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Yemeni businessman demands compensation
(Majid al-Kibsi) - 2011-01-29
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

Rival rallies face off across Sana’a
(Mohammed al-Kibsi & Nasser al-Rabyee) - 2011-01-28
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

Ministry of interior: Karman violated demonstration law
(Shuaib M. al-Mosawa) - 2011-01-24
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

Yemen is not like Tunisia, President Saleh
(Nasser Arrabyee) - 2011-01-24
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€

JMP demonstrates in Sana’a University
(Nasser Arrabyee) - 2011-01-24
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

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Shelling in Marib lead to civilian casualties
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-08-04 - Retrieved at: 2014-08-03 23:11:00 GMT
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  Officials confirmed on Sunday that clashes in the oil-rich province of Marib in between the military and tribesmen led to the death of three civilians, one woman and two children. An official in Marib told the press on Sunday, “A mortar shell hit a residence in central Yemen's Marib province, killing a mother and her two children, in the clashes that erupted after the tribesmen prevented engineers from reaching the damaged section of an oil pipeline that was blown up last month
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Policemen are gunned down in Shabwa
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-08-04 - Retrieved at: 2014-08-03 23:11:00 GMT
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  Local officials in the province of Shabwa confirmed on Sunday that susupected Al Qaeda militants gunned down on Saturday four policemen in duty at a checkpoint in Ataq, the regional capital. While such attacks have been legion in impoverished Yemen since 2011, when Al Qaeda exploited a power vacuum to expand its zone of influence as well as traction within the local population to better root itself within the country, it is the recent frequency of such strikes against the
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

WFP works to offer Yemen long term solution not just temporary relief
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-08-03 - Retrieved at: 2014-08-02 23:10:00 GMT
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  In an interview conducted earlier last week to Bishow Parajuli, World Food Program’s country director in Yemen discussed his office’s immediate and long term plan for Yemen, explaining that rather than offer simple temporary relief, the agency aimed to offer solution to Yemen’s debilitating food crisis
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Under prisoners’ swap exchange deal, Yemen returns Saudi detainees
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-08-01 - Retrieved at: 2014-08-01 17:11:00 GMT

  In accordance with Yemen and Saudi Arabia’s new prisoners’ exchange agreement, Sana’a finalized the transfer of a reported eight terror detainees back the kingdom, in the second handover of its kind this year. Both countries, which have since 2011 worked ever more tightly in cracking down against Al Qaeda through collaboration and intelligence sharing, have been keen to facilitate such exchange in view of mainstreaming their efforts against Islamic radicals
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen government seeks to rationalize subsidies’ decision
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-08-01 - Retrieved at: 2014-08-01 17:11:00 GMT

  Following public outrage and fury at the announcement that Sana’a central government has lifted its petroleum subsidies’ policy in order to shore up its ailing finances and secure a much coveted IMF loan (International Monetary Fund), officials have since worked hard to rationalize their decision to the public, keen to make Yemenis understand that such decision will help Yemen get financially back on track
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Weaponized Yemen, the second biggest threat to security say official
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-08-01 - Retrieved at: 2014-08-01 17:11:00 GMT

  In recent interview with Asharq Al Awsat, a prominent pan-Arab newspaper, Brig. Gen. Ali Nasser Lakhshaa, Yemen’s deputy interior minister explained that while his country still faces an aggravated terror threats, “loose weapons” remained a massive national security challenge
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen’s pipe dream: Reconciliation
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-30 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-30 20:10:00 GMT

  While Yemen’s embattled President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi has been urging his countrymen to unite and rally around the state’s institutions in order for the nation to weather the mighty storm which has battered its shores and bruised its military, images of politicians’ public spat this Eid quickly reminded all, that when it comes to Yemen, solidarity is a word which often goes amiss
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Fuel prizes spike send Yemenis over the edge
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-30 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-30 20:10:00 GMT

  As Yemenis woke up to new prices at the pump, anger erupted, spreading faster than wildfire across the streets of the capital, Sana’a and beyond. Raw with disappointment and rage against a central government which has managed very little in terms of fulfilling its people’s hope for a better life, Yemenis were quick to manifest their rejection of Yemen’s new no-subsidy rationale, deaf to their officials’ reasoning that the country no longer could sustain such
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen faces new sabotage attack in Marib
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-30 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-30 20:10:00 GMT

  As Yemenis took to the streets in anger following the central government decision to end its oil subsidy policy, thus raising the prices of petrol at the pump by 60%, armed tribesmen directed their wrath at the country’s main pipeline in Marib. This new sabotage attack came at a time when President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi faces an aggravated civilian crisis as Yemenis from all four corners have threatened to overthrow the coalition government and reclaim their freedom and
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Rising prices at the pump, Yemenis might be in for a rude awakening
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-07-30 - Retrieved at: 2014-07-29 23:10:00 GMT
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  According to Yemen Saeed, a local media outlet, Yemenis might be in for a rude awakening come the end of Eid as officials are getting ready to raise the price of all petroleum products. While the central government has spent much energy defending its position towards oil subsidies, arguing that such policy is a necessary evil, the only economic play which the impoverished nation truly has left if it is to prevent a total and utter collapse of its economy, officials have not dared
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]



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