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News from 26 September News

Norwegian Council-implemented projects in Yemen discussed
(26 September News) - 2015-02-25
SANA'A– Undersecretary of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation Omar Abdulaziz met here on Wednesday with acting country director of the Norwegian Council Aitzaz Yusuf. The meeting discussed the cooperation between the ministry and the council and a number of the projects being implemented by the council in a number of provinces

Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman in Sana'a
(26 September News) - 2015-02-24
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SANA'A– A French expert working at Total Company and her Yemeni interpreter were abducted Tuesday afternoon from the 45th Street in central Sana'a, a security source said. A group of gunmen kidnapped the French woman along with her accompanying interpreter while they were in the 45th Street and took them in a pick-up car to an unknown destination, accompanied by another car, the source explained to Saba citing security information

Quake in Aden reaches 4.7 grades in Richter scale
(26 September News) - 2015-02-24
Aden– Seismic Monitoring Stations of the National Center For Monitoring and Studies Earthquakes and Volcanoes recorded on Monday a quake in the east of Gulf of Aden reached 4.7 grades in the Richter scale. The center said that the quake, at longitude 51.08 east and latitude 13.00 north at a depth of 10 km, took place at 3:42 pm, Yemen's local time

First Military Region's commander escapes assassination
(26 September News) - 2015-02-23
HADRAMOUT – The First Military Region's commander Abdulrahman al-Halili survived an assassination attempt, a military source said on Monday. One of the commander's guards was killed and six others injured when a bomb planted at roadside exploded targeting his motorcade in al-Qatan district in Hadramout province, the Defense Ministry's website quoted the military source as saying

Revolutionary Committee discusses status of previous gov't ministers
(26 September News) - 2015-02-23
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SANA'A– The Supreme Revolutionary Committee discussed on Monday the status of the previous government's ministers, who did not agree to act as caretaker ministers until forming a transitional government. In its meeting held at the Presidential Palace and headed by the committee's member Talal Aqlan, the committee reviewed reports on the economic situation and measures to address all needs of the current stage and push the national economy towards a better level

More from 26 September News

Generation of Peace initiative aimed at Yemen’s youth
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-23 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-23 15:10:00 GMT
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SANA’A, Jan. 21st – A new initiative called “Generation of Peace,” aimed at fostering understanding between 1000 youths from different backgrounds, was launched on Sunday. The initiative is being held in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the US Agency for International Development (USAID)
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Shortage of technicians at Electricity Ministry
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-23 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-23 15:10:00 GMT

SANA’A, Jan. 22 – Ahmed Al-Haydi is a power generation technician who left his job at the Ministry of Electricity 12 years ago despite having received professional qualifications in Germany in 1976. “I left my job at the ministry after I found that my salary was not enough to feed my family and myself
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Questions over presidential election date
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-19 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-19 15:10:00 GMT

SANA’A, Jan. 18 – Vice President Abdo Rabo Mansour Hadi denied any possible delay of next month’s presidential elections, due to take place on February 21. This followed comments by Foreign Minister Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi, made during the cabinet’s Gulf tour to lobby support for Yemen. “I hope the elections will take place on time but unfortunately there are some risks concerning security and if these security challenges and flaws are not dealt with – which is the responsibility of
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Al-Qaeda enters Al-Baidah’s Rada’ capital
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-16 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-16 15:10:00 GMT
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SANA’A, Jan. 15 — At least 80 militants believed to be from Al-Qaeda entered Rada’, the capital of Al-Baidah, 170 km south-east the capital Sana’a, on Saturday, according to Yahiya Al-Nusairi, head of the governorate’s Architecture Office. Al-Nusairi told the Yemen Times that they first entered the Al-Ameria Mosque at 3 p
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Corruption blamed for cement factory closure
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-16 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-16 15:10:00 GMT
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(Click here to see the complete document in higher resolution) TAIZ, Jan. 15 — Officials from two cement plants in Hodeida and Amran took money from a cement plant in Taiz to cover their companies’ financial obligations to the Tax Authority and the Ministry of Finance, according to an official document released by the Al-Barh Cement factory in Taiz
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Criminal gangs terrorize Taiz city
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-12 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-12 15:10:00 GMT
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TAIZ, Jan. 11 – Even with the lessening of Taiz’s military presence in accordance with the Gulf Initiative, a spread of weapons coupled with a shortage of police personnel has led to a recent increase in crime. A number of crimes have been reported since the beginning of the year, with reports of armed men breaking into homes, cars being hijacked and money extorted from citizens
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Stone Age tombs discovered in Yemen
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-12 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-12 15:10:00 GMT
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MAHWEET, Jan. 11 – At least 200 Paleolithic tombs were announced to have been discovered in Mahweet in 1996, according to the governorate’s deputy governor Hamoud Shamlan. Shamlan, who was the head of the Tourism Office at the time of the discovery, said that authorities wanted to keep the tombs, which contain mummies and other relics, “a secret until they got technical support to protect them”
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Children vulnerable in Damaj
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-12 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-12 15:10:00 GMT
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SA’ADA, Jan. 11 – Over 1,200 children living in Damaj in North Yemen's Sa'ada Governorate continue to suffer the consequences of conflict between Houthis and Salafis. A Houthi blockade on the area – commenced on October 15, 2011 – has had severe economic and humanitarian consequences on the area's residents
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Two million unregistered voters to be included in elections
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-12 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-12 15:10:00 GMT
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SANA’A, Jan. 11 – The Supreme Committee for Elections and Referendum (SCER) has decided on specific measures to include around two million Yemenis who have become eligible to vote since the last elections in 2006 but are not yet included on the voters’ lists. According to SCER, the new voters will only need their identification to prove they have reached 18 since 2006, such as a civilian or military ID card, passport, birth certificate or even a school or university ID card
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Political Security bus attacked, two dead
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-12 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-12 15:10:00 GMT

ADEN, Jan. 11 - Two persons were killed in Aden on Wednesday, while seven others were left injured in an attack by unknown armed men against a bus carrying a number of political security officers and soldiers. Security sources said that the two slain men are Basel Abdullah Al-Mahdi, a citizen of Aden, and Hani Mohamed Saleh, a solider from Aden's political security headquarters
[source: Yemen Times Online]



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