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Yemeni businessman demands compensation
(Majid al-Kibsi) -
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 Sanaâ€™a
(Mohammed al-Kibsi & Nasser al-Rabyee) -
Order and peace maintained in Sanaâ€™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 Sanaâ€™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) -
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 Sanaâ€™a University
Yemen is not like Tunisia, President Saleh
(Nasser Arrabyee) -
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.
â€œCome up for a TV debate on my program and your programs,â€
JMP demonstrates in Sanaâ€™a University
(Nasser Arrabyee) -
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 Sanaâ€™a University as the two groups of demonstrators began threatening each other with violence
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IFJ urges Yemeni VP to end harassment against newspaper staff
Retrieved at: 2012-01-05 00:10:00 GMT
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Tuesday condemned the harassment and intimidation of journalists at the government-owned and army-controlled 26 September newspaper, and wrote to Yemen's Vice-President Abdu Raboo Mansour Hadi calling on him to order an end to the threats against these journalists
Yemen's 280km march to arrive in Sana'a Saturday
Five Yemeni protesters were wounded by gunmen loyal to President Saleh in northern the capital Sana'a on Friday.)
Retrieved at: 2011-12-24 03:10:00 GMT
Thousands of youth on Friday morning marched from Change Square in Sana'a toward Naqeel Yasleh, northern Sana'a, to welcome a massive foot march, called “March of Life”, coming from Taiz, almost 280 km from Sana'a.
When Sana'a march arrived in Kahaza area Friday afternoon some gunmen opened fire and threw stones at the march, wounding five marchers, three with live bullets and two others with stones
Bloodshed continues in Yemen's Taiz
One woman and two children were killed in renewed shelling of neighborhoods in the city of Taiz by forces loyal to the honorable President Ali Abdullah Saleh at dawn on Sunday.)
Retrieved at: 2011-12-05 03:10:00 GMT
Saleh signed the Gulf initiative in Riyadh in November 23 and transferred powers to Vice President Abdo Rabo Hadi to begin forming a national consensus government and a military committee to end violence against protesters and civilians in several cities within five days after the signing of the initiative and its implementation mechanism
UNICEF says 109 children killed in Yemen
UNICEF said continued conflicts and political struggles throughout Yemen have led to a widespread and deep humanitarian crisis, especially for children and women.)
Retrieved at: 2011-11-23 03:10:00 GMT
Since the beginning of civil unrest, a total of 109 children have been killed in Yemen and close to 300 injured by shootings or shrapnel.
Malnutrition rates in some parts of the country have become extremely high, and fewer and fewer children are receiving basic immunizations, while schools, which should be safe havens for children, are either closed or occupied by armed forces
Yemeni forces shell residential locations in Sana'a, kill 7-year girl
A 7-year girl was killed and other five other were wounded when a shell fired by forces loyal to President Saleh fell near her school in the capital Sana'a Sunday morning.)
Retrieved at: 2011-10-03 02:10:00 GMT
The family of Maram Saeed Bashir told News Yemen that Maram was killed by a shell that fell outside her Salahaddin School on the 16 Meter Street in Sana'a, almost 200 meters from protesters square.
Eyewitnesses told News Yemen that forces loyal to President Saleh shelled with heavy weapons some locations of the pro-revolution 1st Armored Division in an attempt to retake control of those locations that the 1st Armored Division took over after Saleh's forces attacked protesters in
Froces of Yemen's Saleh kill mother and girl in Taiz
(One girl and her mother were killed and another kid was critically wounded when Republican Guard forces shelled a neighborhood of Kalaba in the city of Taiz Thursday's night.)
Retrieved at: 2011-07-23 02:11:00 GMT
A medical source told News Yemen that Asma'a Mohammad Saeed and her daughter Najwa Mockbel Qaed died at hospital for injuries after they received shrapnels of shells. The source said that kid Rayan AbdulRahman Qasem, five years, was critically injured and put under intensive care.
The family accused Republican Guard forces of killing Asma'a and her daughter by randomly bombing the neighborhood
Mass march in Yemen's Taiz calls July 17th “unfortunate day
Retrieved at: 2011-07-18 02:11:00 GMT
Estimated one million protesters participated in a mass march in the city of Taiz, southern Yemen, on Sunday described as the first of its kind since security forces stormed al-Huriya (Freedom) Square last May.
The march was organized by the Youth of Revolution to transform the memory of the July 17th that marks the 33rd anniversary of President Saleh's ascension to power in 1978 into “the Day of Public Anger
SEMC says economic collapse pushes 9 million Yemenis to severe hunger
The Studies and Economic Media Center has warned of hunger disaster in Yemen due to the interruption of oil derivatives, electricity, and an awful increase in prices of goods, food and services.)
Retrieved at: 2011-07-04 14:10:00 GMT
The results of a field study on the living conditions of the Yemeni society revealed that tens of thousands of poor Yemeni families have begun the stage of hunger for their inability to secure basic food, the center said in a statement.
The statement explained that prices of some foodstuffs such as wheat, flour, sugar, yogurt, milk and dairy products rose at rates ranging between 40-60%, while prices of drinking water by 202% and the price of transportation by 60%
ICRC says 20 dead bodies retrieved in Yemen's capital
Retrieved at: 2011-06-09 20:10:00 GMT
Four months of civil unrest have taken their toll, with dozens of people killed or wounded. The ICRC and the Yemen Red Crescent are evacuating the wounded and the dead in Sana'a, and helping to supply water to the population. Elsewhere in the country, they are providing first aid for people affected by the violence
Yemen's tribes foil military forces crackdown on protesters
(Yemeni tribal gunmen from the tribes of Nehm, 40 km east of the capital Sana'a, prevented on Tuesday the army from passing to Hadramout province, southeastern Yemen, to repress anti-regime protests.)
Retrieved at: 2011-05-11 02:11:00 GMT
Local sources said that clashes broke out between forces of the 101 Infantry Brigade and the tribal gunmen who rejected to allow any military force to pass through their territory to crackdown protesters in Hadramout.
The sources added that the army used heavy weapons and warplanes to bomb the tribal men who blocked the main road in Nehm against the 101 Infantry Brigade's forces, headed by son of President Saleh, but could not unblock the road