Articles tagged with: Yemen

Tafline Laylin
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on : Friday, 18 Apr, 2014

Back to Balance

Located in the southwest of Yemen close to the pre-1990 border that once divided the country into North and South, the city of Taiz has long been known for its thriving business and industrial activity. Coffee and qat plantations fill the mountainous surroundings of Yemen’s third-largest city, also home to many of its intellectual figures. But a growing problem—one that is not restricted to Taiz—is disrupting local life: The city’s residents often go weeks without a delivery ...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 11 Apr, 2014

Yemen: Renewed Houthi–government clashes in Amran

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Clashes between government troops and Shi’ite Houthi tribesmen in the northern province of Amran escalated on Thursday, as Sana’a announced the implementation of a three-month security plan to end the armed confrontations in the region and return government control to the province. Yemeni authorities reported that shots were fired on Thursday between security officers and fighters belonging to the Zaydi Shi’ite Houthi Movement after they attacked a securi...

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Catherine Shakdam
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on : Wednesday, 9 Apr, 2014

Ministry of Apathy

Back in March, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi announced a change in leadership at the Interior Ministry. Most Yemenis watched the appointment of Maj. Gen. Abdo Al-Tara...

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Abubakr Al-Shamahi
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on : Thursday, 3 Apr, 2014

The March of the Houthis

Hamdan is a rural area around 19 miles (30 kilometers) northwest of Sana’a. Last month, it was the scene of heavy fighting between Houthi fighters and local tribesmen, and is per...

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Catherine Shakdam
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on : Saturday, 15 Mar, 2014

Al-Qaeda’s Southern Resurgence

While Yemen continues to make headway when it comes to its transition of power, having already successfully completed the most sensitive stage of its institutional overhaul through...

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James Spencer
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on : Wednesday, 12 Mar, 2014

Big Plans, Big Problems?

On February 10, 2014, it was announced that the Regions Committee had recommended that the Republic of Yemen become a six-region federal state. The proposal would be included in th...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 7 Mar, 2014

Yemen: Al-Qaeda leading prison break operations

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—At least 200 prisoners have escaped from Yemeni prisons over the past three years, the majority being members of the terrorist Al-Qaeda organization...

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Abubakr Al-Shamahi
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on : Wednesday, 5 Mar, 2014

Sanctioning You-Know-Who

UN Security Council Resolution 2140 is being billed both as the helping hand that Yemen’s democratic transition needs and as further evidence of international interference in...

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James Spencer
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on : Monday, 3 Mar, 2014

A Timely Reminder from Southern Arabia

Conferences on Yemen come around every 15 years or so in the United Kingdom. Those fortunate enough to attend them enjoy the fruits of a wide variety of topics and subjects, and th...

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Catherine Shakdam
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on : Friday, 14 Feb, 2014

Yemen’s Forgotten Crisis

Despite its vast natural resources and untapped potential, Yemen is the poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula, and is now also on the verge of a major humanitarian meltdown. In ...

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