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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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Nine Al-Qaeda militants killed
(Yemen Times Online) 2011-11-14 - Retrieved at: 2011-11-14 18:10:00 GMT

SANAA, Nov. 13 — At least six Al-Qaeda members were killed in an aerial raid on Saturday in Zinjibar, Abyan, a southern governorate and a stronghold of the terrorist group. Naif Al-Qahtani of Saudi Arabia was named as one of the six killed in the raid by the Yemeni army in the north of Zinjibar. Three other Al-Qaeda members were killed in an ambush by armed tribesmen allying the Yemeni army in the north east of Al-Taria in Zinjibar
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Generator giveaway at FunCity
(Yemen Times Online) 2011-11-14 - Retrieved at: 2011-11-14 18:10:00 GMT

SANA’A, Nov. 13 — Visitors to Sana’a’s FunCity amusement park won 12 generators during Eid Al-Adha as the capital continued to struggle with chronic power shortages. The park gives away special prizes during the two Eids, and this year decided that generators would draw the most customers. “Every year we give quilts, blankets and heaters as the cold weather looms but this year we assessed the need for power and decided to give generators away instead,” said a spokesperson from
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Generator giveaway at FunCity
(Yemen Times Online) 2011-11-14 - Retrieved at: 2011-11-14 18:10:00 GMT

SANA’A, Nov. 13 — Visitors to Sana’a’s FunCity amusement park won 12 generators during Eid Al-Adha as the capital continued to struggle with chronic power shortages. The park gives away special prizes during the two Eids, and this year decided that generators would draw the most customers. “Every year we give quilts, blankets and heaters as the cold weather looms but this year we assessed the need for power and decided to give generators away instead,” said a spokesperson from
[source: Yemen Times Online]

The Latest Buzz - (14 November, 2011)
(Yemen Times Online) 2011-11-14 - Retrieved at: 2011-11-14 18:10:00 GMT

The USA has called for an investigation into Saleh’s crimes amid doubts about his dedication to preserving Yemen’s future. It also called him to transfer power to vice president Abdu Rabu Mansoor Hadi without delay. A royal cemetery that goes back to the Himyarite Kingdom was found in the Mount of Dhafar, Tareem district, Ibb governorate
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Yemen votes ‘no’ on Syria suspension
(Yemen Times Online) 2011-11-14 - Retrieved at: 2011-11-14 15:10:00 GMT

SANA’A 13 Nov. — Yemen voted against suspending Syria from the Arab League this week as the 22-member states took action to end months of violence in the country. However, the Arab League was still successful in its bid to suspend Syria over the deadly crackdown on protesters in the country, sparking outrage from pro-regime supporters
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Yemen after Saleh’s return and Awlaki’s exit
(Yemen Times Online) 2011-11-12 - Retrieved at: 2011-11-12 15:10:00 GMT
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Yemen is seemingly slipping deeper into turmoil after months of antigovernment protests and mounting tensions. The risk of a protracted conflict erupting into an uncontrollable civil war looms large. With Yemen teetering ever closer to the brink, fears are high that the threat of terrorism emanating from the country could grow even more pronounced
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Shortage of gas, increase in anger
(Yemen Times Online) 2011-11-02 - Retrieved at: 2011-11-02 22:10:00 GMT

SANA’A. Nov. 2 — The price of cooking gas has increased twofold in Sana’a, leaving thousands of families wondering how they will cook during the upcoming Eid vacation. The increase in price for cooking gas cylinders varies from one governorate to another. In Sana’a, the price of a cylinder of increased from YR 1,600 to YR 3,400, or USD 15
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Eleven killed, 40 injured in Taiz
(Yemen Times Online) 2011-11-02 - Retrieved at: 2011-11-02 22:10:00 GMT

TAIZ, Nov. 2 — The city of Taiz has witnessed another week of intense armed conflict between state  security forces and armed opposition members. Eleven men died as a result of the violence, with an additional 40 injured. Dr. Sadeq Al-Shuja’, manager of the field hospital on Taiz’s opposition-held grounds, said that he is expecting the number of dead to increase as many of the injured are in critical condition
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Political agreement to transfer power in Yemen
(Yemen Times Online) 2011-11-02 - Retrieved at: 2011-11-02 22:10:00 GMT

SANAA, Nov. 2 — A political agreement appears to be approaching between President Saleh and the opposition parties to ease the handing of power to his vice president. However, since March, the Gulf nations, the European Union, the USA and most recently the UN Security Council have been trying to push for Saleh to step down, which he has not yet done
[source: Yemen Times Online]

Sectarian conflict looms in Sa’ada
(Yemen Times Online) 2011-10-31 - Retrieved at: 2011-10-31 13:10:00 GMT
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SAA’DA, Oct 30 — Signs of a fresh Sunni-Shiite conflict in Sa'ada appeared after the latter blockaded a Sunni school in Damaj, a local told the Yemen Times on Wednesday. The Sunni school, known as Dar Al-Hadeeth, is at the heart of attacks by Houthi rebels. The school has been under siege for eight days by the rebels, who have been engaged in six separate wars with the central government since 2004
[source: Yemen Times Online]



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