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Hadi Visits the Collapse Governorate Amran
President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi paid a surprise visit to the city of Amran to inspect the city and to announce $5 billion riyals for the reconstruction the town facilities that were affected by the recent clashes. During his visit, he inspected the progress of efforts to re-normalize the situation in the city and addresses the effects of armed confrontations in Amran. The President and his e...
Houthi Leader Will Declare Intention to Appoint Himself Hashemite King of Yemen
By NY Staff The recent events in Amran and clashes between Ansar Allah (Houthis) and the Islah party have raised rumors that the Houthi leader will declare his intention to appoint himself the Hashemite King of Yemen. Mohammed Abduslam, the spokesman of Ansar Allah, said that it is not their aim to rule the country under the judgment of the Imamate or Hashemi. “In case we rule Yemen we will no...
Security foils post office robbery
Security forces in Al-Mahweet were able to recover Riyals 36 million (USD 150,000) from an armed gang which stole it from the post office earlier in the day, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. The gunmen were using a car without number plates, intercepted the mail vehicle, carrying Riyals 36 million, and attempted to seize the sum, salaries of employees the local authority and the Educati...
Saudi denies to have found ancient Qarun treasure
A Saudi security officer has denied reports that a Yemeni worker has found treasure that belonged to Qarun (Korah) in Al Baha, a city in the south west of the kingdom. Qarun was a wealthy Israelite during the era of Prophet Moses who served as a minister for the affairs of the Hebrews under an Egyptian pharaoh. According to Islamic tradition, he had rejected Moses’ call to join the Je...
Al-Qaeda vows to sever hands of ‘corrupt’ Yemen officials
Al-Qaeda has threatened to sever the hands of "corrupt" officials in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, where the jihadists have been trying to impose their strict version of Islamic sharia law. "After we eliminated agents of the United States in Hadramawt and after we fought witchcraft and sorcery, we warn all corrupt officials in Hadramawt... that we will apply Allah's law by kidnappin...
US Warns Americans in Yemen to Leave Now
The U.S. government has renewed its warning to Americans in Yemen they should leave the country in response to an “extremely high” security threat “due to terrorist activity and civil unrest.” “Terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), continue to be active throughout Yemen. The U.S. government remains highly concerned about the possible attacks on U.S. citize...
Yemen’s security void leaves resources untouched
The lack of political and security stability in Yemen hampers development work, Amat al-Alim Alsoswa, executive director of the Executive Bureau for the Acceleration of Aid Absorption and Implementation of the Mutual Accountability Framework (SEBAA), said in an interview with Al-Hayat. She also noted that in light of its current capacities and conditions and the significant challenges it's faci...
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits off Yemen coast
A magnitude 6.3 quake hit off the coast of Yemen on Saturday, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said in July 19, 2014. It gave the epicenter as 435 km east-southeast of Qalansiyah, Socotra Island. USGS issued green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage....
Defense Minister Receives al-Goashaibi Corpse
By NY Staff The Ministry of Defense received the corpse of Major General Hameed al-Goashaibi, commander of the 310 Armored Brigade. Al-Goashaibi was killed two weeks ago in the Amran governorate by Houthi loyalists who have beleaguered Amran for more than three months. Houthi fighters killed al-Goashibi in Amran and took his dead body to Sa’ada, the homeland of al-Houthi's leader. After kil...
Al-Shami: Islah Party Seriously Discusses Withdrawal from Government
By NY staff The Islah Party has announced its idea of withdrawing from the government. The head MP of Islah Party, Zaid al-Shami, said that the withdrawal from government is being discussed seriously among the Islah Party and the state should do its duty in relation to the war. Al-Shami called on all parties to look to the future because Yemen doesn't need more wars. Al-Shami emphasized that...
Petroleum Products Smuggled from Saudi Territory to Yemen Increase
In light of the escalation of the oil derivatives' crisis in Yemen, smuggling of petroleum products from Saudi Arabia to Yemen has increased. A Saudi newspaper revealed that an escalating monitoring movement has been organized to monitor the smuggling of petroleum products by the Saudis to Yemeni territory because of the price difference. A Saudi economic newspaper said that border guards foiled...
Islamic Relief Provides Yemeni Orphans Eid Gifts
As part of its objectives to fulfill the beneficiaries’ needs, Islamic Relief in Yemen has recently distributed 600 Eid gifts to sponsored orphans and their siblings in Sana’a. Each orphan is given a coupon with value of €20.7, then all family members are being transported to Al-Azani shopping mall, in Taiz Street, where orphans have the freedom to select his/her preferred clothes. “My daughte...
Yemen Celebrates World Population Day
Asma al-Mohattwari In the past two years, Yemen has witnessed political, economic, and social events reflecting significant effects on all levels and indicators of development that led to the change of many priorities and left a big impact on youth and their interaction with the community and its different issues. Because of the bad effects of the youth in the last years, the Yemeni National P...
SIA Assistant Director Escapes Assassination Attempt
At the end of Ramadan on the night of July 20, instead of receiving a holiday gift, the twins al-Hassan and al-Hussein Abdullah Al-Mutawakel, 17 years old, received an explosive device planted in their father’s car. The explosive device was targeting Abdullah Al-Mutawakel, Assistant Director of the Sana'a International Airport (SIA). The assassination attempt failed, but one of his sons was inj...
Link-up between Yemen and Syria Islamists of ‘extreme concern’: US
WASHINGTON: US Attorney General Eric Holder said on Sunday that intelligence suggesting Islamist bombmakers from Yemen have teamed up in Syria is "more frightening than anything" he had seen before. In an interview with ABC News, Holder called the alleged cooperation between expert bomb-makers in Yemen and jihadists fighting in Syria's civil war a "deadly combination." ABC News, citing unident...
President Demands Shi’ite Group to Give Up Captured City
Yemen's president on Sunday demanded the withdrawal of Shi'ite Muslim tribesmen from a captured provincial city, in a stand-off that threatens to intensify turmoil in the Arab country. The Houthis, named after their tribal leader, had handed back an army camp to the Yemeni government on Saturday to try to defuse tensions caused by their capture last week of Omran, some 50 km (30 miles) north ...
President Fires Two Senior Army Commanders
Yemen's president has fired two senior army commanders after last week's capture of a city by Shiite Hawthi rebels, state television reported. The TV report said President Abed Rabo Mansour Hadi issued decrees removing Maj. Gen. Mohammed al-Someli and Maj. Gen. Mohammed Ali al-Maqdishi. The report late Saturday gave no reason for their removal. However, it comes after Shiite Hawthi rebels to...
Oil Ministry Rejects DNO Force Majeure Suspension
The Ministry of Oil and Minerals, DNO-Yemen, and the Labor Syndicate of Blocks 32 and 43 in Wadi Hadhramout reached an agreement last Thursday ton end the labor strike and resume oil operation normally. Shawki al-Makhlafi, the Deputy Minister of Oil and Minerals held the meeting in the presence of the DNO general manager, the labor syndicate that considers the meeting of July 3rd,...
Army Continues Fight in Amran North Yemen
Clashes in the north Yemen town of Omran continued on Sunday between the army and fighters from the Houthi movement after at least 104 people were killed on Saturday, while in the south six soldiers were shot dead by al-Qaida militants. Yemen's government is struggling to regain stability in a country facing a deadly uprising in the north, a separatist movement in the south and a growing al-Qai...
Yemen requests Additional US$50 Million to Expand Public Works Project:
The World Bank’s Board of Directors approved a US$50 million grant for the expansion of a public works program in Yemen that has proved effective in answering the need for more economic opportunities and improved access to basic services. The additional financing comes at the request of the government of Yemen, to increase the geographic scope of the project and bring the benefits of job crea...
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