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Yemeni Women Achieved Success in the NDC after Three Years of Struggle
Asma al-Mohattwari During the Arab Spring, Yemeni women appeared strongly on the media as leaders and an essential part of the Yemeni revolution in 2011. The Yemeni woman has been able to achieve many successes, beginning with her great presence in the popular demonstrations in Change Squares that were formed to demand regime change. Women played a central role in the reforms that have taken pl...
President Hadi names Khaled Bahah as oil minister
By National Yemen President Abdrabu Mansour hadi issues a decree No. 34 for the year 2014, appointed Khaled Mahfoudh Abdulla Bahah, Minister for oil and minerals. Currently Bahah servers as an ambassador for Yemen in Canada, he obtained a Masters of Commerce in Administration, Banking and Finance atPune University,India, in 1992 after first completing his Bachelor of Commerce in Advanc...
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 Masila oilfields in the east when a technical glitch forced it to land in Hadram...
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 support CSOs and strengthen their role in the state building process. The proj...
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 southern edge of Sanaa, leaving two gunmen dead and three soldiers wounded, anoth...
President: We Must Make Concessions to Maintain National Cohesion
By NY Staff President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi stressed on Sunday the importance of making concessions to maintain the country's unity and turn the page of the past. During a meeting with over ninety sheikhs of Yemen, topped by Sheikh Sadiq Bin Abdullah Bin Hussein al-Ahmar, the President reviewed a number of national issues and successes that have been achieved to date. "We must make conce...
Government stops printing Aden al-Ghad southern opposition newspaper
By NY Staff Ministry of Informationa have prevented a local newspaper published in Aden and linked to southern separatists from being printed at a government-owned press in Aden, editors said on Sunday, in a move that led to a protest in the port city. The Aden al-Ghad newspaper said officials at the 14 October Printing and Publishing house refused to print its Sunday edition on Saturday nigh...
Nine injured in a Clash in the Hodeida Port
Asma al-Mohattwari After Hundreds of army and security deportees closed the Hodeida port gates and reserved three of the port oil locomotives, forces of Yemeni police military lifted the siege from the harbor. Wednesday, February 19th, soldiers of the Central Security shut down the port of Hodeida, which thus triggered the exchange of fire with troops of the military police. The army and...
SCI Concluded Training Course in Children’s Issues Advocacy in Hodeida
Asma al-Mohattwari Coinciding with the National Day of Children and Youth, Save the Children International Organization (SCI) concluded a training course for children's rights, protection and advocacy for a sum of fifty different Yemeni media members on Thursday, February 20th. The training course continued for two days aiming to supply media workers in various local audio-visual and print med...
Al-Qaeda attack on Yemen oil refinery thwarted
Yemeni authorities have foiled an attack on the oil refinery in Aden and arrested 27 suspected al-Qaeda militants linked to the operation, Agence France-Presse reported police as saying on Monday. Security forces in the southern port city foiled “a terrorist attack by members of Al-Qaeda,” at dawn Saturday said Aden police deputy commissioner Najeeb al-Mughalas in a statement published on t...
Yemen: Different Positions after the Decision of the Six Regions Division
Asma al-Mohattwari Discussions and consultations lasted for days among the members of the Presidential Commission and international experts that were tasked with identifying regions of the federal state. Finally, the committee unanimously approved the adoption of six regions for the Republic Federal Yemen. To protect Yemen from a separation of being a north and south, they divided it into four ...
29 Al-Qaeda members escape from the central prison in Sana’a
Asma al-Mohattwari Violent acts resulting from the security chaos and weapons spread escalated in Yemen in an unprecedented way and the last terrorist attack was a car bomb explosion near the central prison resulting in 29 al-Qaeda prisoners to escape, 10 dead and five injured. Gen. Mohammed Alzelb, the chairman of the Prison Service, in a press statement, stated that they reported the leaders...
Yemen Security Foils Planned Attack on Air Force Base
By Fakhri al-Arashi Yemeni security has foiled terrorist explosive plans targeting the air force headquarters at al-Dhailami base near by Sana’a International Airport. The attempt was unsuccessful tonight and it was hailed three days after the strong attack of the central jail in Sana’a last Thursday. Three members were captured while they were trying to implement explosive materials similar ...
The Effect of Yemen’s Membership with the WTO
By NY Staff The Ministry of Industry and Trade in alliance with the European Union held a special conference for the media and press on the 6th of February in reliance to the concluding negotiations on the accession of Yemen joining the WTO (World Trade Organization); depicting the stages that our country will have to face in completing the membership requirements. The conference focused on h...
NDC Outputs Responses to Human Rights Principles and Obligations
Asma al-Mohattwari The course of political events associated with the revolution in Yemen and the determination of the society to change in order to reach justice, equality, supremacy of the law and god governance brought real responsibility upon all the society segments to implement the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) outputs. The human right ministry is one of the important institut...
MLA Helping Yemeni Government in Conflict Afflicted Areas
Asma al-Mohattwari The military conflict in Sa'ada that began in 2004 and continued to 2010 adversely affected the livelihoods of most of the Yemeni people. The limited resources that were intended for poverty reduction efforts were diverted to support military operations in Sa’ada and that resulted in the deterioration of the social indicators. The number of people living under the national po...
MSF suspends activities in Ad-Dhale following security concerns
Press Release Sana’a-Ad-Dale’, 16 February 2014 - After some weeks of reduced activities, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to temporarily suspend its support to the Al- Nasser General Hospital in Ad Dhale, Yemen, along with primary health care activities in nearby villages, due to an increase in insecurity. Following numerous discussions with local actors, MSF remains unable to prov...
Scholars and Sheikhs of Yemen in Sheikh Ahmar’s house
By NY Staff After Ahmar sons lost in their hast war in Hashid region with the Houthis, a large number of scholars and sheikhs of Yemen held a meeting to discuss some issues and the most prominent attacks of Houthis that took place in different regions in Yemen. The decision of the meeting that was held in Sheikh Abdullah bin Hussein Ahmar’s house in al-Hasaba was to form a Committee of 60 peop...
Al-Attass Shows Initial Approval to Lead a Technocratic Government
By Fakhri al-Arashi News sources revealed the initial approval of the first prime minister of United Yemen government, Haidar Abu Baker al-Attass. He accepted in taking on the position of prime minister for the next coming government. President Hadi is making an extensive unannounced negotiations with some Arab countries to convince the southern leader to be part of the upcoming new govern...
Motorcyclists Protest Downtown
By NY Staff Expected on Sunday the 9th of February, for drivers of motorcycles to hold a protest, at Tahrir Square, the center of the Yemeni’s capital, Sana’a. The protest was adopted by a ban of motorcyclists organizing together to have their voices heard. Their campaign follows the phrase: “enough mercy who is on earth” which is launched by their syndication, on the 19th of last January. Ac...
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