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President congratulates Japanese Emperor
(SANA'A, Dec. 21 (Saba)) - 2014-12-21
[21/ÏíÓãÈÑ/2014] SANA'A, Dec. 21 (Saba) - President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi sent on Sunday a cable of congratulations to Emperor Akihito of Japan on the occasion of the Japanese celebrations on Emperor's Birthday. FA Saba

Yemen deports Algerian students
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) - 2014-12-21
[21/ÏíÓãÈÑ/2014] LAHJ, Dec. 21 (Saba) - Governor of Lahj Ahmad al-Majeedi and Ambassador of Algiers to Yemen Kamal Hijazi discussed on Sunday the deportation of Algerian students studying at Al Fush Center for Islamic Studies here. Extraditing the students comes within Yemen's keenness that the student would not be attracted by terrorists or extremists, said al-Majidi, who voiced readiness to help Algerian embassy to send the students back to their country

President meets French diplomat
(SANA'A, Dec. 21 (Saba)) - 2014-12-21
[21/ÏíÓãÈÑ/2014] SANA'A, Dec. 21 (Saba) - President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi received on Sunday French chargé d'affaires in Yemen Marc Didio, where they reviewed the mutual cooperation relations. Also, they reviewed a number of issues related to the progress of the political transition in Yemen based on the Gulf initiative and the UNSC relevant resolutions

Yemen, UK review cooperation to develop civil service
(Yemen News Agency (Saba)) - 2014-12-21
[21/ÏíÓãÈÑ/2014] SANA'A, Dec. 21 (Saba) - Minister of Civil Service and Insurance Ahmed al-Shami discussed on Sunday with UK ambassador to Yemen Jane Marriott cooperation areas in carrying out administrative reforms and eradicating double dippers. In the meeting, they reviewed the Ministry's future plan efforts to develop civil services and achieve financial and administrative reform and justice in public employment

Yemen, UNDP review trends of future aid
(SANA'A, Dec. 21 (Saba)) - 2014-12-21
[21/ÏíÓãÈÑ/2014] SANA'A, Dec. 21 (Saba) - Yemen and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) discussed on Sunday the future trends of the UNDP aid to Yemen. During the meeting, Planning and International Cooperation Minister Mohamed al-Maitami and UNDP Country Director Ms. Mikiko Tanaka reviewed the possible means to enhance the bilateral cooperation relations, as well as implementation progress of the UNDP-funded projects in the country

More from Yemen News Agency (Saba)

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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