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1549, Section: News


Sami Dayan (left) has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. (Photo: Major General Salim Qatin was assassinated in June 2012. (Photo:

Sana'a court sentences Jaar resident to 15 years in prison on assassination charges

Published on 24 April 2014 by Ali Saeed in News

Document raises questions over handling of the case

Government enters negotiations with air strike victims

Published on 24 April 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, April 23—On Tuesday, the Yemeni government compensated victims of Saturday’s air strike in Al-Beidha governorate in order to begin the process of mediations.  The government handed over 30 rifles and YR 12 million ($55,000) to the injured and families of the dead, according to Ahmed Al-Azani, the Al-Sawma district security manager.

Mukalla residents demand release of local accused of assassination attempt

Published on 24 April 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

Two left dead in confrontations between military and armed men

Alleged terror suspects on way to Sana'a, security sources cannot confirm Al-Qaeda affiliation

Published on 24 April 2014 by Madiha Al-Junaid in News

SANA'A, April 23—Ten men, who were arrested in Shabwa governorate on April 19 for allegedly having connections to Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), are being moved to Sana'a at the request of the Interior Ministry.

The Al-Amri bridge and the police station where the two officers were assassinated.

Increase in assassinations following drone strikes

Published on 24 April 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, April 23—Four security officers and two soldiers were assassinated in Sana'a and Marib governorates by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles on Monday and Tuesday, according to security sources.

The Ministry of Oil and Minerals has attributed the fuel shortage facing the nation in part to tribal roadblocks and the increasing confiscation of oil tankers‭. ‬

Tribal mediation committee and security detachment recover oil tankers confiscated in Marib

Published on 24 April 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in News

SANA'A, April 23—A joint military and police detachment accompanied by a tribal mediation committee on Tuesday succeeded in releasing seven out of 12 oil tankers confiscated by gunmen in the Al-Wadi district of Marib on April 18. The remaining five oil tankers are still being held by the armed tribesmen.

The protesters have been occupying an important street in the city of Taiz since 2011‭ ‬until now‭.‬

Taiz’s Freedom Street remains closed

Published on 22 April 2014 by Najma Ali in News

SANA’A, April 21—Despite an agreement on Saturday between youth representatives of the 2011 uprising and the Interior Ministry, Freedom Street in Taiz remains closed—continuing to impact traffic and business in the area.

Armed men kill security officer in Sana’a

Published on 22 April 2014 by Yemen Times Staff in News

SANA’A, April 21—Unknown gunmen on a motorbike shot two security officers in Sana’a on Monday, killing one, according to colonel Mohamed Hizam, deputy director of public relations at the Ministry of Interior.

The four civilian victims were construction workers‭, ‬according to Abdulla Abdu Rabu Al-Khashm‭, ‬a resident of Al-Soma'ah district and an acquaintance of the civilian victims‭. ‬They were traveling in a Toyota Hilux at the time of the strike‭, ‬accordin

Air raid in Al-Beida kills 14

Published on 22 April 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, April 20—Fourteen people, including four civilians, were killed Saturday morning in an air raid on Al-Soma’ah district of Al-Beida governorate in central Yemen, according to the Ministry of Interior website and a local source.

Uzbek doctor freed, kidnappers still at large

Published on 22 April 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA'A, April 21―An Uzbek doctor kidnapped from Marib city was released Sunday after a week in captivity in Marib governorate.