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Issue #1816

News

In Brief

In Brief

Published on 16 September 2014 by in News

Yemeni author wins short story competition

SANA’A, Sept. 15—Yemeni author Marwan Al-Sharifi, along with Iraqi and Moroccan authors, won the 2014 short story competition organized by Sadana Foundation in the UAE.

Six bakeries shut down in Aden

Published on 16 September 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in News

SANA'A, Sept. 14—Six bakeries were found to be violating the bread price set by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and were shut down in Aden governorate on Saturday.

CBY announces decline in oil revenues

Published on 16 September 2014 by Ali Saeed in News

SANA’A, Sept. 15—The oil revenues made by the Yemeni government between January and July 2014 is $481 less than it made during the same period in 2013, according to a report released this week by the Central Bank of Yemen (CBY).

Military official killed in Hodeida

Published on 16 September 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Sept. 14—Colonel Abdulmalik Saeed Farea, the commander of Al-Ghaida Airport’s security personnel in Al-Mahra governorate, was found dead in Hodeida governorate early Saturday.

Campaign to implement NDC outcomes

Published on 16 September 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in News

SANA’A, Sept. 15—The General Secretariat of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) on Monday in Sana’a launched a nationwide campaign named “My demand is to implement the NDC outcomes.”

Air force shelled civilians in Al-Jawf, locals claim

Published on 16 September 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, Sept. 14—Yemen’s air force allegedly shelled civilians twice on Sunday afternoon in Al-Khalaq area of Al-Rawd district in Al-Jawf governorate.

A funeral cortege of six dead Houthi protesters passes Al-Khamsin Street on its way to Al-Shuhda cemetery, where the victims were laid to rest.

The Houthis and government in talks

Published on 16 September 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Sept. 15—The government and the Houthis entered a new round of negotiations on Saturday to try and find a diplomatic solution to the Houthis’ demands. Negotiations  between both sides are ongoing amid strong international condemnation of the Houthis.

Opinion

The Islamic State threat is overstated

Published on 16 September 2014 by washingtonpost.com Ramzy Mardini in Opinion

The United States has a tradition of misinterpreting the Middle East. President George W. Bush invaded Iraq in 2003 with misplaced certainty, misconstrued assumptions, and poor foresight.

Moderate Muslims’ quandary about IS

Published on 16 September 2014 by al-monitor.com Mustafa Akyol in Opinion

Since 9/11, one of the most frequently asked questions in the West has been, “Why don't moderate Muslims speak out against extremists?"

Report

Gulf investors flock to buy property on the island, despite the challenges posed by investment laws. (Archive photo by Nancy Hendryx)

Foreigners line up to buy land in Socotra

Published on 16 September 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

In spite of Yemen’s deteriorating security situation and a complete collapse of its tourism industry, Socotra Island continues to attract foreigners from across the globe.

Friday prayer is often used as a launching pad for political protest, a phenomenon currently taking place in Sana’a. Here, pro-government Sana’anis take a break from chanting anti-Houthi slogans to pray on Al-Siteen.

Friday prayer: A call to protest?

Published on 16 September 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Report

For Yemeni Muslims and Muslims around the world, Friday is of the utmost religious and social significance.

Business

(Source: EB)

Yemen still awaits external aid

Published on 16 September 2014 by Ali Saeed in Business

Only 38.8 percent of Yemen’s external financial aid has been disbursed since donors pledged the money in Sept 2012, the Executive Bureau for the Acceleration of Aid Absorption and Support for Policy Reforms, commonly shortened to the EB, announced on Saturday.


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