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Issue #1829

News

Houthis to officially join police

Published on 30 October 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Oct. 29—Sana’a’s police announced on Tuesday that members of the Houthis will officially be made a part of the security apparatus within the upcoming days.

Houthis evacuate outskirts of Sana’a

Published on 30 October 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Oct. 29—On Tuesday the Houthis evacuated their encampments in Hezyaz, Subaha, and Al-Azraqein neighborhoods on the outskirts of the capital Sana’a.

Local sources believe that the high number of Houthi supporters and GPC members in the governorate explain its current stability.

Dhamar calm under Houthi control

Published on 30 October 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A Oct. 28—Despite opposition against the Houthis in several governorates, the group has not faced any notable opposition in Dhamar governorate since taking control over it on Oct. 14.

Houthis control AQAP stronghold in Al-Baida

Published on 30 October 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Oct. 29—On Tuesday morning Houthis took control over Al-Manaseh village and Asbil mountain in Qaifa area of Al-Baida governorate.

At the Convention to Combat Child Executions in Sana’a, children held a performance condemning juvenile death sentences.

Juvenile death sentences prevalent

Published on 30 October 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Oct. 29—The Yemeni NGOs Coalition for the Rights of the Child announced on Wednesday that 31 Yemeni juveniles have been sentenced to death between 2010 and 2013.

Houthis take Al-Radhma district of Ibb

Published on 30 October 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, Oct. 29—The Houthis gained control of Al-Radhma district in Ibb governorate on Wednesday, after killing Sheikh Nabeel Al-Daam, a tribesman who was fighting against the Houthis in Al-Radhma.

Southern parliamentarians met in Aden on Monday to announce the establishment of the Southern Parliamentarian Bloc.

Southern Parliamentary Bloc established

Published on 30 October 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Oct. 28—Thirty-three parliament members from the south met on Monday in Aden to announce the establishment of the Southern Parliamentary Bloc and show their support for the Southern Movement.

Opinion

Oman’s uncertain future

Published on 30 October 2014 by al-monitor.com Giorgio Cafiero in Opinion

Even as many Arab states have succumbed to sectarian violence and political tumult, the Sultanate of Oman has stood out as a beacon of tranquility and tolerance. Oman’s stability is largely attributed to the popularity of its leader, Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said.

Foreign fighters: Foreign to whom?

Published on 30 October 2014 by aljazeera.com Afzal Ashraf in Opinion

Until a few months ago, the term “foreign fighters” was foreign to all but practitioners of counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism. With politicians and the media using the term on a daily basis, many ordinary people are left wondering what it means and why there is so much fuss around the topic.

Saudi Arabia: As executions rise, allies must focus more closely on warring anti-IS forces

Published on 30 October 2014 by independent.co.uk Patrick Cockburn in Opinion

A Specialized Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a prominent Shia clergyman, Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr, to death on vague charges of “breaking allegiance to the ruler” and “encouraging, leading, and participating in demonstrations.”

Report

Co-ordinating with the coast guard, fishermen from the Tehama Movement arrested the Egyptians, who they claim were fishing illegally in Yemen’s territorial waters. (Yemenat)

Sixty-six Egyptian fishermen held in Hodeida

Published on 30 October 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Following months of close co-ordination between the Tehama Movement and the Yemeni coastguard, Yemeni fishermen arrested 66 Egyptian on Oct. 12, while they were allegedly fishing illegally in Yemeni territorial waters in the Red Sea.

Recent events in Hezyaz have led many men to carry arms, with locals and Houthis alike claiming they are trying to maintain security.

Hezyaz: A neighborhood up in arms

Published on 30 October 2014 by Mohammad Al-Khayat in Report

Walking through Sana’a’s Hezyaz neighborhood these days resembles the passage through a war zone: Armed men are everywhere one looks. While some identify themselves as Houthis, others say they are ordinary citizens protecting their houses, stores, and families.

Culture

Al-Mudhafar Mosque, one of the few distinctive old architectural structures in Taiz, has not been well maintained by the government.

Taiz’s ancient structures under threat

Published on 30 October 2014 by Mohammad Al-Khayat in Culture

Laying within the old quarters of Taiz are beautifully designed houses with brown bricks and impeccable white mosques. Once hailed as the culture capital of Yemen during the Rasulid dynasty (1229—1454), Taiz is currently struggling to maintain its architectural heritage.

Variety

ADVERTORIAL: 2RSGroup / BSS holds Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment Training Course for PETROMASILA Yemen

Published on 30 October 2014 by Ramzy Alawi in Variety

2RSGroup for Industrial Training and Operating Successfully concluded  a Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment  (HIRA)Training Course for PETROMASILA in Yemen CPF.

View Point

What’s missing? Transitional justice

Published on 30 October 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

Looking back at the past three years of Yemen’s transition, since the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Initiative in November 2011, there are three major mistakes that I believe have led us to the chaos we are experiencing today:

Picture of the week

Picture of the Week

Published on 30 October 2014 by Brett Scott in Picture of the week


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