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Issue #1820

News

US condemns violence against Yemeni government

Published on 30 September 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Sept. 29—The US State Department on their website condemned the continuous violent attacks against government institutions and politicians in Sana’a in a press statement on Sunday.

Suicide bomber in Marib targets Houthis

Published on 30 September 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Sept. 29—A suicide bombing allegedly carried out by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) targeted a Houthi location in Al-Majzr district of Marib governorate on Sunday, according to Saleh Muthana, the security manager of Marib.

Protesters gather on Zubairi street in the middle of Sana’a before setting off to Change Square. (yemennow.com)

Protesters call on Houthis to leave Sana’a

Published on 30 September 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in News

SANA’A, Sept. 28—Dozens of protesters rallied on Sunday in the capital, to put pressure on the government to evacuate Houthi militants from the city.

Houthis and AQAP clash in Al-Baida

Published on 30 September 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Sept. 29—Five armed Houthis were killed Sunday when their vehicle was ambushed by suspected Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) members in Rada’a district, Al-Baida governorate, according to security officials in the district.

Foreign prisoners released days after National Security Bureau head attacked

Published on 30 September 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Sept. 29—Three Houthis were killed on Saturday during clashes in Hadda area of the capital at the home of the head of the National Security Bureau, Hassan Al-Ahmadi.

AQAP claims responsibility for rocket launched at US embassy

Published on 30 September 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Sept. 29—Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) issued a statement on Saturday claiming responsibility for the launch of a rocket at the US embassy just hours earlier.

Houthis sign security annex

Published on 30 September 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Sept. 29—The Houthis signed the annex of the Peace and National Partnership Agreement on Friday. The annex pertained to the security and military conditions in Amran, Al-Jawf, Marib, and Sana’a governorates, as well as other governorates witnessing violence.

Prime minister appointment delayed

Published on 30 September 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Sept. 28—Six days have elapsed since a new prime minister was due to be appointed following the signing of the Peace and National Partnership Agreement by political parties in the capital on Sept. 21.

Opinion

The limits of the “sectarian” framing in Yemen

Published on 30 September 2014 by washingtonpost.com Stacey Philbrick Yadav in Opinion

It was 2005 when my Yemeni friends first started talking seriously about their fears that the Houthis would march on the capital Sana’a. The Houthis were never closer than the nearby province of Amran back then.

Libya: In search of neutrality

Published on 30 September 2014 by atlanticcouncil.org Karim Mezran in Opinion

As Libya continues to fragment, diplomats have mobilized to confront the current crisis.

Interview

One challenge facing the World Food Programme, according to its deputy country director, Rukia Yacoub, is maintaining a certain level of funding. Many funds are going to Iraq and Syria because the humanitarian needs there are some of the most extreme.

Yemen World Food Programme: Its mission, activities and future plans

Published on 30 September 2014 by Bassam Al-Khamiri in Interview

With the recent clashes between the military and the Houthis in Sana’a, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has increased. Hundreds of families in Sa’ada, Amran, Marib, Hodeida and Al-Jawf governorates are need of humanitarian assistance. The country has an estimated 243,000 refugees and 307,000 IDPs, according to the EU.

Report

For every 100 plastic bottles collected, recyclers claim YR300, about $1.40.

When one person’s trash becomes another’s lifeline

Published on 30 September 2014 by Mohammed Al-Khayat in Report

Abdulbasit Abdaali is poor, but proud. “There is no shame in working. What I do is an alternative to begging and being dependent on others,” he said.

As the state prepares to further regulate private security companies, it remains to be seen whether it will consequently regain some responsibility and accountability over the country’s security situation. (www.universaleagles-ye.com)

The booming business of security companies in Yemen

Published on 30 September 2014 by Madiha Al-Junaid in Report

“Yemen is rated a medium to high threat environment for crime. Even with improving political conditions, crime levels remained steady throughout 2013 due principally to tough economic conditions and weak law enforcement,” reads the Yemen 2014 Crime and Safety Report published by the Overseas Security Advisory Council.

The Houthis took control of Iman University (circled) on Sept. 20, displacing around 6,000 people from the campus.

Thousands of Iman University students, faculty displaced during clashes

Published on 30 September 2014 by Ali Saeed in Report

About 6,000 Iman University students, faculty, and their families have been displaced from their homes on Iman University’s campus following the Houthi takeover.


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