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1558, Section: View Point

View Point

First things first, a new government is due

Published on 20 August 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

President Hadi held a high level meeting of national bodies as well as political and social figures on Wednesday to create a national synergy amongst political entities against the Houthis.

Finally some action

Published on 14 August 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

We have been waiting for quite some time for a proactive political move to take place in Yemen. Since the conclusion of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) there has been a standstill on the political front except for reactionary damage control, triggered mostly by security incidents.

Fuel subsidy cuts and government responsibility

Published on 7 August 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

We all knew it was coming. In fact, some predicted the fuel subsidy removal would take place during the Eid holiday, which it did.

Bidding a sad Ramadan farewell

Published on 30 November -1 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

This year’s Ramadan was one of the worst in Yemen’s recent history. The difficulties Yemenis encountered were mostly unrelated to hunger and thirst, despite this being the warmest Ramadan in 40 years.

Should dealing with Houthi expansion be our priority?

Published on 24 July 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

It is the talk of the town, and it should be after hundreds have been killed and thousands have been displaced.

We need serious efforts to deal with effects of internal displacement

Published on 30 November -1 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

Yemen’s numerous conflicts have consequences that reach far beyond the battlefield. In 2012, violence in Sa’ada and Abyan led to the highest number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Yemen so far, with more than 500,000 Yemenis forced to leave their homes.

Lack of political dialogue yields violence

Published on 10 July 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

Recent developments in Amran came as no surprise and it is clear that the armed conflict between the Houthis and other armed militias will continue.

Germany and Algeria: A legendary match

Published on 3 July 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

We as Arabs have an inferiority complex. It is true.

Egyptian regime must pay for this latest miscarriage of justice

Published on 26 June 2014 by Micah Reddy in View Point

The latest tragic farce to play out in Egyptian courtrooms was this week’s sentencing of Al-Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed, Peter Greste, and Mohamed Fahmy to ten, seven and seven years respectively. The three were convicted of spreading ‘false news’ and aiding the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, while Baher Mohamed was given an even harsher sentence for being in possession of a bullet casing he had found at a protest.

Sana’a’s security dilemma

Published on 19 June 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

Despite the gloomy picture and signs indicating Yemen’s security situation is not looking up, there is some good news. For the first time there is a joint security operations room in Sana’a that includes the Ministry of Interior, Political Security and National Security. This joint operation room is headed by the mayor and meets on an almost daily basis.