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Co-ordinating with the coast guard, fishermen from the Tehama Movement arrested the Egyptians, who they claim were fishing illegally in Yemen’s territorial waters. (Yemenat)

Sixty-six Egyptian fishermen held in Hodeida

Published on 30 October 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Following months of close co-ordination between the Tehama Movement and the Yemeni coastguard, Yemeni fishermen arrested 66 Egyptian on Oct. 12, while they were allegedly fishing illegally in Yemeni territorial waters in the Red Sea.

Recent events in Hezyaz have led many men to carry arms, with locals and Houthis alike claiming they are trying to maintain security.

Hezyaz: A neighborhood up in arms

Published on 30 October 2014 by Mohammad Al-Khayat in Report

Walking through Sana’a’s Hezyaz neighborhood these days resembles the passage through a war zone: Armed men are everywhere one looks. While some identify themselves as Houthis, others say they are ordinary citizens protecting their houses, stores, and families.

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.

This article has photo galleryWhy are you armed?

Published on 23 October 2014 by Mohammed Al-Qalisi in Report

Motivations underlying Yemen’s gun culture

Known as a peaceful governorate, locals hope fighting will cease and the government will put more effort into building tourist infrastructure in Ibb.

Fighting in Ibb puts tourism at risk

Published on 23 October 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Report

While certain areas of Ibb have recently become engulfed in conflict, and with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) occupying significant territory in the governorate, things are not looking up for Ibb’s tourism industry.

Dozens gathered outside the Saudi embassy in Sana’a on Saturday protesting the death sentence of Shia cleric Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr.

Al-Nimr’s death sentence triggers protest

Published on 23 October 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Condemning Saudi Arabia’s death sentence of Shia cleric Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr on Wednesday, dozens of protesters gathered in front of the Saudi embassy in Yemen’s capital Sana’a on Saturday.

Before the Houthis took Sana’a drivers without sidecars did not dare to drive in the middle of Sana’a. Now they are plentiful and traffic police officers are looking the other way.

The return of the two-wheeled taxi

Published on 21 October 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Ayman Mohammad is ecstatic. Like other motorcycle taxi drivers in the capital, he is now able to zip around Sana’a’s crowded streets on his two-wheeler without having to worry about traffic officers ticketing him.

A southern woman holding a passport from the former South Yemen, which unified with North Yemen in 1990. (The Southern Media Network)

Abaad Report: The south’s separation countdown

Published on 21 October 2014 by Ali Saeed in Report

According to a report released last week by the Abaad Studies and Research Center, southerners in Yemen feel that after the Houthis seized control over Sana’a their time has come to achieve independence from the north.