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Houthi Tribesmen Continue to Pose a Risk to Yemen
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-23
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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

Yemen rebels raid army commander house
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-23
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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

Houthis get huffy
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-22
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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

Yemen Rebels Gain Concessions From Government After Assault on Capital
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-22
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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

Yemeni leaders, rebels sign ceasefire calling for new government
(Yemen Online) - 2014-09-22
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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

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Yemen Official compares Corruption to AIDS Virus
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-19 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-19 11:11:00 GMT

  A top official at the Supreme National Anti-Corruption Commission (SNACC) on Wednesday called for a reconsideration into all agreements on oil, gas, fisheries and communications investments signed in Yemen in the past three decades. Abdullah Mubarak Al-Ghaithi, head of the commission's supervision and inspection department, said all agreements the authorities have signed with foreign investors were not fair to the country and its people
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Houthi fighters 2 Kilometers from Residence of Yemens President ...
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-19 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-19 11:11:00 GMT

  Hundreds of Houthi fighters have reached and controlled large areas in the northern parts of Sanaa on Thursday. The latest Houthi expansion in Sanaa comes after hours of clashes with government troops and tribal fighters. This comes as thousands of Yemeni families living in northern Sanaa started fleeing their homes in the capital amid fears that more battles could erupt between the army and Houthi militants in the area
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

U.N. sanctions committee on alert amid intensifying violence in Yemen
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-17 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-17 17:12:00 GMT

  The U.N. sanctions committee for Yemen voiced on Wednesday its complete and immediate readiness to consider proposals for punishing groups and individuals hindering the transition process coinciding with intensifying battles between the army and Houthi militants in the capital city of Sanaa
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Families flee homes in Yemen capital as bodies of soldiers lay on roads
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-17 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-17 17:12:00 GMT

  Yemeni families have been fleeing their homes in the capital city of Sanaa some under threats by Houthi militants and some amid fears that more battles could erupt between the army and Houthi militants in the area. On Wednesday, the army closed the highway leading to the district of Shamlan located northwest of the capital after fierce battles in the district and nearby areas had killed dozens including 16 soldiers
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen police arrest two kids promoting hashish at wedding party
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-16 20:10:00 GMT

Yemeni police in the governorate of Sanaa have arrested two boys aged between 14 and 16 years old while distributing drugs at a wedding party, state media reported on Tuesday. The two boys from the Sahan district were arrested on Monday and are also facing charges of promoting hashish for the guests who were invited to the party
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemeni female, Arwa Othman, wins Alison Des Forges Award
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-16 20:10:00 GMT

A Yemeni female human rights activist was mong the four courageous and tireless advocates who have been selected as 2014 recipients of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Activist Arwa Othman, who worked also as the chairperson of the dialog's workgroup of rights and freedoms, was nominated for the award in recognition of her efforts to protect the rights and dignity of others, the organization said
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Battles between Yemeni forces, Zaidi militants expand amid talks
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-16 20:10:00 GMT

  Battles erupted between the Yemeni army and armed Zaidi militants within the Houthi Group west of the capital city of Sanaa coinciding with intensifying battles between the forces and Houthi militants in Jawf governorate. Eyewitnesses said on Tuesday Houthi militants intercepted a military convoy in the Shamlan district forcing the army to clash with them
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

WB gives Yemen million to develop higher education quality
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-16 20:10:00 GMT

The World Bank has agreed to give Yemen a million loan in support of the government's efforts to develop higher education and performance of college graduates. The loan will be directed to finalize a Yemeni project aimed at developing the higher education quality mainly through teaching students skills they need for labour market
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Hadi: All Yemenis look forward to end to crisis
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-15 20:10:00 GMT

Yemen's Transition President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi said on Monday that all Yemeni factions are looking forward to a solution to end the current crisis in the capital city of Sanaa. "All Yemenis are looking forward to end the crisis with the Houthi Group to start concrete implementation of the outcomes of the comprehensive national dialog conference and go ahead toward a prosperous future," Hadi was quoted as saying at a meeting with a UK envoy
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Zaidi group erects a fifth camp for its militants outside Yemen capital
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-15 20:10:00 GMT

Armed Houthi militants have erected a fifth camp on the outskirts of Yemen's capital city of Sanaa as Houthi protesters continue escalation inside the capital. Local sources in the Hamdan district west of the capital said on Monday the new camp is located at the district's central market. "Houthis have pitched two tents and mobilized between 300 and 400 militants inside each," one of the sources said
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]



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