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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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Houthi Tribesmen Continue to Pose a Risk to Yemen
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-23 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 23:10:00 GMT
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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
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen rebels raid army commander house
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-23 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 23:10:00 GMT
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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
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen July foreign reserves up despite oil export plunge
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 17:11:00 GMT
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Sep.22,2014  Yemen's gross foreign currency reserves rose 7 million in July, marking the second monthly increase in a row despite a sharp fall in oil export receipts, central bank data showed.Sanaa's currency reserves have been shrinking since September 2012 when the impoverished Arabian Peninsula nation received a billion loan from Saudi Arabia following frequent attacks on oil pipelines that deprived the state of revenue
[source: Yemen Online]

Houthis get huffy
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 17:11:00 GMT
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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
[source: Yemen Online]

Iranian-backed Shiite rebels have intensified their drive against the Western-backed government in Yemen.
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 17:11:00 GMT
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Sep.22,2014  Fighters from the Shi’ite Al Houthi movement have been attacking government buildings in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. The rocket attacks have also led to a halt in flights at Sanaa International Airport, the main air link abroad, as well as the shutdown of most of the city
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen Rebels Gain Concessions From Government After Assault on Capital
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 17:11:00 GMT
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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
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemeni leaders, rebels sign ceasefire calling for new government
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 17:11:00 GMT
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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
[source: Yemen Online]

UAE warns against travel to Yemen
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-22 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-22 17:11:00 GMT
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Sep.22,2014  The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised citizens not to travel to Yemen due to the unstable security situation in the country.A statement issued yesterday by the ministry said the warning comes as part of the UAE’s keenness on the safety of UAE citizens abroad
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemeni capital orders partial curfew, clash death toll reaches 200
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-21 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-21 14:11:00 GMT
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Sep.21,2014 The Yemeni Interior Ministry declared a curfew in several areas in the capital Sanaa late on Saturday, as clashes intensified between Shiite Houthi rebels and the Sunni-militia-supported army.   The curfew will be imposed on northwestern Sanaa where the two sides used heavy weapons in fierce battles that are expanding towards the city center
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen clashes fuel fears of all-out sectarian war
(Yemen Online) 2014-09-21 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-21 14:11:00 GMT
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Sep.21,2014  Violence has flared again in Yemen, and though a deal to end the conflict between the government and an armed Shia movement has now been announced, the fighting has left locals nervous that even greater trouble lies ahead. The Yemeni capital, Sanaa, was quiet on Friday evening, the tense calm broken only by the sound of fighter jets flying low over residential areas
[source: Yemen Online]



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