Yemen Times http://www.yementimes.com Newscoop - The open content management system for professional journalists. en Copyright 2014, Yemen Times Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:21:21 +0100 60 Newscoop http://www.yementimes.com/templates/images/logo-rss.gif Yemen Times http://www.yementimes.com 147 49 Yemeni Parliament approves Bahah government http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/news/4716 SANA'A, Dec. 18—Yemen’s Parliament unanimously granted a vote of confidence on Thursday afternoon to the new Cabinet formed by Khalid Bahah that was formed on Nov. 9. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:09:36 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/news/4716 Schools in Sana’a change weekend schedule http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/report/4714 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004405.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> “The Houthis have provided a great service to us,” claimed Mohammad Al-Jabri, a local resident of Sana’a governorate’s Sanhan district. “The prophet Mohammad commanded us to oppose the Jews in everything they do, now, we’re doing just that,” he added. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:56:30 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/report/4714 Book Review: “Arabs without God: Atheism and Freedom of Belief in the Middle East” by Brian Whitaker http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/opinion/4713 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004383.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> The Yemen Times is republishing this piece with permission from Muftah.org in two parts. Part one was published last week, part two is below. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:46:31 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/opinion/4713 Preserving the bloodline: Hashemites in Yemen http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/report/4712 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004404.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> “I loved her so much,” said Marwan Al-Marwani, remembering the woman he never got to marry. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:33:31 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/report/4712 Reading Saudi Tea Leaves in Yemen http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/opinion/4711 The international press reported on Dec. 4 that Saudi Arabia had suspended most financial aid to Yemen as a result of the Houthi movement’s ongoing occupation of Sana’a. As the most overt Saudi policy move in Yemen since the northern Houthis captured the capital in mid-September, it set off a chain of worrying political and security developments with implications that extend beyond the country’s borders. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:28:18 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/opinion/4711 Plight of Sa’ada IDPs continues four years after conflict ends http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/report/4710 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004403.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> It has been four years since clashes between the military and Houthis in Sa’ada governorate came to an end. Residents of Sa’ada displaced by the fighting are yet to return home, however, as they continue to wait for properties damaged in the conflict to be reconstructed. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:22:09 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/report/4710 To build an entrepreneurship ecosystem in Yemen http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/business/4709 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004402.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Ever since the 2011 uprising, Yemen’s political process has taken priority over all other aspects of development. This seems unreasonable, given that Yemen’s shattered economy constitutes a key challenge to citizens and policy-makers alike. <br clear="all"> Business Sourcefabric Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:15:23 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/business/4709 Fact-finding committee to investigate Al-Junaid’s death http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/news/4708 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004401.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Dec.16—The Security Department in Aden established a fact-finding committee on Tuesday to investigate the death of Khalid Al-Junaid, a southern political activist who was shot dead on Monday. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:11:23 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/news/4708 Houthis condemn G10 Statement http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/news/4707 SANA’A, Dec. 17—Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah, have condemned a Group of Ten Ambassadors (G10) statement released on Monday that calls for the full implementation of the GCC Initiative and Peace and National Partnership Agreement signed on Sept. 21. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:11:23 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/news/4707 Al-Houthi refers to Hadi as “an umbrella for corruption” http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/news/4706 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004400.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Dec. 16— Al-Masira channel aired a speech of Houthi leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi on Monday morning, in which he accused President Hadi of being, “an umbrella for corruption.” <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:58:37 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/news/4706 16 female students killed in double car bomb http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/news/4705 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004399.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Dec. 16—On Tuesday evening, 28 people were killed and 34 injured after two car bombs exploded at a checkpoint manned by the Houthis in downtown Rada’a city in Yemen’s Al-Baida governorate. Among those dead were 16 school girls riding a bus that was passing through the checkpoint at the time of the explosion. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:58:37 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/news/4705 GPC withholds vote of confidence http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/news/4704 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004398.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Dec. 17—The parliamentary bloc of the General People’s Congress (GPC) refused in Tuesday’s parliamentary session to give the new cabinet a vote of confidence, accusing it of ignoring the reform recommendations put forth by the Parliament. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:58:37 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/news/4704 Houthis takeover Al-Thawra newspaper http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/news/4703 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004397.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Minister of Info: Government will not become a puppet <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:58:37 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1843/news/4703 Illegal Military Occupation in North Africa: Human Rights & Conflict Irresolution in the Western Sahara http://www.yementimes.com/en/1842/opinion/4702 Sitting in a large sitting room on the third floor of my host mother’s house, seven female activists gathered around in a circle. The women passed around a bowl of dates, served each other milk, and waited for the tea to be prepared. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:02:19 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1842/opinion/4702 Egypt looks to roll back Islamist militias in Libya http://www.yementimes.com/en/1842/opinion/4701 Egypt has been taking diplomatic steps to settle the armed conflict in Libya, but in the meantime, the Libyan national army has been fighting with political, military, and logistical support from Cairo to regain gradual control of Benghazi from Islamist militias. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:02:19 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1842/opinion/4701 A story of entrepreneurship: From chemistry class to make-up manufacturer http://www.yementimes.com/en/1842/report/4700 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004396.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Once a niche market, organic cosmetics are becoming increasingly popular worldwide as consumers learn about the often-touted benefits of organic products. While there is a growing distrust of mainstream brands and the pseudo-scientific claims they make, popular alternatives are still left wanting, particularly in Yemen. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:57:27 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1842/report/4700 Laila Al-Hebshi “Hardship could be an opportunity and a pathway that leads you down the road to success” http://www.yementimes.com/en/1842/intreview/4699 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004395.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Laila Al-Hebshi, a TEDX Sana’a 2014 speaker, is an author, cancer survivor and a shining example of hope for many. She was not born successful, but rather, created success for herself. “The first step to achieving success is to determine your goals and aspirations,” she says. In this exclusive interview, Al-Hebshi talks about her past, present, and future, and gives advice as to how others can lift themselves up from hardship as well. <br clear="all"> Interview Sourcefabric Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:51:19 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1842/intreview/4699 Clashes in Rada’a have left thousands internally displaced http://www.yementimes.com/en/1842/report/4698 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004390.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Since October, Rada’a city has been engulfed in a spiral of violence between Houthis, members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and allied tribesmen. The ongoing fighting has effected a number of neighboring towns and villages, leaving thousands displaced. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:37:26 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1842/report/4698 Houthis blow up homes of alleged AQAP members http://www.yementimes.com/en/1842/news/4697 SANA’A, Dec. 15—The Houthis allegedly blew-up four homes on Sunday belonging to individuals they claimed to be members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in the town of Hamat Bani Sarar in Rada’a. The Houthis declined to comment on the allegations. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:26:38 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1842/news/4697 Identity of alleged AQAP members in Haradh attack remains unknown http://www.yementimes.com/en/1842/news/4696 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000004389.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, Dec. 14—Security sources told the Yemen Times that investigations into a shoot-out that took place Saturday at the Haradh border crossing with Saudi Arabia in Hajja governorate are ongoing, but have not yet produced any tangible results. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:26:38 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1842/news/4696