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Issue #1817

News

Clashes near Al-Iman University in Sana'a

Published on 18 September 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, Sept. 18—Clashes between armed Houthi members and government forces broke out on Thursday at noon near Al-Iman University which is headed by Abdulmajeed Al-Zindani, a prominent leader of the Islah Party.

2011 uprising victims still await compensation

Published on 18 September 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in News

SANA’A, Sept. 16—Victims of the 2011 uprising and Southern Movement clashes have still not been compensated despite President Hadi ordering the monthly payments to begin at the end of July.

Negotiations ongoing between the Houthis, government

Published on 18 September 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Sept. 16—Negotiations between the Houthis and the government will go ahead, despite obstacles, Mohammed Al-Bukhaiti told the Yemen Times.

UN Sanctions Committee prepared to punish political spoilers

Published on 18 September 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Sept. 17—The UN Security Council Sanctions Committee issued a statement on Tuesday saying it is ready to consider determining individuals and entities to be sanctioned for obstructing Yemen’s political transition.

111th Brigade soldiers on strike in Abyan

Published on 18 September 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Sept. 16—The 111th Infantry Mountain Brigade in Ahwar district of Abyan governorate has witnessed a division in the past two weeks, as two units in the brigade refuse to obey their commander’s orders to fight off Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

Yemen Today employees threaten protest escalation

Published on 18 September 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Sept. 17—Employees of Yemen Today, a satellite TV channel owned by former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, threatened on Wednesday to continue their protests unless their demands are met.

Newly appointed US ambassador holds first press conference

Published on 18 September 2014 by Ali Abolohoum in News

SANA'A, Sept. 17—Matthew H. Tueller, newly appointed US ambassador to Yemen, held his first press conference on Wednesday morning following his arrival to Sana’a at the end of May.

Government victory claims in Al-Ghail contradicted

Published on 18 September 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Sept. 16—Brigadier Adel Al-Qumeri, the commander of the Al-Jawf Command, announced on Tuesday that the military has achieved victory over the Houthis in Al-Ghail district of Al-Jawf governorate through air and land attacks.

Clashes erupted in Shamlan area in the capital on Wednesday, one day after the Houthis took control of Al-Qabel village, 15 km outside Sana’a. (Ahmed Alshalfi / Facebook)

Clashes in capital after Houthis seize nearby village

Published on 18 September 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A Sept. 17—The Houthis took control of Al-Qabel village in Bani Al-Harith district, north of the capital Sana’a, on Tuesday after several hours of fighting.

Opinion

Conceptualizing Islam and Violence

Published on 18 September 2014 by muftah.org Phil Dorroll in Opinion

In the West, many often assume Islam has a naturally close relationship with violence and coercion. This assumption is part of how Christianity and Islam are often compared in Western societies.

Convenient genocide: Another failed war to re-arrange the Middle East

Published on 18 September 2014 by middleeasteye.net Ramzy Baroud in Opinion

A few months ago, not many Americans, in fact Europeans as well, knew that a Yazidi sect in fact existed in northwest Iraq.

Houthis’ contradictory path in Sana’a

Published on 18 September 2014 by al-monitor.com Maysaa Shuja Al-Deen in Opinion

Since Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference (NDC) was completed in January, the military conflicts have become even more acute—most prominently the battle in the north Yemeni city of Amran.

Report

The Mobile School project was initially launched in Sana’a. It is now gaining popularity in Taiz amidst high numbers of working children. (Archive photo by Samar Qaed)

Schools on wheels come to Taiz

Published on 18 September 2014 by Mohammad Al-Khayat in Report

Shakeeb Jaber did not imagine a day when he would be able to read and write. But when the impossible became possible, the 12-year-old was over the moon.

This article has photo galleryYemeni women making a difference

Published on 18 September 2014 by Nasser Mutahar in Report

It is as important as ever that now, during Yemen’s transition, civil society and individual contributions help in building a new Yemen. Given the government’s current crisis, much of the society’s well-being is dependent on the support and services provided by Yemeni citizens.

Dealing in aid commodities appears to be fairly profitable and has become the sole source of income for  a few Yemenis in Sana’a.

When aid becomes a business

Published on 18 September 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Report

Visiting the food distribution center of the Islamic Relief Organization (IRO) on Marib Street on the outskirts of Sana’a makes one fully realize the suffering that internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Yemen endure.

President Obama met with Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi earlier this month at the White House. (Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images)

International diplomacy steers Yemeni Politics

Published on 18 September 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in Report

“The nation is undergoing a very complicated situation. It is in front of a crossroad. It is either the choice of life, development, and a new Yemen, or havoc and insecurity,” President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi said in a speech on September 2 in the presence of senior state officials.

View Point

We must look to the future, not fight over the past

Published on 18 September 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

There is historical animosity between two of the strongest, if not the strongest, tribes in Yemen: Hashid and Bakil. Although they share borders, history, and origin, they don’t share fate.


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