Business for Peace Award

Issue #1773


Security campaign to release abducted Uzbek doctor in Marib

Published on 17 April 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, April 16—Military and security forces were sent to Serwah district in Marib governorate in armored military vehicles on Wednesday to secure the release of an Uzbek national who was kidnapped on Sunday, according to the director of the Marib security office, Emad Hatim.

Judges continue strike, ignore Supreme Judicial Council

Published on 17 April 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, April 16—The Yemeni Judges Club on Tuesday announced that the judge’s strike will continue in all courts despite Monday’s call by the Supreme Judicial Council to resume work. Redhwan Al-Omaisi, the club’s media officer, said that judges went on strike after a decision by the club, not the council, and they would not call it off at the council’s request.

The victim lost control of his car after he was shot dead‭.‬

Gunmen assassinate Al-Baida deputy governor

Published on 17 April 2014 by Fahd Al-Taweel in News

SANA'A, April 15—The deputy governor of Al-Baida province, Hussein Mohammed Qahtan Dayyan, was assassinated Tuesday morning by unidentified gunmen, a local security official told the Yemen Times.

The Australian Federal Police identified the menصs remains by compairing the DNA of their remains to their families‭. ‬

Two Australians confirmed dead in November drone strike

Published on 17 April 2014 by Ali Ibraim Al-Moshki in News

SANA'A, April 16—On Wednesday two Australian citizens were confirmed to have been killed in a drone strike in Yemen late last year, according to Australian media reports.

Eleven governorates are competing in this year's competition‭.  ‬

Sports tournament for disabled held in Sana’a

Published on 17 April 2014 by Dares Al-Badani in News

SANA’A, April 16—A goalball and table tennis competition, organized by the General Union of Disabled Athletes, kicked off Sunday at the May 22 Hall in Sana’a.         The visually-impaired competed at goalball while the physically disabled competed in the table tennis tournament.


Foreign aid: development or ‘de-development’?

Published on 17 April 2014 by Hani Mahmoud / / First published April 13 in Opinion

The idea of foreign aid is rather attractive—at least theoretically. However, when examined carefully, foreign aid in its very nature entails a process of injecting large sums of money into developing countries otherwise gripped by poverty, war, and conflict. While in theory, that money should improve people’s lives and alleviate poverty leading to sustainable growth and development, the stark reality is that foreign aid has often presented more challenges than opportunities.

Bringing Muslims back to science

Published on 17 April 2014 by Mohamed Ghilan / / First published April 11 in Opinion

The most important rule in Islam is “judgment on anything is a branch of conceptualizing it.“ To determine whether a belief can be accepted by a Muslim or not, this is the first and most often repeated principle. However, when it comes to matters scientific, this indispensable rule for correct judgment is paradoxically the most disregarded one.


Labourers wait to be hired on a street in Sanaa‭.‬

The challenge of youth unemployment

Published on 17 April 2014 by Madiha AlJunaid in Report

Just off one of Sana’a’s main roads, a man in his twenties, Zakaria Al-Ghanmi, sits with a bent back on the sidewalk selling sweets and small food items. Like many of his contemporaries, he has a forlorn look about him and he prays that things do not get any worse.


Religious and cultural expression

Published on 17 April 2014 by in Variety

Article 19 radio show this week discussed the freedom of expression and respect for religious and cultural diversity.

View Point

Education matters

Published on 17 April 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

Most politicians and decision makers would not disagree with the fact that investing in education is vital to a country’s development. However, only a few ever act on this point.

Health & Environment

Hospital managers say hospitals that have carried out reforms deserve another shot at remaining open, despite orders to shut down.

Sana’a hospitals fight to stay open after orders to shut down

Published on 17 April 2014 by Amal al Yarisi in Health & Environment

Several of the hospitals ordered to be shut down by the Ministry of Pubic Health and Population last August remain in operation.

Photo Essay

Abdullah‭, ‬a 40-year-old man from Bani Matr‭, ‬washes a car outside an upmarket coffeehouse.

This article has photo galleryWorking at the car wash

Published on 17 April 2014 by Amal Al -Yarisi in Photo Essay

The days are long at Al-Khaled car wash, where employees work 11-hour-days, seven days a week, starting at 8 a.m. Mohsen Al-Alawdi opened the Al-Khaled car wash 20 years ago. It has been his source of income ever since. Opposite Al-Dailami school, Al-Khaled car wash is located near Al-Misbahi roundabout. Car washes are often sites of visible inequality, where laborers who are unlikely to ever set aside enough money to purchase a car wash vehicles of Sana’a’s middle and upper-middle classes. An actual car wash establishment charges between YR2,000 and 3,000  ($10-$15) per car. Those who wash cars independently, often on the streets, earn much less.