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Concern over armed presence in Taiz
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
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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

American drone strikes provoke Yemenis against interim government
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
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

Training course for English teachers in rural areas
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
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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

Insecurity profile in Aden during January
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
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

Yemen postpones new weekend
(Yemen Times Online) - 2012-02-02
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

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Ban Ki-moon condemns Radaa terrorist attacks
(almotamar.net) 2014-12-20 - Retrieved at: 2014-12-21 00:10:00 GMT
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- The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the Tuesday bomb attacks in Radaa city in Bayda province, which killed more than 25 people, including at least 15 schoolgirls. "There is absolutely no justification for such cowardly terrorist acts that brutally take the lives of innocent civilians, including children", said a statement read by Spokesman for UN Secretary-General
[source: Almotamar Net]

Binomar condemns Rada terror attacks
(almotamar.net) 2014-12-19 - Retrieved at: 2014-12-21 00:10:00 GMT

- The UN Secretary General Advisor on Yemen Affairs Jamal Binomar condemned on Friday the two terrorist attacks which took place on Tuesday in Rada city, Al-Baidha governorate, claiming the lives of 26 people, mostly children. In a statement issued on Friday, Binomar said that: “As we offer our condolences to the families of the victims, we condemn these two terror attacks
[source: Almotamar Net]

4 terrorists killed while attacking popular committees location in Hodeidah
(almotamar.net) 2014-12-18 - Retrieved at: 2014-12-21 00:10:00 GMT
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- An informed source in the local authority in Hodeidah governorate has said that terror elements attacked one of the “Ansar Allah” popular committees location in Kornish street using a booby-trapped car. members of the popular committees confronted the attack killing two suicide bombers before they blew themselves up while the two others managed to blow themselves up
[source: Almotamar Net]

Parliament gives confidence to new Gov't
(almotamar.net) 2014-12-18 - Retrieved at: 2014-12-21 00:10:00 GMT
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- The Parliament approved in its meeting on Thursday the Government's general program and voted unanimously to give confidence to the government. After completing the discussion of the government program, the parliament listened to a report by the parliamentary committee on the main observations made during the debates and directed a number of recommendations to the government
[source: Almotamar Net]

France condemns Radaa terrorist attack
(almotamar.net) 2014-12-18 - Retrieved at: 2014-12-21 00:10:00 GMT

- France condemned on Thursday the Radaa terrorist attack occurred on Tuesday which killed more than 20 people, including schoolchildren. In a statement issued Thursday,French Foreign Ministry described the crime as 'appalling and disgraceful' act. The ministry expressed its condolences to the victims’ families, confirming that France stands alongside the Yemeni people in the fight against terrorism
[source: Almotamar Net]

Yemen still facing immense challenges: UN envoy Benomar
(almotamar.net) 2014-12-12 - Retrieved at: 2014-12-12 18:10:00 GMT
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- The United Nations special envoy for Yemen Jamal Benomar said on Thursday that Yemen was still facing daunting political, economic and security challenges. He made the remarks after briefing the UN Security Council on the developments in Yemen. He said he briefed the council on "the enormous challenges Yemen is facing on the political, economic and security fields," Benomar told reporters after the meeting
[source: Almotamar Net]

Yemen, UNICEF sign 2015 action plan
(almotamar.net) 2014-12-11 - Retrieved at: 2014-12-12 18:10:00 GMT

- Yemen and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) signed on Thursday a joint action plan for 2015. The plan includes the pledges of the government and its development partners to make developmental programs at the central and governorate levels. Following the signing, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mohamed al-Maitami hailed the level of cooperation between Yemen and UNICEF, valuing highly the aid provides by UNICEF to Yemen in all
[source: Almotamar Net]

Yemen denounces Israel killing Palestinian minister
(almotamar.net) 2014-12-10 - Retrieved at: 2014-12-12 18:10:00 GMT
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- The Republic of Yemen has strongly denounced the Israeli aggression which led to the killing of the Palestinian Minister and Head of Popular Committee Against the Settlement and Apartheid Ziad Abu Ain. "While the Republic of Yemen denounces this brutal assault, it shoulders Israel the responsibility of this atrocious act that contradicts humanitarian values," said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a release issued on Wednesday
[source: Almotamar Net]

IFAD holds workshop on Yemen's projects executive mechanism
(almotamar.net) 2014-12-09 - Retrieved at: 2014-12-12 18:10:00 GMT
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- The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has held in Amman, Jordan, a four-day workshop on the implementation of Yemen's project portfolio. The workshop, which started on Monday, also intends to review the general conditions and adopted procedures for all IFAD projects and financing agreements
[source: Almotamar Net]

Army foils al-Qaeda attack in Hadramout
(almotamar.net) 2014-12-08 - Retrieved at: 2014-12-12 18:10:00 GMT

- Army troops thwarted on Tuesday an al-Qaeda suicide attack by two bomb cars targeted the First Military Region in Sayoun city, Hadramout, a military official said. Defense Ministry's website quoted the military official as saying "Two bomb cars were destroyed, after terrorists tried to enter the region by them
[source: Almotamar Net]



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