WB supports US$20 million Mocha Wind Park project in Yemen A credit of US$20 million for Yemen to finance a wind park project at Mocha on Yemen’s Red Sea coast has been approved by the
World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors.
The project consists of the development and construction of a 60 megawatt wind power farm, which will increase the supply of cost-effective electricity from renewable sources for Yemen.
Other contributions to the projec....More
Shura's Speaker meets heads of delegations to ASSECAA's meeting The Yemeni Shura Council’s Speaker Abdul-Rahman Othman has met heads of Sudanese and Algerian delegations partaking in the fifth meeting of the Association of
Senates,Shura and Equivalent Councils in Africa and Arab World (ASSECAA).
During the meeting, they discussed areas of joint cooperation in developing the activity of ASSECAA, which Yemen hosts the headquarters of its General-
GIA ,Indian delegation discuss investment opportunities in Yemen Chairman of the General Investment Authority (GIA) Dr. Yahya Saleh Mohsen, discussed on Tuesday with an Indian investment delegation the investment
opportunities in Yemen.
In the meeting, attended by Yemen’s ambassador to India and Acting ambassador of India to Yemen, the Chairman of the GIA welcomed the Indian investment
delegation, reviewing the promising investment opportunities in the co....More
UN Envoy to Yemen: The National Dialogue will lead to radical change In August of 2012, few jobs could have appeared as thankless and difficult as that as the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy to Yemen. The enormous challenges
faced by the poorest state on the Arabian Peninsula—political, economic, social, environmental—must have made helping search for some kind of solution seem
an impossible task.
Nonetheless, Moroccan-born diplomat Jamal Benomar, pr....More
More than 2,400 dead as Obama’s drone campaign marks five years Five years ago, on January 23, 2009, a CIA drone flattened a house in Pakistan’s tribal regions. It was the third day of Barack Obama’s presidency, and this was the new commander-in-chief’s first covert drone strike.
Initial reports said up to ten militants were killed, including foreign fighters and possibly a ‘high-value target’ — a successful first hit for th....More
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can beat Bayern Munich Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger knows he must get the balance of his side right as they take on Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
Bayern, who lead 2-0 going into the match at the Allianz Arena, are bidding to become the first team to retain the trophy.
But Wenger believes his side are capable of pulling off an upset as they have the "quality and ambition&quo....More
Nineteen Syrian opposition groups unite The newly founded "Al-Sham Legion" consists of 19 Syrian armed groups fighting against Assad's regime.
Nineteen Syrian armed opposition factions announced Monday they had assembled under an umbrella group named "Al-Sham Legion.”
In a video posted on their official Facebook account, the group said it was made of 19 armed factions actively fighting against forces loyal to Presid....More
U.N. anti-drugs chief praises Iran fight The U.N. anti-drugs chief has praised Iran's fight against narcotics trafficking despite what human rights groups describe as a surge in executions in the country, many of people convicted of drug-related offences.
Yury Fedotov, executive director of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), said the Vienna-based agency opposes the death penalty and he planned to raise the issue again with Irani....More
Mum Who Glued Daughter To Wall Gets 99 Years US woman who admitted beating her two-year-old daughter and gluing her hands to a wall because of potty training problems has been sentenced to 99 years in jail.
Elizabeth Escalona had pleaded guilty in July to causing injury to her toddler Jocelyn Cedillo.
Prosecutors had sought 45 years behind bars - but the state district judge chose to impose an even stiffer sentence.
"Only a monster glue....More
Yemen strives to save historic city of Zabid The Yemeni government is undertaking numerous efforts to preserve the status of the historic city of Zabid as a world heritage site, officials told Al-Shorfa.
In April, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) warned it would remove Zabid -- located in Hodeidah province -- from its World Heritage List unless the government improved conditions in the city within....More