Yemen Times http://www.yementimes.com Newscoop - The open content management system for professional journalists. en Copyright 2014, Yemen Times Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:37:21 +0100 60 Newscoop http://www.yementimes.com/templates/images/logo-rss.gif Yemen Times http://www.yementimes.com 147 49 The politics and business of religious songs in Yemen http://www.yementimes.com/en/1802/report/4141 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003945.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> “The other day I went to buy a cassette with religious songs and was surprised when the vendor asked me whether I am associated with the Houthis, the Islah Party, or any other party so that he could pick an appropriate song for me,” says Omar Abdulaziz Naji, a 28-year-old resident of Sana'a. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:02:20 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1802/report/4141 Ramadan in Bani Matar http://www.yementimes.com/en/1802/report/4140 How the Houthis disrupted a community’s social fabric <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:02:20 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1802/report/4140 The contested space of Saleh Mosque http://www.yementimes.com/en/1802/report/4138 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003943.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> The Saleh Mosque in Sana’a is a highly contested space, both politically as well as culturally. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:02:20 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1802/report/4138 Politics of Qat by Peer Gatter: Changes in qat politics following president Saleh’s ascent to power http://www.yementimes.com/en/1801/report/4137 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003940.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> When Ali Abdullah Saleh came to power in 1978, the office of president was anything but a stable institution. A joke widely circulating in Yemen during the fall of 1978 illustrates the perception of the longevity of political rule and the expected ‘half-life period’ of the country’s leaders at the time: <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:15:44 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1801/report/4137 Saudis see Houthi gains in Yemen as advance for Iran http://www.yementimes.com/en/1801/opinion/4136 Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) attacked a Saudi border post along the Yemeni border on July 4, killing a Saudi border guard and a Yemeni soldier. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:42:41 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1801/opinion/4136 Should dealing with Houthi expansion be our priority? http://www.yementimes.com/en/1801/viewpoint/4135 It is the talk of the town, and it should be after hundreds have been killed and thousands have been displaced. <br clear="all"> View Point Sourcefabric Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:40:53 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1801/viewpoint/4135 Number of IDPs continues to rise as 100 families displaced in Al-Jawf http://www.yementimes.com/en/1801/news/4134 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003936.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, July 23—About 100 families were displaced in Al-Jawf governorate from Al-Ghail district to Al-Hazm district since the breakout of violence between the Houthis and tribesmen affiliated with the Islah Party. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:35:33 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1801/news/4134 Government allocates YR5 billion to reconstruct Amran http://www.yementimes.com/en/1801/news/4133 SANA’A, July 23—President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi announced during a visit to Amran city on Wednesday that the government allocated YR5 billion ($23 million) to reconstruct battle-damaged Amran city, 50km north of the capital Sana’a. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:35:33 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1801/news/4133 Tribal mediation committee continues efforts to end fighting in Al-Jawf http://www.yementimes.com/en/1801/news/4132 SANA'A, July 23—A tribal mediation committee in Al-Jawf governorate is trying to salvage an existing ceasefire agreement that has been violated. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:35:33 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1801/news/4132 Al-Qushaibi’s funeral draws tens of thousands http://www.yementimes.com/en/1801/news/4130 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003935.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> NEWS UPDATE: Relatives of Al-Qushaibi who staged a sit-in and camped near the defense minister's house, calling for his removal and demanding clarity about Al-Qushaibi's death, declared on Tuesday that they dissolved their camp. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:35:33 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1801/news/4130 AQAP orders women in Hadramout not to leave home unaccompanied http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4120 SANA’A July 21—Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants in Haridha city, Hadramout governorate, distributed brochures to residents on Sunday, listing a number of demands, including that women not go outside unless accompanied by a close male relative. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:17:20 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4120 Mediation committee arrives in Al-Jawf http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4119 SANA’A, July 21—Amid the arrival of a mediation committee on Saturday to Al-Jawf governorate, the Houthis and the Islah Party traded blame and put forth differing views on whether a ceasefire is in effect. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:17:20 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4119 Houthis hand over Al-Qushaibi’s corpse to the state http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4118 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003930.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, July 21—The corpse of Brigadier Hameed Al-Qushaibi, commander of the 310th Armored Brigade, was handed over by the Houthis and was transported to Sana’a’s military hospital late Sunday. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:17:20 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4118 Stand-up comedy: a new wedding fad http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/report/4129 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003934.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Weddings in  Sana’a are usually held in private halls rented by the groom’s family or in big tents set up in neighborhood alleys. Preparations typically take about two weeks—reservations are made for the hall or tent, traditional clothes are bought for the bride and groom, and catering is arranged. For more elaborate weddings, singers and musicians are often hired, but these days it is becoming increasingly common to see comedians perform at weddings who charge lower prices. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:34:50 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/report/4129 Nearly 70 percent of Sa’ada food insecure: UN http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/report/4128 More than 40 percent of the population–over 10 million Yemenis–do not know where their next meal will come from, according to preliminary findings of a new survey released last week by UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP). <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:32:48 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/report/4128 Yemen model won’t work in Iraq, Syria http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/opinion/4127 President Obama says the United States is looking to its Yemen policy as a model for what to do in Iraq and Syria. But what the president labels the “Yemen model” has not been as successful as the White House claims; indeed, it is in danger of collapse. Attempting to replicate it in much more challenging conditions in Iraq and Syria will almost certainly fail. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:28:46 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/opinion/4127 The siege of Gaza http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/opinion/4126 As long as the root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remain unresolved, occasional outcroppings of violence, like the current mini-war in Gaza, are inevitable. This is the third major Israeli offensive against Hamas and the people of Gaza in the last six years. Refusing to accept international legality as the basis for resolving its dispute with the Palestinians, Israel’s right-wing government is ever ready to resort to military force. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:26:21 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/opinion/4126 Striving for change in Yemen http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/intreview/4125 <img src="http://www.yementimes.com/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003933.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Nouria Ahmed Nagi is the director and founder of the Yemen Education and Relief Organization (YERO), which funds children’s education and supports families in need through donations, micro-loans, and employment opportunities. In late November 2013, Nagi received the Order of the British Empire, making her the first Arab woman recipient. She won the award, according to Queen Elizabeth II’s list, “for services to charitable work transforming the lives of women and children in Yemen.” Nagi tends to shy away from talking about her personal life, saying that she believes actions speak louder than words. In an interview with the Yemen Times, however, Nagi opened up and discussed her life journey and her efforts to generate change in Yemen. <br clear="all"> Interview Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:08:27 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/intreview/4125 Yemenis arrested for taking injured to hospital http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/report/4124 "I suffered from unbearable pain and was shouting loudly after the car accident happened, but nobody took me to the hospital,” said Ehab Masood, a 22-year-old student from Sana’a. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:57:21 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/report/4124 Post offices in Wadi Hadramout reopen after five-day shutdown http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4123 SANA’A, July 21—Following the armed robbery of a post office in Wadi Hadramout and the consequent closure of all branches in the area on July 15, post offices reopened on Sunday, according to Fahd Al-Amri, security chief of Wadi Hadramout. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:55:33 +0100 http://www.yementimes.com/en/1800/news/4123