Business for Peace Award

Issue #1800


Post offices in Wadi Hadramout reopen after five-day shutdown

Published on 22 July 2014 by Ali Saeed in News

SANA’A, July 21—Following the armed robbery of a post office in Wadi Hadramout and the consequent closure of all branches in the area on July 15, post offices reopened on Sunday, according to Fahd Al-Amri, security chief of Wadi Hadramout.

Explosive kills two in Dhamar

Published on 22 July 2014 by Abdulkareem Al-Nahari in News

DHAMAR, July 21—Two young men were killed when an improvised explosive device went off on Friday in Otoma district, Dhamar governorate.

Although Eritrea released 135 Yemeni fishermen in January and 154 back in May, it kept Yemeni fishing boats, leaving returning fishermen in a poor financial state.

Eritrea confiscated 863 Yemeni fishing boats since 2006

Published on 22 July 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA'A, July 21—Eritrean authorities have confiscated 863 Yemeni fishing boats since 2006, according to Ali Hassan Buhaidr, the secretary general of the Fishery Cooperative Union.

AQAP orders women in Hadramout not to leave home unaccompanied

Published on 22 July 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A July 21—Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants in Haridha city, Hadramout governorate, distributed brochures to residents on Sunday, listing a number of demands, including that women not go outside unless accompanied by a close male relative.

Mediation committee arrives in Al-Jawf

Published on 22 July 2014 by Amal Al-Yarisi in News

SANA’A, July 21—Amid the arrival of a mediation committee on Saturday to Al-Jawf governorate, the Houthis and the Islah Party traded blame and put forth differing views on whether a ceasefire is in effect.

Many relatives and supporters of Al-Qushaibi gathered at the hospital‭, ‬bearing their weapons and refusing to let journalists inside‭.‬

Houthis hand over Al-Qushaibi’s corpse to the state

Published on 22 July 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, July 21—The corpse of Brigadier Hameed Al-Qushaibi, commander of the 310th Armored Brigade, was handed over by the Houthis and was transported to Sana’a’s military hospital late Sunday.


Yemen model won’t work in Iraq, Syria

Published on 22 July 2014 by Katherine Zimmerman / First published July 17 in Opinion

President Obama says the United States is looking to its Yemen policy as a model for what to do in Iraq and Syria. But what the president labels the “Yemen model” has not been as successful as the White House claims; indeed, it is in danger of collapse. Attempting to replicate it in much more challenging conditions in Iraq and Syria will almost certainly fail.

The siege of Gaza

Published on 22 July 2014 by Avi Shlaim / / First published July 19 in Opinion

As long as the root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remain unresolved, occasional outcroppings of violence, like the current mini-war in Gaza, are inevitable. This is the third major Israeli offensive against Hamas and the people of Gaza in the last six years. Refusing to accept international legality as the basis for resolving its dispute with the Palestinians, Israel’s right-wing government is ever ready to resort to military force.


In 2013 Nagi was honored with the Order of the British Empire in London as one of 80 people who have made inspiring changes in the world.

Striving for change in Yemen

Published on 22 July 2014 by Dares Al-Badani in Interview

Nouria Ahmed Nagi is the director and founder of the Yemen Education and Relief Organization (YERO), which funds children’s education and supports families in need through donations, micro-loans, and employment opportunities. In late November 2013, Nagi received the Order of the British Empire, making her the first Arab woman recipient. She won the award, according to Queen Elizabeth II’s list, “for services to charitable work transforming the lives of women and children in Yemen.” Nagi tends to shy away from talking about her personal life, saying that she believes actions speak louder than words. In an interview with the Yemen Times, however, Nagi opened up and discussed her life journey and her efforts to generate change in Yemen.


With traditional weddings in Sana’a often costing more than residents can afford, many are instead opting to hire stand-up comedians in place of singers and musicians.

Stand-up comedy: a new wedding fad

Published on 22 July 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Report

Weddings in  Sana’a are usually held in private halls rented by the groom’s family or in big tents set up in neighborhood alleys. Preparations typically take about two weeks—reservations are made for the hall or tent, traditional clothes are bought for the bride and groom, and catering is arranged. For more elaborate weddings, singers and musicians are often hired, but these days it is becoming increasingly common to see comedians perform at weddings who charge lower prices.

Nearly 70 percent of Sa’ada food insecure: UN

Published on 22 July 2014 by Yemen Times Staff in Report

More than 40 percent of the population–over 10 million Yemenis–do not know where their next meal will come from, according to preliminary findings of a new survey released last week by UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Yemenis arrested for taking injured to hospital

Published on 22 July 2014 by Mohammed Al-Khayat in Report

"I suffered from unbearable pain and was shouting loudly after the car accident happened, but nobody took me to the hospital,” said Ehab Masood, a 22-year-old student from Sana’a.