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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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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]

Prisoners swap amid truce
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-14 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-14 00:10:00 GMT
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Following weeks of violence southern secessionists in the restive province of al-Dhaleh agreed to a truce with the authorities against an exchange of prisoners. Such a breakthrough comes at a time when a UN delegation is set to visit the area as to attest of the humanitarian situation and make recommendations
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

The story of a kidnapping
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-13 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-13 12:10:00 GMT

According to Saudi media, two Saudi nationals who crossed into Yemen earlier this month for a day trip were abducted by disgruntled tribesmen to be used as leverage for the payment of a debt. Father and son, Abdullah Ali Solaiman Daghas Hamdi and Hussain Ahmed Hamdi recalled how they travelled across the southern Saudi border through al-Tawwal outpost onto Yemen for a simple picnic, quickly turned nightmarish when armed men abducted them
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Difficult road ahead for the Muslim Brotherhood
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-13 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-13 12:10:00 GMT

Amid more reports of violence in Hamdan, where the Houthis have been embroiled in a bitter battle for territorial control against tribesmen loyal to al-Islah (Yemen most prominent Sunni radical faction and umbrella for the Muslim Brotherhood), analysts have predicted that Yemen Brotherhood will face much difficulty now that Saudi Arabia has labelled the organization a terror group
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Yemeni Gitmo prisoner wants challenged US force-feeding policy
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-12 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-12 12:11:00 GMT
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Emad Hassan, one of the many Yemeni nationals currently awaiting for US President Barack Obama to make do on his promises of repatriation in relation to all Guantanamo Bay penitentiary cleared detainees, has challenged the US force-feeding policy, arguing the method is not Barbaric but contrary to human dignity
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Drone takes down another al-Qaeda militant
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-12 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-12 12:11:00 GMT

As Yemen steps up its pursuit of al-Qaeda militants across Yemen as part of a more aggressive counter-terror policy, military sources confirmed on Tuesday that a US-led drone strike took down on Monday several alleged terror operatives in the central province of Marib, an area believed to be infested with al-Qaeda
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Al Qaeda plays up in Yemen southern province
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-12 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-12 09:10:00 GMT

Security officials confirmed on Monday that a reported five soldiers had been injured following clashes against al-Qaeda militants in the southern province of Abyan. According to preliminary reports and witnesses’ accounts, terror operatives targeted a military vehicle as it passed through the Ahwar neighbourhood in Abyan
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Truce is brokered in al-Dhale
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-11 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-11 00:11:00 GMT
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Only days after President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi confirmed a change in leadership at the interior ministry as to address Yemen’ security downward spiral, government officials at the ministry confirmed that a truce had been reached in the southern province of al-Dhale following months of heightened tensions and sporadic clashes
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

Unrest inches closer to the Yemeni capital
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-11 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-11 00:11:00 GMT
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A day after Abdel-Malek al-Houthis, the leader of the Houthis called for President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s immediate resignation, tribal sources in Hamdan confirmed that Houthi militants had moved against their tribesmen in the area, thus inching ever close to the Yemeni capital, Sana’a
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]

African refugees drown off the coast of Yemen
(Yemen Post Staff) 2014-03-11 - Retrieved at: 2014-03-11 00:10:00 GMT
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Government officials confirmed on Monday through the issuance of a statement on September 26 website (mouthpiece of the defence ministry) that an estimated 42 African refugees had drowned off the coast of Yemen as they attempted the dangerous Arabian Sea crossing. September 26 website quoted a local official based in the southern province of Shabwa as saying the migrants drowned off the coastal town of Bir Ali
[source: Yemen Post Newspaper]



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