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The National Southern Body for Liberation and Independence brings together 13 southern fractions.

New body seen as step toward unifying south

Published on 28 January 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Jan. 27—Following its formation in Aden on Monday, prominent southerners have announced their support for the National Southern Body for Liberation and Independence. The body was created by 13 Southern Movement factions, including political parties, student organizations and unions, and aims to unify the many different factions within the pro-secession Southern Movement. 

Tribal leaders from Mubarak’s hometown in Shabwa’s Al-Nasab district negotiated for his release.

Bin Mubarak release unconditional, Houthis say

Published on 28 January 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Jan. 28—Tribal leaders and Houthis confirmed on Wednesday the release of Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak, the director of the president’s office, the previous day. Mubarak was apparently released without condition following negotiations with tribal leaders from Al-Nasab district in Shabwa governorate. 

Anti-Houthi protestors were met with violence after changing location in an attempt to avoid further arrests and beatings.

Student protests defy violent Houthi opposition

Published on 28 January 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Jan. 28—Dozens of Sana’a University students staged anti-Houthi protests on Wednesday afternoon on Al-Siteen Street. The demonstrators were forced to change their location from Change Square in front of Sana’a University to avoid clashes with Houthis.

According to a Houthi source, the group is looking for a “substitute for the president” who is willing to implement Al-Houthi’s demands.

Houthi leader calls for national dialogue on Friday

Published on 28 January 2015 by Ali Aboluhom in News

SANA’A, Jan. 28—In a televised speech delivered on Tuesday night, Houthi leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi called for a meeting to be convened on Friday to discuss the current government crisis. 

Around 650 officers in training walked out in protest of the Houthis’ presence at the academy. This photo, taken Tuesday, shows a Houthi member in traditional clothes manning security at the entrance.

Students walk out of Sana’a War Academy

Published on 28 January 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Jan. 27—Officers in training have not attended their courses at the War Academy in Sana’a since Tuesday, a day after Houthi personnel entered the compound and allegedly seized military equipment. 

The three parties released separate statements on Sunday declaring their refusal to join negotiations that began Friday, Jan. 23, following fighting between Houthis and government forces days earlier.

Islah, Nasserist and Socialist parties refuse to resume negotiations

Published on 28 January 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Jan. 27—As of Wednesday evening the Yemeni Socialist Party and the Islah and Nasserist parties continue to refuse talks over Yemen’s political future, saying they will only begin negotiations once three conditions are met: An end to the house arrests of members of government, the withdrawal of Houthi gunmen from the Presidential Palace, and non-interference in peaceful anti-Houthi protests.

At Aden International Airport on Friday activists raised the flag of the former South Yemen. (Huna Aden)

Tensions mount in Aden as three killed in clashes

Published on 26 January 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Jan. 25—Tensions remain high in Aden governorate following the resignation of President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and the Cabinet on Thursday.

A Houthi rebel brandishes a blade toward Yemeni protesters at an anti-Houthi demonstration in Sana’a. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-Houthi protestors assaulted and arrested

Published on 26 January 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Jan. 26—Student protests on Monday morning took a violent turn in Sana’a, with protesters reporting arrests and violent attacks that involved daggers and batons.

A Houthi source said that all ministers are under surveillance for their own safety and to keep them from travelling abroad. (Yemen-press.com)

President and Cabinet members remain under house arrest for sake of “security”

Published on 26 January 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Jan. 26—President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and members of his technocratic Cabinet, all of whom resigned last Thursday, remain under house arrest by Houthi popular committees.

Clashes are occuring almost daily in Rada’a district, and AQAP-backed tribesmen have taken advantage of the Houthis’ preoccupation in Sana’a. (Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki)

Dozens killed in two days of clashes in Rada’a

Published on 26 January 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, JAN. 25—At least 14 people were killed on Sunday night in the Rada’a district of Al-Baida governorate in clashes between Houthis and tribesmen backed by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

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