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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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Explosions rock Yemen Amran governorate killing seven
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-12 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-11 23:10:00 GMT

    Seven civilians were killed and twelve others injured after explosive devices were detonated in Yemen's Amran governorate on Thursday, state media reported quoting local security officials. The bombs were planted in several areas in the governroate, the officials said, while pointing out that the first explosion took place when Houthi protesters passed through the Janat area
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Analysis: Houthi Group's military ambitions put its political gains at stake
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-11 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-10 23:11:00 GMT

    The Houthi Group, armed Zaidi militants, is continuing the escalation of its protests inside and outside Yemen's capital city of Sanaa amid reports it has planned to take over all public offices. Observers said the group has gained political momentum but not popularity because of the persistent power struggle among the political partners, external support especially from Iran and weaknesses of the political system including the underperformance of the government
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

UNHCR and the Sana’a University sign new partnership to enhance academic study and research to promote protection of refugees in Yemen
(Yemen Post Newspaper) 2014-09-11 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-10 23:10:00 GMT

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the University of Sana’a signed on Tuesday September 9, 2014 an agreement which will further the protection of refugees and asylum seekers in Yemen – deepening the understanding of International Refugee Law in Yemen and sharing expert knowledge among those working in the area of refugees and migration policy and practice
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Houthi speaks about battles with Yemen's army amid tension
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-11 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-10 23:10:00 GMT

    The spokesperson for the Shiite Houthi Group revealed on Wednesday the losses of Yemen's armed forces during battles between the forces and militants from the group in the capital city of Sanaa the prior day. Mohammed Abdulsalam said on his Facebook page that Houthi militants burned three armored cars, three patrols and more than a dozen machine guns while describing the armed forces as attackers
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemeni official says Houthi Group plans to take over all public institutions
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-10 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-09 23:10:00 GMT
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    A senior government official told Yemen Post on Tuesday said the Houthi Group has planned to take over all ministries and public institutions in a bid to take power by illegal means. The country's High Security Committee accused the group of encouraging its loyalists to break into the Council of Ministers and the Sanaa Radio Station and take over them
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

CNN: Protesters killed in Yemen in raid attempt on ministerial cabinet
(Yemen Post Newspaper) 2014-09-09 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-09 20:11:00 GMT

    From Hakim Almasmari for CNN September 9, 2014 -- Updated 1653 GMT (0053 HKT) Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) -- At least seven pro-Houthi protesters were killed and dozens were wounded Tuesday when demonstrators allegedly tried to raid the Ministerial Cabinet building in the capital, a senior Houthi official said
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Two soldiers dead, three wounded in car bomb in Eastern Yemen
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-09 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-09 11:10:00 GMT

  At least two Yemeni soldiers were killed and seven more injured when an explosives-laden car exploded at a military checkpoint in Yemen's eastern governorate of Hadramout, military sources said on Tuesday. The explosion occurred at the checkpoint located between the Wad Sir and Wadi Hadramout areas, the sources said, while adding that clashes between armed forces and suspected militants erupted following the explosion
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen Takes Candian Nexen to Court
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-09 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-09 11:10:00 GMT

  Yemen will not give up a lawsuit against Canadian Nexen over environmental pollution caused when the company was operating Block 14 in Hadramout governorate, officials said. State media quoted the officials as saying the lawsuit against Nexen was submitted to international judiciary two years ago and that there is no negotiations between the Yemeni authorities and the company on the case
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Freedom Foundation Launches Project to Observe 41 Media Outlets
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-09 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-08 23:11:00 GMT

  Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development launched on Monday, September 8, 2014 its new project of (Media Observatory), which will monitor and document violations of the media professionalism, media contents and meanings that urge hatred and incitement in the Yemeni partisan and private media
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemen names new commander for Special Forces amid tension
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-09-09 - Retrieved at: 2014-09-08 23:11:00 GMT

  Yemen assigned on Monday a new commander for the Special Forces amid continued escalation of protests by the Houthi rebels inside the capital city of Sanaa. The Interior Minister Abdo Hussein Al-Tarib ordered Mohammed Mansour Al-Ghadraa to replace the former commander of the Special Forces Fadhl Al-Qawsi, an SMS service run by the Interior Ministry said
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

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