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IFJ urges Yemeni VP to end harassment against newspaper staff
(NewsYemen) - 2012-01-04
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.) - 2011-12-23
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.) - 2011-12-04
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.) - 2011-11-22
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.) - 2011-10-02
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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Street cleaners strike, streets left unclean
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-09 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-09 15:10:00 GMT
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Sana’a, Jan. 7 – More than 2,000 street cleaners went on a strike from last Tuesday to Thursday to demand their rights. For more than sixteen years, Hanash Sa’eed, 30, has worked as a street cleaner without receiving a paid vacation or other employees’ rights. The more than 4,000 street clearness in Sana’a are paid just YR 25,000 or USD 110 a month
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Dramatic shift in state media coverage
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-09 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-09 15:10:00 GMT
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(Click here for a higher resolution image) SANA'A, Jan. 8 — For more than three decades, the state-run newspapers, TV channels and radio stations were dedicated to promoting President Saleh and his regime. However, this heavily biased coverage began to change over the last few days. Salah Al-Asadi, a pro-democracy protester was surprised when he saw Saturday's issue of state-run Al-Thawra newspaper, which published a picture of anti-regime protesters on the front page
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Fresh fuel shortages, controversy
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-09 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-09 15:10:00 GMT
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SANA’A, Jan. 7 – Taxi drivers protested on Friday in front of the Yemeni Oil Company's main office on Sixty Meters Road. Their demand was twofold: that the market be provided with fuel, and for fuel prices to be reduced. The company told the Yemen times that they do not have authority to control fuel prices, and that it is the responsibility of the cabinet
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Saleh amnesty illegal, says UN Human Rights
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-09 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-09 15:10:00 GMT

SANA’A, Jan. 8 – The United Nation Human Rights chief declared on Friday that giving Saleh amnesty is a violation to Yemen’s international Human Rights obligation. Ahead of a scheduled amnesty vote by Yemen’s parliament this week, Navi Pillay, UNHR chief, also said that anyone who has committed crimes during the long-running anti-government protests should face justice
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Military protests continue
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-09 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-09 15:10:00 GMT

SANAA, Jan. 6 – Sana’a Police Patrolmen’s demands to officially oust their director remain on hold as they were told by the Interior Minister on Wednesday that this change requires a presidential decree, not possible until after presidential elections in Feb, 21, 2012. Patrol Director Colonel Abdu al-Ghani Al-Wajeeh as the protestors claim is corrupt and bias in his management decisions which affected their careers
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Gunfire exchange injures three
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-09 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-09 15:10:00 GMT

SANA’A, Jan. 8 _ Three pedestrians were injured in gunfire exchange on Sunday afternoon in Hayel Street. One of the injured received a bullet in the chest and is reported to be in a critical condition. The gunfire exchange happened at a checkpoint of the First Armored Division and armed men in a pickup car who refused to stop for security check
[source: Yemen Times Online]

New revolution against corruption
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-05 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-05 15:10:00 GMT
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“The revolution has moved from squares to institutions after the political settlement failed to realize the revolutionary goals of ousting corrupt officials,” said Mushel Mohamed,a protester in Taiz. The map highlights some of the more noteworthy acts of defiance, protest, and - in some cases - eviction by government employees and soldiers in recent weeks
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Faltering project receives new loan
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-05 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-05 15:10:00 GMT
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DHAMAR, Jan 4 – The Parliament approved in its session on Jan 2, 2012 a second loan for the 254 km Dhamar–Hodeidah intercity road which has been faltering since 1981. The loan was provided by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development at USD 42 million as an additional loan to the USD 50 million in 2003
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Yemen to have Friday-Saturday weekend
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-05 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-05 15:10:00 GMT

SANA’A, Jan. 4 — The Yemeni government has approved on Tuesday a new weekend for all Yemenis. Now Friday and Saturday will be days off, starting from next February. Yemenis will work from Sunday to Thursday, according to the near decision, seven hours a day. Saturday February 2012 will be the first Saturday off in Yemen, and from the next day onwards the new weekend regimen will be in place
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Institutional protests lead to one death
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-05 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-05 15:10:00 GMT

Aden, Jan 4- The director of state-run Central Organization for Control and Auditing dismissed on Wednesday the chairman of Aden’s branch after his armed men shot an employee down. The employee was among protestors from the institution, who demanded the resignation of the director on Monday Jan. 2, 2012 and were dispersed violently in the same day
[source: Yemen Times Online]



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