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Yemen still facing immense challenges: UN envoy Benomar
(almotamar.net) - 2014-12-12
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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

Yemen, UNICEF sign 2015 action plan
(almotamar.net) - 2014-12-11
- 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

Yemen denounces Israel killing Palestinian minister
(almotamar.net) - 2014-12-10
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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

IFAD holds workshop on Yemen's projects executive mechanism
(almotamar.net) - 2014-12-09
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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

Army foils al-Qaeda attack in Hadramout
(almotamar.net) - 2014-12-08
- 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

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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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