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18 Houthis killed in clashes with tribesmen in Arhab
Eighteen members of the Houthi militant group were killed Sunday and 22 others wounded in violent clashes with armed Arhab tribesmen in a northern Yemeni district that bears the tribe's name, tribal sources said. "Violent clashes erupted between Houthi militants and armed Arhab tribesmen which left 18 militants dead and 22 others wounded," a tribal source told The Anadolu Agency. The cla...
Yemen and Japan Have Strong Links
Asma al-Mohattwari On December 15th, Japanese Ambassador to Yemen Katsuyoshi Hayashi hosted a reception on the occasion of the of the Japanese Emperor’s birthday at his residence in Sana’a. Hayashi said that in 2014, Yemen has ten top events, the most important being the National Dialogue Conference, the new government formation, and the Yemeni national team’s wonderful performance in the Gulf...
More Attacks in Yemen, Houthis Gain Greater Control of State Institutions
18 December- In the third attack in two days, suicide bombers detonated two car bombs in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida. Nine people, including the two attackers were killed, and at least 15 others were wounded. Three additional suspected suicide bombers were killed by local security forces before they were able to detonate their explosives. On Twitter, Yemen’s al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar al-Shar...
Al-Qaeda Warns of Possible Attacks on French Oil Giant Facilities in Yemen
By NY Staff The al-Qaeda terrorist network in Yemen warned on Sunday that buildings in the country belonging to French energy giant Total are “legitimate targets” for the militants' operations. The al-Qaeda militants cautioned Muslims working for Total in Yemen to stay away from the buildings in a Twitter message. The terrorist group also claimed responsibility for two failed rocket attacks ...
Houthi Allies Replace Governor of Houdeidah
By NY Staff The Houthi rebels and allied politicians sacked the governor of Houdeidah governorate. The governorate enjoys strategic location on the Red Sea. The Houthi militants replaced him with an ally on Sunday, amid an escalating power struggle with the country's embattled president, a local official said. The official said Saleh loyalists in the provincial council of Hodeida signed...
National Union of Eritrean Women Yemen branch conduct congress
The National Union of Eritrean Women Yemen branch conducted congress on 12 December at the Eritrean Embassy in Yemen. Reports indicate that the congress in which members of the Eritrean community members, the youth and staff of the Embassy took part has been delayed due to the security problem in that country, and that they decided to conduct the congress in order to evaluate and plan future a...
Houthis Hand Over Security of Sana’a University to Civilian Guard
On December 14th, an official source of al-Houthis popular committees announced that they had handed over the security of Sana'a University to the presidency of Sana'a, and the Houthis did not contract with any company. It also announced that the company of the guards has been obtained by the presidency of the university. The source denied that the popular committees have contracted with an...
Houthi’s Head of Military Council in Aden Killed
By NY Staff On December 14th, Colonel Najeeb Mahfouz al-Mansouri was killed in a traffic accident on the way to Lahij, south of Yemen. Local sources said that Colonel al-Mansouri died in a traffic accident on his way to attend an event related to the Military Council of the Houthi group in Aden. According to sources, the Colonel al-Mansouri was a candidate for the presidency of the Houthi mil...
Yemen kills ‘al-Qaeda militants disguised as veiled women’
Several suspected al-Qaeda militants, disguised as fully veiled women, have reportedly been shot dead by Yemeni security forces near the Saudi border. The militants were killed after one of them opened fire on a soldier who was checking their vehicle, officials say. One report quoting a Yemeni official said three militants were killed - while another put the number at five. The Yemeni offshoo...
Houthis Blow up Islah Party office in Arhab
The Houthi group fighters have blew up the office of a political party affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood in Sanaa's northern district of Arhab, eyewitnesses said Sunday. According to the witnesses, the Houthi militants destroyed the three-story building belonging to the Yemeni Al-Islah party in the district of Arhab. Before it was blown up, the building had been evacuated by force, the wi...
Houthi Scholars Association Call Upon the Government to Re-Consider the Saturday Holiday
By NY Staff According to the Houthis’ Yemen Scholars Association (HYSA), the declaration of Saturday as a formal holiday in some Islamic countries, including Yemen, is considered an attempt to remove the Islamic identity. In a statement, the Association renewed its refusal to replace the holiday of Thursday to Saturday, confirming that the justifications provided by the previous corrupt govern...
Dr. Bin Mubarak’s Guard Arrested by Houthis
By NY Staff The Houthi political office in Sana’a refused to apologize to the Presidential office manager, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, for ceasing him at a checkpoint in the capital Sana’a. A reliable source said that the Capital Security Administration also refused to offer the same apology after the demand of the office. The source explained that the demand of bin Mubarak came after fighting hap...
$45 million bounty for Al-Qaeda Yemen leaders
The United States has announced $45 million in rewards for one of Al-Qaeda's most dangerous subsidiaries and its leaders on Tuesday in a bid to get more information on these militants based in Yemen. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was created in the year 2009 by Yemeni and Saudi jihadists for implementing the group's campaign in the home country of Yemen-born Saudi extremist late Osam...
Servitude, Not Marriage
Asma al-Mohattwari Twelve years ago, Hamod Nasser decided that his daughter Marim, 17-years-old, would marry an elderly man Abdulkarim, 60-years-old. She accepted, thinking that she might escape poverty and create her own small family. But she was innocent in her thinking. She spent twelve years as a servant for him and his sister, not as a wife. She never slept with him and she is still a virg...
Tauler: U.S Refused Negotiations With Al-Qaeda
By NY Staff On December 9th, the U.S Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tauler held a press conference to discuss the current situation in Yemen. Tauler expressed his deep sadness for the death of Luke Somers and the South African teacher Pierre Korkie, who were victims of terrorism. He said that the rescue operation was carefully planned, and they undertook it because they knew that the captives int...
Up to 13 Dead in US Special Forces Hostage Rescue Blunder in Yemen
A 10-year old boy, a woman and a local al-Qaeda leader were among those killed during the failed rescue operation. At least 11 people were killed alongside two Western hostages during a botched US-led rescue operation in Yemen, Reuters reports. A 10-year old boy, a woman and a local al-Qaeda leader were among those killed, according to local residents cited by the agency. The shootout occurre...
Korean Lovers Day in Yemen
By NY Staff December 6th, the Korean Embassy and the KOICA Association of Alumni and Friends in Yemen (KAAFY) celebrated Korean Lovers’ Day 2014 in al Bustan hotel in Sana’a. Lee Young-ho, the South Korean Ambassador to Yemen, confirmed that his country as a member of Friends of Yemen Group participates in the international community efforts to assist Yemen to achieve political stability and e...
Ministry of Culture Honors Three Yemeni Singing Legends
By Tamjid Alkohali As an appreciation of their career in Yemeni music, the Ministry of Culture honored Yemeni singers Amal Kaadl, Saudi Ahmed Saleh, and Muhammad Ali Meesari in a ceremony on December 1st. In the ceremony, Othman delivered a speech in which she confirmed that music is the life of people, and a people who doesn’t sing may become extinct and disappear. “On this special day whi...
Mourning .. Mourning
Fakhri al-Arashi While I still strive to convince myself to accept the death of my best friend the American Photojournalist Luke Somers, who was a victim of Yemen’s low security, I continue to mourn. I was quite optimistic watching his first YouTube video calling for help. As his mother said, he looked very healthy, even to me he was much brighter than I thought he would be. He was well ...
General Union Of Petroleum And Mining Condemns Warns of Targeting National Oil Companies
By NY Staff The General Union of Petroleum and Chemicals and the Union Committee of Safer Exploration Production and Operations Company workers (SEPOC) warn from targeting the company. The GUPM have issued statement about any attempting that may target and distort the company's reputation, its management and staff. The statement pointed out that SEPOC is the first major and national oil...
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