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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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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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