Yemen Times http://www.yementimes.com Newscoop - The open content management system for professional journalists. en Copyright 2014, Yemen Times Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:58:58 +0100 60 Newscoop http://www.yementimes.com/templates/images/logo-rss.gif Yemen Times http://www.yementimes.com 147 49 The return of the two-wheeled taxi http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/report/4472 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004201.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Ayman Mohammad is ecstatic. Like other motorcycle taxi drivers in the capital, he is now able to zip around Sana’a’s crowded streets on his two-wheeler without having to worry about traffic officers ticketing him. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:11:35 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/report/4472 International and local music at Yemeni weddings http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/culture/4471 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004200.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> When we speak of weddings, it goes without saying that food, decor, and music play a crucial role in keeping guests entertained. <br clear="all"> Culture Sourcefabric Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:03:50 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/culture/4471 Abaad Report: The south’s separation countdown http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/report/4470 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004199.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> According to a report released last week by the Abaad Studies and Research Center, southerners in Yemen feel that after the Houthis seized control over Sana’a their time has come to achieve independence from the north. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:56:26 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/report/4470 How to defeat the Islamic State’s war machine http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/opinion/4469 Although much has been written to explain the tactical military successes of the Islamic State (IS), there has not yet been a comprehensive assessment of how, since June 2014, IS has managed to rule over terrain larger than Lebanon to include eight million Iraqis and Syrians. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:45:21 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/opinion/4469 The Middle East needs a Marshall Plan http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/opinion/4468 On Oct. 12, representatives from international donor countries meeting in Cairo pledged $5.4 billion to help reconstruct Gaza after nearly two months of war between Hamas and Israel this summer. Barack Obama’s administration pledged to contribute $212 million, doubling US aid to the Palestinians this year. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:45:21 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/opinion/4468 Al-Bukhaiti to the Yemen Times: “The Houthis’ takeover can not be called an invasion” http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/intreview/4467 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004198.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> The Yemen Times sat down with Hussein Al-Bukhaiti, a self-described Houthi activist who is familiar with the inner workings of the group. <br clear="all"> Interview Sourcefabric Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:41:13 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/intreview/4467 Women’s electronics business emerges winner http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4466 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004196.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Oct. 19—Ladies For Maintenance, a women’s only business for servicing electronics, on Saturday secured first place at Block One Business, an entrepreneurship competition in Sana’a. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:36:31 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4466 Houthis break into state oil company http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4465 SANA’A, Oct. 20—More than twenty armed Houthis broke into the Sana’a office of the state-run Safer Exploration &amp; Production Operations Company on Sunday, a source in the company told the Yemen Times. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:36:31 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4465 Supreme Security Committee to enforce motorcycle ban http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4464 SANA’A, Oct. 20—The Supreme Security Committee on Sunday announced it would begin enforcing the long-standing motorbike ban in the capital city in a move to maintain security there. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:36:31 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4464 Ongoing Houthi-AQAP fighting in Rada’a http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4463 SANA’A, Oct. 20—Since Friday heavy fighting has been ongoing in Rada’s district of Al-Baida governorate between the Houthis and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:36:31 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4463 Agreement fails between Houthis, tribes in Ibb http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4462 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004195.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Oct. 19—At least 24 people have been killed since Friday in fighting between tribes and Houthis in Ibb governorate, despite an agreement signed by both parties on Saturday stipulating a stop to the instigation of violence. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:16:04 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4462 Tehama Movement marches against Houthis http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4461 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004194.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Oct. 19—The Tehama Movement launched protests on Saturday and Sunday in Hodeida city calling on the Houthis to withdraw from the governorate. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:45:25 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4461 Sana’a’s governor resigns http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4459 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004193.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Oct. 20—Sana’a Governor Abdulghani Jameel resigned from his post on Sunday after armed men stormed the governorate’s headquarters and besieged his house in Sana’a on Saturday. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:45:25 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4459 Protests continue in Aden http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4458 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004192.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Oct. 19—Southern Movement (Hirak) protests which began last Tuesday, calling for the secession of the south, are ongoing in Al-Arood Square of Aden. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:45:25 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1826/news/4458 Rebels in disguise http://www.yementimes.com/en/1825/report/4457 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004191.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Armed Houthis in military uniforms are not an uncommon sight in Sana’a <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:46:55 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1825/report/4457 Houthis announce September 21 Park http://www.yementimes.com/en/1825/report/4456 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004189.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> To celebrate the success of what he hailed as the “people’s revolution,” Houthi leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi announced in a televised speech on Sept. 23 to turn the 1st Armored Division’s military camp, located in Sana’a, into a public park, called “September 21.” <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:59:17 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1825/report/4456 Secession or federalism? NDC is the answer http://www.yementimes.com/en/1825/viewpoint/4455 The news from the south is very disturbing. Already we are going through a ridiculous takeover by the Houthis in the north and it was yet another disappointment to have the Southern Movement, also known as Hirak, rise again with secessionist demands. <br clear="all"> View Point Sourcefabric Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:50:42 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1825/viewpoint/4455 Bahrain’s renewed campaign against human rights defenders http://www.yementimes.com/en/1825/opinion/4454 On Oct. 1, 2014, 12-year-old Malak Rajab excitedly welcomed her father Nabeel home following a three-month trip to Europe, where he had advocated for human rights and democratic reform for his home country of Bahrain. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:48:40 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1825/opinion/4454 The missing context: “Islamic State” sectarianism is not coincidental http://www.yementimes.com/en/1825/opinion/4453 Consider this comical scene described by Peter Van Buren, a former US diplomat, who was deployed to Iraq on a 12-month assignment in 2009-10: <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:48:40 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1825/opinion/4453 A forgotten love story http://www.yementimes.com/en/1825/report/4452 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004188.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> One year on, Yemen’s “Romeo and Juliet” remain apart <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:42:11 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1825/report/4452