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News from 26 September News

Norwegian Council-implemented projects in Yemen discussed
(26 September News) - 2015-02-25
SANA'A– Undersecretary of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation Omar Abdulaziz met here on Wednesday with acting country director of the Norwegian Council Aitzaz Yusuf. The meeting discussed the cooperation between the ministry and the council and a number of the projects being implemented by the council in a number of provinces

Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman in Sana'a
(26 September News) - 2015-02-24
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SANA'A– A French expert working at Total Company and her Yemeni interpreter were abducted Tuesday afternoon from the 45th Street in central Sana'a, a security source said. A group of gunmen kidnapped the French woman along with her accompanying interpreter while they were in the 45th Street and took them in a pick-up car to an unknown destination, accompanied by another car, the source explained to Saba citing security information

Quake in Aden reaches 4.7 grades in Richter scale
(26 September News) - 2015-02-24
Aden– Seismic Monitoring Stations of the National Center For Monitoring and Studies Earthquakes and Volcanoes recorded on Monday a quake in the east of Gulf of Aden reached 4.7 grades in the Richter scale. The center said that the quake, at longitude 51.08 east and latitude 13.00 north at a depth of 10 km, took place at 3:42 pm, Yemen's local time

First Military Region's commander escapes assassination
(26 September News) - 2015-02-23
HADRAMOUT – The First Military Region's commander Abdulrahman al-Halili survived an assassination attempt, a military source said on Monday. One of the commander's guards was killed and six others injured when a bomb planted at roadside exploded targeting his motorcade in al-Qatan district in Hadramout province, the Defense Ministry's website quoted the military source as saying

Revolutionary Committee discusses status of previous gov't ministers
(26 September News) - 2015-02-23
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SANA'A– The Supreme Revolutionary Committee discussed on Monday the status of the previous government's ministers, who did not agree to act as caretaker ministers until forming a transitional government. In its meeting held at the Presidential Palace and headed by the committee's member Talal Aqlan, the committee reviewed reports on the economic situation and measures to address all needs of the current stage and push the national economy towards a better level

More from 26 September News

Street cleaners strike, streets left unclean
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-09 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-09 15:10:00 GMT
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Sana’a, Jan. 7 – More than 2,000 street cleaners went on a strike from last Tuesday to Thursday to demand their rights. For more than sixteen years, Hanash Sa’eed, 30, has worked as a street cleaner without receiving a paid vacation or other employees’ rights. The more than 4,000 street clearness in Sana’a are paid just YR 25,000 or USD 110 a month
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Dramatic shift in state media coverage
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-09 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-09 15:10:00 GMT
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(Click here for a higher resolution image) SANA'A, Jan. 8 — For more than three decades, the state-run newspapers, TV channels and radio stations were dedicated to promoting President Saleh and his regime. However, this heavily biased coverage began to change over the last few days. Salah Al-Asadi, a pro-democracy protester was surprised when he saw Saturday's issue of state-run Al-Thawra newspaper, which published a picture of anti-regime protesters on the front page
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Fresh fuel shortages, controversy
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-09 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-09 15:10:00 GMT
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SANA’A, Jan. 7 – Taxi drivers protested on Friday in front of the Yemeni Oil Company's main office on Sixty Meters Road. Their demand was twofold: that the market be provided with fuel, and for fuel prices to be reduced. The company told the Yemen times that they do not have authority to control fuel prices, and that it is the responsibility of the cabinet
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Saleh amnesty illegal, says UN Human Rights
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-09 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-09 15:10:00 GMT

SANA’A, Jan. 8 – The United Nation Human Rights chief declared on Friday that giving Saleh amnesty is a violation to Yemen’s international Human Rights obligation. Ahead of a scheduled amnesty vote by Yemen’s parliament this week, Navi Pillay, UNHR chief, also said that anyone who has committed crimes during the long-running anti-government protests should face justice
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Military protests continue
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-09 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-09 15:10:00 GMT

SANAA, Jan. 6 – Sana’a Police Patrolmen’s demands to officially oust their director remain on hold as they were told by the Interior Minister on Wednesday that this change requires a presidential decree, not possible until after presidential elections in Feb, 21, 2012. Patrol Director Colonel Abdu al-Ghani Al-Wajeeh as the protestors claim is corrupt and bias in his management decisions which affected their careers
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Gunfire exchange injures three
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-09 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-09 15:10:00 GMT

SANA’A, Jan. 8 _ Three pedestrians were injured in gunfire exchange on Sunday afternoon in Hayel Street. One of the injured received a bullet in the chest and is reported to be in a critical condition. The gunfire exchange happened at a checkpoint of the First Armored Division and armed men in a pickup car who refused to stop for security check
[source: Yemen Times Online]

New revolution against corruption
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-05 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-05 15:10:00 GMT
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“The revolution has moved from squares to institutions after the political settlement failed to realize the revolutionary goals of ousting corrupt officials,” said Mushel Mohamed,a protester in Taiz. The map highlights some of the more noteworthy acts of defiance, protest, and - in some cases - eviction by government employees and soldiers in recent weeks
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Faltering project receives new loan
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-05 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-05 15:10:00 GMT
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DHAMAR, Jan 4 – The Parliament approved in its session on Jan 2, 2012 a second loan for the 254 km Dhamar–Hodeidah intercity road which has been faltering since 1981. The loan was provided by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development at USD 42 million as an additional loan to the USD 50 million in 2003
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Yemen to have Friday-Saturday weekend
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-05 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-05 15:10:00 GMT

SANA’A, Jan. 4 — The Yemeni government has approved on Tuesday a new weekend for all Yemenis. Now Friday and Saturday will be days off, starting from next February. Yemenis will work from Sunday to Thursday, according to the near decision, seven hours a day. Saturday February 2012 will be the first Saturday off in Yemen, and from the next day onwards the new weekend regimen will be in place
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Institutional protests lead to one death
(Yemen Times Online) 2012-01-05 - Retrieved at: 2012-01-05 15:10:00 GMT

Aden, Jan 4- The director of state-run Central Organization for Control and Auditing dismissed on Wednesday the chairman of Aden’s branch after his armed men shot an employee down. The employee was among protestors from the institution, who demanded the resignation of the director on Monday Jan. 2, 2012 and were dispersed violently in the same day
[source: Yemen Times Online]



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