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Yemeni businessman demands compensation
(Majid al-Kibsi) - 2011-01-29
Yemeni businessman demanded compensation from the Ministry of Water and Environment accusing employees at the ministry abusing his equipment. The businessman, Qais al-Haj, the General  Manager of al-Fao establishment for trade and agencies complained to the minister of Water and Environment about an  abusive behavior of the General manager of Water and sanitation company  in Taiz

Rival rallies face off across Sana’a
(Mohammed al-Kibsi & Nasser al-Rabyee) - 2011-01-28
Order and peace maintained in Sana’a as rival camps demonstrated on Thursday. Security forces looked on from afar and followed orders to not become involved if peace was maintained.      Thousands of Yemenis in the capital Sana’a participated Thursday in eight  rival rallies, four by the opposition parties and four others  by the ruling party

Ministry of interior: Karman violated demonstration law
(Shuaib M. al-Mosawa) - 2011-01-24
A source in the Ministry of Interior said they arrested a group of protestors for violating public demonstration laws. The source added that among the arrested was Tawakol Karman, the human rights activist, and several others who had been in protest for over two weeks at Sana’a University

Yemen is not like Tunisia, President Saleh
(Nasser Arrabyee) - 2011-01-24
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh called on opposition parties in his country to participate in a televised debate on the most controversial current issues like constitutional amendments and elections. “Come up for a TV debate on my program and your programs,â€

JMP demonstrates in Sana’a University
(Nasser Arrabyee) - 2011-01-24
Yemeni security forces dispersed two student demonstrations on Saturday, one against the government while others were demonstrating in support of the government.  Security forces intervened by launching tear gas into the group of demonstrators at the gates of Sana’a University as the two groups of demonstrators began threatening each other with violence

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Training course for English teachers in rural areas
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-02-02 - Retrieved at: 2012-02-02 15:10:00 GMT
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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
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Concern over armed presence in Taiz
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-02-02 - Retrieved at: 2012-02-02 15:10:00 GMT
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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
[source: Yemen Times Online]

American drone strikes provoke Yemenis against interim government
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-02-02 - Retrieved at: 2012-02-02 15:10:00 GMT

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
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Insecurity profile in Aden during January
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-02-02 - Retrieved at: 2012-02-02 15:10:00 GMT

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
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Yemen postpones new weekend
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-02-02 - Retrieved at: 2012-02-02 15:10:00 GMT

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
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Women seek one-third quota in government
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-30 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-30 15:10:00 GMT
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SANA’A, Jan. 29 – A two-day workshop intended to help women obtain their political rights during the nation’s transitional period was held on Sunday in Sana’a. The workshop was conducted by USAID through the Responsive Governance Project (RGP) in cooperation with the Ministry of Human Rights and the Women’s Supreme Council
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Strikes hit Political Security
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-30 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-30 15:10:00 GMT
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SANA’A, Jan. 29 – Dozens of Political Security Organization (PSO) soldiers and officers commenced a 4-hour strike on Sunday, with demands for administrative and economic reforms. The protesters, who held their strike in front of the gate of the PSO building, threatened to demand the removal of the head of the PSO, General Ghaleb Al-Qamish, if he doesn’t constructively respond to the protesters’ demands The Political Security Organization is understood to have a bad reputation among
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Houthis and Southern Movement to boycott February election
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-30 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-30 15:10:00 GMT
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SANA’A, Jan. 29 — The Houthis in the north of Yemen and the secessionist Southern Movement in the south announced plans to boycott the presidential elections set for February 21. “According to the present political situation, the Southern Movement will not participate in the coming presidential elections,” Khaled Ba Madhaf, a leader of the Southern Movement in Aden, told the Yemen Times on Sunday
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Land disputes fuel Taiz clashes
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-30 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-30 15:10:00 GMT

TAIZ, Jan. 29 — Repeated clashes erupted in Taiz between the Republican Guards and locals over land disputes. Tensions have been rising, particularly in east of the city, over the last two weeks, with a number of clashes breaking out since last Monday. Citizens of the city are in a land dispute with the local authority, which wants to build a large mall in Al-Hawban, east Taiz
[source: Yemen Times Online]

EU warns Saleh’s relatives of creating obstacles to elections
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-30 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-30 15:10:00 GMT

SANA’A, Jan. 28 – President Ali Abdullah Saleh finally arrived in the US for short-term private medical treatment on Saturday night, according to the Republic of Yemen Foreign Press Office. Saleh, along with a number of family members, left to Oman last Sunday, on route to the United States. Meanwhile, preparations were ongoing for the coming one-man election, which will see Vice President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi officially sworn in as president for the coming two years
[source: Yemen Times Online]



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