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Concern over armed presence in Taiz
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
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TAIZ, Feb. 1 — People in Taiz have become concerned since armed figures started appearing in the city over the last couple days. Some roads were also closed during this time. Mohammed Sa'eed, a shopkeeper, speaking with the Yemen Times, said, “We had started feeling everything was returning to normal

American drone strikes provoke Yemenis against interim government
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
ABYAN, Feb. 1 — Many Yemenis, and especially those in Abyan governorate, are blaming the new government for a loss of sovereignty after a US drone strike killed 11 Al-Qaeda members on Yemeni soil on Monday. The drones fired four missles; two exploded and the remaining two are still 'active' and “may explode at any time,” eyewitnesses – who have been present for such strikes in the past - told the Yemen Times

Training course for English teachers in rural areas
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
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SANA’A, Feb. 1 — A three-day training session for 100 English teachers in rural areas concluded its activities on Monday in Sana’a. Speaking about future plans for the nation, Yemen's Deputy Minister of Education said, “The ministry will be in need of 12,000 new English teachers nationwide.” During the three-day session, teachers worked on writing and reading teaching skills in order to improve their ability to help students acquire the English language

Insecurity profile in Aden during January
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
ADEN, Feb, 1 — An unidentified armed group of men intercepted the Saudi Deputy Consul in Aden, Abdullah Al-Khaledi, as he traveled home from work on Monday. The men forced the Saudi diplomat to exit his vehicle while on his way to his home in Aden's Al-Mansoura city. The men, armed with assault rifles and machine guns, confiscated the diplomat's car and some personal belongings

Yemen postpones new weekend
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
SANA’A, Jan. 29 – The new Friday-Saturday weekend, scheduled to begin in February, has been delayed until March, according to the Minister of Civil Service and Insurance. “It has been delayed but is expected to be in place in March,” state-run Al-Jumhorya newspaper quoted Nabil Shamsan as saying on Wednesday

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(MarebPress) 2008-11-14 - Retrieved at: 2009-01-30 10:03:21 GMT

  WASHINGTON , DC – The National Democratic Institute (NDI) calls upon all parties in Yemen to work together to overcome the current impasse over the election law and election administration to ensure that the people of Yemen can experience well-managed and representative multi-party elections in 2009

Red Cross seeks better access to northern Yemen ...
(MarebPress) 2008-08-09 - Retrieved at: 2009-01-30 23:03:31 GMT

Aid workers are struggling to reach needy people uprooted by conflict in northern Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday. The neutral humanitarian organisation estimated that 15,500 displaced people are living in difficult conditions in camps near Saada city, and that thousands more are scattered around areas that are hard to access

Al-Houthi confirms commitment to peace conditions ...
(MarebPress) 2008-08-07 - Retrieved at: 2009-01-30 19:41:01 GMT

    President Saleh received a letter from Abdul Malek al-Houthi confirming his commitment to the peace conditions set by the president Ali Abdullah Saleh.  Al Houthi said in a letter addressed to President Saleh and published by the army website, 26 September, Thursday, he is meeting all conditions for ending the war and bringing peace in the northern province of Sa'ada

Al Qaida leader in Yemen threatens to carry out more terrorist attacks ...
(MarebPress) 2008-08-07 - Retrieved at: 2009-01-30 11:09:56 GMT

  An alleged Al Qaida leader in Yemen threatened this week to carry out more attacks in the country if his brothers were not released from prison.    "Your concern is our concern, your sadness is our sadness, you must know, we will never forget you," said Hamza Al Quaiti in a statement posted on an internet website Tuesday, addressing the men jailed in Yemen on terror charges

Governmental committee returns to Sa'ada to count damages ...
(MarebPress) 2008-08-06 - Retrieved at: 2009-01-30 23:14:57 GMT

  The governmental committee assigned to evaluate and count the damages caused by the rebellion in Sa'ada province returned today to the Sa'ada, chaired by the Minister of Local Administration, Abdul Qadeer Hilal, and the Deputy of Prime Minister for Security and Stability affairs, Rashad al-Alimi, Minister of Defense, Mohammed Ahmed, and commander of the Eastern North region, Ali Muhsen al-Ahmer

Human losses due to carrying weapons decreased at 75% ...
(MarebPress) 2008-08-06 - Retrieved at: 2009-01-30 22:31:03 GMT

The human losses were decreased due to decision of banning shoulder of weapons at 75 percent. According to the report of the interior ministry, the death cases because of carrying weapons declined from 569 to 151 cases since implementation of the decision one year ago. Raymah and Mahweet got first rank in the low rate of deaths resulted from carrying weapons

Election law amendments referred to constitutional committee ... SP boycotts parliament sessions for discussing election amendments draft ...
(MarebPress) 2008-08-06 - Retrieved at: 2009-01-30 10:23:31 GMT
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     The Parliamentarian bloc of the Socialist Party (SP) withdrew yesterday, Tuesday, from the parliament sessions of discussing the draft law on amendments of the general elections and referendum law in protest to submitting the amendments draft to the constitutional committee in the parliament

About 4141 houses were destroyed, official report ...
(MarebPress) 2008-08-05 - Retrieved at: 2009-01-30 12:38:10 GMT

  Minister of local administration and head of the committee assigned to assess the damages in Sa'ada province, Abdul Qadeer Hilal, denied that the visit of the committee was confined to the areas of al-Houthis.  "This is an attempt to provoke people against the state by parts that are concerned with wrangles at the expense of security and stability in the country," Hilal said

Breastfeeding campaign urgently needed – UNICEF ...
(MarebPress) 2008-08-04 - Retrieved at: 2009-01-30 22:00:24 GMT

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) office in Yemen has expressed concern over the decline in breastfeeding, which it says is likely to lead to higher rates of malnutrition and death among the under-fives. Nassem Ur-Rehman, chief communications and information officer at UNICEF’s Sanaa office, said nearly half of Yemen's under-fives were malnourished: "The health of small children is bad and getting worse

Yemen security arrest six al-Qaeda suspects in the Hadramout ...
(MarebPress) 2008-08-04 - Retrieved at: 2009-01-30 19:55:32 GMT

Well-informed sources said on Monday that the security services are currently investigating with six people in connection with the suicide attack against a security camp in Sayun which killed a soldier and the attacker and wounded at least 17 including seven women living near the camp. The terrorist attack targeted on 25 July the camp of the Central Security Forces and public security in Sayun city of Hadramout province, the east of Yemen

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