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Benomar: talks with al-Houthi constructive and positive
(Almotamar.net) - 2014-09-18
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- The Assistant of the UN Secretary-General and his Special Adviser for Yemen Jamal Benomar on Wednesday held talks with Abdul Malik al-Houthi in the province of Saada in the framework of consultations with concerned parties in order to find a peaceful solution to the current crisis in Yemen. Benomar said that the talks, which lasted three hours, focused on solutions to the crisis that can be agreed on by all parties and be based on the outcomes of the comprehensive national dialogue

UN: Yemen is one of most food-insecure countries in world
(Almotamar.net) - 2014-09-18
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- The UN annual report of the State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) has said that Yemen is one of the most food-insecure countries in the world. "Conflict, economic downturn, low agricultural productivity and poverty have made Yemen one of the most food-insecure countries in the world", according to the SOFI 2014 report published on Tuesday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme

President convenes with Supreme Military and Security Committee
(Almotamar.net) - 2014-09-18
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- President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi chaired on Thursday a meeting of the Supreme Military and Security Committee. The meeting touched upon the latest developments on the ground and the current Houthi escalation in and around the capital Sana'a which represents a threat to security, stability and public tranquility in the city and coincides with current efforts to bring in a solution for the current crisis

Yemeni female activist wins HRW's Prestigious Award
(Almotamar.net) - 2014-09-16
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- The Human Rights Watch has announced today granting its Alison Des Forges Award for the Extraordinary Activism for 2014 to four activists including Yemeni female activist Arwa Abdu Othman. HRW said in a release posted in the organization's website, the prestigious award has been granted this year to four courageous activists from North Korea, Africa, India and Yemen

President Hadi receives new ambassadors' credentials
(Almotamar.net) - 2014-09-15
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- President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi received here on Monday the credentials of a number of Arab and foreign ambassadors to Yemen. Hadi received the credentials of Egyptian ambassador, Yousef al-Sharqawi, Eritrean ambassador Mohammed Sheikh Abdul Jalil, Dutch ambassador Aldrik Gierveld, and French ambassador Jean Marc Grosjean

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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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