Business for Peace Award

Issue #1818

News

While some residents who were displaced within Sana’a have returned home, others continue to fear the persistence of insecurity. Residents who fled to neighboring cities or governorates have been slower to return

Fighting in Sana’a displaces hundreds

Published on 23 September 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Sept. 21—Hundreds of families were displaced and dozens of houses were destroyed or damaged during clashes that took place between the military and Houthi militants.

Nasserist Party refuses to sign peace agreement

Published on 23 September 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Sept. 22—The Nasserist Party refused to sign the agreement between the Houthis and other political parties because the Houthis did not sign the annex of the agreement.

Al-Dhale: Security head kidnapped, GPC head killed

Published on 23 September 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Sept. 21—Brigadier Mohammed Taher Al-Shami, head of the Political Security Bureau in Damt district of Al-Dhale governorate, was kidnapped on Saturday following the assassination of the head of the General People Congress (GPC) in Damt on the same day.

New ten-party coalition established

Published on 23 September 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in News

SANA’A, Sept. 22—A new ten-party coalition named the “New Yemen Parties Coalition” was launched in Sana’a on Monday.

Tribal Federation prepares security plan

Published on 23 September 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Sept. 21—The Hadramout Tribal Federation held a meeting on Saturday to review security threats and establish a new committee to manage the governorate should the central government fall, according to the spokesperson of the federation.

Peace and National Partnership Agreement signed

Published on 23 September 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Sept. 22—After having gained control over key government buildings in Sana’a, the Houthis signed the Peace and National Partnership Agreement on September 21.

Houthis hand back gained positions

Published on 23 September 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Sept. 22—The Houthis voluntarily handed back important government and military locations in the capital, which they seized control over on Sunday.

Islah Party says not to use violence

Published on 23 September 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Sept. 22—Zaid Al-Shami, head of the Islah Party in parliament, called on all party members on late Sunday to refrain from plunging into sectarian conflict and to remain peaceful.

Opinion

An ideological pendulum in the Arab world

Published on 23 September 2014 by aljazeera.com Sharif Nashashibi in Opinion

The tragedy of the Arab world is that people seem to be stuck between nationalistic and religious fascism

Report

Impact Journalism Day: 40 newspapers share stories about initiatives for positive change

Published on 23 September 2014 by Christian de Boisredon in Report

Day after day, the news confronts us with the world’s troubles. This constant reminder can make us anxious, afraid—or even worse, anesthetized.

Yemen is the only Arab country that does not have a civil registry for its citizens, making it more difficult to conduct development and service projects.

Will Yemen ban manual ID cards from October 1?

Published on 23 September 2014 by Ali Saeed in Report

Started in 2000, the electronic identification document (ID) card will be the only official tool for personal, commercial, civil, and military authentication from the beginning of Oct. 1, 2014, according to Matash Mohamed Matash, the head of the Ministry of Interior’s Civil Status and Registry Service.

As tens of thousands of Houthis gathered in and around the capital, local neighborhood watches sprouted to provide security, much like they did during the 2011 uprising.

Houthi presence revives popular committees

Published on 23 September 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Born as a result of the 2011 uprising to protect civilians in local neighborhoods, popular committees are making a comeback in the capital.


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