1579, Section: Interview
Published on 17 June 2013 by Mohammed Al-Hasani in Interview
U.S. Senator John McCain’s visit to Sana’a at the end of May left many Yemenis with unanswered questions. Foreign and domestic media may have praised the visit, but many Yemenis were wary of the senator’s motives and aims driving his visit.
The Yemen Times spoke with political analyst Abdulsalam Mohammed, head of Aba’d Center for Strategic Studies to hear more.
Published on 10 June 2013 by Sadeq Al-Wesabi in Interview
Tawakkol Karman, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, expresses her dissatisfaction with the outcomes of the revolution, but at the same time she isn’t discontent with the transitional period.
Published on 3 June 2013 by Mohammed Al-Hasani in Interview
A dispute has surfaced between the General People Congress (GPC) and the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) in the Parliament. The JMP accused the GPC of “hijacking” the Parliament and temporarily suspended their participation. But what is dangerous, according to some analysts, is that this disagreement could trigger a political crisis. The GPC and JMP are the main signatories of the Gulf Initiative and, some say, they are responsible for the success of the political reconciliation. The Yemen Times met with, Zaid Al-Shami, the head of the Islah Party in Parliament, one of the key parties of the JMP, to get to the bottom of this dispute.
Published on 30 May 2013 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in Interview
He is a critic of U.S. President Obama’s policy in the Middle East, but Senior U.S. Senator John McCain also said that he has a newfound admiration for Yemen. This week, he walked through the narrow streets of Old Sana’a, meeting locals and asking questions about our country’s history and people. And when it came to politics, he said he wanted to hear for himself from Yemeni decision makers of different stripes before he headed home, where he will report to the Senate on his visit.
Published on 27 May 2013 by Mohammed Al-Hasani in Interview
Since he took the helm of the country last year, President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi has been working to address the contentious issue of Southern secession.
Published on 20 May 2013 by Mohammed Al-Hasani in Interview
The Al-Haq Party which was formed in 1990 has had some hard times, the most recent of which is has been internal disputes between its secretary general Hassn Zaid and its assistant secretary general Mohammed Al-Mansur. It currently has four seats at the National Dialogue Conference and is a member of the Joint Meetings Party, which has helped this political party stay afloat. In terms of their party's vision, Al-Haq has a lot to decide. In an interview with the Yemen Times Mohammed Al-Mansur, who is also a spokesperson for the JMP, talks about the future of the Al-Haq Party and their stance on the Southern Issue.
Published on 13 May 2013 by Sama’a Al-Hamdani in Interview
The Turkish Ambassador to Yemen, Fazli Çorman, previously served in Greece, Oman, Japan and Canada. Upon his assignment to Yemen, he quickly made a name for himself in the country as he is one of only two ambassadors with a Twitter account. He now has more than 2,000 followers and prides himself on being accessible.
Published on 6 May 2013 by Mohammed Al-Hasani in Interview
To keep pace with Yemen’s political transition period and to pave the way for national elections slated for February 2014, major political parties agreed to make the current electoral registry electronic. This large undertaking has encountered obstacles, including a scramble for funding and a short timeframe for implementation.
Published on 29 April 2013 by Mohammed Al-Hasani in Interview
Two years ago, talking about the possibility of introducing federalism to Yemen would have sent a person to prison. Today, almost all political parties are discussing it.
Published on 15 April 2013 by Sadeq Al-Wesabi in Interview
Abdul-Moez Dabwan is a parliamentarian who belongs to the Islamic Islah Party. He is the executive manager of Yemeni Parliamentarians Against Corruption and he has written legislation for the country’s new Journalism, TV and Radio Media bill.