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Failed assassination attempt against top military commander
(Yemen Post Staff) - 2014-07-30
  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

Rising prices at the pump, Yemenis might be in for a rude awakening
(Yemen Post Staff) - 2014-07-30
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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

An officer is slain in Lawdar
(Yemen Post Staff) - 2014-07-30
  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

The ransom dilemma, to pay or not to pay
(Yemen Post Staff) - 2014-07-30
  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

Those who pray together …
(Yemen Post Staff) - 2014-07-28
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  On the occasion of Eid prayer, Yemen’s incumbent and former presidents, President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh came together to kneel in prayer, shoulder to shoulder, side by side, in what has been understood as a clear sign a political détente

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2 killed in gunmen attack at military checkpoint in Yemen
(Yemen Online) 2014-07-04 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-04 17:13:00 GMT
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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
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen , UK discuss issues of Yemen Friends working group
(Almotamar.net) 2014-07-03 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-04 23:10:00 GMT
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- Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Hamid Al Awadi met here on Thursday with chargé d'affaires of the British embassy in Yemen Alison Kemp. The two officials' meeting discussed aspects of strengthening cooperation between the two friendly countries and reviewed the actions of the 3 working groups stemmed from the 7th meeting of Friends of Yemen group as well as the ongoing preparations to hold the ministerial meeting of the group in New York in September
[source: Almotamar Net]

Deputy PM meets US ambassador
(Almotamar.net) 2014-07-03 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-04 23:10:00 GMT
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- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology Ahmed Bendaghr met here on Thursday with US ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller. Bendaghr and Tueller reviewed the current political situation in the country and ways to support President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the Yemeni government to achieve prosperity and security in Yemen
[source: Almotamar Net]

Police forces repel militants attack on government complex in al-Bayda, killed 2
(26 September News) 2014-07-03 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-04 02:10:00 GMT
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SANA'A, July 3 (26 September Net) - Suspected Al Qaeda militants launched an armed attack Thursday against the local government complex in the province of al-Bayda and the house of al-Bayda's deputy governor Sinan Holkoom, the army spokesperson Brigadier Saeed al-Faqeeh said, adding that the police forces managed to repel the assault and killed two assailants while three soldiers were wounded
[source: 26 September News]

Deputy PM meets US ambassador
(26 September News) 2014-07-03 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-03 20:10:00 GMT
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SANA'A, July 03 - D  met here on Thursday with US ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller. Bendaghr and Tueller reviewed the current political situation in the country and ways to support President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the Yemeni government to achieve prosperity and security in Yemen. The Deputy Premier expressed the government's keenness to improve the Yemen and US relations, calling on the American companies to uiinvest in Yemen, particularly in telecommunications field
[source: 26 September News]

Saudi Arabia: Sandwiched by jihadists in Iraq and Yemen
(Yemen Online) 2014-07-03 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-03 17:13:00 GMT
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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
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen loses .8 million after Norwegian oil company suspends production
(Yemen Online) 2014-07-03 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-03 17:13:00 GMT
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Jul.03,2014 The government of Yemen lost .8 million (YR387 million) in ten days after a strike at  DNO, the Oslo-listed oil and gas company operating in Hadramout governorate, began on June 22, according to the company. On June 24 the company announced the suspension of production at its Block 32 and Block 43 operations
[source: Yemen Online]

Cabinet refers transitional justice bill to President
(26 September News) 2014-07-03 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-02 23:10:00 GMT
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SANA'A, July 02 - The Cabinet decided on Wednesday to raise a bill on transitional justice to President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi to take the appropriate decision on it. The bill aims to reveal the truth about the past violations and abuses committed during the period covered by the bill and address their implications within the context of of the transitional justice
[source: 26 September News]

President Hadi confirms depth of relations between Yemen and Tunisia
(Almotamar.net) 2014-07-02 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-03 05:10:00 GMT
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- President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi received on Tuesday Tunisian ambassador to Yemen, Jamal al-Jowayli on the occasion of the end of his diplomatic term in Yemen. At the meeting, Hadi praised all efforts made by the Tunisian ambassador in the path of boosting the bilateral relations between the two countries
[source: Almotamar Net]

Head of SNACC meets Japanese diplomat
(Almotamar.net) 2014-07-02 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-03 05:10:00 GMT
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- Head of the Supreme National Authority for Combating Corruption (SNACC) Afrah Badwylan met on Wednesday with Japanese Deputy Ambassador to Yemen. They discussed the cooperation aspects between the two countries in the field of combating corruption. At the meeting, Badwylan received an invitation from the Japanese side to take part in a meeting for exchanging expertise in combating corruption, which is hosted by the Japanese capital Tokyo during October and November with the
[source: Almotamar Net]



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