Business for Peace Award

Issue #1842


Houthis blow up homes of alleged AQAP members

Published on 16 December 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Dec. 15—The Houthis allegedly blew-up four homes on Sunday belonging to individuals they claimed to be members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in the town of Hamat Bani Sarar in Rada’a. The Houthis declined to comment on the allegations.

Four men clad in Abayas were stopped at a border crossing in Hajja governorate. A shoot-out with security forces left three of the men dead and one injured.

Identity of alleged AQAP members in Haradh attack remains unknown

Published on 16 December 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Dec. 14—Security sources told the Yemen Times that investigations into a shoot-out that took place Saturday at the Haradh border crossing with Saudi Arabia in Hajja governorate are ongoing, but have not yet produced any tangible results.

Many store owners in Aden chose to close their shops on Monday, in support of the Southern Movement’s call for a strike.

Civil disobedience campaign held in southern governorates

Published on 16 December 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Dec. 15—A number of employees working in government institutions in Yemen’s southern governorates participated in a campaign of peaceful civil disobedience on Monday, lasting from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Houthis gain control over Arhab district

Published on 16 December 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Dec. 14—Ongoing clashes between Islah and Houthi supporters in Arhab district of Sana’a governorate ended on Sunday, with Houthis gaining control over the area.

Southern Movement leader killed in Aden

Published on 16 December 2014 by Ali Aboluhom in News

Salim Ghufaina, chairman of the GPC branch in Marib governorate, was assasinated on Sunday morning. AQAP members claimed responsibility for the attack later that day. (

AQAP claims responsibility for assassination of GPC leader in Marib

Published on 16 December 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, Dec. 15—Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility on Sunday for the assassination of leading GPC figure Salim Ghufaina that morning.


Illegal Military Occupation in North Africa: Human Rights & Conflict Irresolution in the Western Sahara

Published on 16 December 2014 by Erica Vasquez in Opinion

Sitting in a large sitting room on the third floor of my host mother’s house, seven female activists gathered around in a circle. The women passed around a bowl of dates, served each other milk, and waited for the tea to be prepared.

Egypt looks to roll back Islamist militias in Libya

Published on 16 December 2014 by Ayah Aman in Opinion

Egypt has been taking diplomatic steps to settle the armed conflict in Libya, but in the meantime, the Libyan national army has been fighting with political, military, and logistical support from Cairo to regain gradual control of Benghazi from Islamist militias.


(Sana'a TEDx / Flickr)

Laila Al-Hebshi “Hardship could be an opportunity and a pathway that leads you down the road to success”

Published on 16 December 2014 by Khalid Mohammed Al-karimi in Interview

Laila Al-Hebshi, a TEDX Sana’a 2014 speaker, is an author, cancer survivor and a shining example of hope for many. She was not born successful, but rather, created success for herself. “The first step to achieving success is to determine your goals and aspirations,” she says. In this exclusive interview, Al-Hebshi talks about her past, present, and future, and gives advice as to how others can lift themselves up from hardship as well.


Dina Al-Mashhari, only 23 years old, combined her love of make-up with her love of chemistry and hopes to make a career of it.

A story of entrepreneurship: From chemistry class to make-up manufacturer

Published on 16 December 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Once a niche market, organic cosmetics are becoming increasingly popular worldwide as consumers learn about the often-touted benefits of organic products. While there is a growing distrust of mainstream brands and the pseudo-scientific claims they make, popular alternatives are still left wanting, particularly in Yemen.

Many of the displaced have resorted to living in caves in the surrounding mountains, in neighboring villages, or in school houses, mosques, or the homes of local residents.

This article has photo galleryClashes in Rada’a have left thousands internally displaced

Published on 16 December 2014 by Amal Al -Yarisi in Report

Since October, Rada’a city has been engulfed in a spiral of violence between Houthis, members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and allied tribesmen. The ongoing fighting has effected a number of neighboring towns and villages, leaving thousands displaced.