Business for Peace Award

Issue #1869

News

Mohammad Al-Maitami had his passport confiscated by armed Houthis at the airport.

Houthis prevent minister from traveling despite ending house arrest

Published on 18 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, March 18—Armed Houthis at Sana’a International Airport prevented Mohammad Al-Maitami, the former minister of planning and international cooperation, from leaving the country on Tuesday.

Abdul Karim Al-Khaiwani

Houthi journalist assassinated in Sana’a

Published on 18 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, March 18—Prominent journalist and leading Houthi activist Abdul Karim Al-Khaiwani was assassinated in the capital Sana’a on Wednesday.

59 Ethiopians added to growing number of imprisoned immigrants

Published on 18 March 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, March 17—Security forces in Taiz governorate detained 59 Ethiopian nationals attempting to enter Yemen illegally on Monday, days after another 53 were captured in Mocha district.

Locals and nearby residents have flocked to the well to catch a glimpse of the fire.

As gas fire continues in Sana’a village, locals demand government compensation

Published on 18 March 2015 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, March 18—Locals of Shokran village, in Sana’a governorates’s Al-Tayal district, are demanding compensation from the government over injuries and damage caused when a well caught fire Sunday.

Newly appointed Islah delegates withdraw from talks

Published on 18 March 2015 by Ali Aboluhom in News

SANA’A, March 18—Four recently-appointed Islah Party delegates withdrew from the national dialogue in Sana’a on Tuesday. Three of the members were released from weeks of captivity only hours earlier, while the other was released from house arrest the day prior.

Southern militia refuses to release kidnapped soldiers in Lahj

Published on 18 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, March 17—Members of the National Southern Resistance in Lahj governorate are refusing to release nine members of the 201st Armored Brigade kidnapped over a month ago, despite most of their demands being met.

The gas-operated plant in Marib governorate supplies approximatley 40 percent of Yemen’s energy needs. Experts estimate it will be out of use within 16,000 hours at most unless urgent repairs are made.

Yemen’s largest power plant in need of urgent repairs: ‘Could stop at any point’

Published on 18 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, March 17—Yemen’s largest power plant will, at most, run for 1.8 years before completely ending operations if urgent maintenance on deteriorating parts is not carried out. The plant provides power for 40 percent of the country.

Report

According to a 2013 report by Human Rights Watch, only 22 percent of births were registered in Yemen between 2000 and 2010. (Photo credit: Soraya Abu Monassar,)

Majority of Yemeni minors lack birth certificates

Published on 18 March 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Report

For many people around the world, a birth certificate is a person’s first legal recognition by the state that they exist. In Yemen, 83 percent of minors remain without one, leaving them vulnerable to a number of abuses.

This article has photo galleryFriday of Dignity four years on: What’s changed?

Published on 18 March 2015 by Fawzia Al Suwaidi in Report

One hundred and fifty competitors took part in this year’s competition.

Equestrian sport in Yemen: For the elite?

Published on 18 March 2015 by Ali Aboluhom in Report

Mohammad Al-Dalei is only eight years old but has been riding horses at the police academy stables in Sana’a for two years. Because of his father Ali’s work with the police force, Mohammad is given privileged access to horses and a trainer, something far beyond the reach of all but a very select class of Yemenis.

View Point

On anniversary of Friday of Dignity massacre, the killing of Abdul Karim Al-Khaiwani

Published on 18 March 2015 by Yemen Times in View Point

The Yemen Times newsroom is still processing the news that journalist Abdul Karim Al-Khaiwani was assassinated Wednesday morning. The symbolism behind assassinating him on the fourth anniversary of the Friday of Dignity massacre isn’t lost on us.

Picture of the week

Friday of Dignity four years on

Published on 18 March 2015 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Picture of the week


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