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UN official calls on conflicting parties to protect civilians
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) - 2015-03-30
[29/ãÇÑÓ/2015] SANA'A, March 29 (Saba) – The UN humanitarian Coordinator to Yemen has called  all Yemeni parties involved in conflict to reach a peaceful solution and commitment to the protection of civilians. In a press release issued on Sunday, Johannes van der Klaauw urged all parties to adhere strongly to the international humanitarian law and international human rights as well as allow delivering humanitarian aid for those in need

UN Secretary-General calls for peaceful solution in Yemen
(SHARM EL-SHEIK, March 28 (Saba)) - 2015-03-28
[28/ãÇÑÓ/2015] SHARM EL-SHEIK, March 28 (Saba) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called for a peaceful solution to the Yemeni crisis. The UN-facilitated negotiations by Un Special Envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar remain the only chance to prevent a long drawn out conflict, said Mr. Ban in remarks to the League of Arab States Summit, taking place in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt

UN: Negotiation is the only option for resolving Yemen's crisis
(New York, March 27 (Saba)) - 2015-03-27
[27/ãÇÑÓ/2015] New York, March 27 (Saba) - The United Nations Secretary-General underlined that the only option for resolving the crisis in Yemen is negotiation. Mr. Ban Ki-moon "is aware of reports that other States, in particular members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, are also supporting these [Military] operations," said a statement released from the office of the UN chief's spokesperson

Over 16 mln Yemenis lack basic humanitarian aid : Ambassador
(SHARM EL SHEIKH, March 24 (Saba)) - 2015-03-25
[24/ãÇÑÓ/2015] SHARM EL SHEIKH, March 24 (Saba) - Over 16 million Yemenis, third of them children, lack the most basic forms of humanitarian aid especially in regard to food, Yemen's representative to the Arab League Mohamed al-Heysami said on Tuesday. In a speech at the League Council meeting at the level of permanent representatives held in Sharm el-Sheikh city of Egypt to prepare for the Arab foreign ministers' meeting, the ambassador al-Heysami appealed to the conferees to give the

Russia, Saudi Arabia discuss Yemen's impasse
(MOSCOW, March 23 (Saba)) - 2015-03-23
[23/ãÇÑÓ/2015] MOSCOW, March 23 (Saba) - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal discussed on Monday in a telephone conversation the bilateral relations and the regional issues between the two countries, including the current crisis in Yemen. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement released today that the two ministers paid more attention to settle the impasse in Yemen based on resuming the comprehensive national dialogue,

More from Yemen News Agency (Saba)

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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