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Issue #1841

News

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One killed and 11 injured inside Sana’a central prison

Published on 11 December 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, Dec. 10—Deadly fighting broke out Tuesday evening among inmates being held in death row in Sana’a’s Central Prison, leaving one dead and 11 injured.

(yemen-sound.org)

Houthis remove leftover protest tents in Hodeida 

Published on 11 December 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, Dec. 10—On Tuesday morning, the final remainders of the mass-protests that swept the nation in 2011 were removed from Al-Shab Park in the city of Hodeida.

Julaibib Al-Awlaki is one of the two men responsible for the Tuesday attack on the First Military Command’s headquarters in the city of Seyon in Hadramout governorate.   

AQAP attacks First Military Command in Hadramout

Published on 11 December 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Dec. 10—Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility on Tuesday for an attack on the First Military Command’s headquarters in the city of Seyon in Hadramout governorate.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade announced on Monday that the national price of a kilogram of bread would be lowered. (Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki)

Bread prices to decrease, bakeries not happy

Published on 11 December 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Dec. 10–The Ministry of Industry and Trade announced on Monday that the national price of a kilogram of bread would be lowered from Y240 ($1.1) to YR210 ($.97). The decrease, according to the ministry, comes as a result of a drop in international fuel prices worldwide.

Prison exchange between military, Southern Movement

Published on 11 December 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Dec. 9—Six Yemeni soldiers who had been taken Monday in Al-Dhale governorate by an armed faction of the Southern Movement were released Tuesday in exchange for the release of a Southern Movement member, according to the Aden Security Department.

Clashes in Rada’a between Houthis and AQAP

Published on 11 December 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Dec. 10—An unknown number of armed Houthis were killed Tuesday evening in clashes with members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), at the Al-Najed checkpoint in the Harria area of Rada’a district in Yemen’s Al-Baida governorate.

Opinion

CIA torture report: 11 ways in which the CIA was worse than it ever admitted

Published on 11 December 2014 by Andrew Buncombe / Independent.co.uk / First published Dec. 9 in Opinion

Now we know how bad things were, and how out of control the CIA was as it leapt into action in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The CIA’s “brutal” program of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques, which the CIA still refuses to acknowledge as torture, was far harsher than the agency previously admitted or politicians and officials were told.

In publishing the CIA torture report, the US is taking a brave step

Published on 11 December 2014 by Simon Jenkins / theguardian.com / First published Dec. 9 in Opinion

America deserves credit for its decision to publish a report into the CIA’s use of torture following the 9/11 disaster. Despite redaction, the Senate’s intelligence committee confirms what has long been known, that 20 “enhanced” interrogation methods were authorized by the Bush White House. Less well known is that 54 other countries, including British territories, were induced to collaborate. Despite former members of the Bush administration declaring that torturers are “patriots,” and the usual nonsense that “lives could be put at danger” from the truth, the Senate has bravely spoken.

Book Review: “Arabs without God: Atheism and Freedom of Belief in the Middle East” by Brian Whitaker

Published on 11 December 2014 by in Opinion

The Yemen Times is republishing this piece, with permission, from Muftah.org in two parts. Part one is below, part two will run next week.

Why is Yemen so violent? Because it is so poor and thirsty

Published on 11 December 2014 by Juan Cole / The Nation / First published Dec. 8 in Opinion

The crime and tragedy of the killing of two hostages by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) during an attempted US rescue mission in Shabwa governorate, Yemen, should provoke not only outpourings of grief for the two people killed but also a reconsideration of how the world treats countries like Yemen.

Report

Luke Somers (www.irishtimes.com)

Remembering Luke through his own words

Published on 11 December 2014 by in Report

A friend of Yemen was taken from us this week. In honor of Luke’s friendship and solidarity, the Yemen Times wanted to put together a tribute to honor his time and work in Yemen. But, in the end, we found Luke’s words more elegant and revealing of his character than ours.

Facebook photo led to bomb threats: The director of the Basement speaks about the backlash of going hijab-free

Published on 11 December 2014 by The Yemen Times in Report

Threats against high-profile women such as Tawakkol Karman are concerning, but probably not surprising to most people. But when Shaima Jamal, a 23-year-old political science student at Sana’a University was targeted along with Karman in May and June, the threats raised more than a few eye-brows.

Deteriorating conditions have pushed many Yemenis to seek opportunity abroad, particularly in Saudi Arabia. Greater opportunity and increased income offer attractive prospects, but need to be weighed against the stigma that comes with refugee status. (ala

Increased number of immigrants leaving Yemen since August

Published on 11 December 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Report

Persistent instability and a rapidly deteriorating economy are nothing new in Yemen. However, the latest round of protests that began in August and the Houthi expansion that followed have pushed many Yemenis to the brink, prompting a growing number to seek opportunity abroad.

Local pipelines are being diverted to high powered water pumps, enabling residents to siphon off a greater share of the city’s dwindling water supplies. (Photo by Nasser Al-Sakkaf)

Stealing water in times of crisis

Published on 11 December 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Hamed Najib’s apartment, located in the Adhban neighborhood in Sana’a, has not received water from the government’s public utilities network for more than five months. Although Yemen is known to suffer from water scarcity, according to Najib this is an unusually long period of time.

View Point

We can do better

Published on 30 November -1 by Ahlam Mohsen in View Point

On Saturday, 24 migrants, refugees and asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa drowned when their boat capsized in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) told the Yemen Times that the latest tragedy brought those killed at sea en route to Yemen to more than 250 this year, more than the previous two years combined. The number of deaths at sea in 2014 has been unprecedented since 2010, according to the International Organization on Migration (IOM).

Picture of the week

Students at Sana’a University

Published on 11 December 2014 by in Picture of the week


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