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Issue #1837

News

(Source of photo: www.eremnews.com)

Retired officers to go ahead with Nov. 30 protest

Published on 27 November 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, Nov. 26—The Retired Military and Security Officers Association announced on Wednesday they will push ahead with protests planned in the south on Nov. 30, despite a recent presidential decree to compensate retired officers.

Counter-terrorism forces rescue eight

Published on 27 November 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Nov. 26—Yemeni counter-terrorism forces freed eight captives held by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Tuesday, according to a statement made by the Yemen High Security Committee.

(Source of photo: www.marebpress.net)

400 foreign Salafi students leave Yemen

Published on 27 November 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Nov. 26— Four hundred foreign students studying in the Al-Fayoush Salafi Center located in the Tuban district of Lahj governorate are leaving and returning to their home countries on Thursday.

(Source of photo: www.adenalghad.net)

Southern Labor Union strikes

Published on 27 November 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Nov. 26—The Southern Labor Union held a partial strike on Wednesday in Aden, in preparation for a full strike set to take place on Thursday. The union described the strikes as part of a series of escalations in the lead up to the country’s Nov. 30 deadline.

In exchange for the Houthis not advancing into the governorate‭, ‬tribesmen agreed to protect infrastructure and any Houthis living in Marib‭.‬ (Source of photo: www.alsahwa-yemen.net)

Ceasefire agreement signed in Marib

Published on 27 November 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Nov. 26—Members of the Obaidah, Jedaan, and Murad tribes signed a ceasefire agreement with the Houthis on Monday, agreeing not to engage in clashes with each other.

Early Wednesday morning fighting broke out near the house (pictured) of Sam Al-Ahmar, a member of the prominent Al-Ahmar family, in Al-Hasaba area, Sana’a. (Photo by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki)

Violent clashes between Houthis and Al-Ahmar’s security

Published on 27 November 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Nov. 26—Violent clashes broke out Wednesday morning in Al-Hasaba area in Sana’a between Houthis and armed escorts of Sheikh Sam Yahya Hussein Al-Ahmar.

Opinion

Russia’s Middle East policy after the G-20 summit

Published on 27 November 2014 by Vitaly Naumkin / al-monitor.com / First published Nov. 24 in Opinion

Relations between Russia and the United States, as well as between Russia and US-oriented European countries, further deteriorated following the G-20 summit in Brisbane due to the crisis in Ukraine. This poses the question for analysts as to how this situation might affect Moscow’s Middle East policy and the existing forms of cooperation with the West on regional issues, namely: The Middle East quartet of international mediators; the negotiations of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) with Iran; the stabilization of the situation in Yemen; and the fight against terrorism.

Interview

Katherine Abu Hadal earned a part-time income by posting cooking videos of Yemeni dishes online‭.

This article has photo galleryKatherine Abu Hadal to the Yemen Times: ‘Yemeni-American families maintain a strong sense of food identity’

Published on 27 November 2014 by in Interview

In 2009 Katherine Abu Hadal had her first taste of Yemeni food at a nondescript restaurant in Sana’a. She doesn’t remember much other than the malawah bread—a flat bread typically made with glee—and the dabeekh—a stewed vegetable dish—which she thought were delicious. She was hooked on the cuisine.

Now the 27-year-old American shows others from her home in the US how to make such delicacies via her website and YouTube channel—Sheba Yemeni Foods—dedicated to Yemeni cooking.

Abu Hadal originally came to Yemen to learn Arabic and ended up spending two and a half years in the country after meeting her husband here. It gave her time to practice her language skills and learn the secrets of the Yemeni kitchen from those around her before relocating back to the US.

Until today Abu Hadal says she is trying to perfect both—her spoken Arabic and her kitchen creations. Perhaps it’s her passion that earned Abu Hadal a speaker spot at Yemen’s third annual TEDxSanaa held earlier this month. She spoke to the audience about how she took her fascination with Yemen’s culinary traditions and transformed them into an impressive online presence.

In the two years since she began the website and started posting her cooking videos, her YouTube channel has grown to include over 50,000 subscribers and her videos have received over 8,000,000 total views.  

Abu Hadal spoke to the Yemen Times about finding a niche like Yemeni cooking and how she has generated a global audience for her cooking tutorials and in the process made a little money off of it.

Report

Ziyad Amer‭

This article has photo gallerySana’a residents give their view on southern independence

Published on 27 November 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in Report

On Oct. 14, 1963, Yemenis in the south began a revolution against the British colonialists. After more than four years of struggle, on Nov. 30, 1967, the last British soldier left and South Yemen became independent. This year, the pro-secessionist Southern Movement established a protest camp in Aden city on Oct. 14, and is calling for all civil and military personnel from the north to leave the south by Nov. 30.

Construction workers in Yemen often do not sign contracts with their employer‭, ‬leaving them in a tricky legal situation if they get injured on the job. ( Photo by Samar Qaid )

Construction workers: Facing contractors, greed, and a lack of rights

Published on 27 November 2014 by Sadeq Al-Wesabi in Report

Having heard stories about construction workers who died in work-related accidents and uncompensated families, Sara Al-Zawqari, the Yemen Times Radio manager, and Sadeq Al-Wesabi, a freelance journalist based in Sana’a, decided to write a report about the work conditions of unregistered construction workers in Yemen. In collaboration with the Network of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, a five-month investigation was launched that led to both a report and a documentary. The first part of Al-Zawqari’s and Al-Wesabi’s report is published below. The second part will be published in the Yemen Times on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

View Point

Armed militias need to stay away from universities

Published on 27 November 2014 by Ahlam Mohsen in View Point

College campuses are political places, and they should be. But armed militias should stay out of students’ spaces. For about a month now, the Houthis have had an armed presence at Sana’a University, mostly at the gates, but they have also been entering and leaving campus regularly.

Photo Essay

This article has photo gallerySana’a residents give their view on southern independence

Published on 27 November 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in Photo Essay

On Oct. 14, 1963, Yemenis in the south began a revolution against the British colonialists. After more than four years of struggle, on Nov. 30, 1967, the last British soldier left and South Yemen became independent. This year, the pro-secessionist Southern Movement established a protest camp in Aden city on Oct. 14, and is calling for all civil and military personnel from the north to leave the south by Nov. 30.


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