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Get in line: Yemen has been witnessing a severe fuel crisis since March 30. Traffic in the capital has been heavy due to the long queues of vehicles waiting for fuel. Mohammad Al-Qasemi, a taxi owner in Sana’a, said he waited for ten hours in order to buy petrol from the Ministry of Oil fuel station. To forego the long wait, he sometimes resorts to buying fuel on the black market, which costs YR 5500 per 20 litres. At the state-owned station, fuel costs YR 3000 per 20 litres. “I want to work, I have a family to provide for,” Al-Qasemi said.

Published on 9 April 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Picture of the week

Yemenis say enough: Dozens of students, university faculty and activists protested outside the abandoned Saudi embassy in Sana’a Monday morning. The protesters carried banners condemning the airstrikes in Yemen carried out by the Saudi-led coalition since March 26. The protesters demanded an end to the strikes and a return to negotiations. Demonstrators threw their shoes at the gates of the embassy to show their anger about the strikes, which have killed hundreds. Adel Al-Usaimi, a student at Sana’a University and one of the organizers of the protest, said that the group does not represent any political party, group or side.  Those demonstrating, he said, are united around calling for an end to the strikes.

Published on 7 April 2015 by Yemen Times in Picture of the week

On March 18, four years after the Friday of Dignity massacre that left around 50 dead and hundreds wounded, Houthis demonstrated at Dignity Roundabout, where a memorial stands. The Houthis, many of whom were armed, raised photos of their leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi.

The group itself has violently cracked down on peaceful protesters. The Yemen Times took to the streets to ask locals what has changed since that day four years ago [see page 3].

Published on 18 March 2015 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Picture of the week

Young migrants and International Organization for Migration (IOM) staff wrote what International Day of Migrants meant to them on a colorful board during an event in Sana’a. International Migrants Day was celebrated on Dec. 18.

Published on 25 December 2014 by in Picture of the week

Right: Students at Sana’a University march through campus to demand that armed Houthi militas withdraw. Left: A Houthi representative tells students outside the doors to the university that the Houthis will withdraw. As a gesture, Houthis laid down their weapons. (Photos courtesy of Mohammed Al-Emad)

Published on 11 December 2014 by in Picture of the week

A little over one year after construction started on Nov. 11, 2013, the Hadda Bridge in Sana’a was officially opened Wednesday morning. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the mayor, the mayor’s under-secretaries, and the project’s contractor. (Photos by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki)

Published on 20 November 2014 by in Picture of the week

“Valedictorians in other countries are honored and given jobs, here they protest!” reads one of the posters held by a protester outside the Ministry of Finance. Another one reads “why??! Does the Ministry of Finance stand against giving jobs to valedictor

“Valedictorians in other countries are honored and given jobs, here they protest!”

Published on 18 November 2014 by Mohammad Al-Khayat in Picture of the week

“Valedictorians in other countries are honored and given jobs, here they protest!” reads one of the posters held by a protester outside the Ministry of Finance. Another one reads “why??! Does the Ministry of Finance stand against giving jobs to valedictorians, despite them having completed the necessary procedures in relevant ministries?” On Sunday top graduates from across the country came to Sana’a, demanding to be offered teaching positions at universities like previous valedictorians.

Dozens of Sana’a University students protested on Wednesday morning inside the university demanding the evacuation of “armed men” and “militias” from the university.Photo by Mohammed Al-Imad

Published on 13 November 2014 by in Picture of the week

On Friday, Nov. 7, thousands demonstrated in the capital in support of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The protesters shouted slogans against President Hadi and foreign interference, and called for Saleh or his son Ahmed to become president. Photo by Brett Scott

Published on 11 November 2014 by in Picture of the week

On Friday Nov. 7, thousands demonstrated in the capital in support of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The protesters shouted slogans against President Hadi and foreign interference, and called for Saleh or his son Ahmed to become president. (Photo: Brett Scott)

Published on 9 November 2014 by in Picture of the week

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