Business for Peace Award

Issue #1843


Yemeni Parliament approves Bahah government

Published on 18 December 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshiki in News

SANA'A, Dec. 18—Yemen’s Parliament unanimously granted a vote of confidence on Thursday afternoon to the new Cabinet formed by Khalid Bahah that was formed on Nov. 9.

Southerners attend funeral procession for Khalid Al-Junaid. (

Fact-finding committee to investigate Al-Junaid’s death

Published on 18 December 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Dec.16—The Security Department in Aden established a fact-finding committee on Tuesday to investigate the death of Khalid Al-Junaid, a southern political activist who was shot dead on Monday.

Houthis condemn G10 Statement

Published on 18 December 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Dec. 17—Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah, have condemned a Group of Ten Ambassadors (G10) statement released on Monday that calls for the full implementation of the GCC Initiative and Peace and National Partnership Agreement signed on Sept. 21.

Sources say the Houthis were angered by the recent appointment of an Ali Mohsen ally as the new Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Al-Houthi refers to Hadi as “an umbrella for corruption”

Published on 18 December 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Dec. 16— Al-Masira channel aired a speech of Houthi leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi on Monday morning, in which he accused President Hadi of being, “an umbrella for corruption.”

Two car bombs detonated at a checkpoint manned by the Houthis in Rada’a city on Tuesday evening.  (Yemeni press)

16 female students killed in double car bomb

Published on 18 December 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Dec. 16—On Tuesday evening, 28 people were killed and 34 injured after two car bombs exploded at a checkpoint manned by the Houthis in downtown Rada’a city in Yemen’s Al-Baida governorate. Among those dead were 16 school girls riding a bus that was passing through the checkpoint at the time of the explosion.


GPC withholds vote of confidence

Published on 18 December 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, Dec. 17—The parliamentary bloc of the General People’s Congress (GPC) refused in Tuesday’s parliamentary session to give the new cabinet a vote of confidence, accusing it of ignoring the reform recommendations put forth by the Parliament.

First issue of Al-Thawra newspaper published after Houthis stormed its headquarters on Tuesday.

Houthis takeover Al-Thawra newspaper

Published on 18 December 2014 by Ali Aboluhom in News

Minister of Info: Government will not become a puppet


Book Review: “Arabs without God: Atheism and Freedom of Belief in the Middle East” by Brian Whitaker

Published on 18 December 2014 by in Opinion

The Yemen Times is republishing this piece with permission from in two parts. Part one was published last week, part two is below.

Reading Saudi Tea Leaves in Yemen

Published on 18 December 2014 by Danya Greenfield in Opinion

The international press reported on Dec. 4 that Saudi Arabia had suspended most financial aid to Yemen as a result of the Houthi movement’s ongoing occupation of Sana’a. As the most overt Saudi policy move in Yemen since the northern Houthis captured the capital in mid-September, it set off a chain of worrying political and security developments with implications that extend beyond the country’s borders.


Mahdi Ali Al-Jedai with his son, performing guard duty, at the empty Imam Ali Bin Abi Taleb School, on Thursday, Dec. 11.

Schools in Sana’a change weekend schedule

Published on 18 December 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Report

“The Houthis have provided a great service to us,” claimed Mohammad Al-Jabri, a local resident of Sana’a governorate’s Sanhan district. “The prophet Mohammad commanded us to oppose the Jews in everything they do, now, we’re doing just that,” he added.

Yemeni Hashemites, heir to a powerul Imamate that once ruled over northern Yemen, make up roughly twelve percent of the population. (

Preserving the bloodline: Hashemites in Yemen

Published on 18 December 2014 by Mohammad Al-Khayat in Report

“I loved her so much,” said Marwan Al-Marwani, remembering the woman he never got to marry.

Thousands of Yemenis who fled fighting in Sa’ada continue to wait for their homes to be reconstructed. (

Plight of Sa’ada IDPs continues four years after conflict ends

Published on 18 December 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Report

It has been four years since clashes between the military and Houthis in Sa’ada governorate came to an end. Residents of Sa’ada displaced by the fighting are yet to return home, however, as they continue to wait for properties damaged in the conflict to be reconstructed.


Discussion session held by ROWAD with young entrepreneurs.

To build an entrepreneurship ecosystem in Yemen

Published on 18 December 2014 by Adeeb Qasem in Business

Ever since the 2011 uprising, Yemen’s political process has taken priority over all other aspects of development. This seems unreasonable, given that Yemen’s shattered economy constitutes a key challenge to citizens and policy-makers alike.