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Concern over armed presence in Taiz
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
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TAIZ, Feb. 1 — People in Taiz have become concerned since armed figures started appearing in the city over the last couple days. Some roads were also closed during this time. Mohammed Sa'eed, a shopkeeper, speaking with the Yemen Times, said, “We had started feeling everything was returning to normal

American drone strikes provoke Yemenis against interim government
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
ABYAN, Feb. 1 — Many Yemenis, and especially those in Abyan governorate, are blaming the new government for a loss of sovereignty after a US drone strike killed 11 Al-Qaeda members on Yemeni soil on Monday. The drones fired four missles; two exploded and the remaining two are still 'active' and “may explode at any time,” eyewitnesses – who have been present for such strikes in the past - told the Yemen Times

Training course for English teachers in rural areas
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
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SANA’A, Feb. 1 — A three-day training session for 100 English teachers in rural areas concluded its activities on Monday in Sana’a. Speaking about future plans for the nation, Yemen's Deputy Minister of Education said, “The ministry will be in need of 12,000 new English teachers nationwide.” During the three-day session, teachers worked on writing and reading teaching skills in order to improve their ability to help students acquire the English language

Insecurity profile in Aden during January
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
ADEN, Feb, 1 — An unidentified armed group of men intercepted the Saudi Deputy Consul in Aden, Abdullah Al-Khaledi, as he traveled home from work on Monday. The men forced the Saudi diplomat to exit his vehicle while on his way to his home in Aden's Al-Mansoura city. The men, armed with assault rifles and machine guns, confiscated the diplomat's car and some personal belongings

Yemen postpones new weekend
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
SANA’A, Jan. 29 – The new Friday-Saturday weekend, scheduled to begin in February, has been delayed until March, according to the Minister of Civil Service and Insurance. “It has been delayed but is expected to be in place in March,” state-run Al-Jumhorya newspaper quoted Nabil Shamsan as saying on Wednesday

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Yemen porous borders with Saudi Arabia
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-04-17 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-17 17:10:00 GMT
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    According to Saudi security officials over 15,000 illegal migrants, among whom traffickers and hardened criminals were stopped while attempting to cross over onto Saudi Arabia through Yemen porous northern region in the past 45 days. Under such data about 2500 would have ventured to outsmart both Yemen and Saudi Arabia border guards in order to quietly enter the kingdom
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Al Qaeda sends clear warning to US and its allies
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-04-17 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-17 17:10:00 GMT
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    If anyone was ever in doubt of al-Qaeda’s pull and reach in Yemen, a recent video dated March 2014 uploaded online should suffice to convince any sceptic of the tangible and very real threat posed by the terror group. The 15 minutes videos which was uploaded on several Islamists websites according to the US Defence Department features a very defiant Nasser al-Wuhaishi, the Commander of al-Qaeda Yemen, speaking to a large gathering of terror militants and sympathizers
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

124 children kidnapped in Yemen in 2013
(Almotamar.net-Hanaa Alwjeeh) 2014-04-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-16 23:10:00 GMT
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- The number of kidnapped children in Yemen during the last year reached 124, including 105 males and 19 females, Head of Seyaj Organization for childhood protection Ahmed Al-Qershi has said. Al-Qershi added that most of the abducted children were victims of human trafficking . In a press conference organized in Sana'a by the Monitoring and Advocating Center in Seyaj on the occasion of launching the first annual report on kidnapping children in Yemen 2013 al-Qershi confirmed that
[source: Almotamar Net]

GPC chairman receives the ICRC delegation of the Red Cross
(Almotamar.net) 2014-04-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-16 23:10:00 GMT
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- Ali Abdullah Saleh, chairman of the General People's Congress (GPC), received Mr. Sidrek Shafaizer, Chief of the International Committee Mission of the Red Cross. The meeting discussed the ICRC humanitarian activities in Yemen in order to provide services in the areas affected by conflict armed. Shafaizer confirmed that International Committee almost has 250 activist disrupted among many Yemeni governorate like Sana'a, Aden, Taiz, Sa'ada, and Dalea
[source: Almotamar Net]

Al-Qaeda assassinate high ranking official in al-Baydha
(Yemen Online) 2014-04-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-16 17:19:00 GMT
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Apr.16,2014 Security officials confirmed on Tuesday morning that al-Qaeda operatives assassinated al-Baydha deputy governor, Hussein Dayan, in yet another targeted attack. According to witnesses’ account, Dayan was sprayed with bullets as he stepped out on his residence, ready to go to work
[source: Yemen Online]

Australian extremists killed in US Predator drone strike in Yemen
(Yemen Online) 2014-04-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-16 17:19:00 GMT
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 Apr.16,2014 TWO Australian citizens were reportedly killed in a US Predator drone strike on five al-Qaeda militants travelling in a convoy of cars in Yemen.  It is the first known case of Australian extremists dying as a result of Washington’s controversial use of predator drones, The Australian reports
[source: Yemen Online]

Death From Above: How American Drone Strikes Are Devastating Yemen
(Yemen Online) 2014-04-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-16 17:18:00 GMT
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Apr.16,2014The people of Yemen can hear destruction before it arrives. In cities, towns and villages across this country, which hangs off the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, the air buzzes with the sound of American drones flying overhead. The sound is a constant and terrible reminder: a robot plane, acting on secret intelligence, may calculate that the man across from you at the coffee shop, or the acquaintance with whom you've shared a passing word on the street, is an Al
[source: Yemen Online]

Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen
(Yemen Online) 2014-04-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-16 17:18:00 GMT
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 Apr.16,2014A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.U.S. officials won't comment on that, but every frame of the video is now being analyzed by the United States
[source: Yemen Online]

Foreign Minister meets UK diplomat
(26 September News) 2014-04-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-16 17:11:00 GMT
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SANA'A, April 16 - Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi met here on Wednesday with Charge d'Affaires of the British Embassy in Yemen Alison Kemp. They discussed the cooperation between Yemen and the United Kingdom as well as ongoing arrangements for Yemen Friend Group's meeting to be held in London on April 29
[source: 26 September News]

Yemen, Russia discuss arrangements for Friends of Yemen meeting
(26 September News) 2014-04-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-16 17:11:00 GMT
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SANA'A, April 16 - Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi met here on Wednesday with Russian ambassador to Yemen Vladimir Didohchin. During the meeting, they discussed several issues related to the arrangements for the next meeting of the Friends of Yemen Group slated for April 29. They also reviewed new proposals to activate the mechanism of the group's action to be more effective and responsive to the requirements of the political process and the national dialogue's outcomes in Yemen
[source: 26 September News]



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