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Houthi Tribesmen Continue to Pose a Risk to Yemen
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-23
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Sep.22.2014  Houthi tribesmen light up the evening sky with endless gunfire in downtown Sana’a. Everyone is really frightened. The Houthis have moved into the capital, taken over government buildings and a TV station as a show of force to press action from President Hadi. They want a better share of the proposed 6 state solution to new Yemen because they want to group their people together, gain oil resources and also secure access to the sea

Yemen rebels raid army commander house
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-23
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Sep.22.2014  Houthi rebels in Yemen have raided the houses of a powerful military commander and his allies in the capital Sanaa.The raid on the home of Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, an adviser on defence and security affairs for the president, came a day after the signing of a UN-brokered peace deal between the government and the Shia rebel group

Houthis get huffy
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-22
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Sep.22,2014  IT IS almost exactly a decade since the death of Hussein al-Houthi, a radical cleric who hoped to revive the Zaydi Shia Islam unique to north Yemen. Mr Houthi left behind a movement that had few followers outside his home province of Saada and a few university students in the capital, Sana’a

Yemen Rebels Gain Concessions From Government After Assault on Capital
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-22
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  Sep.22,2014    An assault on Yemen’s capital rocked the transitional government on Sunday as fighters from a Shiite rebel group stormed through the city, seizing government buildings, state media facilities and military bases. The military broke apart, some units appeared to side with rebels, and the prime minister abruptly resigned

Yemeni leaders, rebels sign ceasefire calling for new government
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-22
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Sep.22,2014   Yemen's president, a powerful rebel group and representatives of major political parties signed a ceasefire Sunday, the government announced."The document calls for an immediate ceasefire and ending all forms of violence," the written statement said. "It also calls for the formation of a technocratic national government, which will work to enhance government transparency, implement economic reforms, in addition to continuing military and security

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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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