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Security campaign kicks off in Hajjah
(Yemen Post Staff) - 2014-04-16
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    Spurred on by the Interior Ministry, officials in Hajjah, a northern province of Yemen, kicked off a security campaign on Sunday which aimed to address the issue of weapons-carrying in the region. With a reported ratio of three weapons per inhabitants, all women, men and children confounded, Yemen is, while a peace-loving nation an even bigger, arm-loving nation, especially since the very idea of carrying a weapon, might it be the traditional Gambiya (a dagger-like short

Al-Qaeda assassinate high ranking official in al-Baydha
(Yemen Post Staff) - 2014-04-16
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    Security officials confirmed on Tuesday morning that al-Qaeda operatives assassinated al-Baydha deputy governor, Hussein Dayan, in yet another targeted attack. According to witnesses’ account, Dayan was sprayed with bullets as he stepped out on his residence, ready to go to work

Foreign doctor is kidnapped in Yemen
(Yemen Post Staff) - 2014-04-15
    Officials at the Interior Ministry confirmed on Monday that a foreign doctor from Uzbekistan (a country located directly north of Afghanistan and south of Russia) had been kidnapped by armed tribesmen in what appear to be a tribal spat with the government. It is important to note that even though the doctor in question was identified by various media outlets as being a Russian national, the Yemen Post can confirm that he is in fact an Uzbek national

Saudi border guard is gunned down near Yemeni border
(Yemen Post Staff) - 2014-04-15
    For the second time in less than a week Saudi border guards were targeted by unidentified armed men as they patrolled near the Yemeni border. Saudi media reported on Monday morning the death of one officer, stressing a patrol came under heavy fire at about 3am in the “mountainous Saudi eastern part of Jizan, which lies directly north of Yemen

Yemen’s first constitutional draft to be ready within four months
(Yemen Post Staff) - 2014-04-15
    Dr. Ulfat al-Duba’I, a member of Yemen constitution drafting committee confirmed on Monday that according to projections, Yemenis could expect the first draft of their new constitution to be completed within the next four months. The drafting of a new constitution will mark the country’s last transfer of power stage and close the book on Yemen’s institutional overall, a process which has been painstakingly slow, notwithstanding the many hurdles and political

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Al Qaeda attacks soldiers in Hadhramawt
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-04-06 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-06 05:10:00 GMT
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    A day after al-Qaeda militants targeted the military in Aden, officials in the south-eastern province of Hadhramawt confirmed that terror militants had attacked yet another military outpost near al-Qatn. Already dubbed the most dangerous terror cells in the entire Arabian Peninsula region, Al-Qaeda Yemen has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt to have at its disposal enough military fire-power, and manpower to challenge Yemen armed forces
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen Interior Ministry deplores security situation, calls for reforms
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-04-04 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-04 14:10:00 GMT

    As soon as Interior Minister Maj. Gen. Abdo al-Tarab was appointed at his new post he wasted no time in running a quick assessment of the ministry, keen to determine the level of professionalism of his men and their readiness should an emergency arise. Needless to say that Minister al-Tarab’s experiment results let a little to be desired
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen launches new Polio vaccination campaign
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-04-04 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-04 14:10:00 GMT

    Even though Yemen has battled Polio for several decades, the disease has resurfaced on account of Yemen’s ongoing influx of refugee from the Horn of Africa, mainly Somalia where many migrants have been found to have contracted the virus. Ever since 1979 Polio vaccination has been mandatory in Yemen
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Former South Yemen President admits to Iran ties
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-04-04 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-04 14:10:00 GMT

    Less than a week after Iran strongly denied having tried to influence or meddle within Yemen internal affairs, former South Yemen President, Ali Salem al-Baidh defiantly admitted to have politically leaned on Tehran to further his secession bid. A veteran politician, former President al-Baidh has called from his residence in Lebanon for a clean institutional break with Sana’a central government, arguing that since former President Ali Abdullah Saleh had betrayed the
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for Aden’s attack
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-04-04 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-03 23:10:00 GMT

    Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility on Thursday for Wednesday’s attack against the Fourth Brigade, which headquarters is located in Aden. The terror attack which took place early on Wednesday and claimed the lives of a reported 20 people, among whom civilians, aimed to disable Aden’s first line of defence as terror militants seek to set up roots in the seaport city, keen on replicating 2011 scenario, when the group seized large swathes of lands
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Iran denies Yemen charges of meddling
(Yemen Online) 2014-04-03 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-02 23:27:00 GMT
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April 01,2014Iran on Wednesday rejected Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's accusations it was stoking unrest in his country and urged Sanaa to track down the killers of an Iranian diplomat in Sanaa.The accusations are "without foundation", said foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham, quoted by ISNA news agency
[source: Yemen Online]

Fighting Yemen drone program
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-04-03 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-02 23:10:00 GMT

    On April 1st, a group of activists and families of drone victims came together to announce the establishment of the first Yemeni anti-drone organization. The National Organization for Drone Victims aims to criminalize drone strikes as to abolish them and thus prevent the military and any other governmental agency form using such technology against Islamic radicalism
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

The dangers of working in Yemen
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-04-03 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-02 23:10:00 GMT

    In a report published on Wednesday, IRIN highlighted the ever-increasing dangers faced by aid workers in Yemen, as kidnappings and targeted killings have become more than just occasional hazards. “Since 2011 kidnappings have become much more aggressive, e.g. shooting against victims resisting kidnapping (including females), prolonged periods of captivity, political/ransom demands and ill-treatment of victims,” said Siris Hartkorn, head of risk analysis at the
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Terror attack in Aden leaves six soldiers dead
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-04-02 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-02 20:10:00 GMT

    State officials confirm on Wednesday that Islamic militants linked to al-Qaeda targeted earlier today a major military headquarters in the southern seaport of Aden, an area which carries much importance geo-strategically as it sits directly on Bab al-Mandeb and offers an opening onto both the Africa and Asia, a crossroad of sorts in between continents
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Iran denies any meddling in Yemen internal affairs
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-04-02 - Retrieved at: 2014-04-01 23:11:00 GMT
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    A day after President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s comments to al-Hayat regarding Iran’s alleged meddling within Yemen internal affairs, Tehran was keen to respond to the such scathing remark, reiterating that it inherently support any country’s right to self-determination
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]



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