Business for Peace Award

Issue #1814


Houthi protesters killed in front of Sana’a’s cabinet

Published on 9 September 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA'A, Sept. 9—At least four protesters were killed and dozens injured while marching towards Sana’a’s cabinet headquarters earlier this morning.

Diesel subsidies continue for power stations

Published on 9 September 2014 by Ali Saeed in News

SANA’A, Sept. 6—The government announced on Friday it will maintain the subsidy on diesel used for power stations despite calls for the subsidy to be removed, according to the state-run Saba News Agency.

UNHCR, Human Rights Ministry sign refugee and IDP protection agreement

Published on 9 September 2014 by Madiha Al-Junaid in News

SANA’A, Sept. 7—The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Ministry of Human Rights signed an agreement on September 4 which includes a number of initiatives to strengthen the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Yemen.

Yemeni businessmen meet president

Published on 9 September 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in News

SANA’A Sept. 8—The Federation of Yemen Chambers of Commerce and Industry met with the Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, leaders of political parties, and Houthi representatives in Sana’a on Sunday.

School enrolment plummets near Houthi camps

Published on 9 September 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA'A, Sept. 7—Some schools in the capital have seen a decline in enrolment numbers following the volatile security situation in the capital caused by hightened tensions between the government and the Houthis.

Air strikes reported in Al-Jawf

Published on 9 September 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, Sept. 7—The Yemeni air force launched two air strikes on Sunday targeting Houthi fighters in Al-Ghail district in Al-Jawf governorate.

Saudi embassy shuts down in Yemen

Published on 9 September 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Sept. 8—Saudi Arabia issued orders on Monday to shut down its embassy in Sana'a and evacuate Saudi nationals from Yemen, due to the country’s volatile security situation.

Archive photo of the murder of Al-Baida deputy governor, Hussein Dayan who was assassinated on April 15 of this year. (Fahd Al-Taweel)

Two traffic officers shot dead in Al-Baida

Published on 9 September 2014 by Murad Al-Awasi in News

ADEN, Sept. 7—Colonel Amer Ahmed Amer and non-commissioned officer Mukhtar Lugman were shot dead Sunday morning in Al-Baida city by unknown gunmen, a military source and the state-run Saba News Agency reported.

Riot police removed protesters using water hoses and tear gas. Houthis allege two protesters were killed during the eviction.

Security forces evict Houthi tents

Published on 9 September 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, Sept. 8—Security forces ecicted demonstrators’ tents on Sunday evening from Airport Road, in the north of the capital Sana’a.


Islamic State is cementing, not destroying regional order

Published on 9 September 2014 by Sharif Nashashibi in Opinion

All the talk these days is about how the Islamic State (IS) is redrawing the map of the Middle East.


The fear of AQAP attacks causes severe psychological distress among soldiers which often goes untreated.

Attacks leave soldiers traumatized

Published on 9 September 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Report

A Defense Ministry campaign is ongoing to “lift soldiers’ spirits,” but many say the government is not doing enough to keep soldiers and security personnel safe and provide mental health support.

Yemeni women fight for greater representation

Published on 8 September 2014 by / First published Sept. 2 in Report

After years of activism, Amal Basha’s demands for guarantees of greater representation for women in the political system has finally edged closer to reality.

On-duty soldiers regularly leave their posts to buy qat while in uniform‭, ‬violating a number of orders‭. ‬Here‭, ‬a soldier chews while a bag of qat hangs from the turret he is manning‭.

Ignoring the ban

Published on 8 September 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Soldiers in uniform leave their posts to buy qat, chew while on duty

In late April 2007, former Minister of Interior Rashad Al-Alimi issued a ministerial directive forbidding the widespread habit of army personnel wearing their uniforms in qat markets and chewing qat while on duty.

Health & Environment

Long electricity outages make generators indispensable to Yemenis‭. ‬Three to four generators working simultaneously can reach up to 102‭ ‬dB‭.‬

Sana’anis face the brunt of noise pollution

Published on 8 September 2014 by Madiha Al-Junaid in Health & Environment

Five years ago, Yasmin Dammaj, general manager at the Industrial Management Department of the Yemen Standardization, Metrology and Quality Control Organization (YSMO), was battling severe stress and sleep deprivation. “The unbearable sounds from a carpentry workshop near my house constantly affected my ability to sleep and function.” The loud sound levels from the equipment used at the carpentry workshop compelled Dammaj to take the issue to court.