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Houthi Tribesmen Continue to Pose a Risk to Yemen
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-23
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Sep.22.2014  Houthi tribesmen light up the evening sky with endless gunfire in downtown Sana’a. Everyone is really frightened. The Houthis have moved into the capital, taken over government buildings and a TV station as a show of force to press action from President Hadi. They want a better share of the proposed 6 state solution to new Yemen because they want to group their people together, gain oil resources and also secure access to the sea

Yemen rebels raid army commander house
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-23
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Sep.22.2014  Houthi rebels in Yemen have raided the houses of a powerful military commander and his allies in the capital Sanaa.The raid on the home of Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, an adviser on defence and security affairs for the president, came a day after the signing of a UN-brokered peace deal between the government and the Shia rebel group

Houthis get huffy
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-22
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Sep.22,2014  IT IS almost exactly a decade since the death of Hussein al-Houthi, a radical cleric who hoped to revive the Zaydi Shia Islam unique to north Yemen. Mr Houthi left behind a movement that had few followers outside his home province of Saada and a few university students in the capital, Sana’a

Yemen Rebels Gain Concessions From Government After Assault on Capital
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-22
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  Sep.22,2014    An assault on Yemen’s capital rocked the transitional government on Sunday as fighters from a Shiite rebel group stormed through the city, seizing government buildings, state media facilities and military bases. The military broke apart, some units appeared to side with rebels, and the prime minister abruptly resigned

Yemeni leaders, rebels sign ceasefire calling for new government
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-22
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Sep.22,2014   Yemen's president, a powerful rebel group and representatives of major political parties signed a ceasefire Sunday, the government announced."The document calls for an immediate ceasefire and ending all forms of violence," the written statement said. "It also calls for the formation of a technocratic national government, which will work to enhance government transparency, implement economic reforms, in addition to continuing military and security

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Yemeni businessman demands compensation
(Majid al-Kibsi) 2011-01-29 - Retrieved at: 2011-01-29 15:10:00 GMT

Yemeni businessman demanded compensation from the Ministry of Water and Environment accusing employees at the ministry abusing his equipment. The businessman, Qais al-Haj, the General  Manager of al-Fao establishment for trade and agencies complained to the minister of Water and Environment about an  abusive behavior of the General manager of Water and sanitation company  in Taiz
[source: Yemen Observer]

Rival rallies face off across Sana’a
(Mohammed al-Kibsi & Nasser al-Rabyee) 2011-01-28 - Retrieved at: 2011-01-29 15:10:00 GMT

Order and peace maintained in Sana’a as rival camps demonstrated on Thursday. Security forces looked on from afar and followed orders to not become involved if peace was maintained.      Thousands of Yemenis in the capital Sana’a participated Thursday in eight  rival rallies, four by the opposition parties and four others  by the ruling party
[source: Yemen Observer]

Ministry of interior: Karman violated demonstration law
(Shuaib M. al-Mosawa) 2011-01-24 - Retrieved at: 2011-01-24 18:10:00 GMT

A source in the Ministry of Interior said they arrested a group of protestors for violating public demonstration laws. The source added that among the arrested was Tawakol Karman, the human rights activist, and several others who had been in protest for over two weeks at Sana’a University
[source: Yemen Observer]

Yemen is not like Tunisia, President Saleh
(Nasser Arrabyee) 2011-01-24 - Retrieved at: 2011-01-24 18:10:00 GMT

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh called on opposition parties in his country to participate in a televised debate on the most controversial current issues like constitutional amendments and elections. “Come up for a TV debate on my program and your programs,â€
[source: Yemen Observer]

JMP demonstrates in Sana’a University
(Nasser Arrabyee) 2011-01-24 - Retrieved at: 2011-01-24 15:11:00 GMT

Yemeni security forces dispersed two student demonstrations on Saturday, one against the government while others were demonstrating in support of the government.  Security forces intervened by launching tear gas into the group of demonstrators at the gates of Sana’a University as the two groups of demonstrators began threatening each other with violence
[source: Yemen Observer]

UNDP Administrator visits Socotra; Lauds Rosh Community for Biodiversity Work
(Abdul-Aziz Oudah) 2011-01-24 - Retrieved at: 2011-01-24 15:11:00 GMT

On her second day in Yemen, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visited the Archipelago of Socotra to present the Equator Prize to the Rosh Protected Area Community. The Equator Initiative, a United Nations-led partnership that supports local and indigenous efforts in biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation, recently announced the twenty-five winners of the Equator Prize 2010 following an extensive technical review process
[source: Yemen Observer]

UNHCR demands bribes, refugees
(Fares Anam) 2011-01-24 - Retrieved at: 2011-01-24 15:10:00 GMT
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After ten days of visiting the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres to Yemen, many accusations were made that there is large amounts of fraud and theft being conducted employees of the UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency in Yemen
[source: Yemen Observer]

US supports establishing Yemen international fund
(Mohammed al-Kibsi) 2011-01-24 - Retrieved at: 2011-01-24 15:10:00 GMT

The United States strongly supports the establishment of an international fund to support Yemen’s economy and development, said Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for International Affairs Andy Baukol last Saturday.   Baukol reiterated his country’s keenness to provide all aspect of possible support for Yemen
[source: Yemen Observer]

Abyan security arrests al-Qaeda fighters
(Shuaib M, al-Mosawa) 2011-01-24 - Retrieved at: 2011-01-24 12:10:00 GMT
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Abyan security arrested on Sunday afternoon an al-Qaeda fighter along with three others who were taking their fellow to hospital following a fire exchange with security personnel in Lawdar district, a security official told the Yemen Observer
[source: Yemen Observer]

Yemen security arrests al-Qaeda fighters
(Shuaib M. al-Mosawa) 2011-01-23 - Retrieved at: 2011-01-24 12:10:00 GMT

Yemen - Abyan security arrested on Sunday afternoon an al-Qaeda fighter along with three others who were rushing their fellow to hospital following a fire exchange with security personnel in Lawdar district, a security official told the Yemen Observer. The three people accompanying their injured fellow were trying to take him to one of the hospitals in Aden city when police arrested them at the checkpoint of Hassan, which lies 10 km to the east of Zanzibar district, the capital
[source: Yemen Observer]



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