NY Staff Any changes in the prices of oil derivatives will lead to a higher price of goods and services in Yemen. This country is the poorest in the Arab world, with a poverty rate of 54.5%, and population growth rate is 3%. It suffers most from food insecurity, which affects around 45% of the population. During a meeting with president Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, a number of businessmen deman...
560 children are victims of trafficking
Asma al-Mohattwari The Child Protection Center in Haradh received 560 boys and girls deported from neighboring countries who were the victims of child trafficking in 2013. According to an official report issued by the Social Affairs in Hajja, the 560 Yemeni children belong to families in a number of provinces: Hajja, al-Mahweet, Hodeida, Sa’ada, Raima, Dhamar, Ibb and Taiz. The report explain...
1.25 million liters of gasoline delivered in attempt to end fabricated crisis
By NY Staff Recently, an oil derivatives crisis appeared because of the detention of oil tankers by elements backed by tribes in Haraz. Yemen Petrol Company has pumped 1.25 million liters to Sana’a aimed at ending the crisis that was created by some people in the purpose to achieve financial gain and political objectives affecting overall stability. Yemen Petrol Company said that gasoline has ...
Within three years, Yemen lost more than 250 of politicians and military leaders
By NY Staff Assassinations have increased significantly in Yemen during the past three years, especially as they target politicians and military leaders. Until now, many assassins are unknown in the more than 250 successful killings. This happens alonside a high number of organized criminal activities, militant attacks, infrastructure sabotage, and so on. Motorcycles were used in 22% of the...
MOE & U.S.A Embassy Concludes Training Workshop In Mali
Acram Mothana Haider Under the guidance of the United States Department of State, the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the U.S Embassy, have recently started the first program of many called “Instructional Strategies for Teaching and Reading,” for English teachers across Yemen.The overall program will be conducted with the MALI institute, which focuses on four hundred teache...
Yemeni weddings: between the modern and traditional
By Tamjid Alkohali Yemeni weddings are considered to be distinctly social occasions, featuring singing, fashion, banquets, and emotional speeches. Sometimes, over a thousand people can attend, linking the entire community. Weddings used to be very traditional in Yemen, but recently, Yemenis have become more open to new ideas. Part of this is because of how Yemen has changed. Weddings have sta...
Yemen music house documents 45 thousands heritage songs
By Tamjid Alkohali On April 7th, Yemen music house, in cooperation with the Creative Foundation for Culture and Arts, in Sana'a, organized an event about Yemeni song and intellectual property rights. The manager of the Yemen music house. Fouad Ali al-Shargabi, announced that the music house has documented 45, 000 heritage songs since its establishment, emphasizing the need to preserve Yemeni...
Turkish Embassy in Yemen denies faked story
The Turkish embassy in Sana'a issued a press release denied the faked story of capturing a boy on board of Turkish airlines flying to Istanbul. The statement said, specific newspaper and affiliated webpages carried a distorted news as “Turkish Airlines plane to Turkey was stormed in Aden and an Al-Qaida terrorist was captured from the stopped plane to Istanbul.. etc.” What really happened was ...
New Assassination Attempt Targeted Dr. al-Wazeer
Asma al-Mohattwari Dr. Ismail Ibrahim al-Wazeer, Chairman of the Shura Council for al-Haq Party, and a law professor at Al-Zidia University, survived a failed assassination attempt by unknown gunmen yesterday in Sana’a. Dr. al-Wazeer escaped with minor injuries. However, the assassination attempt resulted in the deaths of two of his guards. Witnesses said that attackers were on two trucks, Hy...
International Children’s Book Day at British Ambassador’s house
By Tamjid Alkohali On the occasion of International Children's Book Day, on 2nd of April, British Ambassador Jane Marriott gathered a number of children from different public and private schools and read to them from her home. Ambassador Marriott told them about the importance of reading and narrated the story of Ali Baba. Afterwards, she gave them each a story to read. Ambassador Ma...
Al-Aordy Hospital to be reopened
By Wafa A.Alkhazzan Four months after a terrorist attack by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, medical officials announced that the damaged sections of Al-Aordy hospital will soon resume their normal tasks. thehospital is located inside the compound of the Defense Ministry in Sana’a. Hisham Abdul Othman, manager of the hospital detailed the repairs. “The outpatient clinics, and outlying secti...
Social media activists share Yemen future concerns
By NY Staff Cartoonist Mazin Shaja’a al-Deen criticizes the political situation in Yemen giving the indication of the ppor government reaction toward the high pricing, the interfere of the world bank. The cartoonist, described the Yemen citizen as a patient having no support from the government. This cartoon was the most circulated item among activists, bloggers and social media networks. A...
AQAP announces formation of new armed group
By OREN ADAKI al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) announced the formation of a new armed group called "Ansar al Shariah in the Central Regions." The militant organization claimed that the new group's purpose is to combat the Shiite Houthi rebels based in Yemen's northern Sa'adah province. The announcement also included sharp criticism of the Yemeni government and alleged that Sana'a wa...
Journalists and activists launch a campaign to support army men
By NY staff On the 5th of April, a group of journalists and activists met at the headquarters of the journalists' syndicate. They announced the launch of a campaign to support the army, and security institutions, against terrorist attacks. Former Journalists Syndicate head Abdul Bari Taher demanded a complete of the restructuring of the army according to the Gulf Initiative, and correct error...
First draft of new constitution within 120 days
By NY Staff Constitution Drafting Committee Rapporteur, Dr. Moeen Abdulmalik Saeed, confirmed that the first draft of the new constitution will be ready in less than 120 days. It will be delivered to the National Commission that is charged with overseeing the implementation of the National Dialogue Conference decisions at the end of next July. Saeed added that the work groups that formed in th...
Youth conference concludes first phase of awareness campaign
By NY Staff The executive body of the General National Congress for Youth warned against changing anything agreed to in the National Dialogue Conference, and called on the state to ensure security and stability by punish anyone who tries to dominate any area, especially through corruption. The executive body emphasized the need for disarmament of all armed groups and militias, adding tha...
German kidnapped Appears in Marib
The Yemen today TV channel correspondence meets and interview the kidnapped German national. Gun men appears holding Kalshankof behind the Germen national. He was abducted by Armed tribesmen while he was on his way home to al-Safia in Sana’a. The German was studying Arabic at a language center in the old city of Sanaa. "Efforts are ongoing to ensure the safe release of the German national," ac...
Artistic diversity at the Basement Cultural Foundation
By Tamjid Alkohali MasterPeace Yemen has been launched on the 29th of March at the Basement Cultural Foundation. MasterPeacers performed at the launching ceremony, which included songs,, poetry, and later, an art exhibition. MasterPeace is a global grassroots movement and foundation that inspires everyone to use their talent and energy for peace building and togetherness. Through music, arts ...
Labor Syndicate of Total E&P suspend strike
By the Editor Total E&P says it has reached an agreement with the Labor Syndicate of Block 10 on March 27th, 2014. The suspension was made in response good efforts made by the newly appointed Oil and Minerals Minister, Khalid M. Bahah. The strike began last month. The newspaper has received a press statement from the company that has announced the compete suspension of the str...
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