Business for Peace Award

Issue #1771


Al-Wazeer escapes assisnation attempt near Sana’a University Two guards killed, one seriously injured

Published on 10 April 2014 by Sarah Al-Dobai in News

SANA’A, March 7—The head of the Shura Council of Al-Haq Party, Ismail Ibrahim Al-Wazeer, evaded an assassination attempt on Tuesday. Two of Al-Wazeer’s guards were killed in the attack, however, and another was seriously wounded.

Electricity pilot project yields unpromising results

Published on 10 April 2014 by Mohammed Al-Khayat in News

The Public Electricity Corporation is giving prepaid electricity meters another go nearly four years after first starting the project.

Min. of Defesne: Four gunmen from attack on Aden military headquarters identified

Published on 10 April 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, April 9-Authorities on Tuesday said they had identified the four gunmen who died in an attack on the headquarters of the Fourth Military Region in Aden on April 2.

13 individuals caught, accused of abducting foreigners and Yemeni businessmen

Published on 10 April 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, April 7—Thirteen suspects accused of being involved in the kidnapping of foreigners and Yemenis have been arrested in the last month, according to a statement on the website of the Interior Ministry.

Government intervenes in child-abduction case

Published on 10 April 2014 by Madiha Al-Junaid in News

SANA’A, April 8—A two-person committee was formed by President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi on Monday to resolve a case of child abduction in Hadramout province. The establishment of the committee came after the Al-Batati tribe blocked passage in and out of Shabwa for oil tankers.

Popular Committees threaten to stop cooperating with army in Abyan

Published on 10 April 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, April 8—The Popular Committees in Abyan governorate demanded that the government take charge of the security locations and checkpoints that the former has been in control of since 2011. The move comes amid criticism by committee members at the government’s perceived inaction in Abyan.

Attack on security checkpoint leaves four dead in Mukalla

Published on 10 April 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

HARAMOUT, April 8—Three soldiers and one civilian were killed on Monday at a security checkpoint at the western entrance to Mukalla city in Hadramout governorate.

Kidnapped judge released but judges club continues nationwide strike

Published on 10 April 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

Release of judge was not the only demand, they say


What Yemen’s youth got out of the National Dialogue Conference

Published on 10 April 2014 by Rafat Al-Akhali in Opinion

After ten months of extensive negotiations and discussions, Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference (NDC) concluded on the January 21, 2014. It is critical to analyze the NDC outcomes and assess whether it addresses the calls for change that Yemeni youth initiated in 2011.

The Repercussions of the GCC Tension in Yemen

Published on 10 April 2014 by Khaled Fattah in Opinion

The falling out between Riyadh and Doha leaves Yemen divided over which patron to follow.

When the CIA was an outpost of Arabism

Published on 10 April 2014 by Hugh Wilford in Opinion

From Cold War-era coups to “enhanced interrogation” in the “war on terror,” the CIA has courted the suspicion and hatred of the Muslim world.


THE SHOW MUST GO ON‭: ‬The allocated budget for this year's theatre festival to mark World Theatre Day is nearly half of last year's budget‭. ‬The finance minister says the government budget is too tight to set money aside for the festival‭. ‬Ministry of

But the show must go on

Published on 10 April 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Report

On March 27 Yemeni actors will celebrate World Theater Day, performing plays at the Cultural Center of the Ministry of Culture. The date marks the beginning of a theater festival which may continue for up to two months depending on how many plays they are.

Baqlawa is a famous Turkish treat. Al-Sharabi says that Baqlawa is the best choice for gifts because it is delicate and aesthetically pleasing.

This article has photo galleryShami sweets in Sana’a: A sweet tooth’s guide

Published on 10 April 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Report

Sweetmaker Khalil Al-Sharabi, 25, works in a Sana’a sweetshop which is famous for its Shami sweets (Shami refers to the Levant).


Freedom of expression and economic prosperity

Published on 10 April 2014 by in Variety

Article 19 radio show this week discussed the influence of freedom of expression on economic development and community participation in economic issues.
Abdulelah Taqi, a journalist who has written extensively on economics, spoke about this issue.

View Point

Why not me?

Published on 10 April 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

I have just returned from the Big Apple where I took part in the riveting “Women in the World” summit.