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Yemen army continues fight in north and attacked by al-Qaeda in south
(Yemen Online) - 2014-07-07
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07/07/2014 Clashes in the north Yemen town of Omran continued on Sunday between the army and fighters from the Houthi movement after at least 104 people were killed on Saturday, while in the south six soldiers were shot dead by al Qaeda militants. Yemen's government is struggling to regain stability in a country facing a deadly uprising in the north, a separatist movement in the south and a growing al Qaeda insurgency that has survived repeated assaults by the military

Yemen Clashes Between Rebels, Tribesmen Kill 35
(Yemen Online) - 2014-07-06
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Jul.06,2014             Clashes between Shiite rebels and government-allied tribesmen have killed at least 35 people and wounded 40 others in some of the fiercest fighting to hit the country in months, a Yemeni security official said Sunday

Yemen Bombs Rebels After Cease-Fire Falters
(Yemen Online) - 2014-07-05
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Jul.05,2014  Yemen’s air force bombed Shiite Muslim fighters north of the capital city of Sanaa Saturday in fighting that caused “a large number of casualties,” local officials said, after a recent truce between the insurgents and government forces collapsed. The fighting in northern Yemen, which has taken on a sectarian tone, is further destabilizing a country struggling to overcome many problems, including a secessionist movement in its restive south and

2 killed in gunmen attack at military checkpoint in Yemen
(Yemen Online) - 2014-07-04
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Jul.04,2014  At least two security members were killed when suspected al-Qaida gunmen attacked a military checkpoint near the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen on Friday, a government official told Xinhua.   "The al-Qaida suspected gunmen carried out an attack with rocket-propelled grenades against a military checkpoint and the Wadia border crossing with Saudi Arabia in southeastern Hadramout province," the local government official said on condition of

Saudi Arabia: Sandwiched by jihadists in Iraq and Yemen
(Yemen Online) - 2014-07-03
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Jul.03,2014 Along Saudi Arabia's long, lonely desert border with its northern neighbour Iraq, the Ministry of Interior guards have every reason to stay alert.  Isis, the well-armed and well-funded jihadist army that has seized control of most of western Iraq, is now effectively at the kingdom's doorstep

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Navy seizes diesel-smuggling ship in Mahara
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) 2014-07-31 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-31 17:10:00 GMT

[30/íæáíæ/2014]   MAHARA, July 30 (Saba)- The Navy and Coast Guard forces have seized a trade ship in Mahara province carrying three million liters of diesel on its route to the neighboring country, a security source said on Wednesday. The source said to Saba that the ship and its crew were referred to the concerned authorities to complete investigation and take legal action in this issue
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

Study: Yemen's support for oil derivatives exceeds health, education spending
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) 2014-07-31 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-31 17:10:00 GMT

[31/íæáíæ/2014] SANA'A, July 31 (Saba) – An official economic study has shown that the general budget of the state encountered various difficulties and challenges due to the high increase of oil derivatives, exceeding the government spending for health and education sectors. The study indicated that the overall bill for oil derivatives support reached $ 24 billion during 2000 – 2013
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

Deputy head of staff praises Yemeni-Chinese military cooperation
(SANA'A, July 31 (Saba)) 2014-07-31 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-31 17:10:00 GMT

[31/íæáíæ/2014] SANA'A, July 31 (Saba) - Deputy head of staff major general Abdul-Bari Al-Shamiri attended on Thursday a ceremony at the Chinese embassy in Sana'a on the occasion of the 87th anniversary of the formation of the Chinese army. Al-Shamiri praised, in his speech, the historical relations linking the two armies in the two friend countries
[source: Yemen News Agency (Saba)]

Yemen’s pipe dream: Reconciliation
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-30 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-30 20:10:00 GMT

  While Yemen’s embattled President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi has been urging his countrymen to unite and rally around the state’s institutions in order for the nation to weather the mighty storm which has battered its shores and bruised its military, images of politicians’ public spat this Eid quickly reminded all, that when it comes to Yemen, solidarity is a word which often goes amiss
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Fuel prizes spike send Yemenis over the edge
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-30 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-30 20:10:00 GMT

  As Yemenis woke up to new prices at the pump, anger erupted, spreading faster than wildfire across the streets of the capital, Sana’a and beyond. Raw with disappointment and rage against a central government which has managed very little in terms of fulfilling its people’s hope for a better life, Yemenis were quick to manifest their rejection of Yemen’s new no-subsidy rationale, deaf to their officials’ reasoning that the country no longer could sustain such
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen faces new sabotage attack in Marib
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-30 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-30 20:10:00 GMT

  As Yemenis took to the streets in anger following the central government decision to end its oil subsidy policy, thus raising the prices of petrol at the pump by 60%, armed tribesmen directed their wrath at the country’s main pipeline in Marib. This new sabotage attack came at a time when President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi faces an aggravated civilian crisis as Yemenis from all four corners have threatened to overthrow the coalition government and reclaim their freedom and
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Rising prices at the pump, Yemenis might be in for a rude awakening
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-30 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-29 23:10:00 GMT
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  According to Yemen Saeed, a local media outlet, Yemenis might be in for a rude awakening come the end of Eid as officials are getting ready to raise the price of all petroleum products. While the central government has spent much energy defending its position towards oil subsidies, arguing that such policy is a necessary evil, the only economic play which the impoverished nation truly has left if it is to prevent a total and utter collapse of its economy, officials have not dared
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Failed assassination attempt against top military commander
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-30 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-29 23:10:00 GMT

  As Yemenis everywhere began to celebrate the first day of Eid, thus marking the official end of the holy month of Ramadan, officials in the southern province of Al Daleh confirmed that an unidentified group of armed men targeted Abdullah Dabaan, the commander of the 33rd Brigade as he travelled in his vehicle
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

An officer is slain in Lawdar
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-30 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-29 23:10:00 GMT

  Officials in Abyan (southern province of Yemen) confirmed on Tuesday, that Colonel Abdullah Al-Maaraji, a commander in the infantry had been killed in what is believed to have been a terror attack. Al Maaraji took part in 2012 in a campaign against terror militants in Abyan, when Yemen attempted to reclaim control over its southern territories following a move from Al Qaeda to establish a zone of control beyond the authority of the state
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

The ransom dilemma, to pay or not to pay
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-30 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-29 23:10:00 GMT

  News that Mike Harvey was released following several months in captivity (Harvey was kidnapped last February in the capital, Sana’a) brought back the difficult matter of ransom and whether foreign powers should ever allow themselves to be trapped into such blackmail. If from a human perspective one would evidently argue that money should never become an object of contention when one’s freedom is at stake; governments have had to wrestle with the idea that ransom money
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]



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