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Yemen launches first conference on anti-juvenile death penalty
(Yemen Post Staff) - 2014-10-30
  The first national anti-juvenile death penalty conference kicked off Wednesday in Yemen's capital city of Sanaa. The two-day conference was organized by the coordinator committee of non-governmental organizations in collaboration with the UNICEF and the European Union. Participants including Yemeni and UN officials stressed the importance that the authorities and childhood organizations work as a team to protect child rights and address all child issues

Yemen arrests leader, four members of AQAP
(Yemen Post Staff) - 2014-10-30
  The Yemeni authorities seized a leader and four operatives of the Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the Defense Ministry reported on its website. The militants included Hamza Al-Sharori, a key leader in AQAP, with which the army has been in an open war since 2012, the statement said

Yemeni factions agree to form government of technocrats, no more quotas
(Yemen Post Staff) - 2014-10-30
  Yemeni factions which signed in September a peace and national partnership agreement on Wednesday agreed to form a new government on the basis of technocrats selection not equal quotas. Representatives from all factions held a meeting at Sanaa Movenpick Hotel and discussed the two options for forming the new government, days after the newly appointed premier revealed quotas and names of portfolios for every faction, sources familiar with the talks told the Yemen Post

Yemen to include Houthi militants in police departments
(Yemen Post Staff) - 2014-10-29
  Yemen's Interior Ministry plans to include Houthi militants within the security forces and police department in coming days, a security official said on Tuesday. Col. Abdulrazzak Al-Moayad, who is currently in charge of the security department in the capital city of Sanaa, told media Houthi militants, currently known as popular committees, will trained in security job as a prelude to add them to security and police services

Yemen Socialist, Nasserite Parties set conditions for participation in new government
(Yemen Post Staff) - 2014-10-29
  The Yemen Socialist Party and the Nasserite Unionist People's Organisation have set conditions for their participation in the new government in Yemen. Secretary General of the Socialist Party, Yasin Saeed Noman, said their participation depends on continuously smooth political process and that the new government's main responsibility be protecting the state and finalizing requirements of the transition

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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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