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Houthi militants target Yemen TV with rockets

Houthi militants attacked Yemen's state TV with rockets and clashed with guards of the TV's building in north of the capital city of Sanaa, media reports said.

 

Hadi: Houthi attempts to explode situation in capital will leave 'catastrophic impacts'

Yemen's Transition President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Thursday met with military and security commanders and discussed the latest developments in the capital city of Sanaa, the official agency Saba reported.

 

Motorbike gunmen shoot dead Yemen intelligence officer

Unknown gunmen shot dead a Yemeni intelligence officer in Taiz governorate on Thursday, the latest in a spate of targeted killings of military and security officers, mostly intelligence officers, that has been continuing since 2011.

 

UN Adviser says talks with militants 'productive, ongoing' in Saada

The UN Special Adviser on Yemen Jamal Benomar said on Thursday that his talks with the Houthi Group in Saada governorate over were productive, state media reported.

 

Houthi fighters 2 Kilometers from Residence of Yemens President

Hundreds of Houthi fighters have reached and controlled large areas in the northern parts of Sanaa on Thursday. The latest Houthi expansion in Sanaa comes after hours of clashes with government troops and tribal fighters. 

 

Yemen Official compares Corruption to AIDS Virus

A top official at the Supreme National Anti-Corruption Commission (SNACC) on Wednesday called for a reconsideration into all agreements on oil, gas, fisheries and communications investments signed in Yemen in the past three decades.

 

Families flee homes in Yemen capital as bodies of soldiers lay on roads

Yemeni families have been fleeing their homes in the capital city of Sanaa some under threats by Houthi militants and some amid fears that more battles could erupt between the army and Houthi militants in the area.

 

U.N. sanctions committee on alert amid intensifying violence in Yemen

The U.N. sanctions committee for Yemen voiced on Wednesday its complete and immediate readiness to consider proposals for punishing groups and individuals hindering the transition process coinciding with intensifying battles between the army and Houthi militants in the capital city of Sanaa.

 

Battles between Yemeni forces, Zaidi militants expand amid talks

Battles erupted between the Yemeni army and armed Zaidi militants within the Houthi Group west of the capital city of Sanaa coinciding with intensifying battles between the forces and Houthi militants in Jawf governorate.

 

Yemeni female, Arwa Othman, wins Alison Des Forges Award

A Yemeni female human rights activist was mong the four courageous and tireless advocates who have been selected as 2014 recipients of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

 

Yemen police arrest two kids promoting hashish at wedding party

Yemeni police in the governorate of Sanaa have arrested two boys aged between 14 and 16 years old while distributing drugs at a wedding party, state media reported on Tuesday.

 

Yemen launches "implement dialog's outcomes" campaign

The Secretariat General of the Comprehensive National Dialog Conference on Monday launched a campaign under the theme of "my demand is implement the dialog's outcomes".

 

Zaidi group erects a fifth camp for its militants outside Yemen capital

Armed Houthi militants have erected a fifth camp on the outskirts of Yemen's capital city of Sanaa as Houthi protesters continue escalation inside the capital.

 

Hadi: All Yemenis look forward to end to crisis

Yemen's Transition President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi said on Monday that all Yemeni factions are looking forward to a solution to end the current crisis in the capital city of Sanaa.

 

UN Advisor in new effort to end Yemen crisis

The UN Special Adviser on Yemen Jamal Benomar has launched an effort to reach a deal over the country's crisis coinciding with intensifying battles between the army and Houthi militants in Jawf governorate.

 

Is a Houthi & Al Qaeda war next in Yemen?

The ten countries sponsoring the transition in Yemen condemned on Saturday obvious threats by the the Zaidi militant Houthi Group including occupying the capital city of Sanaa. 

 

Yemen launches coalition against corporal punishment at schools

Yemen has launched a coalition to ban corporal punishment at schools in an effort to limit violations of child rights and to ensure better ways of education, state media reported on Saturday.

 

Trade between Yemen, GCC rises in 2013-report

The volume of trade between Yemen and GCC countries rose to around 1.3 trillion Yemeni Rials in 2013 by an increase of around 5.6 billion Yemeni Rials from 2012.

 

Yemen's foreign currency reserves rise by $246 million in July-Bank

Yemen's foreign currency reserves rose by more than $246 million in July recording a total of around $5.3 billion, the Central Bank of Yemen said on Thursday.

 

Yemen, Houthi Group close to sign reconciliation deal

A senior Yemeni official said on Thursday the presidency and the Houthi Group has reached a reconciliation deal in an effort to end the current crisis in the capital city of Sanaa.

 

Explosions rock Yemen Amran governorate killing seven

Seven civilians were killed and twelve others injured after explosive devices were detonated in Yemen's Amran governorate on Thursday, state media reported quoting local security officials.

 

Houthi speaks about battles with Yemen's army amid tension

The spokesperson for the Shiite Houthi Group revealed on Wednesday the losses of Yemen's armed forces during battles between the forces and militants from the group in the capital city of Sanaa the prior day.

 

UNHCR and the Sana’a University sign new partnership to enhance academic study and research to promote protection of refugees in Yemen

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the University of Sana’a signed on Tuesday September 9, 2014 an agreement which will further the protection of refugees and asylum seekers in Yemen

 

Yemeni official says Houthi Group plans to take over all public institutions

A senior government official told Yemen Post on Tuesday said the Houthi Group has planned to take over all ministries and public institutions in a bid to take power by illegal means.

 

CNN: Protesters killed in Yemen in raid attempt on ministerial cabinet

At least seven pro-Houthi protesters were killed and dozens were wounded Tuesday when demonstrators allegedly tried to raid the Ministerial Cabinet building in the capital, a senior Houthi official said.

 

Two soldiers dead, three wounded in car bomb in Eastern Yemen

At least two Yemeni soldiers were killed and seven more injured when an explosives-laden car exploded at a military checkpoint in Yemen's eastern governorate of Hadramout, military sources said on Tuesday. 

 

Houthis put forward new demands as chaos continues

The Houthi Group has put forward new demands in return for ending the escalation of its loyalists' protests inside and outside Yemen's capital city of Sanaa, media reports said Monday.

 

Fresh blast hits Yemen's Marib oil pipeline

Tribal saboteurs have bombed Yemen's Marib oil pipeline, in the third attack during the past few weeks, local sources in Marib governorate said on Monday.

 

Yemen names new commander for Special Forces amid tension

Yemen assigned on Monday a new commander for the Special Forces amid continued escalation of protests by the Houthi rebels inside the capital city of Sanaa.

 

Freedom Foundation Launches Project to Observe 41 Media Outlets

Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development launched on Monday, September 8, 2014 its new project of (Media Observatory), which will monitor and document violations of the media professionalism, media contents and meanings that urge hatred and incitement in the Yemeni partisan and private media.

 

Saudi mission leaves Yemen amid rebels' escalation

The Saudi diplomatic mission on Sunday left Yemen as the Houthi Group continued to escalate its protests inside the capital city of Sanaa deepening the crisis with the government.

 

Anti-riot police reopen airport road amid escalation by rebels in Yemen capital

Yemeni anti-riot police on Sunday reopened the road leading to Sanaa International Airport hours after Houthi loyalists pitched tents on it within their escalating protests.

 

UNHCR & Human Rights Ministry promote the protection of refugees in Yemen

UNHCR and the Ministry of Human Rights signed an agreement on Thursday September 4, 2014 confirming a number of initiatives to enhance the protection of refugees in Yemen.

 

50% of Yemen's population Marginalized, German official at YDF workshop

An officer at the German Foundation "Friedrich Ebert" Confirmed that more than 50% of Yemen's population are marginalized. " The country cannot raise up if marginalization barriers for youth, women and other groups in political participation still exist," the same officer said in an opening ceremony of a Training of Trainers course (ToT) for youth leadership in Sana'a.

 

Rebels' further escalation closes Airport Road in Yemen Capital

Houthi supporters closed the highway leading to Sanaa International Airport in Yemen's capital city of Sanaa on Sunday after they pitched more tents to escalate their protests on it, eyewitnesses said.

 

"Army will not stay idle in attempts to destabilize Yemen", Defense Minister

Yemen's Defense Minister Mohammed Nasser Ahmed said on Saturday the armed forces will not stay idle if an individual or a group takes weapons to destabilize the country.

 

Hadi to Iran: "reconsider your policies" for Yemen

Yemen's Transition President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi called on Iran on Saturday to reconsider its policies toward Yemen through adopting wise approaches taking into account the interest of the whole people of the country not only a group of them, state media reported.

 

Al-Qaeda Claims Capture of Senior Intelligence Official in Yemen

A Yemeni senior security official belonging to the National Security Bureau in Hadramout was capture by Al-Qaeda, claimed a statement published by Ansar Al-Sharia, a local branch of AQAP in Yemen, dated September 2nd.

 

Khat a reason for soaring unemployment among Yemeni youths, Minister

Minister of Youths and Sports, Moamar Al-Eryani, said on Thursday that chewing Khat affects productivity among the Yemeni youths while urging to avoid such a habit.

 

Arab League urges Yemeni factions "positive response to efforts to end crisis"

The Arab League affirmed on Thursday its commitment to backing Yemen's unity, stability and power transition while urging all factions including the Houthi rebels to avoid escalation and to respond positively to the national solution initiative in order to put an end to the current crisis.

 

Kidnapped Saudi diplomat in Yemen appeals for Release

A Saudi diplomat kidnapped in Yemen by Al-Qaeda, since 2012, has appeared in a two-minutes video appealing his people to negotiate his release, a video posted Tuesday on Al-Qaeda' Al-Malahem media network.

 

 

Yemeni Translates Bob Marley song to Arabic as Poem

Yemeni poet Mohamed AbdulSalam Mansoor, 68, is one of the most respected poets in the country. He has a list of success stories over the years when it comes to Yemeni poetry and literature. 

 

Hadi concerned over Houthi escalation after initiative rejected

Yemen's Transition President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi expressed his concerns about continued escalation by Houthi rebels who rejected on Tuesday an initiative to end the current political crisis.

 

3 Yemenis arrested as Saudi Arabia dismantles large cells of would-be terrorists

Saudi Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday the arrest of tens of would-be terrorists including 84 Saudi nationals and 3 Yemenis, Saudi media reported.

 

Yemen Holds Funeral of the 14 Soldiers Killed By Al-Qaeda in Hadramout

Top government officials marched today in a funeral of the 14 soldiers who were killed by al-Qaeda militants in the eastern Hadramout province last month.

 

CNN: Houthi loyalists reject Yemeni President's reforms

Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) -- Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi dismissed the government Tuesday and agreed to a 15% cut in fuel prices, in addition to other economic reforms, seeking to end weeks of tense protests led by tens of thousands of Houthi loyalists in the capital, Sanaa.

 

Al-Qaeda Executes Three Alleged Yemeni Spies

Three Yemenis have been shot dead after being tortured by Al-Qaida fighters on claimed charges of planting electronic chips in AQAP vehicles to help United States Drones identify their locations, a security official said Monday.

 

Mayor of Yemen capital in Saada as rebels start final escalation stage

Mayor of Yemen's capital city of Sanaa Abdulqadir Hilal headed on Monday to Saada governorate under orders from Transition President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi in an effort to meet leader of the Houthi rebels.

 

Hadi: Regional country seeks to burn capital, keep it without peace

Yemen's Transition President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi accused on Monday a regional country of involvement in supporting rebels to burn and spread chaos inside the capital city of Sanaa, state media reported.

 

Houthis in 3rd escalation stage inside capital, military preparations on outskirts

Houthi rebels started on Monday the third, final stage of their protest escalation inside Yemen's capital city of Sanaa coinciding with military preparations by armed Houthi militants on the outskirts of the capital.

 

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