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Yemeni President: We Completed an Historic Agreement for the Safety of Yemen
By NY Staff Yemeni President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi announced that the political parties have succeeded in signing an agreement to end the political riot to ensure the safety and stabilty of the country's great nation. In his speech Sunday 21st, 2014, after signing the agreement with the Houthis, Hadi called on all parties to work together and move forward for the favor to rebuild the unite...
Yemen interior ministry website urges ‘no confrontation’ with rebels
SANAA: Yemen's interior ministry urged the security services on Sunday to avoid confronting Shiite rebels who have seized key institutions in Sanaa, in a statement posted on its website. Interior Minister Abdo al-Tarib urged "all members of the ministry not to confront Ansarullah (rebels)", the website statement said. The minister urged "cooperation" with the rebels "to strengthen security and...
Yemen journalists demanded to stop incitement against them
Asma al-Mohattwari Yemeni journalists have increasingly faced challenges when it comes to carrying out their mission. At the same time, journalists have accused local Yemeni media institutions of having failed to respect their rights or meet their demands for reform. The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) organized a protest against the incitement practiced against them by some political parti...
Arwa Othman, Yemen
Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Awardcelebrates the valor of individuals who put their lives on the line to protect the dignity and rights of others. Human Rights Watch collaborates with these courageous activists to create a world in which people live free of violence, discrimination, and oppression. Arwa Othman is a writer, journalist, anthropology researcher and leading advocate worki...
The Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Yemen Issues New Statement
The Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Yemen, has issued a new statement. Benomar continues his consultations with the relevant parties in order to reach a peaceful solution to the current crisis in Yemen. On Monday, Mr. Benomar met with President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, and held separate meetings with senior officials from the Yemeni Government, the leader of the Islah Party, ...
President Hadi: the weapons is diffuse and everyone defends on his house and right
By NY staff The Yemeni president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, considers the Gulf initiative and its operational mechanism the best solution for the situation in Yemen and its future. He pointed out that the five permanent members of the Security Council agreed with the international community that Yemen won’t enter a civil war and the outputs of the National Dialogue will lead to a stable Yemen. ...
The National Yemen Editor-in-Chief Participates In WARP Summit in Seoul
By the editor In response to the World Alliance of Religions Peace Summit 2014 (WARP) invitation, the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of National Yemen newspaper Fakhri al-Arashi arrived to Seoul on Monday to participate in the summit, which aims to teach global leaders the importance of peace and religious alliances. The historical peace summit will last for three days and will take place...
Rebel activist killed trying to storm Yemen govt HQ
Yemeni police shot dead at least one Shiite rebel activist on Tuesday when they opened fire on hundreds of protesters attempting to storm government headquarters, a protest organiser said. "Police fired live rounds at protesters, killing at least one of them and wounding five," the organising committee member told AFP. The rebel activists have been camped out in the capital for weeks in a camp...
Rebel leader threatens further unrest in Yemen
Sanaa: The leader of Yemen’s Shia-oriented rebel Houthi group, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, has threatened Yemeni authorities with further unrest if they do not respond to demands to resume fuel subsidies and to dismiss the government. “If we find a great amount of intransigence and the rejection of the people’s demands, we will resort to strategic and major options, but hopefully we will not hav...
Yemeni women fight for greater representation
Sana'a, Yemen - After years of activism, Amal Basha's demands for guarantees of greater representation for women in the political system has finally edged closer to reality. "Women have been fighting for it for a long time," said the prominent Yemeni human rights advocate, referring to the more than decade-long battle she and others have waged to secure women representation in public office in ...
Police tear-gas On Houthi protesters to open airport road
The interior ministry announced Sunday evening it has cleared the airport road. One Houthi militant was killed and few were injured when police fired tear gas to disperse Shiite rebels and activists who had blocked the road to Sanaa airport in an attempt to widen their anti-government protest campaign. Police hurled tear gas canisters and deployed water cannon against demonstrators who had camp...
UNICEF Delivers Assistance to Children in Al Jawf, Yemen
Sana’a, 7 September, 2014 – As the conflict in Al-Jawf Governorate intensifies, UNICEF Yemen and partners are ensuring that vulnerable children have essential supplies and services. Hygiene kits have already been delivered to 1,213 vulnerable families, including IDPs in Al Motoon District. “We need to make sure that the most vulnerable boys and girls are still cared for and have everything they n...
YCPMD announces the mandatory registration for memberships
The Yemeni Center for Press and Media Development (YCPMD) declared mandatory registration for memberships in the center for all journalists. The YCPMD aims to protect journalists who are facing threats through messages or calls. Nibras Amer, the Center’s Deputy Director, said that membership will allow journalists and activists to take advantage of the services provided by the center in man...
Traffic Accidents Kill More Than 200 People in a Month
Asma al-Mohattwari Yemeni authorities have announced a tragic statistic for traffic accidents in Yemen over the past month August 2014. 203 people have died in accidents during the month, leaving 877 injured, including 500 in critical condition. According to a report issued by the Security Media Center, there were 560 traffic accidents in different governorates of Yemen, 247 incident of cars...
Al-Jawf clashes between rebels, tribesmen kill 40
Yemeni security officials and tribal leaders say clashes between Shiite rebels and Islamist tribesmen have killed 40 people over two days in the country's north in al-Jawf governorate. The officials said Saturday the fighting in al-Jawf province killed 18 of the Houthi rebels and 22 tribesmen who are backed by an army unit and allied with the Muslim Brotherhood's Islah party. The battle lef...
8,000 displaced in Yemen conflict: UN
United Nations, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 8,000 Yemenis have been displaced due to a recent conflict in the Arab country, a UN spokesman said Thursday. “The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that fighting in northern Yemen has displaced about 8,000 people in recent weeks,” Xinhua quoted UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq as saying. Noting information is limited and acc...
President Hadi Cuts off Houthi Excuses to End Tension
Yemen's president is to name a new prime minister and cut a disputed fuel price rise 500 YR for petrol and deseal as he bids to head off protests by Shia rebels, an official said. Faced with pressure from the Houthi rebels and a deepening political crisis, president Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi "has agreed to go ahead with the initiative and form a new national unity government",President said, T...
Yemen: Al Qaeda executes three ‘spies’
Al Qaeda militants in Yemen executed three local men in the easterly Hadramout province on Monday whom they suspected of assisting U.S. drone strikes, security sources told Reuters. In a statement posted online, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) acknowledged the threat it faced from air attacks by unmanned U.S. drones, which require on-the-ground intelligence to guide them in. AQAP said...
Houthi leader Calls For Third Revolutionary Escalation
The Shai’at Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi called for the start of third and final revolutionary escalation phase to dismiss the fuel subsidy increase. He as well, called for ousting the corrupted government and dictatorship powers. He urged the people of Yemen to participate in multi steps of the third escalation phase of the revolutionary upraise very seriously and steadily. In his t...
21 killed after Shiite rebels, pro-government tribesmen clash in Yemen
At least 21 people were killed in weekend clashes between Shiite rebels and pro-government tribesmen in the north of Yemen, tribal sources said Sunday. The fighting comes as the Zaidi Shiite rebels, also known as Houthis or Ansarullah, have been pressing for the government to step down and its fuel price hikes to be scrapped. The clashes have rocked the Majzar region straddling the n...
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