Business for Peace Award

Issue #1871


Deadly strikes hit Yemen for fourth night

Published on 29 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANAA, March 28Saturday evening the fourth round of Saudi-led air raids began in Sana’a, at 8 p.m. striking the 48th Command Headquarters, housing the military’s elite Reserve Forces, in the south of the capital.

Saudi-led strikes kill 25 civilians in Sana’a

Published on 26 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, March 26—Twenty-five citizens were reported killed and another 40 injured in the capital Sana’a on Thursday following Saudi-led airstrikes early that morning.

Fighting previously broke out between Houthis and Marib tribesmen on March 19 in Marib, near the border of Al-Baida.

Ceasefire in Marib ends clashes between tribesmen and Houthis

Published on 25 March 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, March 25—Fighting between Marib tribesmen and Houthi militias backed by security forces in the Qania area of Marib governorate came to an end on Tuesday after the parties reached a ceasefire agreement.


Houthis reject Doha peace talks

Published on 25 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, March 24—Calls for national peace talks to resume in the Qatari capital Doha were rejected by Houthi representatives on Tuesday, while militias and military units loyal to the group continue their push south towards Aden.

Houthis request public donations for war effort

Published on 25 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, March 24—The Houthi Revolutionary Committee announced Monday it was taking donations via an account opened with the Credit Cooperative & Agricultural Bank (CAC) in Yemen.

Houthis warn against foreign military intervention

Published on 25 March 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, March 24—Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, considered the country’s legitimate president by the international community, dispatched a letter on Tuesday to the UN Security Council asking for military intervention against the Houthis.

A child protests in Taiz city on Wednesday as soldiers watch on. (Photo by Ahlam Mohsen)

Protests continue in Taiz, governor resigns

Published on 25 March 2015 by Fareed Al-Homaid in News

SANA’A, March 25—Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Taiz city Wednesday, a day after ten protesters were reported killed in the governorate and another 83 injured.


Al-Subaihi captured and Lahj falls as Houthis move on Aden

Published on 25 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, March 25—In coordination with armed forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Houthi militants took control of Lahj governorate and captured a number of key opponents on Wednesday morning.


Fatima Al-Selwi

“Yemeni women have great abilities”

Published on 25 March 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi in Interview

Yemen has for long ranked poorly in gender equality. The Global Gender Gap Report, released annually by the World Economic Forum, has repeatedly ranked Yemen dead last.

Despite this, Fatima Al-Selwi, the businesswomen office director at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Sana’a’s Capital Secretariat, is optimistic things are changing.

View Point

A nightmare worse than Libya

Published on 29 March 2015 by Yemen Times in View Point

Today there is an estimated 320,000 combatants spread across 11 factions in Yemen and all are preparing for war. The majority of these combatants are young people between the ages of 15 and 24. They are under-fed, under-equipped, and under-trained youngsters who have little knowledge of where this is heading, but what they do know is that there is violence coming down the road. In such a situation, their AK-47 is going to be their best friend and potential life saver, which they can not afford to let go silent in the near future.