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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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Yemen participates in G-77 and China FMs meeting
(Almotamar.net) 2014-10-27 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-06 23:10:00 GMT

- Foreign Minister Jamal al-Salal has taken part in the 38th annual meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Group of 77 and China, held on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The Ministers have addressed several issues that require joint coordination among the Group's countries, including climate change, transfer of technology, sustainable development goals and the post-2015 development agenda
[source: Almotamar Net]

Bahah calls the international community to honor pledges to Yemen
(almotamar.net) 2014-10-17 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-17 17:10:00 GMT
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- The newly appointed Prime Minister Khaled Bahah has called the International Community to speed up honor their pledges they announced about during Yemen Friends' Meetings held in Riyadh, New York and London. During a formal ceremony held at the UN Premises on Friday on the occasion of ending duties as Yemen's Permanent Representative to the UN, Bahah talked about providing suitable environment to enhance Yemen's economy to help improving humanitarian and political situation in Yemen, as
[source: Almotamar Net]

Yemen calls for int'l efforts to combat human trafficking
(almotamar.net) 2014-10-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-16 23:10:00 GMT
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- Yemen has called for gathering regional and international efforts to confront and combat the crime of human trafficking. At the Regional Conference on combating human trafficking hosted by Sudan's capital Khartoum during October 13-16, Yemen stressed in its speech, which was delivered by the ambassador Abdulelah Hajar, the importance of seeking to eliminate the main causes of the growing phenomenon of asylum and illegal immigration, represented in poverty, illiteracy, unemployment
[source: Almotamar Net]

Government discusses security, economic situations
(almotamar.net) 2014-10-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-16 23:10:00 GMT

- The Cabinet discussed in its meeting held Thursday security and economic situations in the country, as well as the performance of the government's institutions. Presided over by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Electricity Abdullah al-Akwa', the government studied measures must be adopted by all ministries and government bodies to deal with present challenges and the implementation of Peace and Partnership Agreement signed by political parties after Houthi militants entered Sana'a
[source: Almotamar Net]

Japan strongly condemns recent attacks in Yemen
(almotamar.net) 2014-10-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-16 23:10:00 GMT
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- Japan expressed on Wednesday deep concern and strong condemnation of the terrorist attacks taken place in Sana'a and Hadramout last week. At least 66 people were killed on October 9 in a suicide bombing in the capital Sana'a and a car bomb attack on an army checkpoint in eastern Hadramout governorate
[source: Almotamar Net]

Al-Qaeda leader in Shabwa killed
(almotamar.net) 2014-10-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-16 23:10:00 GMT

- Air forces have carried out an air strike in Shabwa governorate killing a leader of al-Qaeda, a military official said on Wednesday. The air strike killed a number of al-Qaeda militants, including al-Qaeda leader in Shabwa "Mahdi Badas", also known as Abu Hussein, the official told the Defense Ministry website
[source: Almotamar Net]

Security Council holds urgent meeting on recent developments in Yemen
(almotamar.net) 2014-10-14 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-16 23:10:00 GMT
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- The United Nations Security Council held an urgent meeting on Monday on the political transition and the latest developments in Yemen. The meeting, chaired by the Security Council President, Maria Cristina Perceval (Argentina), was briefed by the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen, Jamal Benomar
[source: Almotamar Net]

President appoints new PM
(almotamar.net) 2014-10-13 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-13 23:10:00 GMT
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- President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi issued on Monday a presidential decree No. (62) for 2014 mandating Khalid Bahah to form a new government. The appointment of Bahah to the post of the Prime Minister was made during a meeting held Monday between the President and his advisers, who represent various parties
[source: Almotamar Net]

Yemen, South Korea discuss cooperation ties
(almotamar.net) 2014-10-12 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-13 20:10:00 GMT
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- Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology Dr. Ahmed bin Daghr has met with South Korea's ambassador to Yemen Lee Young-ho. In the meeting, the two officials have discussed cooperation sides between the two friendly countries and ways of enhancing them. The Minster commended relationship links the two friendly countries in various fields, welcoming the exerted efforts in order to develop the investment areas between the two countries
[source: Almotamar Net]

Two soldiers killed in Hadramout
(almotamar.net) 2014-10-11 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-13 20:10:00 GMT
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- Two soldiers were killed on Saturday in a terrorist attack with in Hadramout governorate, a military official said. An army vehicle was blown up by an explosive device planted by al-Qaeda elements in Sayoun-Shebam road, the official told the Defense Ministry website, adding that the attack left two soldiers dead and two others wounded
[source: Almotamar Net]



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