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EU calls conflicting parties to protect civilians
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) - 2015-04-02
[02/ÃÈÑíá/2015] BRUSSELS, April 02 (Saba) – The European Union (EU) has called the conflicting parties in Yemen to avoid targeting civilians and infrastructure in the country. In joint statements made by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides, they condemned targeting

Iraq, Iran calls for halting military aggression on Yemen
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) - 2015-04-02
[02/ÃÈÑíá/2015] BAGHDAD, April 02 (Saba) – Iraq and Iran confirmed on Thursday the importance of halting military operations on Yemen, expressing their concern on the consequences of the Saudi aggression on Yemen. The statement was made during a meeting by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi with the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jabouri in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, according to Fars news agency

HRW requests neutral investigations with Arab coalition forces against Yemen
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) - 2015-04-02
[02/ÃÈÑíá/2015] SANA’A, April 02 (Saba) – The Human Rights Watch (HRW) demanded on Thursday to hold neutral investigations with all members in the Arab coalition forces attacking Yemen led by Saudi Arabia to find out if there are violations of war laws and to take the necessary procedures

UN official voices deep concern on fast deteriorating situation in Yemen
(NEW YORK, April 01 (Saba)) - 2015-04-01
[01/ÃÈÑíá/2015] NEW YORK, April 01 (Saba) - A senior UN official has expressed deep concern about the fast deteriorating situation in Yemen. "The situation in Yemen is extremely alarming, with dozens of civilians killed over the past four days," said Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, echoing a statement issued by UN Secretary-General's Spokesperson

UN: There should be accountability for targeting Marzaq camp
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) - 2015-04-01
[01/ÃÈÑíá/2015] NEW YORK, April 01 (Saba) – The United Nations has called for holding accountable those responsible for an air strike targeted the Mazraq camp for displaced people and killed at least 40 people north Yemen. The Mazraq camp for displaced people near Haradh district in Hajjah province was struck on Monday, humanitarian workers said

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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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