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Yemen: Dozens Jailed for Debts
(Yemen Online) - 2014-04-22
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Apr.22,2014  At least 142 people are being held in the Sanaa Central Prison in Yemen because of a debt or fine they are unable to pay. The prison director says he is holding 142 people for those reasons, though prisoners say there are many more. Yemeni authorities should release people imprisoned solely because they are unable to pay debts or fines

Kiwi kidnapped in Yemen to testify against radical cleric
(Yemen Online) - 2014-04-22
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Apr.22,2014A New Zealand scientist kidnapped in Yemen 16 years ago will soon testify against a radical Islamic cleric in New York.   The one-eyed Abu Hamza Al-Masri is on trial, facing 11 terrorism charges.   Dr Mary Quin is flying from Wellington to give evidence against him.Dr Quin, a Kiwi scientist and intrepid traveller, was kidnapped on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen in 1998

Yemen Says Strikes On Al-Qaida Base Kill 55
(Yemen Online) - 2014-04-21
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Apr.21,2014Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far

Al-Qaeda assassinate high ranking official in al-Baydha
(Yemen Online) - 2014-04-16
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Apr.16,2014 Security officials confirmed on Tuesday morning that al-Qaeda operatives assassinated al-Baydha deputy governor, Hussein Dayan, in yet another targeted attack. According to witnesses’ account, Dayan was sprayed with bullets as he stepped out on his residence, ready to go to work

Australian extremists killed in US Predator drone strike in Yemen
(Yemen Online) - 2014-04-16
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 Apr.16,2014 TWO Australian citizens were reportedly killed in a US Predator drone strike on five al-Qaeda militants travelling in a convoy of cars in Yemen.  It is the first known case of Australian extremists dying as a result of Washington’s controversial use of predator drones, The Australian reports

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Failed sabotage attack in Shabwa leaves terrorists dead
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-16 18:12:00 GMT
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Security officials in the south-eastern province of Shabwa confirmed on Sunday that five alleged terror militants were killed in an explosion in the Haban region of Shabwa while they were working on attaching explosive charges onto a vehicle. According to preliminary reports, the bar-bomb went off prematurely, causing the death of the terror militants
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Jihadists flock to Yemen warns analysts
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-16 18:12:00 GMT
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Now that Saudi Arabia has disengaged itself from Jihadists in Syria over fear that such a policy will in the longer term actually generate more instability across the region, analysts have come out of the woodwork, warning that Syria’s veteran jihadists could now be flocking to Yemen. If the United States of America and the Saudi government thought prudent to back moderate militias in Syria by offering military aid and training, it appears now that such policies could have played
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen has become a smuggler’s haven say experts
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-16 18:12:00 GMT

Earlier last week Al-Monitor published a report in which it exposed Yemen’ security lapse by revealing the trued extent of the country’ smuggling crisis. A nation interrupted, Yemen has had since 2011 to face a series of overlapping crises, spanning from political tensions to an aggravated economic outlook and a terror crisis
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen faces fresh economic woes
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-16 18:12:00 GMT

While Yemen continues to face a protracted political crisis both north and south of its capital, caught in between the Houthis’ advances and al-Harak’ secessionist claims, the impoverished nation seems to be enthralled in a never-ending cycle of violence, unrest and aggravated political tensions
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen’s approves more spending for 2014
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-16 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-16 00:10:00 GMT
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As 2013 is drawing to a close, Yemen coalition government confirmed it approved on Thursday a draft annual budget for 2014 which provisions for an increase of 4% in comparison to 2013 state spending. Yemen’s 2014 state spending budget has been set at .4 billion. While Parliament has yet to approve the draft, officials have already explained that the country will focus on rebuilding its battered economy now that its political and institutional crises have dutifully resolved at the NDC
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Amid escalation of violence in northern Yemen military moves to protect the capital
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-15 00:10:00 GMT
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As the Houthis, a Shiite group organized under the leadership of Abdel-Malek al-Houthi demonstrated in Amran this Friday, officials in Sana’a, the capital worked hard at devising a plan of action which would guarantee an end to all in-fighting while preserving political and regional stability in the highlands
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Haraki political activist is killed in Aden
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-15 00:10:00 GMT
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Local officials in Aden reported on Friday that a Haraki political activist (southern secessionist movement) was killed by the security forces in the southern seaport city of Aden this Friday when they raided his residence. Mubarak al-Awadhi who lived in the popular district of Mansura, a stronghold of al-Harak movement in Aden was allegedly attacked by the security forces while in his home for no apparent rhyme or reason
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

The Houthis call for President Hadi to resign
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-15 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-15 00:10:00 GMT
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As more reports of violence have come through from Hamdan and the Qaratel Mountain opposing the Houthis and tribesmen loyal to al-Ahmar (one of Yemen’s most prominent tribal family and powerful faction within al-Islah) the Shiite group staged a demonstration in the provincial capital of Amaran, keen to voice its opposition of President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Shaher Abdulhak to invest more in Yemeni Telecommunication Sector
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-14 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-14 21:10:00 GMT
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An executive for Shaher Trading, a company owned by prominent Yemeni businessman Shaher Abdulhak, said the company is strongly studying the possibilities of increasing its investments in the Yemeni telecommunication sector within a year. The new investment project could operate through a newly formed company, while not ruling out a partnership with MTN Yemen, a telecommunication giant in Yemen where Abdulhak holds the top executive position
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Houthi fighters continue to advance against the Yemeni capital
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-14 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-14 21:10:00 GMT

Despite repeated warnings from high ranking state officials, Houthi militants (Shiite group under the leadership of Abdel-Malek al-Houthi) have continued to march closer to the capital, Sana’a. If the Shiite group stood some 50 kilometres away from Sana’a earlier this week, it is now standing a meagre 20 kilometres away near Qaratel Mountain
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]



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