Yemen Times Newscoop - The open content management system for professional journalists. en Copyright 2014, Yemen Times Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:02:15 +0100 60 Newscoop Yemen Times 147 49 Why do people join AQAP? Given the recent rise of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Hadramout the question why young Yemeni men join AQAP has never been more important. It is a question highly relevant to Yemen’s and international security since it is only by targeting the root causes that motivate Yemenis to join or sympathize with AQAP, that the group’s  influence can be undermined. <br clear="all"> Photo Essay Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:35:34 +0100 Politics of Qat: The Role of a Drug in Ruling Yemen An interview with author Dr.Peer Gatter <img src="" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Our series of book excerpts from Dr. Peer Gatter’s “Politics of Qat” has come to an end. Much interesting information could not be covered within the frame of 14 weekly articles. This should encourage readers to continue studying Gatter’s book, which is much more than just an investigation into qat. It is a book on Yemen’s political class, on the politics of power, and on our country’s political soul—seen through the eyes of a qat researcher. This makes it a precious academic contribution full of unexpected facets. The book is likely to remain the most influential book on qat for decades to come and it may well prove to be one of the most significant pieces of research on Yemen published by a foreigner since the epic accounts of 18th century traveler and researcher Carsten Niebuhr.In concluding the Yemen Time’s qat series, editor-in-chief Nadia Al-Sakkaf interviews Peer Gatter to ask him about his personal motivation, research experience, background stories, and predictions. <br clear="all"> Interview Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:06:42 +0100 Amran’s youth struggle for education <img src="" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> It has been more than a month since President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi visited Amran governorate on July 23, officially declaring the governorate to be back under government control. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:52:23 +0100 Losing the plot: Israel’s premier to face new Gaza reality Aside from being a major military setback, Israel’s war on Gaza has also disoriented the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu like never before. Since the announcement of a ceasefire on August 26, his statements appear erratic and particularly uncertain, an expected outcome of the Gaza war. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:47:41 +0100 Yemen, the forgotten front Seemingly unrelated to the turmoil further north in the Levant, a quiet war has been going on in Yemen since the conclusion last January of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC), orchestrated by UN special envoy, Jamal Benomar. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:47:41 +0100 A full circle back to Saleh The Gulf Cooperation Council initiative brokered in 2011 to save Yemen from the same fate as Syria stipulated that while the president comes from the former regime, the prime minister (PM) should be appointed by the opposition, mainly the Islah Party. This arrangement was supposed to last until the next elections. <br clear="all"> View Point Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:43:57 +0100 Widespread misconceptions impede vaccination efforts <img src="" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> “A four-hour drive on a rough road—that’s what it took to arrive at our destination. When we arrived, exhausted from the trip, we headed swiftly for the clay houses, wanting to fulfill our humane goal of helping the children of the area by providing them with essential vaccines. We were surprised when their parents refused to allow us to give them the vaccines.” <br clear="all"> Health & Environment Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:42:30 +0100 Prisoners held without trial in Mukalla continue sit-in SANA’A, Sept. 10—Hundreds of inmates at the central prison in Mukalla City of Hadramout governorate continue their peaceful sit-in, which began Monday, demanding they should be tried in court. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:38:19 +0100 Major parties react to Houthi killings SANA’A, Sept. 10—Leading political parties in the country have expressed concern after Tuesday’s killing of Houthi protesters by the government near the cabinet headquarters. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:38:19 +0100 Judge kidnapped in Al-Baida SANA’A, Sept. 10—Ahmed Al-Radaie, a judge at the appeals court in Al-Baida city was kidnapped by an unknown tribal group from his apartment at 8 PM after returning from a mosque on Monday. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:38:19 +0100 Local NGO to monitor media performance SANA’A, Sept. 9—The Freedom Foundation for Rights and Freedoms and Media Development, a local NGO based in Sana’a, launched a two-year program on Monday to observe the performance of 41 Arabic media outlets in Yemen. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:38:19 +0100 New Special Security Forces commander appointed SANA’A, Sept. 10—General Fadhl Al-Qawsi on Tuesday welcomed President Hadi’s decree to appoint a new Special Security Forces commander in his place. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:38:19 +0100 New AQAP video shows Al-Qatan raid <img src="" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Sept. 9—Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) early Tuesday released a 14-minute video detailing its attack on Al-Qatan city of Hadramout governorate on August 7. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:38:19 +0100 Al-Jawf governor: War with Houthis will end in days SANA’A, Sept. 9—The governor of Al-Jawf governorate informed the Yemen Times in a phone interview on Tuesday that the war with the Houthis in the governorate will draw to an end in days <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:38:19 +0100 Military and AQAP clash in Hadramout ADEN, Sept. 9—Soldiers from the 135th Infantry Brigade and AQAP members clashed on Tuesday morning at a military checkpoint at the entrance of Ser Valley in Al-Qatan district, Hadramout governorate. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:38:19 +0100 Houthi protests escalate <img src="" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Sept. 10—On Tuesday morning Houthi protests in front of the cabinet in Sana’a escalated, leaving seven dead and dozens injured. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:38:19 +0100 Houthi protesters killed in front of Sana’a’s cabinet SANA'A, Sept. 9—At least four protesters were killed and dozens injured while marching towards Sana’a’s cabinet headquarters earlier this morning. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:15:10 +0100 Islamic State is cementing, not destroying regional order All the talk these days is about how the Islamic State (IS) is redrawing the map of the Middle East. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:40:45 +0100 Attacks leave soldiers traumatized <img src="" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> A Defense Ministry campaign is ongoing to “lift soldiers’ spirits,” but many say the government is not doing enough to keep soldiers and security personnel safe and provide mental health support. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:37:52 +0100 School enrolment plummets near Houthi camps <img src="" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA'A, Sept. 7—Some schools in the capital have seen a decline in enrolment numbers following the volatile security situation in the capital caused by hightened tensions between the government and the Houthis. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:13:32 +0100