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Yemeni businessman demands compensation
(Majid al-Kibsi) - 2011-01-29
Yemeni businessman demanded compensation from the Ministry of Water and Environment accusing employees at the ministry abusing his equipment. The businessman, Qais al-Haj, the General  Manager of al-Fao establishment for trade and agencies complained to the minister of Water and Environment about an  abusive behavior of the General manager of Water and sanitation company  in Taiz

Rival rallies face off across Sana’a
(Mohammed al-Kibsi & Nasser al-Rabyee) - 2011-01-28
Order and peace maintained in Sana’a as rival camps demonstrated on Thursday. Security forces looked on from afar and followed orders to not become involved if peace was maintained.      Thousands of Yemenis in the capital Sana’a participated Thursday in eight  rival rallies, four by the opposition parties and four others  by the ruling party

Ministry of interior: Karman violated demonstration law
(Shuaib M. al-Mosawa) - 2011-01-24
A source in the Ministry of Interior said they arrested a group of protestors for violating public demonstration laws. The source added that among the arrested was Tawakol Karman, the human rights activist, and several others who had been in protest for over two weeks at Sana’a University

Yemen is not like Tunisia, President Saleh
(Nasser Arrabyee) - 2011-01-24
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh called on opposition parties in his country to participate in a televised debate on the most controversial current issues like constitutional amendments and elections. “Come up for a TV debate on my program and your programs,â€

JMP demonstrates in Sana’a University
(Nasser Arrabyee) - 2011-01-24
Yemeni security forces dispersed two student demonstrations on Saturday, one against the government while others were demonstrating in support of the government.  Security forces intervened by launching tear gas into the group of demonstrators at the gates of Sana’a University as the two groups of demonstrators began threatening each other with violence

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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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