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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 launches first conference on anti-juvenile death penalty
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-10-30 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-30 09:10:00 GMT

  The first national anti-juvenile death penalty conference kicked off Wednesday in Yemen's capital city of Sanaa. The two-day conference was organized by the coordinator committee of non-governmental organizations in collaboration with the UNICEF and the European Union. Participants including Yemeni and UN officials stressed the importance that the authorities and childhood organizations work as a team to protect child rights and address all child issues
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen arrests leader, four members of AQAP
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-10-30 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-30 09:10:00 GMT

  The Yemeni authorities seized a leader and four operatives of the Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the Defense Ministry reported on its website. The militants included Hamza Al-Sharori, a key leader in AQAP, with which the army has been in an open war since 2012, the statement said
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemeni factions agree to form government of technocrats, no more quotas
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-10-30 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-30 09:10:00 GMT

  Yemeni factions which signed in September a peace and national partnership agreement on Wednesday agreed to form a new government on the basis of technocrats selection not equal quotas. Representatives from all factions held a meeting at Sanaa Movenpick Hotel and discussed the two options for forming the new government, days after the newly appointed premier revealed quotas and names of portfolios for every faction, sources familiar with the talks told the Yemen Post
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen to include Houthi militants in police departments
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-10-29 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-29 12:10:00 GMT

  Yemen's Interior Ministry plans to include Houthi militants within the security forces and police department in coming days, a security official said on Tuesday. Col. Abdulrazzak Al-Moayad, who is currently in charge of the security department in the capital city of Sanaa, told media Houthi militants, currently known as popular committees, will trained in security job as a prelude to add them to security and police services
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen Socialist, Nasserite Parties set conditions for participation in new government
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-10-29 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-29 12:10:00 GMT

  The Yemen Socialist Party and the Nasserite Unionist People's Organisation have set conditions for their participation in the new government in Yemen. Secretary General of the Socialist Party, Yasin Saeed Noman, said their participation depends on continuously smooth political process and that the new government's main responsibility be protecting the state and finalizing requirements of the transition
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

UN Adviser Jamal Benomar urges acceleration of new Yemen government
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-10-28 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-28 18:11:00 GMT

  The UN Special Adviser Jamal Benomar has held talks with Yemeni officials, leaders of political groups and diplomats in an effort to accelerate the formation of the new government. In a press release, Benomar said he had met Transition President, the newly appointed prime minister as well as ambassadors of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America in the capital city of Sanaa and thrashed out the topic
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Total’s Board of Directors pays homage to Christophe de Margerie; organizes Group’s new governance ...
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-10-28 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-28 18:11:00 GMT

  The Board of Directors met today and paid homage to Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie, who died tragically in an airplane accident in Moscow on the night of October 20-21, 2014. After joining the Group in 1974, Christophe de Margerie was appointed to the Executive Committee in 1999, then named CEO of Total on February 14, 2007, and Chairman and CEO on May 21, 2010
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen officials & businessmen owe 0 million in electricity fees
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-10-28 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-28 18:11:00 GMT

  Minister of Electricity and Energy Abdullah Al-Akwa said the debt of senior Yemeni subscribers to the public electricity corporation is more than 0 million. He put the spotlight on problems facing the electricity sector including the inefficient system to collect power subscription fees
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Battles between AQAP, Houthi militants continue in central Yemen
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-10-27 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-27 18:11:00 GMT

  Battles between militants from AQAP and the Houthi Group continued on Monday in Yemen's central governorate of Baidha after Houthis took over the stronghold of AQAP. Local sources said fierce battles erupted between the two groups in the past two days coinciding with airstrikes by the army on positions of AQAP
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Tribes regain parts of Manaseh after battles with Houthi militants
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-10-27 - Retrieved at: 2014-10-27 18:11:00 GMT

  Local tribes with support of suspected Al Qaeda militants regained parts of the Manaseh area in Yemen's central province of Baidha, a day after it was seized by Houthi militants, local security sources said. The sources said militants from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula AQAP supported the tribes and that they are now seeking to retake the Isbeel mountain after days of fierce battles between them and the Houthi Militant Group
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]



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