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President of Yemen loses a relative in today’s attack
By National Yemen A suicide bombing has rocked Yemen's defence ministry complex in the heart of the capital Sanaa, followed by a gun battle that left many casualties, according to the Yemeni Defence Ministry. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. But the country has been grappling with a security threat by al-Qaeda-linked militants, who have repeatedly attacked government officials....
Text of the Interrogation of Deputy Abdul Karim Jadbaan for six Ministers
By National Yemen Staff Esquire House Speaker, Peace be upon you. According to the Constitution and Regulations, I offer an interrogation for: Prime Minister, Interior Minister, Defense minister, Finance Minister, Minister of Education, and Minister of Civil Service and Insurance about recruiting 200,000 soldiers outside the ministry at a Budget Committee meeting in the House of Repres...
Studies Tour the World on International Day
by Abdulaziz Almasaabi International Day is a yearly event funded by the Lebanese International University and organized by its students. This event was originally planned to make the University’s foreign students feel more at home. It also aims to teach other students more about their culture and keep them from feeling like outcasts. The event consisted of several booths, and each booth repr...
YALI Celebrates National Day with Performances
By Tamjid al-kohali The Yemeni American Language Institute, YALI, held an artistic celebration and theatrical show last Tuesday, November 26 2013. The event was held to celebrate the 26th anniversary of National Independence. Some notable performances during the ceremony included patriotic songs of great old Yemeni singers performed by the singer Ahlam and paintings of popular folk t...
DNO-Yemen Strike Continues
By National Yemen The local employees of DNO-Yemen are likely to continue their partial strike--maybe even transitioning to a full strike--if the company and the Ministry of Oil and Minerals cannot find a way to meet their demands fairly. National Yemen has published news on the agreement of the two syndicates of Hadhramout blocks 32 and 43; these blocks are operated by Norwegian oil giant DNO....
New Climate Tracking Project Enters Phase II
By: Tahani al-Sabri On Wednesday, November 19th, Yemen launched its Pilot Program for Climate Resilience, also known as the “Climate Information System and PPCR Coordination Project." The conference commemorating the launch which was attended by Mr. Abdo Razaz Saleh, Minster of Water and Environment, and Suiko Yoshijima, representative of the World Bank. Saleh spoke at length on the powerful...
World Children’s Day Celebrated in Hodeida
Asma al-Mohattwari Hodeida is considered one of the most impoverished provinces in Yemen with widespread malnutrition among children. In light of recent NGO attention on children's problems in Yemen, Save the Children Organization celebrated the World Children's Day in Hodeida on November 20. The international day for children's rights focused on the protection of children and aimed...
Qatar gives $350 mn to Yemen compensation fund
Qatar has donated $350 million to a fund to compensate civilians and security force members in south Yemen who were forced out of their jobs, the UN special envoy said Sunday. "The south was marginalised under the former regime, its residents discriminated against and its resources plundered," Jamal Benomar said at a ceremony marking the donation. "Southerners have been made several false prom...
Changing army and security uniforms of Yemen will not provide a lot of safety
By NY Staff Yemen faces the problem of equipping terrorists themselves with army and police uniforms that will allow them to break security barriers. As a solution for this problem, Yemen began to distribute new military uniforms for the police and army, which are mandatory, and if not worn, will lead to them potentially being shot as a precautionary measure. This solution is considered as a bo...
Yemeni female child wins title of Beauty Queen of Children
By National Yemen Yemeni girl Warda Havel has won the title of Beauty Queen of Children, and has gotten the admiration of many Saudi women, especially the queens who visited and invited her. Warda Havel participated in the contest that arranged by the Sweetest Memories Group, in cooperation with the Association of Neighborhoods Centers in Makkah, the International Mnaspata group, and the Natio...
Futility of money in a theatrical performance in Aden
By Hayel al-Mathabi On November 24nd, Aakter Abdul Malik’s play titled “She and He“ was performed on the stage of al-Shamiri Theater in Aden’s Jamil Ghanem Institute of Fine Arts. The play was about celebrations of the Yemeni revolutions: in September, October, and November. The play was arranged by German House of Culture in cooperation with Jamil Ghanem Institute of Fine Arts in Aden. It ...
Postpone strikes in the Norwegian oil company
By NY Staff The two Syndicate Committees in oil sectors 32 and 43 in Hadramout have agreed to listen to demands by Norwegian oil giant DNO Company in regards to its harvesting projects in the area. Workers have gone on strike as a result of working conditions, and the General Syndicate of Oil, Mining, and Chemicals is currently representing them. DNO Company has requested that strikes be po...
MP and NDC member assassinated in Sana’a
By National Yemen Dr. Abdul Karim Jedban ,member of the Yemeni parliament and a member of the National Dialogue represent the Houthi group was assassinated by unknown gunman tonight in Sana'a. Jedban was shot to death in front of al-Shoukani mosque, after he left the mosque for home. al-Qeada affiliated promised to target the Houthi's Shai'at prominent in reply to their attacks of the Sala...
Yemen UN envoy: transition will be beyond 2 years
AHMED AL-HAJ SANAA, Yemen (AP) - The U.N. envoy to Yemen says the country's president is likely to stay in office beyond the envisioned two-year transition period because he is facing obstruction from political opponents that is delaying progress. Yemen President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi took over from longtime leader Ali Abdullah Saleh in February 2012 after a year of protests demanding his ou...
Eight police killed in south Yemen ambush
Aden (AFP) - Gunmen ambushed and killed eight policemen Monday near a gas terminal in southern Yemen, a security official told AFP. The attack took place as the police were driving to a security checkpoint near the Belhaf terminal, in the southern Shabwa province, the official said. "Armed men in two cars opened fire on the policemen, killing them on the spot," the official said. He was unabl...
14 Stolen Manuscripts Returned to the Ministry of Culture
Asma al-Mohattwari On November 17th, Minister of Culture Abdulla Auball held a press conference to clarify the issue of the seized manuscripts in al-Qanaus directorate, Hodeida governorate. He also took the opportunity to brief the media on new investigations into the Sana'a National Museum theft. Auball said that the crisis experienced by Yemen led to a security breakdown, which allowed antiq...
70 thousand Yemeni expatriates return home
By National Yemen The number of Yemeni deportees from Saudi has reached 70 thousand in the first two months alone. These deportees are being returned to Yemen in a campaign launched by Saudi Arabia against Yemeni labors that could not or did not correct their residence situation. The coordinator of Tdafer campaign for saving and helping the deportees said that there is large number of d...
Yemen Loses a Great Female Leader
On Sunday, November 17, a lengthy funeral procession took the body of Ramzia Abass al-Eryani, Head of the Yemen Women’s Union, to her final resting place in al-Rahma cemetery in Sana'a, after prayers in al-Tawheed Mosque in Hadah. In the passing of of al-Eryani on Thursday, November 14, Yemen lost one of its most prominent women leaders. Al-Eryani was Head of the Yemen Women’s Union, a member o...
Illegal Pesticide Disposal Threatens Neighborhood
By NY Staff A strange smell recently emerged from a Sana’a neighborhood, leading policemen to discover a huge stash of agricultural pesticide buried in a deep hole in the ground near a group of residential buildings. The Ministry of Agriculture, which considers the unlicensed storing or burial of pesticides a crime, took action at the site, submitting a record of the accident to the public pro...
Damaj’s Silvio reject government aid
By National Yemen Local Sources and witnesses say that the Salafis in Damaj have refused aid, which they describe as “just symbolic.” Aid was recently offered to Damaj Salafis by Sa’dah governorate authorities. The Salafis claim that his aid is merely intended to mislead public opinion. Witness sources have said that four military crews arrived in two small trucks carrying bags of wheat, oil, a...
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