Yemen Times http://www.yementimes.com Newscoop - The open content management system for professional journalists. en Copyright 2015, Yemen Times Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:17:52 +0100 60 Newscoop http://www.yementimes.com/templates/images/logo-rss.gif Yemen Times http://www.yementimes.com 147 49 Mass casualties reported as Houthis take SSF camp http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/news/4929 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004690.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Feb. 25—Houthi militants took control of the Special Security Forces (SSF) camp in Subaha area, west of the capital Sana’a, early Wednesday morning after heavy fighting. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:40:38 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/news/4929 Houthis prevent politicians from meeting Hadi http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/news/4930 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004688.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Feb. 24—The Houthis have detained several Cabinet members and other prominent politicians to prevent them from meeting Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi in Aden. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:33:50 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/news/4930 Negotiations ongoing for release of kidnapped women http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/news/4931 SANA’A, Feb. 25—Negotiations began Wednesday evening for the release of two women kidnapped in central Sana’a on Tuesday. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:29:59 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/news/4931 Pest threatens Yemen’s fragile date industry http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/health/4923 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004680.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Although Yemen has close to five million date palms of its own, over a million tons of dates were imported into the country last year. There are fears that greater reliance may be placed on imports as farmers struggle to contain the red palm weevil, a pest that has decimated plantations throughout the world and threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis. <br clear="all"> Health & Environment Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:10:50 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/health/4923 President or fugitive? Houthis reject Hadi’s letter to Parliament http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/news/4928 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004687.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Feb. 24—The Houthis have rejected the retraction of Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi’s resignation as president and promised reprisals, while members of Parliament remain divided over its legality. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:09:58 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/news/4928 Assassinations spike in Al-Hawta city, Lahj http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/news/4927 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004684.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Feb. 25—Two gunmen assassinated Colonel Saif Hassan Zaid Manaa, office director of Lahj’s security chief, in Al-Hawta city of Lahj governorate on Tuesday. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have claimed responsibility. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:09:58 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/news/4927 Popular committees reclaim house of former southern president http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/news/4926 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004683.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Feb. 24—Southern popular committees reclaimed the house of former South Yemen President Ali Salem Al-Beidh on Tuesday, twenty-one years after it was taken by his rival, northern politician and tribal leader Abdullah Bin Hussein Al-Ahmar. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:09:58 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/news/4926 Houthi Revolutionary Committee changes 11 street names http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/report/4925 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004681.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> The Houthis have had a great deal on their hands since seizing control of the capital in September but, while most Sana’anis may not have noticed, the occupying forces also have an eye for detail and symbolic value, as evidenced in a recent campaign to change the names of well-known streets in the city. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:39:11 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/report/4925 Slogans vs. deeds http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/viewpoint/4924 The current political instability facing Yemen is being clearly reflected on the economy. It seems that nations don’t learn except from their own experiences. This lesson is neither easy nor cheap, as we shall pay an expensive price to get it. However, the more painful the lesson, the greater the results we will get. <br clear="all"> View Point Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:30:36 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/viewpoint/4924 Dr. Amal Hassan, the “youngest and best surgeon of the year” http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/intreview/4922 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004678.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Dr. Amal Hassan, a Yemeni physician who is only 30 years old, was recently honored at the Arab Health Conference held in Dubai from Jan. 26 to 29, 2015. <br clear="all"> Interview Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:47:27 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1863/intreview/4922 Hadi in Aden: Supporting unity or encouraging secession? http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/photoessay/4910 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004677.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> When Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi left the capital Sana’a to the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, Feb. 21, the question immediately arose as to whether the move will help unity or make secession more likely. <br clear="all"> Photo Essay Sourcefabric Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:09:55 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/photoessay/4910 Shabwa tribes gather in support of Hadi http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/news/4921 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004676.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Feb. 23—Thousands of members of the Bani Helel tribal federation gathered in Ataq, the capital of Shabwa governorate, on Monday in an unprecedented display of support for Hadi and show of force against the Houthis. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:09:02 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/news/4921 Hadi’s press secretary released, family says http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/news/4920 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004675.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Feb. 23—After being kidnapped by the Houthis in Sana’a Saturday morning, Yahya Al-Arasi, the president’s press secretary, was released Sunday at midnight, a member of his family told the Yemen Times. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:59:38 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/news/4920 Protesters await justice for Ibb killing http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/news/4919 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004674.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Feb. 22—Anti-Houthi protests continued Sunday in Ibb city the day after one protester was killed and six others injured at a demonstration on Saturday morning. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:59:38 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/news/4919 “No to armed militias, yes to the civil state” http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/news/4918 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004673.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Feb. 23—Hundreds demonstrated in Sana’a on Monday afternoon in support of Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and against the presence of Houthi militants in the capital. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:50:40 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/news/4918 Cabinet rejects call by Houthis to return http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/news/4917 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004672.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Feb. 23—The Cabinet has dismissed the decision announced Sunday by the Houthi Revolutionary Committee for it to return as a caretaker government, according to Cabinet Spokesperson Rajeh Badi. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:50:40 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/news/4917 Reactions divided as Hadi reclaims presidency http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/news/4916 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004671.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Feb. 23—Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi met with southern governors and security personnel Sunday evening, reclaiming his presidency and calling for the capital to be moved to Aden while national talks resume. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:50:40 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/news/4916 Libya is now beyond any easy solutions http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/opinion/4914 On Feb. 17, Libya marked four years since the uprising that toppled Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, and ignited the country’s civil war. The war that began as a fight between two camps—Gaddafi and his supporters against other Libyans who were determined to topple him with the help of NATO forces—is now a war between an endless number of militias and gangs of all stripes. From the ideological and criminal to the regional and tribal, each faction is fighting for different reasons, and in pursuit of different goals. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:10:03 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/opinion/4914 “Hadi remains the legitimate president of the country” http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/intreview/4913 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004670.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> When a new government was formed following the 2011 uprising, the Islah Party was one of the biggest winners. Yet today, the party holds little sway against the Houthis, a militant group which has taken over much of northern Yemen. When the Houthis started their expansion from their home governorate of Sa’ada toward Amran, eventually taking Sana’a in September 2014, the group targeted prominent Islahi businessmen, military leaders, politicians, and organizations affiliated with the party. <br clear="all"> Interview Sourcefabric Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:02:12 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/intreview/4913 Street vendors: Just making a living, or hired hands on the campaign trail? http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/report/4912 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004669.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Politicians use various methods to promote themselves and their political parties in order to better get their message across to the masses. Appearing on television and radio, releasing books, or distributing brochures, posters and stickers are just a few of the usual methods employed by politicians in countries throughout the world. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:52:27 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1862/report/4912