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Al-Asbahi: Ministry Of Human Rights Should Be Abolished
On Tuesday, Izz al-Din al-Asbahi, the Minster of Human Rights, met members of the Media for Advocating Women’s Issues Network (MAWIN) to discuss his new plan in the ministry. In the meeting, al-Asbahi announced that the first task is to abolish the Ministry of Human Rights and start an Independent National Commission for Human Rights according to international standards, so it will be able to w...
Five Houthis killed in Yesterday’s clashes
Five Shiite Houthi militants were killed on Sunday in clashes with tribal militants in the central Yemeni province of Al-Bayda', a local source said. The source, who requested anonymity, said the clashes had erupted between the two sides in Rada'a, one of the cities of Al-Bayda', leaving five Houthis dead. The source did not, however, outline weather there had been any human casualties a...
156 Million YR Returned to State Treasury
On November 16th, based on the decision of the Court of Public Funds in Sana'a, a defendant has returned about two million dollars to the public treasury. The money was part of the amount embezzled from a government entity. On the other hand, the primary prosecution of public funds transferred five people accused of rigging a number of university degrees attributed to various public and pri...
Sawbai’a Receives Art Prize for Peace in Milan
By NY Staff Yemeni artist Murad Sawbai’a has received the 2014 Art Prize Peace on November 14th. The ceremony was held by the Veronese Organization in Milan, Italy, on the sidelines of the Sixth World Congress for Peace. The Art Prize for Peace is awarded to artists who show a commitment to the culture of peace throughout the world. Sawbai’a is a Yemeni artist, 27 years old, with professional...
Unkown Gunman Shoots at Oil Company Headquarters
By NY Staff On Sunday morning, an unknown gunman shot at Jannah Hunt Oil Company's head office in Sana'a. The bullets were found in the Deputy General Manager’s office Adel al-Hamadi, who luckily was not in his office at the time. Jannah Hunt is an American company operating oil blocks in Marib-al-Jawaf Block 5. Recently Kuwait Energy has finalized the corporate acquisition of Jannah Hunt Oil ...
UAE Lists Houthis as Terrorist Movement
The United Arab Emirates has formally designated Yemen's Houthi movement a terrorist group, state news agency WAM reported yesterday, citing a cabinet decree. Houthi fighters are accused of threatening the country's safety and stability. The UAE has designated the Muslim Brotherhood and local affiliates as terrorist groups as well. It also designated the Nusra Front and the Islamic State...
UNCIEF Employee Finally Released, How About the NDC American Photojournalist Luke Somers?
Asma al-Mohattwari After tens of calls, press releases, advertising campaigns, trips, and government support, the United Nation Office in Sana’a announced the release of its long-time abducted employee in Yemen James Massaquoi. Massaquoi flew back home on November 8th following strict security procedures for his safety. The UN office issued a statement saying that colleagues at the United Natio...
UNICEF Employee Denies Paying Ransom
The UNICEF denies the false report published by Al-Yemen al-Youam an Arabic newspaper owned by the former regime. The newspaper stated that the UNCIEF office in Sana’a accepted to pay $300,000 as ransom money for the safe released of its abducted employee James Massaquoi. The source added that al-Qaeda handed over Massaquoi to a tribal mediation committee after receiving the money, and in tur...
Thousands of Yemeni Migrant Workers Return from Saudi Arabia
During the month of October, IOM recorded 25,940 Yemeni returnees at the Al-Tuwal border crossing point between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. The crossing is about 10km north of Haradh in Yemen’s Hajjah governorate. Field teams operating from IOM’s Haradh sub-office distributed water and food to 24,144 of the returnees on arrival and provided 4,508 of them with non-food items, mostly clothing and med...
Journalists Trained in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
Walea al-Jaberi On November 13, the Studies and Economics Media Center (SEMC) in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy held a training course on economic and social rights for 25 journalists. Mustafa Nasr, the SEMC chairman, said that the session aimed to build the capacities of economic journalists on economic and social rights, relying on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other inter...
The Pakistani School Starts Valuable Activities Program
By Tamjid Alkohali The Pakistani School in Sana’a (PSS) has always been keen to implement diverse activities during the school year. Recently PSS students held two important events, a student election and World Poverty Day. In the elections, PSS students voted to elect a head girl, head boy, and other officers of the student council. Five candidates vied for the top slot. According to the res...
Yemeni Romeo and Saudi Juliet Get Married
Asma al-Mohattwari Although most international love stories have a tragic end, Yemenis were expecting a happy ending to the Yemeni Romeo and Saudi Juliet love story. Their expectations came true and the love story ended with marriage after months of separation. The unexpected thing is that the ones who ended this story with marriage are the Houthis, who call themselves Ansar Allah, or “G...
Political and Financial Obstacles Postpone Implementation of Census
Asma al-Mohattwari On November 10th, the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) in Partnership with the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) hosted a meeting to update the progress of Yemen’s 2014 population, housing and establishment census. Dr. Hassan Farhan, the CSO head, said that it was expected that the census would be finished on December 2014 but the financial, political, and securit...
Japan Welcomes Yemen New Cabinet Formation
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan issued new statement on the formation of the new government headed by Prime Minister Khaled Bahah. Working very hard to see stable Yemen, Japan strongly expects that all Yemeni political groups will work together constructively with President Abdraboh Hadi and the new cabinet for securing peace, stability and social economic development within the Republi...
Sa’ada: Inaugurates The First Water Well Using Solar System
By NY Staff Within the government support for farmers solar system projects on the agricultural. The government contributes 20% of agricultural pumps solar power in Sa’ada provinces. The project costs more than five million riyals, Hadi al-Khrashi represents farmers in al- Safra directorate along with the Chairman of the Planning and Finance in the local council in Sa’ada, Ahmed Alqtabri, ad...
Journalists are looking for measures to protect them from abuses
By NY Staff At the headquarters of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate, a number of journalists have discussed the violations against journalists in Yemen and how the perpetrators should be punished and monitor violations. The Participants suggested finding a room including representatives from the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Human Rights, the Ministry of Information, al-Huthis, journa...
Yemeni Film At The 11th Dubai International Film Festival
By NY staff ‘ In the coming month in Dubai, the 11th Dubai International Film Festival would launch its events with the participation of many Arab and foreign films that are competing for the festival’s awards. The festival which would be held during the period 10 – 17 of coming December includes a group the most important productions of Arab cinema, long and short films. One of them is the Ye...
Bahah Government Swears Despite Objections JPC Party and Allied Rebels
Fakhri al-Arashi The New Yemen government sworn in front of President AbduRabou Mansour Hadi, despite objections from the ruling party, led by former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and allied Shiite rebels who seeks technical change in the existing government. Thirty-three of 36 ministers accepted their posts, Prime Minister Khaled M. Bahah told reporters in a press conference. There are negot...
15 seize Saudi woman from Yemen care home
Fifteen militants, suspected to be Houthis, stormed the Al-Amal Care Home and kidnapped a Saudi woman at gunpoint, according to security officials in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Thursday. The officials said that it is not known where Huda Al-Niran is being held. Al-Niran is the woman who made international headlines last year when she ran away to Yemen with the man she wanted to marry, Arafa...
Yemen’s Ruling Party Removes President From Top Ranks
Yemen's ruling political party has removed Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi from the party's top ranks, weakening his authority at a time the country is in political turmoil. The General People's Congress is split between supporters of Hadi and the country's former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh. The party did not explain why it removed Hadi. The move came a day after the U.N. Security ...
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