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Yemen army continues fight in north and attacked by al-Qaeda in south
(Yemen Online) - 2014-07-07
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07/07/2014 Clashes in the north Yemen town of Omran continued on Sunday between the army and fighters from the Houthi movement after at least 104 people were killed on Saturday, while in the south six soldiers were shot dead by al Qaeda militants. Yemen's government is struggling to regain stability in a country facing a deadly uprising in the north, a separatist movement in the south and a growing al Qaeda insurgency that has survived repeated assaults by the military

Yemen Clashes Between Rebels, Tribesmen Kill 35
(Yemen Online) - 2014-07-06
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Jul.06,2014             Clashes between Shiite rebels and government-allied tribesmen have killed at least 35 people and wounded 40 others in some of the fiercest fighting to hit the country in months, a Yemeni security official said Sunday

Yemen Bombs Rebels After Cease-Fire Falters
(Yemen Online) - 2014-07-05
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Jul.05,2014  Yemen’s air force bombed Shiite Muslim fighters north of the capital city of Sanaa Saturday in fighting that caused “a large number of casualties,” local officials said, after a recent truce between the insurgents and government forces collapsed. The fighting in northern Yemen, which has taken on a sectarian tone, is further destabilizing a country struggling to overcome many problems, including a secessionist movement in its restive south and

2 killed in gunmen attack at military checkpoint in Yemen
(Yemen Online) - 2014-07-04
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Jul.04,2014  At least two security members were killed when suspected al-Qaida gunmen attacked a military checkpoint near the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen on Friday, a government official told Xinhua.   "The al-Qaida suspected gunmen carried out an attack with rocket-propelled grenades against a military checkpoint and the Wadia border crossing with Saudi Arabia in southeastern Hadramout province," the local government official said on condition of

Saudi Arabia: Sandwiched by jihadists in Iraq and Yemen
(Yemen Online) - 2014-07-03
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Jul.03,2014 Along Saudi Arabia's long, lonely desert border with its northern neighbour Iraq, the Ministry of Interior guards have every reason to stay alert.  Isis, the well-armed and well-funded jihadist army that has seized control of most of western Iraq, is now effectively at the kingdom's doorstep

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UNICEF rings the alarm on al-Qaeda and child abuse
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-06-20 - Retrieved at: 2014-06-20 17:12:00 GMT
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      UNICEF, UN children agency, warned in a recent report on Yemen that terror militants affiliated to al-Qaeda had been sexually abusing children, using young girls as “gifts” and exploiting minors to pursue their sinister agendas. While the issue of child soldiers has somewhat been an ongoing issue in the impoverished nation, as tribal leaders and the military has not been exactly thorough in conducting age-checks, the idea that al-Qaeda could be
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Freedom Foundation gets an interim membership in IFEX, the global network for defending and promoting free expression
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-06-18 - Retrieved at: 2014-06-18 14:11:00 GMT
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      Sana’a (Wed 18 June 2014): Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development in Yemen got an interim membership in the global network for defending and promoting free expression IFEX, located in Toronto, Canada. The president of Freedom Foundation Khaled al-Hammadi received welcoming letter from the executive director of IFEX Annie Game informed him that IFEX council agreed to give the IFEX interim membership for Freedom Foundation which includes over
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

UNICEF issues warning over girls’ education vacuum
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-06-18 - Retrieved at: 2014-06-18 14:11:00 GMT
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      Yemen UNICEF office (UN child’s rights agency)issued a stern warning in a report this Monday, warning the authorities that despite many calls to address the impoverished nation’s education vacuum, girls continue to lag behind boys, thus making them more susceptible to abuse and economic hardship
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

President Hadi will precipitate Saleh’s demise read media
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-06-18 - Retrieved at: 2014-06-18 14:11:00 GMT
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      Within days of President Abdo Rabbo Mansour’s decision to directly and openly challenge former President Ali Abdullah Saleh by attacking his media, political and military interests, local media have been on overdrive, warning of the pending demise of Yemen’s former strongman
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemeni Air Force retaliate against Houthi fighters
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-06-18 - Retrieved at: 2014-06-18 14:10:00 GMT
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      Amid reports that President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi is moving against former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, intent on cutting off the head of the snake to enabled Yemen to move away from its troublesome past, military officials have confirmed on Tuesday that the presidential palace authorized yet another air raid on Houthi positions
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

DNO workers go on strike over benefits dispute
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-06-17 - Retrieved at: 2014-06-17 14:11:00 GMT
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      Yemen Trade Union Committee for DNO workers announced in a statement to the press on Monday that all workers at the Norwegian-based oil company would suspend all activities since the company leadership had failed to fulfil its promises and obligations towards staff. The Union also confirmed that it had begun legal proceedings against the company since management had not complied with the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in December 2013 and had in essence
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen inflation shoots up amid political instability and sabotage attacks
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-06-17 - Retrieved at: 2014-06-17 14:11:00 GMT
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      As Yemen was left reeling from an aggravated fuel penury and power blackout following a series of sabotage attacks on its power lines, Yemen Central Bank revealed less than positive economic figures on Sunday, announcing that annual inflation had risen to 7.6% in March, the highest it’s been this year
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

President Hadi appoints new oil minister
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-06-17 - Retrieved at: 2014-06-17 14:11:00 GMT
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      Since Ahmed Abdul Qader Shayyeh refused to accept President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s nomination as the country new oil minister, at a time when the country faces an aggravated fuel penury and sabotage crisis, a new name had to be put forward. Keen to fill the position as quickly as possible in a bid to restore some resemblance of order and political unity, President Hadi appointed on Monday Hussein Rasheed Jamal al-Kaf
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Could it be the end of the road for Yemen’s former strongman?
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-06-17 - Retrieved at: 2014-06-17 14:11:00 GMT
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      Two years after his resignation from power, Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has truly landed himself in hot waters as his former political ally and lieutenant, incumbent President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi has significantly hardened his tone, keen to severe Saleh’s last ties to power
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

President Hadi is losing patience against former President Saleh
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-06-17 - Retrieved at: 2014-06-17 14:10:00 GMT
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      A day after President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi ordered the armed forces to encircle Saleh Mosque on account that former President Ali Abdullah Saleh might attempt to use underground tunnels to stage a coup d’état against the coalition government and restore his rule, Saleh’s former lieutenant ordered Sana’a hills heavy artillery evacuated
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]



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