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Members of the local congregation pray at the Al-Khayar Mosque in Sana'a's Maeen neighborhood on Hayel Street.

Neighbors versus ministry: Who appoints and replaces Imams?

Published on 25 November 2014 by Mohammed Al-Qalisi in Report

Ever since the Houthis took over Sana’a on Sept. 21, spectacular photos of its members relaxing in the living-rooms, beds, and pools of Islah Party members were circulated on social media.

Although 40 percent of ministers in the new cabinet are from the south, the Southern Movement is pushing ahead with calls for seccession. (skynewsarabia.com)

Southern Movement rages on despite formation of new government

Published on 25 November 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in Report

After nearly one month-and-a-half of negotiations and debates, a new cabinet was formed on Nov. 7. A week prior, different political factions delegated President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah to form a technocratic government based on competency rather than party affiliation.

Although the mayor is still trying to close Al-Qatoof’s gas station, the Houthis are keeping a watchful eye and intervene if necessary.

Houthis reopen gas station near Saudi Embassy

Published on 25 November 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

The station is now popular among Houthis who try to support its owner

On Oct. 20, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) declared responsibility for blowing up the Idris Mosque in Al-Manaseh village. Twelve people were killed in the explosion, including some of Idris’ family members.

This article has photo galleryA visit to Rada’a district

Published on 25 November 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Report

After over a month of bloody fighting with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), control of Rada’a city in Rada’a district of Yemen’s Al-Baida governorate passed into the hands of the Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah.

Substitute teachers: Private rackets in public schools

Published on 20 November 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in Report

Ahmed Abdul Raouf had been working as an Arabic professor at a private high school in Sana’a for four years before leaving last July to look for a new job. He left due to the low pay, he said, which amounted to just YR20,000 ($93) per month.

The cinema was officially closed due to a land dispute, but it was the subject of controversy for decades. (Photo credit: algomhoriah.net)

July 23 Cinema in Taiz closed

Published on 20 November 2014 by Mohammad Al-Khayat in Report

Having served as a cultural icon in Taiz city for 40 years, the July 23 Art House Cinema, named after the 1952 Egyptian revolution, closed last July by order of Taiz’s Commercial Court.

The FAO, the Dutch embassy in Sana’a, and two ministries from the Yemeni government host a workshop on sustainable water development.

Water project launched amid dire shortages

Published on 20 November 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Report

About once every two weeks, Yusof Ali Al-Sayed, a resident living on Al-Dairy Street in the capital, receives water from the government. The supply only lasts him, his wife, and their eight children five to seven days.

Is Houthi rhetoric to be believed? Alcohol confiscations might be symptom of something larger

Published on 18 November 2014 by Ahlam Mohsen in Report

Capitalizing on populist anger following the removal of fuel-subsidies this summer, the Houthis have transformed from an armed rebel group concentrated in the country’s north to a serious power-broker in the nation’s capital.

A child stands in front of a Houthi slogan that reads “boycott American and Israeli products” outside the Al-Dailami School in Sana’a’s Hadda neighborhood.

Impressionable youth

Published on 18 November 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Report

How children are impacted by the Houthi slogan

The rhetoric adopted by state-run media has changed since the Houthis took over the capital.

State-run media under a Houthi-run state

Published on 18 November 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Report

Once labelled “rebels,” now embraced as “revolutionaries”

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