Yemen Times http://www.yementimes.com Newscoop - The open content management system for professional journalists. en Copyright 2015, Yemen Times Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:15:53 +0100 60 Newscoop http://www.yementimes.com/templates/images/logo-rss.gif Yemen Times http://www.yementimes.com 147 49 Traditional incense traders facing stiff competition http://www.yementimes.com/en/1872/photoessay/5015 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004800.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Home to a thriving market for myrrh (murr) and frankincense (luban) stretching back thousands of years, Southern Arabia has long been known for its rich fragrances. Formed from dried tree resin, the most expensive and sought after varieties are still found growing in Yemen and Oman today. <br clear="all"> Photo Essay Sourcefabric Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:25:40 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1872/photoessay/5015 Dozens killed by raids under Operation Decisive Storm http://www.yementimes.com/en/1872/news/5017 SANA’A, March 30—As Saudi-led coalition warplanes continued to bomb Houthi and military targets for a fifth consecutive night on Sunday, comprehensive figures for the number of civilians being killed in Operation Decisive Storm remain incomplete. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:18:27 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1872/news/5017 Fighting spreads into five southern governorates http://www.yementimes.com/en/1872/news/5016 SANA’A, March 29—Violent clashes between southern popular committees, military-backed Houthis and tribal militias have intensified in Aden and surrounding governorates since Thursday. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:18:27 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1872/news/5016 Houthis: Ahmed Saleh offer to fight us proves there is no alliance http://www.yementimes.com/en/1872/news/5014 SANA’A, March 29—The Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah, have used leaks by Saudi officials to refute claims that there is any alliance between the Houthis and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. A Saudi official told Al-Arabiya on Saturday that Saleh’s son, Ahmed, offered to fight the Houthis. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:18:27 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1872/news/5014 Opposition to Houthi presence continues in Taiz http://www.yementimes.com/en/1872/news/5013 SANA’A, March 30—As instability in Taiz governorate continues, locals in Al-Turba city held a funeral procession on Monday for three protesters killed last week by alleged Houthis in military uniform. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:18:27 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1872/news/5013 Hadi and the south: Brothers in arms or a marriage of convenience? http://www.yementimes.com/en/1872/report/5012 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004799.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Before fleeing the country for Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s internationally recognized president, Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, was holed up in Aden, the epicenter of a the separatist Southern Movement. His arrival in Aden following his escape from house arrest on Feb. 21, and the support he received from southern locals and politicians alike, may come as a surprise to anyone familiar with his controversial past. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:57:23 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1872/report/5012 Strike hits IDP camp on Saudi-Yemeni border, dozens feared dead http://www.yementimes.com/en/1872/news/5011 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004798.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> A camp holding a large number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) near the border of Yemen and Saudi Arabia was bombed Monday, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:05:20 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1872/news/5011 A nightmare worse than Libya http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/viewpoint/5010 Today there is an estimated 320,000 combatants spread across 11 factions in Yemen and all are preparing for war. The majority of these combatants are young people between the ages of 15 and 24. They are under-fed, under-equipped, and under-trained youngsters who have little knowledge of where this is heading, but what they do know is that there is violence coming down the road. In such a situation, their AK-47 is going to be their best friend and potential life saver, which they can not afford to let go silent in the near future. <br clear="all"> View Point Sourcefabric Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:43:28 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/viewpoint/5010 Deadly strikes hit Yemen for fourth night http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/5009 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004797.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, March 28—Saturday evening the fourth round of Saudi-led air raids began in Sana’a, at 8 p.m. striking the 48th Command Headquarters, housing the military’s elite Reserve Forces, in the south of the capital. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:50:22 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/5009 Saudi-led strikes kill 25 civilians in Sana’a http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/5008 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004796.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, March 26—Twenty-five citizens were reported killed and another 40 injured in the capital Sana’a on Thursday following Saudi-led airstrikes early that morning. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:03:00 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/5008 Protests continue in Taiz, governor resigns http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/5000 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004787.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, March 25—Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Taiz city Wednesday, a day after ten protesters were reported killed in the governorate and another 83 injured. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:33:56 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/5000 Al-Subaihi captured and Lahj falls as Houthis move on Aden http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/4999 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004788.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, March 25—In coordination with armed forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Houthi militants took control of Lahj governorate and captured a number of key opponents on Wednesday morning. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:33:56 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/4999 “Yemeni women have great abilities” http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/intreview/5006 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004795.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Yemen has for long ranked poorly in gender equality. The Global Gender Gap Report, released annually by the World Economic Forum, has repeatedly ranked Yemen dead last.Despite this, Fatima Al-Selwi, the businesswomen office director at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Sana’a’s Capital Secretariat, is optimistic things are changing. <br clear="all"> Interview Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:30:23 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/intreview/5006 Ceasefire in Marib ends clashes between tribesmen and Houthis http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/5004 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004790.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, March 25—Fighting between Marib tribesmen and Houthi militias backed by security forces in the Qania area of Marib governorate came to an end on Tuesday after the parties reached a ceasefire agreement. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:34:05 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/5004 Houthis reject Doha peace talks http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/5003 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004791.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, March 24—Calls for national peace talks to resume in the Qatari capital Doha were rejected by Houthi representatives on Tuesday, while militias and military units loyal to the group continue their push south towards Aden. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:34:05 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/5003 Houthis request public donations for war effort http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/5002 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004789.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, March 24—The Houthi Revolutionary Committee announced Monday it was taking donations via an account opened with the Credit Cooperative &amp; Agricultural Bank (CAC) in Yemen. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:18:01 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/5002 Houthis warn against foreign military intervention http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/5001 SANA’A, March 24—Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, considered the country’s legitimate president by the international community, dispatched a letter on Tuesday to the UN Security Council asking for military intervention against the Houthis. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:15:58 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1871/news/5001 ‘Despite its poverty, Yemen is the most hospitable’ http://www.yementimes.com/en/1870/intreview/4989 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004778.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, is heavily dependent on international aid by donor countries and international organizations. <br clear="all"> Interview Sourcefabric Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:37:46 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1870/intreview/4989 Houthis mobilize for “long-term” war http://www.yementimes.com/en/1870/news/4997 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004785.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, March 22—The Houthi-controlled Supreme Security Committee announced a “general mobilization” for war on Saturday, taking control of Taiz city Sunday as they push southwards toward Aden. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:37:02 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1870/news/4997 Lahj: AQAP launches deadly assault, US withdraws http://www.yementimes.com/en/1870/news/4996 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004784.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, March 23—Months of deteriorating security in Lahj governorate culminated on the weekend in the US withdrawal from Al-Anad airbase, the brief takeover of the capital Al-Hawta by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and the release of multiple soldiers kept hostage. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:26:30 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1870/news/4996