Business for Peace Award

Issue #1810


IN Brief (Aug. 26 2014)

Published on 26 August 2014 by in News

Specialized Criminal Court issues death sentence

SANA’A, Aug. 25—The Specialized Criminal Court issued a death sentence on Monday convicting three suspects for the murder of Arafat Abdulmoghni, the deputy head of the Sana’a Public Works Office, and his escort Yahia Al-Jumaie.

Al-Mekhlafi: Houthis stalling, no agreement reached

Published on 26 August 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Aug. 25—Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi, the official spokesperson for the presidential committee tasked to reach an agreement between the government and the Houthis, revealed in an interview with Al-Jazeera channel on Sunday evening that Houthi leaders intentionally delayed their response to the suggestions offered by the committee and that further meetings planned for Monday were canceled.

Houthis expand their presence in the capital

Published on 26 August 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A Aug. 24—As a sign of their growing frustration with the government and unmet demands,  Houthi supporters have set up dozens of tents inside Al-Thawra amusement park in Al-Jeraf area north of Sana’a on Friday.

Southern Movement watchful of Sana’a’s developments

Published on 26 August 2014 by Ali Saeed in News

SANA'A, Aug. 25—The Southern Movement (Hirak) is closely watching recent developments in the capital Sana’a after members of the Houthis set up protest camps nearby three ministries in the city and growing numbers of their militants are gathering at camps at the city’s main entrances.

Fighting continues in Al-Jawf, casualties mounting

Published on 26 August 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Aug. 25—Tribesmen in Al-Jawf governorate attacked Houthi posts in Al-Ghail district on Sunday night and Monday morning, leaving two tribesmen killed and six others injured, according to Saleh Al-Rawsa, the leader of the popular committees in Al-Jawf.

Sports‭, ‬arts‭, ‬singing‭, ‬and dancing offer a much needed respite from Yemenصs deteriorating security‭, ‬political‭, ‬and economic situation‭.‬

Sana’a Tourism Summer Festival kicks off

Published on 26 August 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in News

SANA’A Aug. 25—The seventh Sana’a Tourism Summer Festival was inaugurated on Sunday in Al-Sabaeen Park under the slogan “towards a stable Yemen and prosperous tourism.”

Tens of thousands march in Sana’a against the Houthis

Published on 26 August 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Aug. 25—Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Sana’a on Sunday, protesting against the demands and growing presence of the Houthis in Sana’a, and rallying in support of President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi.


Exposing the great “poverty reduction” lie

Published on 26 August 2014 by Jason Hickel in Opinion

The UN claims that its Millennium Development Campaign has reduced poverty globally, an assertion that is far from true.

Being a Yemeni

Published on 26 August 2014 by Afrah Nasser in Opinion

It takes a lot of effort to process the load that comes with being a Yemeni citizen—whether you are inside or outside the country.

Egyptians tolerating cuts in subsidies—for now

Published on 26 August 2014 by Mohannad Sabry in Opinion

On one smoldering July weekend that also happened to be during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, Egypt's regime, led by military strongman Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, announced that it was reducing fuel subsidies.


Ahmed Ubaid Bin Daghr, minister of telecommunications and information technology, in a meeting with the Internet Society-Yemen  and a delegation from ICANN and RIPE.

Introducing Internet governance to Yemen

Published on 26 August 2014 by Ali Saeed in Report

For a long time, the citizens of Yemen have battled with a lack of accessible communications.

In reaction to fuel subsidy cuts and increased transportation costs an increasing‭  ‬number of young Yemeni men use bicycles‭.              ‬

Yemenis seek energy and transport alternatives

Published on 26 August 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Report

With the difficult economic situation plaguing Yemen, including a debt of more than six billion dollars, Yemenis are trying to find transport and energy alternatives in order to save money.

Without sufficient support and oversight from the government‭, ‬popular committees in Abyan‭, ‬which act as quasi-police forces‭, ‬often go unchecked‭. ‬

The popular committees of Abyan

Published on 26 August 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Nearly four years after being formed, the committees continue to fulfill a range of duties in place of the government

In the wake of increasing attacks on military forces and government headquarters by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in 2011, popular committees mobilized in governorates like Shabwa and Abyan to end AQAP’s predominance there.


Actors and actresses claim the location they were sent to receive their wages was changed to a guarded compound in an effort to dissuade any backlash against the unexpectedly low pay‭.‬

Being played

Published on 26 August 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Culture

Pay down 70 percent from last year, Yemeni actors say

Unlike previous years, Yemeni actors and actresses on state-run TV channels were asked to go to a protected compound, called “Tourist City” in Sawan district, east of Sana’a, to receive their wages for their acting in drama series which aired during Ramadan.