Four killed as Yemen tribesmen block oil convoy Clashes between Yemeni troops and aggrieved tribesmen blocking a convoy of oil tanker trucks killed three soldiers and one protester Wednesday, officials said.
The incident occurred near Okla, northwest of the Shabwa provincial capital of Ataq, when tribesman demanding jobs at the Okla oil well stopped the trucks.
Troops intervened to lift the roadblock, and shooting ensued.....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-
President Hadi meets US official President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi met on Wednesday Mark Feierstein, the associate administrator at the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
During the meeting, they reviewed areas of cooperation and assistance provided by the USAID to Yemen in various fields of development.
The president expressed his appreciation for the US cooperation with Yemen since the outbreak of the crisis in 20....More
Yemenis able to build modern state Frankly speaking to Yemen fox, Abdulghani Khalil Abu Ahmad ( Abu Khaldoon , the political office member in the Democratic front for Palestine's Liberation) has confirmed the front's fundamental stances regarding the adherence to the Palestinian national principles and the front refusal for the round of the negotiations with Israel, referring to many issues of the Palestinian people and other Arabi....More
Khat banning will cause “endless problems”, MP Paul Flynn warns Banning the stimulant Qat will “drive a wedge” between police and Yemeni and Somali communities, an MP has warned.
The Home Affairs Committee has urged ministers to reverse plans to re-grade the plant as a class-C drug. Committee member Newport West MP Paul Flynn
predicted a ban would mean gangs dividing Somali and Yemeni areas into territories and “endless problems”.
Ronaldo threatens to boycott Ballon d'Ors The Madrid star is unhappy with the UEFA chief's latest remarks, despite them being intended as a joke, and has hinted that he will not go to the award ceremony.
Cristiano Ronaldo has threatened to boycott the Ballon d'Or after accusing UEFA president Michel Platini of attempting to provoke him.
The European football chief joked that the award's voting deadline was extended for the sake of the Rea....More
Syria talks may not be held in Geneva: Brahimi UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi says the peace talks planned for next month in Geneva may not be held in the city due to insufficient
Brahimi made the remarks in an interview broadcast on Tuesday.
Russia and the United States have been pushing to bring the Syrian government and the foreign-backed opposition to the negotiating table. The Geneva 2
Iranian foreign minister in UAE for talks Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Wednesday arrived in the United Arab Emirates to hold talks with senior UAE officials.
During his day-long visit, which comes at the invitation of the UAE’s foreign minister, Zarif is set to discuss bilateral ties, regional developments and international issues with the Emirati officials.
On Nov. 28, Zarif stressed the need for regional coop....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