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Norwegian Council-implemented projects in Yemen discussed
(26 September News) - 2015-02-25
SANA'A– Undersecretary of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation Omar Abdulaziz met here on Wednesday with acting country director of the Norwegian Council Aitzaz Yusuf. The meeting discussed the cooperation between the ministry and the council and a number of the projects being implemented by the council in a number of provinces

Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman in Sana'a
(26 September News) - 2015-02-24
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SANA'A– A French expert working at Total Company and her Yemeni interpreter were abducted Tuesday afternoon from the 45th Street in central Sana'a, a security source said. A group of gunmen kidnapped the French woman along with her accompanying interpreter while they were in the 45th Street and took them in a pick-up car to an unknown destination, accompanied by another car, the source explained to Saba citing security information

Quake in Aden reaches 4.7 grades in Richter scale
(26 September News) - 2015-02-24
Aden– Seismic Monitoring Stations of the National Center For Monitoring and Studies Earthquakes and Volcanoes recorded on Monday a quake in the east of Gulf of Aden reached 4.7 grades in the Richter scale. The center said that the quake, at longitude 51.08 east and latitude 13.00 north at a depth of 10 km, took place at 3:42 pm, Yemen's local time

First Military Region's commander escapes assassination
(26 September News) - 2015-02-23
HADRAMOUT – The First Military Region's commander Abdulrahman al-Halili survived an assassination attempt, a military source said on Monday. One of the commander's guards was killed and six others injured when a bomb planted at roadside exploded targeting his motorcade in al-Qatan district in Hadramout province, the Defense Ministry's website quoted the military source as saying

Revolutionary Committee discusses status of previous gov't ministers
(26 September News) - 2015-02-23
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SANA'A– The Supreme Revolutionary Committee discussed on Monday the status of the previous government's ministers, who did not agree to act as caretaker ministers until forming a transitional government. In its meeting held at the Presidential Palace and headed by the committee's member Talal Aqlan, the committee reviewed reports on the economic situation and measures to address all needs of the current stage and push the national economy towards a better level

More from 26 September News

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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