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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 slams aggressive media campaign after Paris attack
(Yemen Post Staff) 2015-01-15 - Retrieved at: 2015-01-15 21:10:00 GMT

Yemen's transition president Abdu Rabbu Mansour criticized aggressive media campaign against Yemen after the Paris attack, state media reported on Thursday. "We hope Yemen will not face aggressive acts on allegations it exports terrorism to other countries," he was quoted as saying. "At a time when Yemen is calling on the international community to help it address crises and make the power transition a success, it suddenly starts to suffer from a politically motivated campaign," he said
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Committee on Marib, Jawf starts mission
(Yemen Post Staff) 2015-01-14 - Retrieved at: 2015-01-14 18:12:00 GMT

The Committee on Marib and Jawf arrived Tuesday night in Marib governorate in a bid to deescalate violence and clashes between local tribes and Houthi militants.    The committee was formed by transition president Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi days ago amid threats by the Houthi Militant Group to seize Marib by force
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Ansaru Al-Sharia claims attack on residence of Iran Yemen envoy
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-12-04 - Retrieved at: 2014-12-04 12:10:00 GMT

The Ansaru Al-Sharia claimed its responsibility for the car bomb that targeted the residence of the Iranian ambassador in Yemen on Wednesday. The group said in a statement several people including Iranians were killed and others injured in the explosion which it described as "very big". "Despite tight security measures by the security forces and the Houthi popular committees, our members parked and exploded the explosives-laden car at the target without interception,"
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Tribes form popular committee amid persistent Houthi attempts to seize oil-rich Marib
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-12-03 - Retrieved at: 2014-12-03 00:10:00 GMT

Tribes in Yemen's Marib governorate are continuing their mobilization to face any attempts by the Houthi Militant Group to seize their city. On Tuesday, the tribes met and discussed all arrangements for protecting the oil-rich Marib. Local sources said the tribes have formed popular committees and ordered them to defend oil and gas projects
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Four soldiers killed, three injured in Yemen attacks
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-12-02 - Retrieved at: 2014-12-02 12:11:00 GMT

At least four soldiers were killed and three others injured in explosions against two military patrols in Yemen's southern governorate of Abyan. Local security sources said a roadside bomb was detonated when on of the patrols passed in the Mahfad district killing the four soldiers and injuring two others
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen says salaries are secured, warn of fabrications
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-12-01 - Retrieved at: 2014-12-01 18:11:00 GMT

The Finance Ministry has denied media reports which said the government does not have money to give the salaries of the state employees this month. The official agency Saba quoted the ministry's spokesperson Jamil Al-Doais as saying the salaries of the employees are secured and that reports about inability to give them were baseless
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

UN meetings discuss Yemen peace, sanctions on transition obstructionists
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-11-27 - Retrieved at: 2014-11-27 21:10:00 GMT

The US Special Envoy on Yemen Jamal Benomar has met with representatives from the factions which signed the peace and national partnership agreement in September. The meeting in the capital city of Sanaa was dedicated to discussing progress in implementing the terms of the UN-sponsored deal. Since he arrived in the country for a fresh days ago, Benomar has met with commanders from the Defense and Interior Ministries and the Intelligence Apparatuses and discussed the security terms within
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

French Nationals with Bombs in Yemen; Ambassador apologizes
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-11-05 - Retrieved at: 2014-11-05 12:10:00 GMT

  Interior Ministry officials told Yemen Post that two French explosives experts contracted by the Yemeni government were arrested by Political Security in Sheba Hotel for the possession of bombs. Yemen's President met with French Ambassador to Yemen on Monday and requested the nationals be released
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Houthi leader plays down UN threats to sanction his leaders
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-11-05 - Retrieved at: 2014-11-05 09:10:00 GMT

  Leader of the Houthi Militant Group Abdulmalik Al-Houthi has dismissed threats by the UN Security Council as the UN moves to sanction obstructionists of the transition process in Yemen. "The Security Council and the ten countries sponsoring the transition never scare us because we are very confident and have a spiritual culture and determination," he said in a statement
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

A failure: Yemeni factions conclude Brussels reconciliation conference
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-11-05 - Retrieved at: 2014-11-05 09:10:00 GMT

  Yemeni factions failed to reach a deal in a reconciliation conference in Brussels whose final statement was expected to lay the groundwork for a new era of national reconciliation. The two-day meeting was attended by representatives from most groups and coincided with aggravating challenges in the country, but a number of top officials were missing
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

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