Yemen Times http://www.yementimes.com Newscoop - The open content management system for professional journalists. en Copyright 2015, Yemen Times Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:34:34 +0100 60 Newscoop http://www.yementimes.com/templates/images/logo-rss.gif Yemen Times http://www.yementimes.com 147 49 Did a 13-year-old boy join Al-Qaeda? http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/report/4851 Mohammed Al-Duaayman was the third person in his family killed in a drone strike. His father and brother were killed in 2011. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:42:23 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/report/4851 Goodbye Hadi, hello Houthis http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/viewpoint/4849 If recent behavior is any indication of what Yemen is in for, the Houthis will not be tolerating any dissent against their rule. <br clear="all"> View Point Sourcefabric Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:27:35 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/viewpoint/4849 New body seen as step toward unifying south http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/news/4848 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004590.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Jan. 27—Following its formation in Aden on Monday, prominent southerners have announced their support for the National Southern Body for Liberation and Independence. The body was created by 13 Southern Movement factions, including political parties, student organizations and unions, and aims to unify the many different factions within the pro-secession Southern Movement.  <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:25:11 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/news/4848 Bin Mubarak release unconditional, Houthis say http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/news/4847 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004591.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Jan. 28—Tribal leaders and Houthis confirmed on Wednesday the release of Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak, the director of the president’s office, the previous day. Mubarak was apparently released without condition following negotiations with tribal leaders from Al-Nasab district in Shabwa governorate.  <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:25:11 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/news/4847 Student protests defy violent Houthi opposition http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/news/4846 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004589.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Jan. 28—Dozens of Sana’a University students staged anti-Houthi protests on Wednesday afternoon on Al-Siteen Street. The demonstrators were forced to change their location from Change Square in front of Sana’a University to avoid clashes with Houthis. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:25:11 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/news/4846 Houthi leader calls for national dialogue on Friday http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/news/4845 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004588.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Jan. 28—In a televised speech delivered on Tuesday night, Houthi leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi called for a meeting to be convened on Friday to discuss the current government crisis.  <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:25:11 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/news/4845 Students walk out of Sana’a War Academy http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/news/4844 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004587.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Jan. 27—Officers in training have not attended their courses at the War Academy in Sana’a since Tuesday, a day after Houthi personnel entered the compound and allegedly seized military equipment.  <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:25:11 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/news/4844 Islah, Nasserist and Socialist parties refuse to resume negotiations http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/news/4843 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004586.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Jan. 27—As of Wednesday evening the Yemeni Socialist Party and the Islah and Nasserist parties continue to refuse talks over Yemen’s political future, saying they will only begin negotiations once three conditions are met: An end to the house arrests of members of government, the withdrawal of Houthi gunmen from the Presidential Palace, and non-interference in peaceful anti-Houthi protests. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:25:11 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/news/4843 Arab Spring Party head to the Yemen Times: “Women are absent from the political scene” http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/intreview/4841 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004583.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> In the wake of the 2011 uprising against former President Ali Abdullah Saleh a number of small political parties were formed. One such party, the Arab Spring Party, is unique in that it is the first officially recognized party in Yemen to be led by a woman. Passionate about getting Yemeni women more involved in the country’s politics, and encouraged by the notable involvement of women during the 2011 uprising, party President Amal Al-Thawr established the Arab Spring Party that year. According to her, the party aims to be fully inclusive and to bring together a mix of youth and people from different social backgrounds.    Born in Sana’a, Al-Thawr is the daughter of a Shura Council member and former minister. Though she did not continue schooling after graduating high school, Al-Thawr says politics is in her blood. She spoke to the Yemen Times about the marginalization of women from politics, the difficulties she has faced as a woman, as well as her hopes for the future. On Jan. 22, hours before the government announced its resignation, Al-Thawr said, “I do not think the government will be able to make it in such inappropriate conditions,” and questioned how the government could exercise its authority in the absence of the state. After the government’s resignation, she talked to the Yemen Times about what the government’s resignation means for small parties.  <br clear="all"> Interview Sourcefabric Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:21:49 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/intreview/4841 Are popular committees all Houthi? http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/report/4842 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004585.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Popular committees existed in Yemen long before the Houthis’ rise to power. However, since the group took over Sana’a on Sept. 21, the term “popular committee” has been commonly used as an equivalent to “the Houthis” in areas under the group’s control.  <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:21:31 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1855/report/4842 Yemenis voice their opinion on the Charlie Hebdo attack http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/report/4840 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004577.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> “We strongly condemn the repeated offenses directed against the Prophet Mohammad, the latest of which was a caricature in a French newspaper,” announced Houthi leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi in his televised speech on Jan. 20. “These repeated offenses prove negligence of the symbols that are sacred to the Islamic Ummah [community]. These repeated offenses reflect Western countries’ hostile perception of Muslims and the Islamic Ummah.” <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:18:00 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/report/4840 City farming in Sana’a: A hobby with potential http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/report/4839 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004572.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Hajj Mahdi Muhammad lives in the Al-Sabaeen neighborhood of Sana’a city. He moved to the capital in the early 1980s to work with the military, and is originally from Utma, a green and mountainous region in western Dhamar. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:59:50 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/report/4839 Trial ongoing for man who killed his daughter http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/report/4838 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004569.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> After torturing his ten-year-old daughter Maab for several days, Nouh Ali Saleh Al-Yemeni, a 30-year-old onyx salesman and resident of Dhamar governorate, drove to Ibb’s Naqil Sumara Mountain on Dec. 26 where he held his pistol to his daughter’s back and pulled the trigger. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:59:50 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/report/4838 Houthis refuse to return seized weapons http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/report/4837 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004568.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> The Houthis’ ascent to power was accompanied and often propelled by the movement’s continuous stockpiling of heavy weaponry. In spite of signing an agreement with the government on Sept. 21 stipulating the group’s disarmament, Houthi leaders have so far shown no intention of returning seized weapons. On the contrary, their armory keeps on growing. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:59:50 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/report/4837 Tensions mount in Aden as three killed in clashes http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/news/4836 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004567.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Jan. 25—Tensions remain high in Aden governorate following the resignation of President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and the Cabinet on Thursday. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:48:49 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/news/4836 Anti-Houthi protestors assaulted and arrested http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/news/4835 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004566.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Jan. 26—Student protests on Monday morning took a violent turn in Sana’a, with protesters reporting arrests and violent attacks that involved daggers and batons. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:47:06 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/news/4835 President and Cabinet members remain under house arrest for sake of “security” http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/news/4834 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004565.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Jan. 26—President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and members of his technocratic Cabinet, all of whom resigned last Thursday, remain under house arrest by Houthi popular committees. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:47:06 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/news/4834 Dozens killed in two days of clashes in Rada’a http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/news/4833 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004562.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, JAN. 25—At least 14 people were killed on Sunday night in the Rada’a district of Al-Baida governorate in clashes between Houthis and tribesmen backed by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:47:06 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/news/4833 Armed Houthis enter Ministry of Electricity http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/news/4832 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004563.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Jan. 26—On Sunday armed Houthi members entered the Ministry of Electricity and Energy and took the minister’s official stamp. No Houthis were subsequently stationed inside the ministry and work resumed as usual on Monday. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:47:06 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/news/4832 Attack on military brigade in Abyan http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/news/4831 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004564.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Jan. 26—One soldier was killed and four others injured on Monday in an attack on Saeed Fort’s 131st Infantry Brigade, in the Shuqra district of Abyan governorate. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:22:15 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1854/news/4831