Business for Peace Award

Issue #1807


Clashes between two tribes in Sana'a leave one dead, several injured

Published on 19 August 2014 by Madiha Al-Junaid in News

SANA'A, Aug. 18—Clashes between the Al-Qanis and Al-Zaidi tribes erupted on Saturday during a wedding ceremony in Sawan neighborhood in the capital of Sana’a, leaving one dead and seven injured, according to Abdulaziz Al-Ajli, the security manager of Sho'oub district in Sana’a governorate.

Clashes in Hadramout between military and AQAP suspects

Published on 19 August 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, Aug. 18—Four alleged Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) members and a soldier were killed on Sunday in clashes between gunmen and the military in Al-Qatan city in Hadramout governorate, according to the Defense Ministry’s website.

In Brief

In Brief

Published on 19 August 2014 by in News

“The Tribe’s son and the Challenge” documentary launches in Sana’a

SANA’A, Aug. 18—The Ministry of Culture launched on Saturday the documentary film “The Tribe’s son and the Challenge,” which is a biography of the military engineer Captain Hassan Farhan Bin Jalal.

AQAP announces support for ISIL

Published on 19 August 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Aug. 17—Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published a statement on its Al-Manbar website on August 14 announcing support for the operations of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now calls itself the Islamic State, in Iraq.

Increase in threats against journalists

Published on 19 August 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

One journalist killed this week, another targeted for assassination

Conflict escalating in Al-Jawf, new presidential committee arrives

Published on 19 August 2014 by Amal Al-Yarisi in News

SANA’A  Aug. 17—Conflicts between Houthis and opposing armed tribesmen intensified in Al-Jawf governorate, triggering the establishment of a new presidential committee tasked to mediate the conflict and a rise in the number of internally displaced persons.

Large-scale demonstrations in Sana’a were organized in response to Abdulmalik Al-Houthi’s call for a popular revolution. Protesters demanded the ousting of the government and expressed their opposition to fuel subsidy cuts.

Houthi leader: “Topple the failing government”

Published on 19 August 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Aug. 18—Thousands of Yemenis participated in demonstrations throughout Sana’a on Monday to demand the ousting of the government and voice their opposition to the fuel subsidy cuts.


Can hip-hop stop the Jihadis?

Published on 19 August 2014 by William Barnes / / First published Aug. 13 in Opinion

The number of foreign fighters who have flooded into Syria throughout the past three years now exceeds the total number of jihadists who fought invading Soviet troops in Afghanistan in the 1980s, according to a report by the Soufan Group.

Today is World Humanitarian Day

Published on 19 August 2014 by Trond Jensen / Head of UN OCHA Yemen in Opinion

Every year on August 19, the world marks World Humanitarian Day (WHD) in honor of aid workers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The day was  designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. That bombing claimed 22 lives.


Some farmers stopped investing in farming and harvesting pomegranates due to low local prices.

Diesel shortage affects pomegranates season in Sa’ada

Published on 19 August 2014 by Ali Saeed in Report

Pomegranate farmers in Sa'ada governorate are frustrated about the earnings of this year's season, as the price of a 20kg basket went down from YR5,000 ($23) last year to YR2,500 ($11.5) this year.

Children being used to settle disputes

Published on 19 August 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Report

Taking advantage of the security vacuum, some resort to kidnapping children

After escaping hardships in Eritrea and arriving in Yemen‭, ‬many Eritreans are unable to find employment‭, ‬accommodation‭, ‬and security‭.‬

Dreams of Eritrean refugees turn to ashes in Yemen

Published on 19 August 2014 by Madiha Al-Junaid in Report

Dozens of Eritrean refugees are scattered across the Al-Safeyah area of Sana’a, a densely populated neighborhood estimated to have the largest number of African refugees in the city. Women sit in groups on threadbare carpets, blankets, or mats in streets corners. They are surrounded by playing children, running, shouting, smiling, and laughing; easily distracting observers from the tragic experiences they went through on their way to and through Yemen.