Yemen Times http://www.yementimes.com Newscoop - The open content management system for professional journalists. en Copyright 2014, Yemen Times Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:05:36 +0100 60 Newscoop http://www.yementimes.com/templates/images/logo-rss.gif Yemen Times http://www.yementimes.com 147 49 AQAP orders women in Hadramout not to leave home unaccompanied http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4120 SANA’A July 21—Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants in Haridha city, Hadramout governorate, distributed brochures to residents on Sunday, listing a number of demands, including that women not go outside unless accompanied by a close male relative. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:17:20 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4120 Mediation committee arrives in Al-Jawf http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4119 SANA’A, July 21—Amid the arrival of a mediation committee on Saturday to Al-Jawf governorate, the Houthis and the Islah Party traded blame and put forth differing views on whether a ceasefire is in effect. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:17:20 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4119 Houthis hand over Al-Qushaibi’s corpse to the state http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4118 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003930.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, July 21—The corpse of Brigadier Hameed Al-Qushaibi, commander of the 310th Armored Brigade, was handed over by the Houthis and was transported to Sana’a’s military hospital late Sunday. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:17:20 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4118 Stand-up comedy: a new wedding fad http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/report/4129 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003934.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Weddings in  Sana’a are usually held in private halls rented by the groom’s family or in big tents set up in neighborhood alleys. Preparations typically take about two weeks—reservations are made for the hall or tent, traditional clothes are bought for the bride and groom, and catering is arranged. For more elaborate weddings, singers and musicians are often hired, but these days it is becoming increasingly common to see comedians perform at weddings who charge lower prices. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:34:50 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/report/4129 Nearly 70 percent of Sa’ada food insecure: UN http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/report/4128 More than 40 percent of the population–over 10 million Yemenis–do not know where their next meal will come from, according to preliminary findings of a new survey released last week by UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP). <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:32:48 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/report/4128 Yemen model won’t work in Iraq, Syria http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/opinion/4127 President Obama says the United States is looking to its Yemen policy as a model for what to do in Iraq and Syria. But what the president labels the “Yemen model” has not been as successful as the White House claims; indeed, it is in danger of collapse. Attempting to replicate it in much more challenging conditions in Iraq and Syria will almost certainly fail. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:28:46 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/opinion/4127 The siege of Gaza http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/opinion/4126 As long as the root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remain unresolved, occasional outcroppings of violence, like the current mini-war in Gaza, are inevitable. This is the third major Israeli offensive against Hamas and the people of Gaza in the last six years. Refusing to accept international legality as the basis for resolving its dispute with the Palestinians, Israel’s right-wing government is ever ready to resort to military force. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:26:21 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/opinion/4126 Striving for change in Yemen http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/intreview/4125 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003933.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Nouria Ahmed Nagi is the director and founder of the Yemen Education and Relief Organization (YERO), which funds children’s education and supports families in need through donations, micro-loans, and employment opportunities. In late November 2013, Nagi received the Order of the British Empire, making her the first Arab woman recipient. She won the award, according to Queen Elizabeth II’s list, “for services to charitable work transforming the lives of women and children in Yemen.” Nagi tends to shy away from talking about her personal life, saying that she believes actions speak louder than words. In an interview with the Yemen Times, however, Nagi opened up and discussed her life journey and her efforts to generate change in Yemen. <br clear="all"> Interview Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:08:27 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/intreview/4125 Yemenis arrested for taking injured to hospital http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/report/4124 "I suffered from unbearable pain and was shouting loudly after the car accident happened, but nobody took me to the hospital,” said Ehab Masood, a 22-year-old student from Sana’a. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:57:21 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/report/4124 Post offices in Wadi Hadramout reopen after five-day shutdown http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4123 SANA’A, July 21—Following the armed robbery of a post office in Wadi Hadramout and the consequent closure of all branches in the area on July 15, post offices reopened on Sunday, according to Fahd Al-Amri, security chief of Wadi Hadramout. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:55:33 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4123 Explosive kills two in Dhamar http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4122 DHAMAR, July 21—Two young men were killed when an improvised explosive device went off on Friday in Otoma district, Dhamar governorate. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:54:25 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4122 Eritrea confiscated 863 Yemeni fishing boats since 2006 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4121 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003931.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA'A, July 21—Eritrean authorities have confiscated 863 Yemeni fishing boats since 2006, according to Ali Hassan Buhaidr, the secretary general of the Fishery Cooperative Union. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:48:11 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4121 Prickly Pears http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/report/4117 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003923.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Already a source of income for many, could the prickly pear be the answer for Yemen’s cash-strapped, vulnerable  farmers <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:52:00 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/report/4117 US government spying on prominent Muslim Americans, report says http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/report/4112 The US government has been monitoring the emails of prominent Muslim Americans, according to documents released by ex-National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. A report released by the Intercept, a website started by former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, explores the background of Muslim American men who were monitored by the FBI and the NSA. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:27:39 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/report/4112 Politics of Qat By Peer Gatter: Revolutionary Yemen and the Issue of Qat http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/report/4116 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003920.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> With independence from the British in southern Yemen and the end of Imamate rule in the north, a generation of modernizers and technocrats came to power in both parts of the country, dreaming of rational development and scientific socialism. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:17:41 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/report/4116 Netherlands grants Yemen $4.9 million in aid http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/news/4115 SANA’A, July 16—The Netherlands agreed on Monday to grant Yemen $4.9 million to finance a project aimed at managing water resources in the Sana’a Basin, according to the state-run Saba News Agency. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:38:04 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/news/4115 Generator fumes kill eight family members in Dhamar http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/news/4114 DHAMAR, July 16—Eight members of the same family died in Dhamar governorate after inhaling toxic fumes from an electricity generator in the early hours of Monday morning. Five others survived but were hospitalized. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:38:04 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/news/4114 Islah moves closer to GPC in light of recent Houthi expansion http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/news/4113 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003915.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, July 16—The Houthi takeover of Amran on July 8 has prompted leading Islah party figures to consider political realignment with the General People’s Congress (GPC). <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:38:04 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/news/4113 Pesticide residue tests begin in Sa’ada http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/news/4111 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003913.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, July 16—A team from the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation has been in Sa’ada governorate since Tuesday conducting tests on pomegranates for harmful levels of pesticide residue, Abdullah Masood, head of the Central Lab of Pesticide Residue Analysis, told the Yemen Times. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:38:04 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/news/4111 Bus drivers in Dhamar on strike http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/news/4106 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003912.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> DHAMAR, July 16—Private minibus drivers in Dhamar governorate on Monday began an indefinite strike in protest against fuel shortages in the governorate. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:38:04 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1799/news/4106