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Published on 16 October 2014 by Yemen Times Staff in News

KFAED gives Yemen $73.5 million loan

SANA’A, Oct. 15—Yemen and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) signed a loan agreement on Sunday worth $73.5 million to support basic service projects, the state-run Saba News Agency said.

Houthis control Ibb city

Published on 16 October 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A Oct, 15—Following an agreement with the governor of Ibb, Houthi supporters started to erect checkpoints at the entrance points of Ibb city on Wednesday morning.

Alleged Houthi-AQAP clashes in Al-Baida

Published on 16 October 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

Houthis promise to remove camps

Published on 16 October 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in News

SANA’A, Oct. 15—The Houthis’ Protest Organizing Committee issued a press release on Wednesday promising to remove their camps in and around Sana’a as soon as the newly appointed prime minister is sworn in.

Dhamar falls to the Houthis

Published on 16 October 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, Oct. 15—Armed Houthis have been deployed at checkpoints in the streets of Dhamar city since Tuesday morning, with rebels controlling the entrances and exits to the governorate.

On the 51st anniversary of the revolution against the British occupation tens of thousands of people gathered in Aden to call for separation from the north.

Southern Movement calls on government employees to leave

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

SANA’A, Oct. 15—The Southern Movement on Tuesday issued a statement, calling on the Yemeni government and all security and military personnel stationed in the south to withdraw by Nov. 30.

On Tuesday and Wednesday the Houthis erected checkpoints and increased their presence in the capital cities of Hodeida, Dhamar, and Ibb governorates [see stories on page 1 and 2]. Purple indicates governorates where Houthis have a notable presence.

Houthis take Hodeida city and port

Published on 16 October 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A Oct. 15—Armed Houthi rebels captured the Red Sea port of Hodeida on Tuesday and erected checkpoints at the entrances of Hodeida city.

Officer assassinated in Hadramout

Published on 14 October 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in News

SANA’A, Oct. 13—Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Sunday claimed responsibility for the assassination of an officer in Al-Shiher district of Hadramout governorate, in the south of Yemen.

Yemen to update its customs data system

Published on 14 October 2014 by Ali Saeed in News

SANA’A, Oct. 12—At Sana’a International Airport testing began this week of a new version of the Automated System for Customs Data, which is used for customs at ports around the country, officials at the Customs Authority told the Yemen Times.

The statement circulated on news websites and Twitter accounts, claiming the establishment of “Supporters of the Islamic State in the Arabian Peninsula.”

Email declares pro-Islamic State group in Yemen

Published on 14 October 2014 by Ali Saeed in News

SANA’A, Oct. 13—Hundreds of journalists in Yemen received an email on Friday which included a statement announcing the formation of a new organization named “Supporters of the Islamic State in the Arabian Peninsula.”

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