Business for Peace Award

Issue #1862


An estimated 12,000 tribesmen gathered in the capital Ataq Monday. They gathered to show support for Hadi and demonstrate their strength to the Houthis.

Shabwa tribes gather in support of Hadi

Published on 23 February 2015 by Ali Aboluhom in News

SANA’A, Feb. 23—Thousands of members of the Bani Helel tribal federation gathered in Ataq, the capital of Shabwa governorate, on Monday in an unprecedented display of support for Hadi and show of force against the Houthis.

Yahya Al-Arasi was kidnapped by the Houthis and interrogated for over a day at an unknown location. He was accused of helping Hadi escape from house arrest and flee to Aden.

Hadi’s press secretary released, family says

Published on 23 February 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Feb. 23—After being kidnapped by the Houthis in Sana’a Saturday morning, Yahya Al-Arasi, the president’s press secretary, was released Sunday at midnight, a member of his family told the Yemen Times.

Protesters await justice for Ibb killing

Published on 23 February 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Feb. 22—Anti-Houthi protests continued Sunday in Ibb city the day after one protester was killed and six others injured at a demonstration on Saturday morning.

“No to armed militias, yes to the civil state”

Published on 23 February 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Feb. 23—Hundreds demonstrated in Sana’a on Monday afternoon in support of Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and against the presence of Houthi militants in the capital.

Cabinet rejects call by Houthis to return

Published on 23 February 2015 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, Feb. 23—The Cabinet has dismissed the decision announced Sunday by the Houthi Revolutionary Committee for it to return as a caretaker government, according to Cabinet Spokesperson Rajeh Badi.

A sign in Aden welcoming Hadi and celebrating his arrival.

Reactions divided as Hadi reclaims presidency

Published on 23 February 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Feb. 23—Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi met with southern governors and security personnel Sunday evening, reclaiming his presidency and calling for the capital to be moved to Aden while national talks resume.


Do Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections even matter?

Published on 30 November -1 by Chloe Bordewhich / / First published Feb. 18 in Opinion

In March and April of this year Egyptians will have the opportunity to vote for parliamentary representatives for the second time since the 2011 revolution that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak. These elections will take place during a period human rights organizations have described as “the most dramatic reversal of human rights in Egypt’s modern history.” In this environment, it is worth asking: Should we even be paying attention to the vote?

Libya is now beyond any easy solutions

Published on 23 February 2015 by Hafed Al-Ghwell / Atlantic Council / First published Feb. 19 in Opinion

On Feb. 17, Libya marked four years since the uprising that toppled Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, and ignited the country’s civil war. The war that began as a fight between two camps—Gaddafi and his supporters against other Libyans who were determined to topple him with the help of NATO forces—is now a war between an endless number of militias and gangs of all stripes. From the ideological and criminal to the regional and tribal, each faction is fighting for different reasons, and in pursuit of different goals.


“Hadi remains the legitimate president of the country”

Published on 23 February 2015 by Wagdi Muzahem in Interview

When a new government was formed following the 2011 uprising, the Islah Party was one of the biggest winners. Yet today, the party holds little sway against the Houthis, a militant group which has taken over much of northern Yemen. When the Houthis started their expansion from their home governorate of Sa’ada toward Amran, eventually taking Sana’a in September 2014, the group targeted prominent Islahi businessmen, military leaders, politicians, and organizations affiliated with the party.


Political parties may use vendors for self-promotion, but the popularity of political posters is also a reflection of public opinion. Demand for posters of Abdulmalik Al-Houthi and Ahmed Saleh (both pictured) has grown in recent months.

Street vendors: Just making a living, or hired hands on the campaign trail?

Published on 23 February 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Report

Politicians use various methods to promote themselves and their political parties in order to better get their message across to the masses. Appearing on television and radio, releasing books, or distributing brochures, posters and stickers are just a few of the usual methods employed by politicians in countries throughout the world.

Nearly 200 of Al-Shumo Foundation’s staff members have found themselves out of work since Feb. 5, when Houthis seized their offices and started using their printing press to print pro-Houthi materials.

Newspaper closed, forced south by the Houthis

Published on 23 February 2015 by Mohammad Al-Samawi in Report

Former staff and journalists have been protesting the Houthi takeover of Al-Shumo Foundation and its affiliate newspaper, Akhbar Al-Youm, which have since moved their operations to Aden.

Photo Essay

This article has photo galleryHadi in Aden: Supporting unity or encouraging secession?

Published on 23 February 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Photo Essay

When Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi left the capital Sana’a to the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, Feb. 21, the question immediately arose as to whether the move will help unity or make secession more likely.