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Houthi scarecrow can't hide post-Arab Spring game in Yemen

As Houthi militants continue to expand their influence seizing more Yemeni cities and fighting political, tribal and ideological foes including AQAP, concerns of foreign countries especially over the Bab El-Mandab Strait on the Red Sea are growing.

 

Counterrevolution under cover of militant revolution sweeps Yemen

Houthi militants continue to expand their influence seizing cities and achieving more political gains raising questions about what is going on in Yemen.

 

Yemen walks in "vicious circle" amid endless games of politics

Yemen's Transition President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi has ordered a 12% rollback of the recently hiked fuel prices be effective as from Thursday in what appeared to be an act to demonstrate goodwill to resolve the current crisis.

 

On the Occasions of International Youth Day Celebrated in Sana’a on 26 August 2014

With an average age in Yemen being 17 years old, it is the young people of this country that will shape and safeguard the New Yemen.

 

ISIL and Al Qaeda, the dangerous terror love affair

Officials in Sana’a have confirmed this Wednesday that al Qaeda Yemen aka AQAP has been dangerously looking to emulate ISIL’s exploits – Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – in both Syria and Iraq, as it seeks to increase its foothold in the impoverished nation.

 

Al Qaeda’s kidnapping business, more than meet the eyes

As media in Finland are determined to unearth what deal was made to secure the release of Finish nationals Atte and Leila Kaleva back in May 2013, following six months in captivity with Al Qaeda militants in Yemen, allegations that foreign powers have enabled and played into the kidnapping trend to finance the terror group, thus syphoning money into Al Qaeda’s coffers under the nose of the international community have resurfaced.

 

Al Qaeda’s kidnapping business, more than meet the eyes

As media in Finland are determined to unearth what deal was made to secure the release of Finish nationals Atte and Leila Kaleva back in May 2013, following six months in captivity with Al Qaeda militants in Yemen, allegations that foreign powers have enabled and played into the kidnapping trend to finance the terror group, thus syphoning money into Al Qaeda’s coffers under the nose of the international community have resurfaced.

 

Away from the heresy of satellite channels and forums screaming .... Yemenis finding their need at a Sanaa Tent

At its time, the Youth Popular Revolution in Yemen rocked the Yemeni street to express their distaste for the traditional despot regime, Yemenis broke barrier of fear that has been chained them.

 

Washington Relaunches its Iraq Partition Project

The sudden collapse of the Iraqi state is presented by the international press as a result of the attack of the terrorist group ISIL. But who can believe that a powerful state, armed and organized by Washington, could collapse in less than a week in the wake of a jihadist group formally independent of any state? Besides, who can believe that those who support ISIL in Syria sincerely condemn its actions in Iraq? Thierry Meyssan reveals what’s in the cards.

 

Open letter to Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi: President of Yemen Arab Republic

The people of Ethiopia are Shocked and disappointed over the illegal detention of Andargachew Tsige, Secretary General of Ginbot7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy by Yemen security forces during his transit flight in Yemen.

 

More attacks in Yemen kill soldiers as violence moves to capital

More violence from suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen continued Sunday in two separate attacks.

 

Yemen’s Mounting Challenges: Fractured militant groups & Post-Conflict reconstruction

While many praise recent victories by Yemen’s army over militant groups in Abyan and Shebwa, some warn of the coming chaos. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Nasser al-Wuhayshi warned governments of Yemen and the US of planned operations in a video published in late March. This warning came as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) published its intention to join the fight in Yemen. These announcements also coincided with the creation of Ansar al-Sharia Central Region.

 

In an unequal world, we need inclusive growth

For a very long time, the rich have known to some extent how the poor around the world live. What’s new in today's world is that the best-kept secret from the poor, namely, how the rich live, is now out. Through the village television, the Internet and hand-held instruments, which a rapidly increasing number of the poor possess, life-styles of the rich and the middle class are transmitted in full color to their homes every day.

 

Yemenis in Guantanamo Prison Still Going Nowhere – Lawyer

MOSCOW – Of the 56 Yemeni prisoners recommended for release at US’s Guantanamo Bay prison, none have made it home despite the lifted moratorium on returning them to their native land, a lawyer representing four of them told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

 

Iran must stay out of Yemeni affairs: analysts

The Iranian regime must support Yemen's political process and cease any actions that undermine its security and stability, analysts say.

 

Yemen’s oil and gas resources, a tale of money and politics

Yemen’s oil and gas resources have often been a matter of contentious, with many parties, including Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh alleging and sustaining that the impoverished nation’s resources have been dwindling, while others, mainly political activists have beg to differ, arguing that Yemen actually sat on vast resources of both oil and gas.
 

 

Yemen political giant stands on shaky ground

When the Houthis, (Shiite tribal militants based in northern Sa’ada) first moved against Salafis in Dammaj, calling for the departure of what the group perceived as religious extremists and wannabe Jihadist, most experts rationalized such bellicose stance by bringing the issue down to sectarianism, missing on a much grander political agenda.

 

Yemen enters post-NDC phase

Although world leaders were keen to hail Yemen’s NDC final resolution a “historical breakthrough” and a statement to Yemenis’ dedication and commitment to a peaceful resolution to their political conundrum, the country has yet to overcome a series of hurdle which still threatens its very core.
 

 

Yemen’s perfect storm is forming

Although the international community and Yemen government officials have been keen to hail the impoverished nation for its successful transition of power, calling on other revolutionary nations across the region to align themselves on Yemen’s example, Yemenis are still waiting for their silver-lining.

 

Political procrastination risks swallowing Yemen whole

Although President Abdo Rabbo Mansour promised many times over the past few months that Yemen NDC - National Dialogue Dialogue - would neither suffer nor tolerate any delay, as the nation's future stood in the balance, Mohammed Qahtan, spokesman for the southern issue announced Tuesday that the Dialogue had been extended to October following difficulties.

 

The writing is on the wall says Yemeni professor

As Yemen finds itself caught in the eye of a terror storm, the warnings of one Dr. Tarek Mustafa Salam, the secretary-general of the Center for Development and Gender at Sanaa University, barely made it to the media.

 

No More Promises, Actions Speak Truth: Guantanamo Prison Must be Shut Down

HOOD and Mr. David Remes, the American lawyer representing 15 Yemeni Guantanamo detainees, held a joint press conference at the main headquarters of HOOD in Sana'a yesterday.

 

Abdulelah Haider Shaye speaks of injustice

Abdulelah Haider Shaye, Yemen's unwilling political victim of America's war against terror has now become the epitome of political manipulation, foreign interferences and injustice.

 

Houthis Claim to want to build a strong democratic state in Yemen

While the Houthis, a group of Shiite rebels who are now seeking to enter mainstream politics as a way to legitimize their movement, are being accused by their political and religious arch enemy, al-Islah ,

 

Al-Qaeda, America' sense of security is an illusion

In a direct message to the United States of America, Qassim al-Rimi, al-Qaeda Yemen's commander in chief warned that the Boston bombing had proved America's inability to adequately protect itself from internal threats.

 

Yemen’s Military-Security Reform: Seeds of New Conflict?

Yemen must take further steps to reform its security forces, or longstanding divisions could well undermine its political transition, which entered into a six-month “national dialogue” on 18 March.

 

Dialogue, not the Only Alternative

Many observers continue to express their pessimism toward the two-week old dialogue process. Often the line of criticism focuses on the absence of an alternative, a plan B, based on continued obstruction by various political elements and mismanagement on the part of international actors.

 

General People's Congress to stage a comeback in 2014?

In a comment made last week to al-Jazeera, on the occasion of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh's birthday party at his Sana'a residence, Gen. Yehia Mohammed Saleh, former Chief of the Central Security Forces and Saleh's nephew, commented defiantly that his family and party will be back in power in 2014 (in time for the next presidential elections)

 

National Dialogue loses three members over southern repression issue - report

Ahead of Thursday demonstrations in Aden, the authorities decided to arrest two radical leaders -- Qassem Askar - leader of the more radical branch of the Harak

 

United Nations inches toward an Iranian-al-Qaeda connection

As the media is going on overdrive reporting how Iran is providing high-tech military weapons to the Houthis - Yemeni Shia rebel group based in the northern province of Sa'ada - fresh reports from the United Nations Security Council are indicating a link in between Ayatollah Iran and Al-Qaeda in Somalia.

 

Law and Order - Criminals are allowed to roam free

Ever since the disintegration of the state institutions in 2011 when the revolution laid waste three decades of an autocratic regime, Yemen's Pandora's box was left opened and from it poured insecurity, crimes, violence and instability.

 

Federalism, Decentralization and Regional Integration for Yemen

With factions in Yemen -- Southern Secessionist Movement aka al-Harak and the Houthis, Shia rebel group based in the northern Yemeni province of Sa'ada -- continue to call for the boycott of the much anticipated National Dialogue, politicians are advancing federalism could hold all of the nation's answers and preserve its unity.

 

Anti-Terror Campaign - Human Cost

Yemen and the United States of America began their partnership against terror over a decade ago, when in 2001, on the wake of al-Qaeda 's attack on the Twin towers in New York then-President Ali Abdullah Saleh made a historic trip to the White House and pledge to open his country to America and wedge war on al-Qaeda cells in the region.

 

Political upheaval delays economic growth and social welfare programs

A year into the transition process Yemen is no where near a resolution of its political fracture and factions' refusal to compromise is now preventing the government from tapping into international aid money

 

SNACC Tells Yemen President top officials in government are Corrupt

Yemen Post received a translated version of the letter sent by the Supreme National Anti Corruption Committee to President Hadi where they said senior leaders in the current government practice corruption. Below is the letter:

 

Who is to gain in Yemen-Turkey fall out?

Politicians of the opposition in Turkey are using the discovery of weapons being smuggled to Yemen as proof to support their claims Erdogan’s government - Justice and Development Party – is enabling Sunni radical groups in the region as part of a wider move toward regional hegemony.

 

Iranian Influence, Rising Asian Powers, and the Significance of Yemen as a Long-Term U.S. Strategic Partner

The Gulf is one of the most significant geopolitical regions in the world. It is the gateway for global energy.

 

Sectarian strife in Yemen reaching Danger Zone

The sectarian strife in Yemen we're facing is not only a political crisis but a sectarian one. It has existed for years but now it's out in the open; Sunni-Shiite tensions are rising in Yemen. Yemeni Zaidis, from the Shia school of thought

 

"Innocence of Muslims," Media Coverage and the Importance of Press Freedom

At times like these, media freedom and independence are more important than ever . Let’s not let the harmful acts of a few overshadow the rest

 

Dodging the drones: How militants have responded to the covert US campaign

Over the past decade U.S. drone strikes have killed between 1,800 and 3,100 people in Pakistan, along with hundreds more in drone attacks in Yemen and Somalia, as a result of the United States' efforts to combat al-Qaeda and its affiliates.

 

20 Demands For Successful Yemen Dialogue

The technical committee in charge with preparation for Yemen dialogue has sent a number of demands to President Abdrabu Mansour which it said are very crucial and should be met to hold a successful dialogue.

 

A Gulf Security Framework

The security system of the Gulf rests on three poles: Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia including other GCC states and Yemen.

 

Report: Emergence of new terror network in S Yemen

A report released on Monday by Abaad Center for Researches and Studies warned of a new terrorist group in Yemen which has stemmed from the alliances made between some militant groups in the country.

 

Yemen's Response @ Foreign Policy Magazine

Calling Yemen a failing state was a safe bet during the turbulent and bloody events of 2011. Thousands of youths marched to protest their legitimate grievances while Yemen's factionalized military forces were at odds.

 

Youth Initiative and Development Challenges!

Yemen is facing many obstacles in achieving development in most aspects of life. Governments have tried independently to take the role in upgrading Yemen but most of the past governments have failed to have tangible improvements.

 

Iran and Saudi Arabia in Yemen

By Dr.Ali Ahmed Aldailmi

For the Yemen Post
aad99@live.com

Yemen is a country with very similar numbers of Sunni and Shia Muslims. From a religious point of view, a key consideration is the increasing risk of regional escalation with the involvement of Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Yemen conflict. Iran has played this game allowing others to exaggerate its regional power and military reach.

 

Saleh is gone, but Yemen women's struggle goes on

When Sara Ahmed joined a protest in November to demand the resignation of Yemen's president, she and the other women marched at the very front of the crowd.

 

Uncertain Political and Security Situation Challenges U.S. Efforts to Implement a Comprehensive Strategy in Yemen

 

What GAO Found
According to senior State officials, the overarching U.S. policy goal in Yemen is to create a stable and secure state. To achieve that goal, the U.S. assistance strategy has for years included both a security element focused on counterterrorism activities and a civilian element focused on development activities.

 

 

Yemen Can Feed Itself and Much More

 

For the Yemen Post, By Irena Knehtl
irenaknehtl@gmail.com
It has become more and more difficult to produce food. Small farmers hold the key to food self sufficiency. They are needed to feed Yemen. Tomorrow we shall need them to feed the world

 

 

Dialogue: Taking on the Economy and Corruption

 

By Fernando Carvajal is a Sana’a based consultant. www.twitter.com/CarvajaF, for the Yemen Post

 

Much has been said against the ability of the interim government to absorb the amount of aid requested from international partners.

 

 

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