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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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Al Qaeda group kills Defense Ministry aide in latest Yemen attacks
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-14 23:16:00 GMT
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May 14,2014More than 20 people have been killed in clashes in Yemen. The latest fighting came as the country's army had taken the offensive against al Qaeda-linked groups. 
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen Army clashes with Al Qaeda militants, kills 16
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-14 23:16:00 GMT
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May 14,2014The Yemeni Army repelled a dawn attack by Al Qaeda fighters seeking to recapture a restive southern town in intense clashes that killed seven soldiers and 16 militants on Wednesday, security officials said.
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen and UN sign an action plan to end and prevent the recruitment of children
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-14 23:16:00 GMT
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May 15,2014 In a landmark development for the protection of children today, the Government of Yemen signed an action plan with the United Nations to end and prevent the recruitment of children by the Yemeni Armed Forces. “We stand by the commitment we make today to ensure that government forces are free of children,” said Prime Minister Mohamed Salem Basundwah
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen tribesmen free German hostage
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-14 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-14 20:16:00 GMT
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May 14,2014Yemeni tribesmen have freed a German in his 60s whom they kidnapped in the capital in late January and who reportedly needs urgent medical treatment, state media said on Tuesday.
[source: Yemen Online]

Yemen takes step to set up secure rehab for Guantanamo detainees
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-14 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-14 20:16:00 GMT
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May 14,2014 Yemen is to formally look into building a secure rehabilitation center for Islamist militants - a move that could hasten the return of its citizens held in the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention center on Cuba. The announcement, which came in a presidential decree carried by state media on Wednesday, is a significant step forward for the project, which is influenced by a similar center in Saudi Arabia
[source: Yemen Online]

U.S. had no warning Yemen would expel American journalist
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-14 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-14 20:16:00 GMT
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May 14,2014WASHINGTON — The State Department said Tuesday that it was not told in advance that Yemen planned to expel McClatchy contributor Adam Baron and that once U.S. diplomats learned he was to be deported, they’d attempted to offer him consular assistance. Baron, however, had already left the country
[source: Yemen Online]

More militant attacks in Yemen
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-12 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-12 17:17:00 GMT
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May.12,2014More violence from suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen continued Sunday in two separate attacks. At least 13 Yemeni soldiers were killed and nine others were injured when the militants ambushed a military police headquarters in the southern Yemeni province of Hadramout, two Interior Ministry officials told CNN
[source: Yemen Online]

UK troops working with US military at base for Yemen drone operations
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-12 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-12 17:17:00 GMT
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May.12,2014British liaison staff are embedded with US forces in the Horn of Africa, the Ministry of Defence has revealed, as concern grows about redeployment of the UK squadron of 10 armed Reaper drones.Although three British officers are based at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti – the US base from which unmanned strikes are launched against al-Qaida groups in Yemen – the MoD denies they are involved in co-ordinating such attacks
[source: Yemen Online]

Aden region could serve as basis for a thriving Yemen
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-12 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-12 17:16:00 GMT
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May.12,2014Earlier this year, Yemen was declared a federal state. This was the most prominent outcome of the National Dialogue Conference, which had stated that the central state was one of the main factors of the deterioration of the country. The objection by intellectuals and activists (and even politicians) did not prevent the continued enforcement of this urgent decision, with the blessing of the international community and the regional states sponsoring the Gulf Initiative for Yemen,
[source: Yemen Online]

After anti-Qaeda offensive, Yemen militants signal resilience
(Yemen Online) 2014-05-12 - Retrieved at: 2014-05-11 23:17:00 GMT
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May12,2014DUBAI (Reuters) - Attacks on top Yemeni government targets blamed on al Qaeda suggest a vigorous army counter-terrorism campaign has failed to dent the militants' ability to humiliate the authorities with acts of brazen violence. After months of militant raids on security forces, foreigners and government officials, Yemen's army launched a concerted air-and-ground campaign late last month against militant bastions in Abyan and Shabwa provinces
[source: Yemen Online]



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