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EU calls conflicting parties to protect civilians
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) - 2015-04-02
[02/ÃÈÑíá/2015] BRUSSELS, April 02 (Saba) – The European Union (EU) has called the conflicting parties in Yemen to avoid targeting civilians and infrastructure in the country. In joint statements made by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides, they condemned targeting

Iraq, Iran calls for halting military aggression on Yemen
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) - 2015-04-02
[02/ÃÈÑíá/2015] BAGHDAD, April 02 (Saba) – Iraq and Iran confirmed on Thursday the importance of halting military operations on Yemen, expressing their concern on the consequences of the Saudi aggression on Yemen. The statement was made during a meeting by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi with the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jabouri in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, according to Fars news agency

HRW requests neutral investigations with Arab coalition forces against Yemen
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) - 2015-04-02
[02/ÃÈÑíá/2015] SANA’A, April 02 (Saba) – The Human Rights Watch (HRW) demanded on Thursday to hold neutral investigations with all members in the Arab coalition forces attacking Yemen led by Saudi Arabia to find out if there are violations of war laws and to take the necessary procedures

UN official voices deep concern on fast deteriorating situation in Yemen
(NEW YORK, April 01 (Saba)) - 2015-04-01
[01/ÃÈÑíá/2015] NEW YORK, April 01 (Saba) - A senior UN official has expressed deep concern about the fast deteriorating situation in Yemen. "The situation in Yemen is extremely alarming, with dozens of civilians killed over the past four days," said Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, echoing a statement issued by UN Secretary-General's Spokesperson

UN: There should be accountability for targeting Marzaq camp
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) - 2015-04-01
[01/ÃÈÑíá/2015] NEW YORK, April 01 (Saba) – The United Nations has called for holding accountable those responsible for an air strike targeted the Mazraq camp for displaced people and killed at least 40 people north Yemen. The Mazraq camp for displaced people near Haradh district in Hajjah province was struck on Monday, humanitarian workers said

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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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