Business for Peace Award

Issue #1835


Fire exchanged in Sana’a

Published on 20 November 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Nov. 20—Houthi forces were called upon to defuse armed clashes that erupted
inside a Special Security Forces (SSF) base, located on 70 Street in the capital of Sana'a on Friday, according to a SSF source who asked to remain anonymous. No one was injured in the clashes.

Marib tribes mobilize against the Houthis

Published on 20 November 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Nov. 19—An official Houthi source told the Yemen Times on Wednesday that no popular committees would be send into Marib governorate after local tribes vowed to protect the governorate from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

While Hadi’s change of rhetoric came abruptly, the Houthis say they have been partners with the government since signing the Peace and National Partnership Agreement on Sept. 21. (Photo credit:

Hadi shifts rhetoric, refers to Houthis as “partners”

Published on 20 November 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

GPC accuses Hadi of colluding with Houthis

Letter sent by the minister of education to the mayor of Sana'a and Yemen's governors announcing the creation of the Education Team.

Education Team takes in complaints and suggestions

Published on 20 November 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Nov. 18—Hundreds of complaints and suggestions have been filed with the Ministry of Education’s so-called Educational Team created earlier this week.

Since year’s start, AQAP has killed 154 Special Security Forces

Published on 20 November 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA'A, Nov. 18—One hundred and fifty-four soldiers and officers from the Yemeni Special Security Forces have been killed by assassination or in clashes with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) since the beginning of 2014 and 485 others have been injured, according to the Ministry of Interior’s website.

The protesters accuse the Houthis of kidnapping three men, who were planning an ‘objectors campaign’ opposing the spread of the Houthis in the city. (Photo credit: Bassam Al-Ginani)

Protesters in Hodeida demand release of three residents

Published on 20 November 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, Nov. 19—Dozens of residents protested on Wednesday morning in Hodeida city, demanding the release of three men who were allegedly kidnapped on Tuesday.

The assistant secretary general of the Islah Party in Taiz was assassinated Tuesday morning. (Photo credit: Yeme Now)

Suspects arrested over assassination of Islah Party member

Published on 20 November 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Nov. 19—Arrests were made late Tuesday in Taiz city over the assassination of a prominent Islah Party member earlier that day, Colonel Abdullah Morai, deputy security chief of Taiz, told the Yemen Times on Wednesday.


The vast majority of domestic violence shelters were established in Morocco after 2007. (Photo credit: Peter van der Sluijs)

Domestic violence shelters in Morocco are safe havens the government is failing to support

Published on 20 November 2014 by Megan O’Donnell in Opinion

As I got into a cab outside of a Rabat train station a few months ago, my cab driver joked to another passenger and me, “if you don’t pay me enough, my wife is gonna beat me.

Middle Eastern Economies: Outlook, policy options, and the US role

Published on 20 November 2014 by Middle East Institute Zubair Iqbal in Opinion

Economic trends will provide a very important part of the context in which President Obama’s policies play out in the remainder of his term until January 2017.

Misconceptions of political Islam

Published on 20 November 2014 by Soumaya Ghannoushi in Opinion

As soon as the Tunisian elections results were announced with Nidaa Tounes overtaking the Ennahdha party, celebrations of the “Islamists” defeat at the hands of the “secularists” got underway across the media in France and many other western capitals.

The rise of the Houthis

Published on 20 November 2014 by Martin Reardon in Opinion

Yemen is burning. However, with bigger fires getting out of control in other parts of the world, it seems to have been relegated to the back page of mainstream media for most of the last few months


“There are a large number of cities, towns and villages in Yemen that are home to important historical and Islamic sites. We have a number of historical mosques and old centers of learning that would make attractive tourist destinations.”

Can Islamic tourism save Yemen? The Malaysia model

Published on 20 November 2014 by in Interview

A major trend in today’s tourism market is the increased popularity and potential for Islamic Tourism. According to Research and Markets, which calls itself the world’s largest market research store, the Islamic tourism market’s extraordinary potential and speedy growth means it is expected to comprise nearly 30 percent of the global tourism market by 2018.


Substitute teachers: Private rackets in public schools

Published on 20 November 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in Report

Ahmed Abdul Raouf had been working as an Arabic professor at a private high school in Sana’a for four years before leaving last July to look for a new job. He left due to the low pay, he said, which amounted to just YR20,000 ($93) per month.

The cinema was officially closed due to a land dispute, but it was the subject of controversy for decades. (Photo credit:

July 23 Cinema in Taiz closed

Published on 20 November 2014 by Mohammad Al-Khayat in Report

Having served as a cultural icon in Taiz city for 40 years, the July 23 Art House Cinema, named after the 1952 Egyptian revolution, closed last July by order of Taiz’s Commercial Court.

The FAO, the Dutch embassy in Sana’a, and two ministries from the Yemeni government host a workshop on sustainable water development.

Water project launched amid dire shortages

Published on 20 November 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Report

About once every two weeks, Yusof Ali Al-Sayed, a resident living on Al-Dairy Street in the capital, receives water from the government. The supply only lasts him, his wife, and their eight children five to seven days.

View Point

Expecting a new Yemen without accountability is insane

Published on 20 November 2014 by Ahlam Mohsen in View Point

The military and the Houthis may be closely cooperating, as per the instructions of President Hadi, but those whose rights were violated during the fighting between the two sides are still owed some reckoning.

Picture of the week

Picture of the Week

Published on 20 November 2014 by in Picture of the week