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IFJ urges Yemeni VP to end harassment against newspaper staff
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Tuesday condemned the harassment and intimidation of journalists at the government-owned and army-controlled 26 September newspaper, and wrote to Yemen's Vice-President Abdu Raboo Mansour Hadi calling on him to order an end to the threats against these journalists
Yemen's 280km march to arrive in Sana'a Saturday
Five Yemeni protesters were wounded by gunmen loyal to President Saleh in northern the capital Sana'a on Friday.) -
Thousands of youth on Friday morning marched from Change Square in Sana'a toward Naqeel Yasleh, northern Sana'a, to welcome a massive foot march, called “March of Life”, coming from Taiz, almost 280 km from Sana'a.
When Sana'a march arrived in Kahaza area Friday afternoon some gunmen opened fire and threw stones at the march, wounding five marchers, three with live bullets and two others with stones
Bloodshed continues in Yemen's Taiz
One woman and two children were killed in renewed shelling of neighborhoods in the city of Taiz by forces loyal to the honorable President Ali Abdullah Saleh at dawn on Sunday.) -
Saleh signed the Gulf initiative in Riyadh in November 23 and transferred powers to Vice President Abdo Rabo Hadi to begin forming a national consensus government and a military committee to end violence against protesters and civilians in several cities within five days after the signing of the initiative and its implementation mechanism
UNICEF says 109 children killed in Yemen
UNICEF said continued conflicts and political struggles throughout Yemen have led to a widespread and deep humanitarian crisis, especially for children and women.) -
Since the beginning of civil unrest, a total of 109 children have been killed in Yemen and close to 300 injured by shootings or shrapnel.
Malnutrition rates in some parts of the country have become extremely high, and fewer and fewer children are receiving basic immunizations, while schools, which should be safe havens for children, are either closed or occupied by armed forces
Yemeni forces shell residential locations in Sana'a, kill 7-year girl
A 7-year girl was killed and other five other were wounded when a shell fired by forces loyal to President Saleh fell near her school in the capital Sana'a Sunday morning.) -
The family of Maram Saeed Bashir told News Yemen that Maram was killed by a shell that fell outside her Salahaddin School on the 16 Meter Street in Sana'a, almost 200 meters from protesters square.
Eyewitnesses told News Yemen that forces loyal to President Saleh shelled with heavy weapons some locations of the pro-revolution 1st Armored Division in an attempt to retake control of those locations that the 1st Armored Division took over after Saleh's forces attacked protesters in
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NDI REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING DEMOCRATIC MULTIPARTY ELECTIONS IN YEMEN ...
Retrieved at: 2009-01-30 10:03:21 GMT
DC – The National Democratic Institute (NDI) calls upon all parties in
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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% ...
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 ...
Retrieved at: 2009-01-30 10:23:31 GMT
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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