Business for Peace Award

Issue #1826

News

Women’s electronics business emerges winner

Published on 21 October 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Oct. 19—Ladies For Maintenance, a women’s only business for servicing electronics, on Saturday secured first place at Block One Business, an entrepreneurship competition in Sana’a.

Houthis break into state oil company

Published on 21 October 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Oct. 20—More than twenty armed Houthis broke into the Sana’a office of the state-run Safer Exploration & Production Operations Company on Sunday, a source in the company told the Yemen Times.

Supreme Security Committee to enforce motorcycle ban

Published on 21 October 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Oct. 20—The Supreme Security Committee on Sunday announced it would begin enforcing the long-standing motorbike ban in the capital city in a move to maintain security there.

Ongoing Houthi-AQAP fighting in Rada’a

Published on 21 October 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Oct. 20—Since Friday heavy fighting has been ongoing in Rada’s district of Al-Baida governorate between the Houthis and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

The house of Sheikh Ali Mused Bedir was destroyed in clashes between the Houthis and opposing tribesmen in Yareem district, Ibb governorate.

Agreement fails between Houthis, tribes in Ibb

Published on 21 October 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Oct. 19—At least 24 people have been killed since Friday in fighting between tribes and Houthis in Ibb governorate, despite an agreement signed by both parties on Saturday stipulating a stop to the instigation of violence.

Protesters carrying a banner saying “Tehama for the people of Tehama” in Hodeida city. (alfjeralgaaded.net)

Tehama Movement marches against Houthis

Published on 21 October 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Oct. 19—The Tehama Movement launched protests on Saturday and Sunday in Hodeida city calling on the Houthis to withdraw from the governorate.

Sana’a’s governor resigns

Published on 21 October 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Oct. 20—Sana’a Governor Abdulghani Jameel resigned from his post on Sunday after armed men stormed the governorate’s headquarters and besieged his house in Sana’a on Saturday.

Protesters hold a sign that reads “The employees of Aden port: Freedom and independence so that Aden port becomes international again.”

Protests continue in Aden

Published on 21 October 2014 by Ali Saeed in News

SANA’A, Oct. 19—Southern Movement (Hirak) protests which began last Tuesday, calling for the secession of the south, are ongoing in Al-Arood Square of Aden.

Opinion

How to defeat the Islamic State’s war machine

Published on 21 October 2014 by al-monitor.com Metin Turcan in Opinion

Although much has been written to explain the tactical military successes of the Islamic State (IS), there has not yet been a comprehensive assessment of how, since June 2014, IS has managed to rule over terrain larger than Lebanon to include eight million Iraqis and Syrians.

The Middle East needs a Marshall Plan

Published on 21 October 2014 by america.aljazeera.com Judith Barnett in Opinion

On Oct. 12, representatives from international donor countries meeting in Cairo pledged $5.4 billion to help reconstruct Gaza after nearly two months of war between Hamas and Israel this summer. Barack Obama’s administration pledged to contribute $212 million, doubling US aid to the Palestinians this year.

Interview

Al-Bukhaiti to the Yemen Times: “The Houthis’ takeover can not be called an invasion”

Published on 21 October 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in Interview

The Yemen Times sat down with Hussein Al-Bukhaiti, a self-described Houthi activist who is familiar with the inner workings of the group.

Report

Before the Houthis took Sana’a drivers without sidecars did not dare to drive in the middle of Sana’a. Now they are plentiful and traffic police officers are looking the other way.

The return of the two-wheeled taxi

Published on 21 October 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Ayman Mohammad is ecstatic. Like other motorcycle taxi drivers in the capital, he is now able to zip around Sana’a’s crowded streets on his two-wheeler without having to worry about traffic officers ticketing him.

A southern woman holding a passport from the former South Yemen, which unified with North Yemen in 1990. (The Southern Media Network)

Abaad Report: The south’s separation countdown

Published on 21 October 2014 by Ali Saeed in Report

According to a report released last week by the Abaad Studies and Research Center, southerners in Yemen feel that after the Houthis seized control over Sana’a their time has come to achieve independence from the north.

Culture

Yahya Enaba is a famous Yemeni singer and oud player who regularly performs at Yemeni weddings.  (youtube screen grab)

International and local music at Yemeni weddings

Published on 21 October 2014 by Mohammad Al-Khayat in Culture

When we speak of weddings, it goes without saying that food, decor, and music play a crucial role in keeping guests entertained.


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