Business for Peace Award

Issue #1854


At Aden International Airport on Friday activists raised the flag of the former South Yemen. (Huna Aden)

Tensions mount in Aden as three killed in clashes

Published on 26 January 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Jan. 25—Tensions remain high in Aden governorate following the resignation of President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and the Cabinet on Thursday.

A Houthi rebel brandishes a blade toward Yemeni protesters at an anti-Houthi demonstration in Sana’a. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-Houthi protestors assaulted and arrested

Published on 26 January 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Jan. 26—Student protests on Monday morning took a violent turn in Sana’a, with protesters reporting arrests and violent attacks that involved daggers and batons.

A Houthi source said that all ministers are under surveillance for their own safety and to keep them from travelling abroad. (

President and Cabinet members remain under house arrest for sake of “security”

Published on 26 January 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Jan. 26—President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and members of his technocratic Cabinet, all of whom resigned last Thursday, remain under house arrest by Houthi popular committees.

Clashes are occuring almost daily in Rada’a district, and AQAP-backed tribesmen have taken advantage of the Houthis’ preoccupation in Sana’a. (Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki)

Dozens killed in two days of clashes in Rada’a

Published on 26 January 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, JAN. 25—At least 14 people were killed on Sunday night in the Rada’a district of Al-Baida governorate in clashes between Houthis and tribesmen backed by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

The Houthis stole the minister’s official stamp, which he requires for official correspondence, memos, and paying salaries.

Armed Houthis enter Ministry of Electricity

Published on 26 January 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Jan. 26—On Sunday armed Houthi members entered the Ministry of Electricity and Energy and took the minister’s official stamp. No Houthis were subsequently stationed inside the ministry and work resumed as usual on Monday.

Military brigades in Abyan governorate have taken additional security measures following the attack on Monday.

Attack on military brigade in Abyan

Published on 26 January 2015 by Ali Aboluhom in News

SANA’A, Jan. 26—One soldier was killed and four others injured on Monday in an attack on Saeed Fort’s 131st Infantry Brigade, in the Shuqra district of Abyan governorate.


This article has photo galleryYemeni’s voice their opinion on the Charlie Hebdo attack

Published on 26 January 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Report

“We strongly condemn the repeated offenses directed against the Prophet Mohammad, the latest of which was a caricature in a French newspaper,” announced Houthi leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi in his televised speech on Jan. 20. “These repeated offenses prove negligence of the symbols that are sacred to the Islamic Ummah [community]. These repeated offenses reflect Western countries’ hostile perception of Muslims and the Islamic Ummah.”

Introducing rural practices to an urban environment carries risks, but it may help solve Yemen’s chronic food insecurity.

City farming in Sana’a: A hobby with potential

Published on 26 January 2015 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Hajj Mahdi Muhammad lives in the Al-Sabaeen neighborhood of Sana’a city. He moved to the capital in the early 1980s to work with the military, and is originally from Utma, a green and mountainous region in western Dhamar.

The murder of Maab on Dec. 26 caused public outrage, leading to an ongoing campaign to expedite the case against her father and introduce a legal precedent by sentencing the father to death.

This article has photo galleryTrial ongoing for man who killed his daughter Public outrage could lead this to be the first time a father is executed for killing his daugh

Published on 26 January 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Report

After torturing his ten-year-old daughter Maab for several days, Nouh Ali Saleh Al-Yemeni, a 30-year-old onyx salesman and resident of Dhamar governorate, drove to Ibb’s Naqil Sumara Mountain on Dec. 26 where he held his pistol to his daughter’s back and pulled the trigger.

Often ignored in discussions of the Houthis’ spectacular rise to power are the vast weapon arsenals they have collected in the process. It has enabled the group to continue advancing southward, while making any prospect of an amicable peace based on previ

Houthis refuse to return seized weapons

Published on 26 January 2015 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

The Houthis’ ascent to power was accompanied and often propelled by the movement’s continuous stockpiling of heavy weaponry. In spite of signing an agreement with the government on Sept. 21 stipulating the group’s disarmament, Houthi leaders have so far shown no intention of returning seized weapons. On the contrary, their armory keeps on growing.