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News from 26 September News

Norwegian Council-implemented projects in Yemen discussed
(26 September News) - 2015-02-25
SANA'A– Undersecretary of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation Omar Abdulaziz met here on Wednesday with acting country director of the Norwegian Council Aitzaz Yusuf. The meeting discussed the cooperation between the ministry and the council and a number of the projects being implemented by the council in a number of provinces

Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman in Sana'a
(26 September News) - 2015-02-24
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SANA'A– A French expert working at Total Company and her Yemeni interpreter were abducted Tuesday afternoon from the 45th Street in central Sana'a, a security source said. A group of gunmen kidnapped the French woman along with her accompanying interpreter while they were in the 45th Street and took them in a pick-up car to an unknown destination, accompanied by another car, the source explained to Saba citing security information

Quake in Aden reaches 4.7 grades in Richter scale
(26 September News) - 2015-02-24
Aden– Seismic Monitoring Stations of the National Center For Monitoring and Studies Earthquakes and Volcanoes recorded on Monday a quake in the east of Gulf of Aden reached 4.7 grades in the Richter scale. The center said that the quake, at longitude 51.08 east and latitude 13.00 north at a depth of 10 km, took place at 3:42 pm, Yemen's local time

First Military Region's commander escapes assassination
(26 September News) - 2015-02-23
HADRAMOUT – The First Military Region's commander Abdulrahman al-Halili survived an assassination attempt, a military source said on Monday. One of the commander's guards was killed and six others injured when a bomb planted at roadside exploded targeting his motorcade in al-Qatan district in Hadramout province, the Defense Ministry's website quoted the military source as saying

Revolutionary Committee discusses status of previous gov't ministers
(26 September News) - 2015-02-23
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SANA'A– The Supreme Revolutionary Committee discussed on Monday the status of the previous government's ministers, who did not agree to act as caretaker ministers until forming a transitional government. In its meeting held at the Presidential Palace and headed by the committee's member Talal Aqlan, the committee reviewed reports on the economic situation and measures to address all needs of the current stage and push the national economy towards a better level

More from 26 September News

Houthi Tribesmen Continue to Pose a Risk to Yemen
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-23 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 23:10:00 GMT
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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
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen rebels raid army commander house
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-23 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 23:10:00 GMT
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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
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen July foreign reserves up despite oil export plunge
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 17:11:00 GMT
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Sep.22,2014  Yemen's gross foreign currency reserves rose 7 million in July, marking the second monthly increase in a row despite a sharp fall in oil export receipts, central bank data showed.Sanaa's currency reserves have been shrinking since September 2012 when the impoverished Arabian Peninsula nation received a billion loan from Saudi Arabia following frequent attacks on oil pipelines that deprived the state of revenue
[source: Yemen Online]

Houthis get huffy
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 17:11:00 GMT
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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
[source: Yemen Online]

Iranian-backed Shiite rebels have intensified their drive against the Western-backed government in Yemen.
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 17:11:00 GMT
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Sep.22,2014  Fighters from the Shi’ite Al Houthi movement have been attacking government buildings in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. The rocket attacks have also led to a halt in flights at Sanaa International Airport, the main air link abroad, as well as the shutdown of most of the city
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen Rebels Gain Concessions From Government After Assault on Capital
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 17:11:00 GMT
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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
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemeni leaders, rebels sign ceasefire calling for new government
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 17:11:00 GMT
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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
[source: Yemen Online]

UAE warns against travel to Yemen
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 17:11:00 GMT
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Sep.22,2014  The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised citizens not to travel to Yemen due to the unstable security situation in the country.A statement issued yesterday by the ministry said the warning comes as part of the UAE’s keenness on the safety of UAE citizens abroad
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemeni capital orders partial curfew, clash death toll reaches 200
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-21 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-21 14:11:00 GMT
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Sep.21,2014 The Yemeni Interior Ministry declared a curfew in several areas in the capital Sanaa late on Saturday, as clashes intensified between Shiite Houthi rebels and the Sunni-militia-supported army.   The curfew will be imposed on northwestern Sanaa where the two sides used heavy weapons in fierce battles that are expanding towards the city center
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen clashes fuel fears of all-out sectarian war
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-21 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-21 14:11:00 GMT
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Sep.21,2014  Violence has flared again in Yemen, and though a deal to end the conflict between the government and an armed Shia movement has now been announced, the fighting has left locals nervous that even greater trouble lies ahead. The Yemeni capital, Sanaa, was quiet on Friday evening, the tense calm broken only by the sound of fighter jets flying low over residential areas
[source: Yemen Online]



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