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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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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]

Oil exports fall by 5 million barrels as Yemen attacks on energy infrastructure continue ... ...
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-11-05 - Retrieved at: 2014-11-05 09:10:00 GMT

  Yemen's oil exports dropped during the period from January to August this year compared to the same period last year as the country continues to suffer from repeated attacks on energy infrastructure. A recent official report by the Central Bank of Yemen said the January-August crude exports dropped to 11 million barrels, down by around 5 million barrels from last year
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Power returns to Yemen capital after 48-hour outage
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-11-03 - Retrieved at: 2014-11-03 09:10:00 GMT

  Electricity returned late on Saturday night to Yemeni cities including the capital Sanaa after a more than 48-hour outage. An official from the Electricity and Energy Ministry said the authorities fixed damages to power pylons on the outskirts of Sanaa following attacks in the past few days
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

In latest targeted killing, senior Yemeni politician shot dead
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-11-03 - Retrieved at: 2014-11-03 09:10:00 GMT

  Unknown gunmen assassinated a senior Yemeni politician, rights activist and author on Sunday, the latest in a spate of targeted killings the country has been experiencing since 2011. Dr. Mohammed Abdulmalik Al-Motawakil was shot dead in downtown the capital city of Sanaa. The authorities said two gunmen carried out the heinous crime from onboard a motorbike in Al-Adl Street and ran away
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

MP calls for investigation into Yemen chaos
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-11-03 - Retrieved at: 2014-11-03 09:10:00 GMT

  A Yemen parliamentary put forward a proposal for launching a transparent investigation into the fall of the capital city of Sanaa and other provinces to Houthi militants. MP. Abdulaziz Jubari, from the Justice and Development Party, criticized the official silence over the latest developments in the country especially the control of Houthi militants on all state apparatuses and compounds
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Factions authorize Yemen President, Premier to form government
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-11-02 - Retrieved at: 2014-11-02 00:10:00 GMT

  Yemeni factions finalized on Saturday the signing of an agreement authorizing Transition President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the new Prime Minister Khalid Bahah to form a new government of technocrats. The agreement was reached under UN sponsorship a few days ago. Yasin Al-Tamimi, a political writer and analyst, said that authorizing Hadi and Bahah to form the new government after the factions agreed to not go with the quotas will keep political groups except Houthis away from
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

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]



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