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Issue #1825


In Brief

In Brief

Published on 16 October 2014 by Yemen Times Staff in News

KFAED gives Yemen $73.5 million loan

SANA’A, Oct. 15—Yemen and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) signed a loan agreement on Sunday worth $73.5 million to support basic service projects, the state-run Saba News Agency said.

Houthis control Ibb city

Published on 16 October 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A Oct, 15—Following an agreement with the governor of Ibb, Houthi supporters started to erect checkpoints at the entrance points of Ibb city on Wednesday morning.

Alleged Houthi-AQAP clashes in Al-Baida

Published on 16 October 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

Houthis promise to remove camps

Published on 16 October 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in News

SANA’A, Oct. 15—The Houthis’ Protest Organizing Committee issued a press release on Wednesday promising to remove their camps in and around Sana’a as soon as the newly appointed prime minister is sworn in.

Dhamar falls to the Houthis

Published on 16 October 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Oct. 15—Armed Houthis have been deployed at checkpoints in the streets of Dhamar city since Tuesday morning, with rebels controlling the entrances and exits to the governorate.

On the 51st anniversary of the revolution against the British occupation tens of thousands of people gathered in Aden to call for separation from the north.

Southern Movement calls on government employees to leave

Published on 16 October 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Oct. 15—The Southern Movement on Tuesday issued a statement, calling on the Yemeni government and all security and military personnel stationed in the south to withdraw by Nov. 30.

On Tuesday and Wednesday the Houthis erected checkpoints and increased their presence in the capital cities of Hodeida, Dhamar, and Ibb governorates [see stories on page 1 and 2]. Purple indicates governorates where Houthis have a notable presence.

Houthis take Hodeida city and port

Published on 16 October 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A Oct. 15—Armed Houthi rebels captured the Red Sea port of Hodeida on Tuesday and erected checkpoints at the entrances of Hodeida city.


Bahrain’s renewed campaign against human rights defenders

Published on 16 October 2014 by Husain Abdulla in Opinion

On Oct. 1, 2014, 12-year-old Malak Rajab excitedly welcomed her father Nabeel home following a three-month trip to Europe, where he had advocated for human rights and democratic reform for his home country of Bahrain.

The missing context: “Islamic State” sectarianism is not coincidental

Published on 16 October 2014 by Ramzy Baroud in Opinion

Consider this comical scene described by Peter Van Buren, a former US diplomat, who was deployed to Iraq on a 12-month assignment in 2009-10:


Most Houthis in military uniform remain distinguishable from military personnel through the public display of their slogan (stickers or badges put on their weapons and clothes).

Rebels in disguise

Published on 16 October 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Armed Houthis in military uniforms are not an uncommon sight in Sana’a

Initially planned by Hadi to be turned into March 21 Park, the Houthis now say they will turn Ali Mohsen’s former 1st Armored Division camp into September 21 Park.

Houthis announce September 21 Park

Published on 16 October 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Report

To celebrate the success of what he hailed as the “people’s revolution,” Houthi leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi announced in a televised speech on Sept. 23 to turn the 1st Armored Division’s military camp, located in Sana’a, into a public park, called “September 21.”

Now out of the media spotlight, the story of young lovers Arafat and Huda once captured the attention of the worldwide press in 2013. It has been 11 months since the couple last saw each other.

A forgotten love story

Published on 16 October 2014 by Mohammed Mahdi Al-Samawi in Report

One year on, Yemen’s “Romeo and Juliet” remain apart

The ongoing rivalry between President Hadi and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh is proving to be detrimental to the country’s political transition process.

The GPC: A party divided, but still intact

Published on 16 October 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Report

The General People’s Congress (GPC) witnessed many divisions in 2011, when Yemen’s popular uprising led dozens of high-ranking officials to resign from the party.

View Point

Secession or federalism? NDC is the answer

Published on 16 October 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

The news from the south is very disturbing. Already we are going through a ridiculous takeover by the Houthis in the north and it was yet another disappointment to have the Southern Movement, also known as Hirak, rise again with secessionist demands.