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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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Clashes close schools in Sana'a
(SANA'A, Sep. 20 (Saba)) 2014-09-20 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-20 17:10:00 GMT

[20/ÓÈÊãÈÑ/2014] SANA'A, Sep. 20 (Saba) - The Education Ministry on Saturday halted study in all schools in the capital Sana'a as from Sunday, September 21. Education Minister Abdul Razaq al-Ashwal said that the study was suspended in order to maintain the students' safety due to the clashes in some areas in the capitals
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

Int’l condemnation of Houthi attack against Yemen TV headquarters
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) 2014-09-20 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-19 23:27:00 GMT

[19/ÓÈÊãÈÑ/2014] BRUSSELS, Sep. 19 (Saba) – The International Federation of Journalists expressed on Friday condemnation of Houthi armed group attack against the official Yemen television headquarters in the capital Sana’a on Thursday. In a statement published on it’s website, the IFJ asked Houthis to instantly bring an end to this bombing, stressing at the same time on the importance of holding them accountable
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

Hadi briefs G10 ambassadors on latest developments
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) 2014-09-20 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-19 23:27:00 GMT

[19/ÓÈÊãÈÑ/2014] SANA'A, Sep. 19 (Saba)- President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Friday met with G10 ambassadors sponsoring the Gulf initiative and briefed them on the latest developments in the country. During the meeting, Hadi described the recent escalation of violence in the capital as a coup attempt by the Houthis when tried to storm the building of the state-run [Al-Yemen] satellite TV channel and other institutions along with security checkpoints
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

Benomar calls for immediate end of violence acts in Sana’a
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) 2014-09-19 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-19 20:10:00 GMT

[19/ÓÈÊãÈÑ/2014] SA’ADA, Sep. 19 (Saba) - The Assistant of the UN Secretary-General and his Special Adviser for Yemen Jamal Benomar emphasized on Friday the importance of stopping all acts of violence immediately and that all have to act wisely. In a statement to Saba upon return from Sa’ada, he expressed his concern over the deterioration of situations in Sana’a that it resulted in the use of weapons at a time efforts are exerted to find out a peaceful solution to the
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

Yemen seeks to increase LNG sale returns
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) 2014-09-19 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-19 20:10:00 GMT

[19/ÓÈÊãÈÑ/2014] PARIS, Sep. 19 (Saba) – Minister of Oil and Minerals Husain al-Kaf met on Friday in Paris with Philippe Scott, deputy chairman of the French Total company which is considered one of the big buyers of Yemen liquefied natural gas. During the meeting, they reviewed developments of LNG world markets in a bid to start negotiations for increasing Yemen returns of LNG for 2015
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

WB grants mln to improve Yemen's higher education Quality
(WASHINGTON, Sep. 18 (Saba)) 2014-09-19 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-19 11:10:00 GMT

[18/ÓÈÊãÈÑ/2014] WASHINGTON, Sep. 18 (Saba) - The World Bank (WB) has granted Yemen an additional US million to support the efforts to boost the employability of college graduates. According to a press release, the WB Group's Board of Executive Directors approved last Monday the grant, which "will supplement an ongoing project focused on the quality of university programs, and their effectiveness in equipping students with the skills needed by the labor market
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

UN: Yemen is one of most food-insecure countries in world
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) 2014-09-19 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-19 11:10:00 GMT

[18/ÓÈÊãÈÑ/2014] SANA'A, Sep. 18 (Saba) - 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
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

FM returns home
(SANA'A, Sep. 18 (Saba)) 2014-09-19 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-19 11:10:00 GMT

[18/ÓÈÊãÈÑ/2014] SANA'A, Sep. 18 (Saba) - Foreign Minister Jamal al-Salal returned home on Thursday after taking part in the "Arabian Gulf and Regional Challenges" Conference concluded recently in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Upon his arrival, al-Salal said that he presented a paper in the conference on the challenges hindering the transitional stage in Yemen and its repercussion for the whole region
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

Security committee warns Houthis, requesting evacuation of controlled locations
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) 2014-09-19 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-19 11:10:00 GMT

[19/ÓÈÊãÈÑ/2014] SANA’A, Sep. 18 (Saba) – An informed source at the High Security Committee (HSC) said on Thursday that Houthi armed elements attacked security and military checkpoints in Shamlan area and 60th meter road and took control over of those checkpoints and locations. “These groups also opened fire using different heavy and medium weapons against the official television headquarters in Al-Jiraf area,” according to the source
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

President convenes with Supreme Military and Security Committee
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) 2014-09-19 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-19 11:10:00 GMT

[19/ÓÈÊãÈÑ/2014] SANA'A, Sep. 18 (Saba)- 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
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]



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