Business for Peace Award

Issue #1772


MERS claims first victim in Yemen

Published on 15 April 2014 by Sina Khalid in News

SANA’A, April 14—A Yemeni citizen died in Sana’a on Monday, one day after he was diagnosed with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to Deputy Health Minsiter Nasser Ba’awn.

Peace March returns to Sana’a after three-day visit to Sa’ada and Amran

Published on 15 April 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA’A, April 14—A group of about 50 peace activists arrived in Sana’a on Saturday after a three-day long “Peace March” in Amran and Sa’ada governorates.

Interior Ministry introduces new gun regulations

Published on 15 April 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, April 14—The Ministry of Interior las week suspended the issuing and renewal of guns licenses in preparation for the implementation of a new regulatory mechanism, according to the ministry.

The February 11 Movement has called on the international community to stopping providing aid to Yemen until a more transparent and accountable government is in place.

Feb. 11 Movement marches through Sana’a, demands end to transitional government

Published on 15 April 2014 by Ahlam Mohsen in News

SANA’A, April 13—Around 300 protesters from groups affiliated with the February 11 Movement gathered in Bab al-Yemen on Sunday and marched to the Ministry of Finance on Zubairy Street calling for the overthrow of the government.

Uzbek doctor kidnapped in Marib

Published on 15 April 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, April 13—Unidentified armed men kidnapped an Uzbek doctor from the heart of Marib city on Sunday afternoon.

Families displaced in Shabwa violence

Published on 15 April 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SHABWA, April 14—Fifty families have been displaced from Al-Ain district of Shabwa over the past week in clashes between two local tribes.

From left: Haitham Qasim, Haider Al-Atas, Ali Salim Al-Beidh

Cabinet endorses bill granting amnesty for Southern leaders

Published on 15 April 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA'A, April 14—In a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, the government endorsed a bill granting amnesty to Southern leaders it had issued verdicts against in 1997 as a result of the 1994 civil war.


The Arabs smitten by the Israeli lobby

Published on 15 April 2014 by Mohamed Elmenshawy in Opinion

Israel and the Gulf states sometimes tend to adopt a united regional vision regarding various issues, especially in the last three years

How to stabilize Yemen

Published on 15 April 2014 by Alastair Sloan in Opinion

In today’s fractured Yemen, the solution is not with Hellfire missiles, it is with fixing the economy.

Tunisia’s promise and strategic potential

Published on 15 April 2014 by Lara Talverdian in Opinion

After a year of heightened tensions, growing divisions, and two high-profile assassinations, Tunisians launched a national dialogue that culminated in the adoption of a progressive constitution in January 2014. This

Yemeni Discussion Forums: It is Good to Talk!

Published on 15 April 2014 by Murad Alazzany in Opinion

An internet search of al-montdiat al-Yemniah (translated as ' Yemeni forums') will return many sites.


“There are often reports on health matters which lack accuracy and credibility and which just instill panic in people”

WHO country office representative talks to the Yemen Times

Published on 15 April 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Interview

The continued instability in Yemen has seriously affected an already fraught health situation. In a country grappling with multiple health crises, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been working for over 60 years to provide technical assistance for public health, strengthen health services and help fight epidemic diseases.


Tit-for-tat: Tribe confiscates oil tankers to secure release of oil tanker

Published on 15 April 2014 by Mohammed Al-Khayat in Report

When Mohammed Al-Hazizi of Beni Matr first purchased an oil tanker to increase his means of income, he never thought it would end up putting him in debt.


Tourists were reliable buyers of qamarias. With the decline of the tourism sector, qamaria makers say they have seen their industry and sales decline as well.

Age-old Qamaria industry struggles to keep its place in modern Yemen

Published on 15 April 2014 by Mohammed Al-Khayat in Culture

Mohammed Mokhtar is the owner of a workshop that makes and installs qamarias. He used to wake up early and get to work making the the distinctive windows that adorn many Yemeni homes.

Health & Environment

Unregulated food commodities pose risk to consumers

Published on 15 April 2014 by Emad Al-Sakkaf in Health & Environment

Counterfeit food commodities have inundated the local market, particularly in the past three years as the security and economic deteroriation of the country has left the government with fewer resources to monitor and regulate foodstuffs.