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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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Al Qaeda strikes again, this time in Abyan
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-28 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-27 23:10:00 GMT

  Following a brazen attack on Friday in the province of Al Baydha, officials in the southern province of Abyan have confirmed that elements believed to be affiliated to Al Qaeda have targeted soldiers in Mahfad. Two soldiers and a reported 10 Islamic militants were killed in failed car-bomb attacks against a military outpost on Sunday
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Mike Harvey’s long walk to freedom
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-28 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-27 23:10:00 GMT

  Following the announcement on Saturday that Mike Harvey, a British national had successfully been freed following five months of captivity; a video featuring those who negotiated his release emerged online. In the video, Harvey, who came to teach English in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a prior to his abduction, is seen sitting next to the tribal committee which arranged for his safe release
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

US diplomat confirms they made contact with Sharif Mobley
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-28 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-27 23:10:00 GMT

  Following calls from Sharif Mobley’s attorney (the disappeared US national who faces murder charges in Yemen) Cori Crider, that proof of life be given after her client was disappeared, US diplomats in Yemen have said to have made contact. No confirmation was however given on Mobley’s whereabouts or the reasons for his transfer out of Yemen’s penitentiary system
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

British teacher is finally freed
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-27 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-26 23:11:00 GMT
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  Britain Foreign Office confirmed on Saturday that Mike Harvey, a British national who came to work in Yemen as an English teacher has been freed and safely released to the authorities by his captive. AFP quoted a Foreign Office spokesman as saying, "Mike Harvey, who had been held in Yemen since February, has been released today … He has been released safely and he is being supported by staff at the British embassy and they will work to reunite him with his family very
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Clashes in Marib leave four soldiers dead
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-27 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-26 23:11:00 GMT
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  Violent clashes in the oil-rich province of Marib left seven people dead this Wednesday, among whom four soldiers confirmed local officials. "Four soldiers and three armed tribesmen were killed in clashes between the two sides," Anadolu Agency quoted a source as saying on Thursday
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

STATEMENT OF THE YEMEN HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR ON HIS VISIT TO AMRAN
(Yemen Post Newspaper) 2014-07-27 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-26 23:11:00 GMT
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  I travelled to Amran Governorate yesterday to observe conditions following the recent conflict, to advocate for unrestricted access of humanitarian partners to all people in need, and to seek commitments from all parties to abide by the ground rules for humanitarian action in Yemen. I was encouraged to hear all parties – including Government authorities and senior Al Houthi representatives – reiterate their support for the neutral, impartial and independent nature of
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen resumes activities in Marib oil installations
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-27 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-26 23:11:00 GMT
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  Following a series of sabotage attacks on its Marib’s oil installations (Yemen’s main oil pipelines which run through the province of Marib was attacked by armed tribesmen on several instances over the past few weeks, thus forcing officials to halt all activities on-site) Marib local officials confirmed that workers have resumed their work as usual
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Al Qaeda Yemen seeks to emulate ISIL
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-27 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-26 23:11:00 GMT
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  Even though al Qaeda has disavowed ISIL (Islamic State for the Levant and Iraq) back in February 2014, when Ayman Al Zawahiri, the grand leader of Al Qaeda clearly stated that his group had neither allegiance nor link to ISIL; the terror group appears nevertheless keen to emulate its victories by setting a caliphate of its own
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

More soldiers die by the hands of Al Qaeda
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-27 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-26 23:11:00 GMT
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  Following a fragile lull in violence during the holy month of Ramadan, it seems that as Eid draws near, terror militants are intent on drawing government forces back into a whirlwind of violence and bloodshed. Even though President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi managed quite successfully to dismantle Al Qaeda cells and strongholds last April when he dispatched military units to wipe out terror militants from the southern provinces of Abyan and Shabwa, the group has since proven capable of
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

The Houthis have withdrawn from Amran
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-27 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-26 23:11:00 GMT

  As of Friday the Houthis (Zaidi group based in the northern province of Sa’ada organized under the leadership of Abdel-Malek Al Houthi) have officially handed back the control of Amran (northern province located some 50km away from the capital, Sana’a) back to the central government
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]



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