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Issue #1827

News

In Brief

In Brief

Published on 23 October 2014 by in News

Armed men break into Interior Ministry headquarters

SANA’A, Oct. 22—Two sources in the Interior Ministry said that a group of armed men, allegedly Houthis, stormed the headquarters of the ministry and expelled workers from their offices.

JMP threatens to boycott government

Published on 23 October 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Oct. 22—The Supreme Council of the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) on Tuesday sent a letter to President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi claiming they will not be a part of the government if they do not receive what they perceive to be fair representation.

Draft constitution 80 percent complete

Published on 23 October 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in News

SANA'A, Oct. 21—Under the auspices of the General Secretariat of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC), the Taiz Center for Human Rights (TCHR) on Tuesday organized a discussion panel on the drafting of Yemen’s new constitution.

Clashes over Rada’a city

Published on 23 October 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, Oct. 22—Clashes between the Houthis and alleged Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants are still ongoing in Rada’a district of Al-Baida governorate.

Southern Movement pitches camps in Mukalla

Published on 23 October 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Oct. 21—The Southern Movement on Monday set up camps in Mukalla city of Hadramout governorate, calling for the south’s independence.

Although not all families have received the assistance they need, more aid is expected in the coming days. (Faisal Al-Aswad)

Islamic Help assists IDPs in Al-Jawf

Published on 23 October 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Oct. 21—The Islamic Relief Organization launched a relief program on Tuesday serving internally displaced persons (IDPs) in five districts of Al-Jawf governorate.

As of Wednesday, AQAP controlled Al-Odain district and fighting between alleged AQAP and Houthi militants had taken place in Mashoora district.

AQAP, Houthis clash in Ibb

Published on 23 October 2014 by Ali Saeed in News

SANA’A, Oct. 21—The Houthis’ expansion in Ibb governorate is being challenged by alleged members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), supported by local armed tribesmen, who engaged in clashes throughout the last week in different areas of Ibb, two local journalists told the Yemen Times.

Opinion

War without end: 12 years of US drone strikes in Yemen

Published on 23 October 2014 by newstatesman.com Iona Craig in Opinion

The “Yemen model” is one of perpetual violence. The limits of what can be done in the name of “counter-terrorist” action often appear boundless.

Blowback in Yemen: Houthi advance is a Saudi nightmare

Published on 23 October 2014 by middleeasteye.net David Hearst in Opinion

Nothing illustrates the free-wheeling chaos of the Middle East better than what is going on in Yemen.

Report

This article has photo galleryWhy are you armed?

Published on 23 October 2014 by Mohammed Al-Qalisi in Report

Motivations underlying Yemen’s gun culture

Known as a peaceful governorate, locals hope fighting will cease and the government will put more effort into building tourist infrastructure in Ibb.

Fighting in Ibb puts tourism at risk

Published on 23 October 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Report

While certain areas of Ibb have recently become engulfed in conflict, and with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) occupying significant territory in the governorate, things are not looking up for Ibb’s tourism industry.

Dozens gathered outside the Saudi embassy in Sana’a on Saturday protesting the death sentence of Shia cleric Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr.

Al-Nimr’s death sentence triggers protest

Published on 23 October 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Condemning Saudi Arabia’s death sentence of Shia cleric Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr on Wednesday, dozens of protesters gathered in front of the Saudi embassy in Yemen’s capital Sana’a on Saturday.

View Point

The new cabinet

Published on 23 October 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

As expected, the political parties could not agree on a new government and so we are left awaiting its formation. What is interesting is the recent statement announced by the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) coalition which declared their new position towards the new cabinet.


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