Business for Peace Award

Issue #1775

News

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

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.

Opinion

American muslims‭, ‬the author says‭, ‬have been narrowly represented in school textbooks and the media‭. ‬Advertisements for people escaping slavery included names like Moosa or Mustapha‭, ‬common names even among Muslims today‭.‬

A people’s history of Muslims in the United States

Published on 24 April 2014 by Alison Kysia / juancole.com / First published April 21 in Opinion

When I teach history related to Islam or Muslims in the United States, I begin by asking students what names they associate with these terms. The list is consistent year after year: Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, and Muhammad Ali.

America’s “exceptional” reality

Published on 24 April 2014 by 2014 Rev. William E. Alberts / counterpunch.org / First published April 18 in Opinion

Mainstream media are intensively focused on last year’s Boston Marathon victims in their run-up stories to this year’s April 21st Marathon.  It is enough to divert people’s attention from what our government does to countless more human beings in our name—which would explain why so-called “terrorists” would want to hurt us Americans.  This statement is not meant, in any way, to minimize what happened in Boston in 2013.  The lives of the four persons killed and over 260 injured last year are most precious, and words will never adequately express the terrible loss of loved ones and devastating injuries suffered.  Nor is the intent to minimize the culpability of the alleged Marathon bombers.  But something else is going on here—and it is not in the best interest of last year’s bombing victims, nor the rest of us citizens.

Report

Bookshop owners say street vendors are undermining their business by selling books at rock-bottom prices‭. ‬Without having to pay rent or salaries for other employees‭, ‬these vendors can afford to charge less‭. ‬

Bookstalls thrive in Tahrir Square

Published on 24 April 2014 by Mohammed Al-Khayat in Report

On a sidewalk off Sana’a’s Tahrir Square a handful of people of various ages browse books at a street vendor’s stall. The area, which is home to the city’s main public library, is a bustling public space that draws readers and would-be book buyers from far and wide, and for bookstall owners business is looking up.

Culture

Marane’ were used for drawing water from deep wells. One Old City resident said the marane’ stopped working in the 1990s when the water sources dried up―something he blames on increased well-drilling. Residents also complained that things worsened after t

Sana’a’s marane’―a national treasure with an uncertain future

Published on 24 April 2014 by Dares Al-Badani in Culture

Among the many fascinating historical buildings crammed into Sana'a's charming Old City are over two dozen historic marane' (singular marna) lying in various states of disrepair.

Variety

Tribal structure and freedom of expression

Published on 24 April 2014 by in Variety

Article 19 radio show this week discussed freedom of expression for members of a tribe and the importance of individual members expressing their opinions, instead of simply following orders of the tribe’s sheikkh.

Ahmed Mujahed Abu Ghanem, a leading sheikh of Arhab from one of the strongest tribes in the north of Yemen, and Mohammed Al-Salahi, a writer who has been writing extensively on tribes and tribal issues, spoke on the matter.

View Point

Friends of Yemen conference in London

Published on 24 April 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

The next Friends of Yemen conference will be held on April 29 in London. It was initially planned to be held in Riyadh last month but it seems Yemen’s brothers “competed” to host it, so Yemen’s friends decided to take it to London.

Picture of the week

Picture of the Week

Published on 24 April 2014 by in Picture of the week


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