1564, Section: Report
Published on 5 March 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Report
Ibb governorate remains unstable and unpredictable despite having been under the control of the Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah, since October 2014. Activists and residents in the governorate regularly stage protests against the group in protest over violations they claim the Houthis have committed against the local population.
Published on 4 March 2015 by Fareed Al-Homaid in Report
This is part two of a two-part series on the Houthis and women’s rights. Part one, published March 3, looked at how women in Sana’a have been affected since the Houthis’ takeover of the capital on Sept. 21. Part two, below, examines the difference between the movement’s professed values regarding women and how women are actually being treated, as well as the situation for women in other governorates under Houthi control, such as Sa’ada and Amran.
Published on 4 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Report
The soap opera that is Yemeni politics took another dramatic turn on Feb. 21 when President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi fled house arrest and made his way to Aden, declaring himself the country’s sole legitimate ruler. Then on Sunday, March 1, he said that Yemen’s capital is an “occupied city.”
Published on 2 March 2015 by Fareed Al-Homaid in Report
This is part one of a two-part series on the Houthis and women’s rights. Part one looks at how women in Sana’a have been affected since the Houthis’ takeover of the capital on Sept. 21. Part two, which will be published on March 5, will examine the difference between the movement’s professed values regarding women and how women are actually being treated, as well as the situation for women in other governorates under Houthi control, such as Sa’ada and Amran.
Published on 2 March 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Report
While the country continues to calculate the political costs of the mass embassy exodus in Sana’a, ordinary Yemenis are already feeling the pain.
Published on 2 March 2015 by Ali Aboluhom in Report
In December 2014, Yemen’s then Minister of Culture Arwa Othman released a press statement in which she referred to Yemen’s Abyan governorate as being culturally “afflicted.” The statement was released shortly after Othman completed a tour of the governorate and surveyed its cultural institutes. As a result of continued clashes between the Yemeni army and militants from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), many such institutes have been damaged and turned into makeshift homes and camps for the region’s internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Published on 25 February 2015 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report
The Houthis have had a great deal on their hands since seizing control of the capital in September but, while most Sana’anis may not have noticed, the occupying forces also have an eye for detail and symbolic value, as evidenced in a recent campaign to change the names of well-known streets in the city.
Published on 23 February 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Report
Politicians use various methods to promote themselves and their political parties in order to better get their message across to the masses. Appearing on television and radio, releasing books, or distributing brochures, posters and stickers are just a few of the usual methods employed by politicians in countries throughout the world.
Published on 23 February 2015 by Mohammad Al-Samawi in Report
Former staff and journalists have been protesting the Houthi takeover of Al-Shumo Foundation and its affiliate newspaper, Akhbar Al-Youm, which have since moved their operations to Aden.
Published on 18 February 2015 by Mohammad Al-Samawi in Report
Live programming at state-run Saba TV channel has been off-air since Saturday, when staff at the channel escalated protests and refused to continue work. Their salaries have not been paid since November.