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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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CDC to begin constitution's initial drafting soon
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) 2014-04-23 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-23 17:11:00 GMT

[23/ÃÈÑíá/2014] SANA'A, April 23 (Saba)- The Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) approved in its meeting on Wednesday the formation of three groups to start the initial drafting of the Constitution. Each of the three groups will be tasked with reviewing and drafting the same topic and then presenting it to the general meeting of the CDC for discussion and initial approval
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

Arrangements for 7th meeting of Yemen Friends discussed
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) 2014-04-23 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-23 17:10:00 GMT

[23/ÃÈÑíá/2014] SANA'A, April 23 (Saba)- Foreign Minister Dr. Abu Bakr al-Qirbi met here on Wednesday with ambassadors and representatives of the member states and organizations in the Group of Friends of Yemen. The meeting dealt with the ongoing arrangements for convening the 7th meeting of the Group scheduled to be held in London on April 29
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

Yemen, Russia discuss enhancing military cooperation
(SANA'A, April 23 (Saba)) 2014-04-23 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-23 17:10:00 GMT

[23/ÃÈÑíá/2014] SANA'A, April 23 (Saba) - Defense Minister Mohammed Nasser Ahmed met here on Wednesday with Director General of the Department of Military Cooperation for the Middle East and North Africa in the Russian Defense Ministry Sergei Yurchenko. During the meeting attended by Russian ambassador to Yemen Vladimir Didohchin, Ahmed and Yurchenko discussed aspects of bilateral cooperation and partnership between the two friendly countries' armies and ways of boosting them
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

Implementing Marib gas-fired power plant 'phase II' discussed
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) 2014-04-23 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-23 14:10:00 GMT

[22/ÃÈÑíá/2014] NEW DELHI, April 22 (Saba) – Minister of Electricity, Saleh Sumai met on Tuesday in New Delhi with Head of the Indian Bharat company, which is implementing the project of Marib II gas-fired power plant. In the meeting ,the minister underlined the importance of the company's commitment to the project's timeframe signed in last December 2013, which stipulates that the 1st unit of the project should enter the service in December 2014 followed by the other three units
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

Japan, UNHCR distribute garments to IDPs
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) 2014-04-23 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-23 14:10:00 GMT

[23/ÃÈÑíá/2014] SANA’A, April 23 (Saba)- The Japanese Embassy to Yemen and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)on Wednesday distributed more than 200,000 clothes to about 63,000 internally displaced persons in districts of Haja, Amran, Aden and Sana’a governorates. In the distribution ceremony, the Japanese Ambassador to Yemen Katsuyoshi Hayashi said that these garments are a symbol of friendship between the Yemeni and Japanese peoples
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

4 , 15-year jail sentence for 2 defendants in Qatn's murder case
(Almotamar.net) 2014-04-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-22 23:10:00 GMT
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- The Court of First Instance in Sana'a sentenced on Tuesday two defendants to 4 and 15 years in Jail in the assassination case of the former commander of the military southern command, Brigadier Salem Qatn. The defendant Sami Fadl Daian was sentenced to 15 year in jail for being convicted of infringing on the state's security ,military and civilian institutions and their personnel in cooperation with the al-Qaeda and individually
[source: Almotamar Net]

FM meets Chargé d'affaires of UK , KSA embassies
(Almotamar.net) 2014-04-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-22 23:10:00 GMT
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- Foreign Minister Dr. Abu Bakr al-Qirbi met on Tuesday with Chargé d'affaire of the British embassy, Alison Kemp, and Chargé d'affaire of the Saudi embassy in Yemen , Dr. Hazza'a Al-Mutairi. During the meeting, they discussed the underway final preparations for the 7th ministerial meeting of Friends of Yemen Group in London on April 29
[source: Almotamar Net]

Yemeni-GCC joint technical committee meetings concludes
(Almotamar.net) 2014-04-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-22 23:10:00 GMT

- The Yemeni-GCC joint technical committee to determine Yemen's developmental needs concluded on Tuesday its meetings at the GCC's headquarters in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. During the two-day meetings, the committee discussed several topics related to the assistances provided by the GCC States for Yemen in the development field, as well as the implementation progress of GCC States-funded projects
[source: Almotamar Net]

Kiwi kidnapped in Yemen to testify against radical cleric
(Yemen Online) 2014-04-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-22 20:17:00 GMT
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Apr.22,2014A New Zealand scientist kidnapped in Yemen 16 years ago will soon testify against a radical Islamic cleric in New York.   The one-eyed Abu Hamza Al-Masri is on trial, facing 11 terrorism charges.   Dr Mary Quin is flying from Wellington to give evidence against him.Dr Quin, a Kiwi scientist and intrepid traveller, was kidnapped on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen in 1998
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen: Dozens Jailed for Debts
(Yemen Online) 2014-04-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-22 20:17:00 GMT
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Apr.22,2014  At least 142 people are being held in the Sanaa Central Prison in Yemen because of a debt or fine they are unable to pay. The prison director says he is holding 142 people for those reasons, though prisoners say there are many more. Yemeni authorities should release people imprisoned solely because they are unable to pay debts or fines
[source: Yemen Online]



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