Business for Peace Award

Issue #1863


Negotiations ongoing for release of kidnapped women

Published on 25 February 2015 by Ali Aboluhom in News

SANA’A, Feb. 25—Negotiations began Wednesday evening for the release of two women kidnapped in central Sana’a on Tuesday.

Houthis prevent politicians from meeting Hadi

Published on 25 February 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Mohski in News

SANA’A, Feb. 24—The Houthis have detained several Cabinet members and other prominent politicians to prevent them from meeting Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi in Aden.

Mass casualties reported as Houthis take SSF camp

Published on 25 February 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Feb. 25—Houthi militants took control of the Special Security Forces (SSF) camp in Subaha area, west of the capital Sana’a, early Wednesday morning after heavy fighting.

Opinion remains divided as to whether Hadi is the legitimate president of Yemen. The Houthi Revolutionary Committee called him a fugitive and illegitimate, but many politicians and lawyers argue otherwise.

President or fugitive? Houthis reject Hadi’s letter to Parliament

Published on 25 February 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Feb. 24—The Houthis have rejected the retraction of Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi’s resignation as president and promised reprisals, while members of Parliament remain divided over its legality.

Tuesday’s killing of Colonel Manaa is the latest in a string of assassinations in Lahj’s Al-Hawta city since the beginning of the year. AQAP has claimed responsibility for many of the attacks.

Assassinations spike in Al-Hawta city, Lahj

Published on 25 February 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Feb. 25—Two gunmen assassinated Colonel Saif Hassan Zaid Manaa, office director of Lahj’s security chief, in Al-Hawta city of Lahj governorate on Tuesday. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have claimed responsibility.

Taken by a rival decades ago, popular committee members say they took back Ali Salem Al-Beidh’s house in a show of support for his return. (adenhuranetwork)

Popular committees reclaim house of former southern president

Published on 25 February 2015 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, Feb. 24—Southern popular committees reclaimed the house of former South Yemen President Ali Salem Al-Beidh on Tuesday, twenty-one years after it was taken by his rival, northern politician and tribal leader Abdullah Bin Hussein Al-Ahmar.


Dr. Amal Hassan, the “youngest and best surgeon of the year”

Published on 25 February 2015 by Ali Aboluhom in Interview

Dr. Amal Hassan, a Yemeni physician who is only 30 years old, was recently honored at the Arab Health Conference held in Dubai from Jan. 26 to 29, 2015.


The Poet Abdullah Al-Baradoni Street (left) and The Martyr Gar Allah Omar Street (right). At the bottom of both signs it reads “Revolutionary Committee,” and no government markings can be found.

Houthi Revolutionary Committee changes 11 street names

Published on 25 February 2015 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

The Houthis have had a great deal on their hands since seizing control of the capital in September but, while most Sana’anis may not have noticed, the occupying forces also have an eye for detail and symbolic value, as evidenced in a recent campaign to change the names of well-known streets in the city.

View Point

Slogans vs. deeds

Published on 25 February 2015 by Farouq A. Ibrahim in View Point

The current political instability facing Yemen is being clearly reflected on the economy. It seems that nations don’t learn except from their own experiences. This lesson is neither easy nor cheap, as we shall pay an expensive price to get it. However, the more painful the lesson, the greater the results we will get.

Health & Environment

The red palm weevil has only been reported in Hadramout governorate, but that is where 40 percent of farmed palm trees are located. An extensive training and eradication program is currently underway in an effort to prevent the pest’s spread to other area

Pest threatens Yemen’s fragile date industry

Published on 25 February 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Health & Environment

Although Yemen has close to five million date palms of its own, over a million tons of dates were imported into the country last year. There are fears that greater reliance may be placed on imports as farmers struggle to contain the red palm weevil, a pest that has decimated plantations throughout the world and threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis.