Gunmen Kill 4 Senior officers in different attacks in Yemen Unidentified gunmen killed four senior officers over the past 24 hours in a string of attacks.
Suspected al-Qaeda gunmen killed two army officers and a soldier in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a on Tuesday, while chief of Sanaa security escaped an overnight assassination attempt, an interior ministry official said.
The assassinations come as the Yemeni government pursues what officials say is a major....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-
Cuban Embassy in Sana'a celebrates Bay of Pigs anniversary The Cuban Embassy in Sana'a celebrated Monday the Bay of Pigs 53th anniversary.
At the ceremony which was attended by several representative of diplomatic corps in Yemen as well as members of The Yemeni-Cuban Friendship Association.
The Cuban Ambassador to Sana'a Mr. Paulovic Escalona delivered a speech in which he said "Bay of Pigs Invasion, 1961, is an unsuccessful invasion of Cuba
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
Yemen: Dozens Jailed for Debts At least 142 people are being held in the Sanaa Central Prison in Yemen because of a debt or fine they are unable to pay. The prison director says he is holding 142 people for those reasons, though prisoners say there are many more. Yemeni authorities should release people imprisoned solely because they are unable to pay debts or fines.
The prisoners include people who cannot pay a private debt, t....More
'As a team, Atletico are the best' - Filipe Luis Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis believes his side are stronger as a team than any of the other Champions League semi-finalists.
The Rojiblancos beat Barcelona to reach the last four of Europe's top competition for the first time in 40 years in a remarkable season which sees them top the Liga table with four games to play.
Filipe Luis says the squad is now fully concentrated on their against C....More
Arab League criticises Syrian election plan Holding an election in Syria while civil war rages will only obstruct international efforts to resolve the conflict, the head of the Arab League said on Tuesday.
President Bashar al-Assad's government announced on Monday that a presidential election would take place on June 3 - an event that is certain to extend his grip on power.
"This step could suspend the desired efforts of maturing negot....More
Pakistan attacks target two police patrols At least eight killed in two attacks targeting police in northwest, just days after Taliban refused to extend ceasefire.Eight people, including five policemen, have been killed in two attacks in northwest Pakistan, officials say.
Pakistani police said the attacks took place on Tuesday morning on the outskirts of Peshawar city and in the neighbouring district of Charsadda.
Fazal Wahid, a police off....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