Business for Peace Award

Issue #1812


Calvalley Petroleum employees on strike

Published on 2 September 2014 by Ali Saeed in News

SANA’A, Sept. 1—Calvalley Petroleum Inc. employees halted production at their base in block 9, Hadramout, on Sunday, following a series of full-day strikes that commenced last week.

Presidential committee returns to Sa’ada; UNSC calls on Houthis to leave Sana’a

Published on 2 September 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Aug. 30—On Saturday the presidential committee in talks with the Houthis was tasked by President Hadi to return to Sa’ada governorate and resume negotiations. The same day the Houthis released a response to the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) condemning the Houthis recent actions.

Demonstrators clash in Aden, one protester dead

Published on 2 September 2014 by Ali Saeed in News

SANA’A, Aug. 31—Following last Thursday, when clashes between two opposing demonstrations in Mualla city, Aden governorate, left one person dead and five injured, the situation has calmed in Aden.

Three dead in Hadramout

Published on 2 September 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, Sept. 1—Two dead bodies were found late Sunday in Shibam district in Hadramout, and one in Al-Qatan district the same night.

Attack in Hadramout leaves six dead

Published on 2 September 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A Aug.30—An attack on the Special Security Forces camp in Al-Qatan district, Hadramout governorate, killed one soldier and left five armed men dead, on Saturday. The five men were suspected of being members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

GCC assigns special envoy to Yemen

Published on 2 September 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A Aug. 31—The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Saturday assigned Dr. Saleh Bin Abdulaziz Al-Qunaieer as special envoy to Yemen. Al-Qunaieer is tasked with supervising the implementation of the Gulf Initiative in Yemen.

Houthi-Islah clashes spill into Dhamar

Published on 2 September 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in News

SANA’A, Sept. 1—Four people were killed and six others injured on Sunday in clashes between Houthis and members of the Islah Party in Mabar area of Jahran district, Dhamar governorate, almost 70km south of the capital Sana’a.

AQAP kills 13 soldiers, wounds 40 in Shabwa

Published on 2 September 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Sept. 1—Thirteen soldiers were killed and 40 others wounded in attacks by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Sunday in Azan district of Shabwa governorate, according to a source in the Shabwa Security Operations Department.

At Monday’s protest a man carries a flag with the GPC’s symbol while many others carry posters with the Houthis’ “death to America” slogan.

This article has photo galleryHouthis begin “third escalation”

Published on 2 September 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A Sept. 1—Following a call made by Abdulmalik Al-Houthi on Sunday, Houthis took to the streets across several Yemeni governorates on Monday to announce the “third escalation phase” against the government.


Against the odds: Syria’s flourishing mediascape

Published on 2 September 2014 by Enrico De Angelis and Donatella Della Ratta in Opinion

These days the attention of the international public seems to have been captured by the Islamic State’s online propaganda war and its skills in mastering social media campaigns. However, there is another, less trumpeted, media revolution happening in the Arab region.

The new Arab cold war

Published on 2 September 2014 by Jacob Strokes Steven A. Cook in Opinion

A bitter proxy war is being waged in the Middle East. It stretches from Iraq to Lebanon and reaches into North Africa, taking lives in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt's Western Desert, and now Libya.

Why Israelis saw the Gaza war differently

Published on 2 September 2014 by Daniel Ben Simon in Opinion

The Gaza war was quite a strange one. It exposed Israelis to phenomena unlike anything they had known in the past.


Welcomed art and a “modern look” or unwelcomed political propaganda which threatens Sana’a’s centuries-old cultural heritage?  The painting of Houthi slogans in Sana’a’s old city center causes a great deal of controversy among residents.

Whose old Sana’a?

Published on 2 September 2014 by Mohammad Al-Khayat in Report

The politicization of Sana’a’s urban space has become a prominent feature in Houthi activism. While protest camps inside Yemen’s capital have recently begun to make headlines, Sana’a’s old city center has long been witnessing an increased display of Houthis’ political symbols.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common in populations impacted by drone strikes, with children being the hardest hit. (Reuters)

Drone stricken families hit by PTSD

Published on 2 September 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Report

There is no end in sight for the drone strikes carried out in Marib, Abyan, Shabwa, Al-Bayda, Hadramout, and Dhamar governorates. In fact, it is said that the number of civilian casualties is still on the rise. In most cases the repercussions to families affected by the unmanned planes go beyond the loss of lives, often leaving them clueless, traumatized, and desperate for answers.

Ibrahim Mothana

In memory of one of Yemen’s greatest youths: Ibrahim Mothana

Published on 2 September 2014 by Luai Ahmad in Report

Luai Ahmad is a 20-year-old Yemeni who studies development studies at Lund University, Sweden.


Examining the remains of coffee continues to be a common method of predicting peoples’ destiny. (Paranormal Arabia website)

Myth and superstition: Sorcery in Yemen

Published on 2 September 2014 by Madiha Al-Junaid in Culture

Embers burn incense, filling the room with smoke. A young female customer, her coffee cup overturned, waits for the old woman sitting in front of her to read her horoscope.