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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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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]

Yemen launches "implement dialog's outcomes" campaign
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-15 20:10:00 GMT

The Secretariat General of the Comprehensive National Dialog Conference on Monday launched a campaign under the theme of "my demand is implement the dialog's outcomes". The campaign, which was launched in cooperation with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) coinciding with the celebrations of international day of democracy, will last eight weeks
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

UN Advisor in new effort to end Yemen crisis
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-15 11:10:00 GMT

The UN Special Adviser on Yemen Jamal Benomar has launched an effort to reach a deal over the country's crisis coinciding with intensifying battles between the army and Houthi militants in Jawf governorate. A statement by the Adviser's office in the capital Sanaa, Benomar said the effort came in light of the willingness of Yemeni factions which are eying for a peaceful solution to the crisis
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Attacks on crude pipes blamed for continued drop in Yemen oil revenue
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-15 11:10:00 GMT

Yemen's oil revenues dropped during the first seven months of this year by 1 million compared with the same period last year, state media reported on Sunday quoted a report by the Central Bank of Yemen.  The oil revenues continued to fall this year reaching .79 billion by July, the report said, while blaming the losses on repeated attacks on crude pipelines
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Is a Houthi & Al Qaeda war next in Yemen?
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-14 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-13 23:10:00 GMT

The ten countries sponsoring the transition in Yemen condemned on Saturday obvious threats by the the Zaidi militant Houthi Group including occupying the capital city of Sanaa. In a statement quoted by state media, ambassadors of the ten countries in Sanaa also held the group responsible for security deterioration in the capital, rejection to withdraw from Amran governorate and continuing battles in Jawf governorate
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen LNG announces winners of 2014 scholarship program; 20 new scholarships to France for 2015
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-13 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-13 20:10:00 GMT

  Under the auspices of H.E. Minister of Oil and Minerals Mr. Rasheed Al-Kaf, Yemen LNG awarded in Sana’a today 17 new bachelor and master scholarships to France in the presence of representatives of the government and the French embassy and families of the scholarship winners.   Out of the 17 awardees, 12 have been admitted to master degree programs and the other five winners to undergraduate programs in renowned French universities, to major in scientific, social and
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Trade between Yemen, GCC rises in 2013-report
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-13 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-13 11:10:00 GMT

The volume of trade between Yemen and GCC countries rose to around 1.3 trillion Yemeni Rials in 2013 by an increase of around 5.6 billion Yemeni Rials from 2012. A recent report by the central organization for control and auditing said Yemen imports from GCC countries were for around 1.1 trillion Yemeni Rials and the imports included basic products, machines, clothes, foodstuffs, medicines and fuels
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]



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