Business for Peace Award

Issue #1828


Members of the Southern Movement at a press conference on Sunday in Aden, announcing six demands and decisions.

Southern Movement forms new supreme council

Published on 28 October 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in News

ADEN, Oct. 27—The Southern Movement held a press conference in Aden on Sunday, announcing that the movement’s two existing councils have been merged into one, representing all southerners.

The share of the political factions in the upcoming government, according to the state-run Saba News Agency.

Prime minister allocates ministries, JMP opposes

Published on 28 October 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Oct. 27—Prime Minister Khalid Bahah announced the distribution of ministry positions on Saturday, more than a month after the National Peace and Partnership Agreement was signed on Sept. 21.

Fighting in Al-Baida

Published on 28 October 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Oct. 27—Alleged members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and supporting tribes continue fighting Houthis in Al-Baida governorate. Recent clashes centered on Al-Manaseh village, the stronghold of AQAP in Qaifa area.

In Brief

In Brief

Published on 28 October 2014 by Ramzy Alawi in News

IED injures soldier in Hadramout

SANA’A, Oct. 27—A soldier was injured on Monday when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in Tareem district of Hadramout governorate.

Weapons shipment detected in Aden

Published on 28 October 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A Oct. 26—The Ministry of Interior announced on Friday that it seized a weapons shipment in the port of Aden on Thursday.

Ibb University resumes classes

Published on 28 October 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Oct. 27—Classes in all colleges of Ibb University resumed on Monday, following a decision by the university’s board that the security situation has sufficiently improved in Ibb city.

Imam’s grandson returns to Sana’a

Published on 28 October 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Oct. 26—More than 52 years after the Sept. 26 revolution which toppled the reign of the Hameed Al-Deen family in 1962, the grandson of Yahya Hameed Al-Deen, who ruled north Yemen from 1911 until 1948, returned to Sana’a on Friday night.


What will happen after Sana’a’s fall?

Published on 28 October 2014 by Maysaa Shuja Al-Deen in Opinion

Yemen entered a new era Sept. 21 after Sana’a’s fall, which will change the country’s map for the next decade or two. Still, the implications of this historic event and its risks have not been carefully examined.

Tunisia: The Arab world’s full-fledged democracy?

Published on 28 October 2014 by Soumaya Ghannoushi in Opinion

The spoils of the Arab Spring have been divided among many. If the most obvious beneficiaries have been the old guard, Arab autocrats, and their foreign allies, who have an equal interest in keeping the region firmly under their thumb, they have not been the only ones. Al-Qaeda’s share of the spoils has been substantial.


Mohammed Al-Saberi to the Yemen Times: “The party will not participate in the new government unless it is subjected to criteria of real nati

Published on 28 October 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Interview

Mohammed Al-Saberi is a leading figure of the Nasserist Unionist People’s Organization, commonly referred to as the Nasserist Party, and member of its Central Committee. He talked to the Yemen Times about his party’s current political role and future. He criticizes the Houthis, whom he accuses of having “murdered the country.” Al-Saberi also calls the Nasserist Party’s withdrawal from the current government in September “responsible.” He argues that “no party should have continued in the government given the current situation of the country.”


A Houthi member well-known by locals as “uncle Saleh” directs traffic in the capital Sana’a.

Houthis organize traffic in the capital

Published on 28 October 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Under the burning sun stands Ali Abdulwase, an armed Houthi member trying to organize traffic at one of Al-Dairy Street’s intersections in the capital Sana’a.

From left: CAPTION: Yahya Al-Thulaya, Manager, Culture Ministry, Amran   Sameer Jubran, Editor-in-Chief, Al-Masdar Press Corporation, Sana’a  Mustafa Hassan, Journalist, Akhbar Al-Youm, Sana’a

RSF: Yemeni journalists threatened by Houthis

Published on 28 October 2014 by Ali Saeed in Report

In a press statement issued on Friday, Oct. 24, Reporters without Borders (RSF) criticized the Houthis for continuing their crackdown on media professionals while expanding their sphere of control in Yemen.

On the outskirts of Sana’a the Yemen Times talked to one young Houthi member manning a checkpoint who said he is 15 years old. (Tawakkol Karman’s Facebook page)

Checkpoint children: Armed Houthis under 18

Published on 28 October 2014 by Mohammad Al-Khayat in Report

On the outskirts of Sana’a, specifically in Jaref area, the Yemen Times has witnessed many young Houthis at checkpoints since Sept. 21 who appear to be children.