Yemen police thwarts jailbreak plot in Bayda Yemeni security apparatuses have foiled an attempt of Bayda Central Prison inmates to escape on Sunday.
The Interior Ministry website reported that the inmates tried to escape after they had triggered riots and chaos on Saturday .
The Prison personnel managed to control over the situation and restored discipline to the prison.
In another development, the management of Central Prison in Mukalla alo....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-
Yemen FM meets UN official Yemen's Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi met on Sunday with the UN Resident Coordinator in Yemen Paolo Lembo, discussing common coordination areas between Yemen and the UN and how to develop them, the state-run Saba reported.
The meeting discussed the ongoing arrangements for the Yemen Friend Group’s meeting to be held in London on April 29.
Al-Qirbi praised roles played by the UN in suppo....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
Arsenal to swoop for Southampton starlet Slattery Arsenal are planning a swoop for Southampton's teenage midfielder Callum Slattery, the latest St Mary's youngster tipped for success.
The Gunners sent chief scout Steve Rowley to run the rule over Slattery at a recent youth game and are hoping to speak to the youngster.
The Under-16 player, who features regularly in youth games at older age levels, has already been offered a professional contract ....More
Qaradawi attempts to soothe Gulf rift An influential Qatar-based Islamist whose fiery sermons strained ties between Doha and its neighbors sent a conciliatory message to countries he has criticized in an apparent attempt to help end a rift between the Gulf Arab allies.
Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born preacher whose sermons have often admonished the authorities in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, said all views e....More
UN reports 7-day Israeli atrocities A new UN report says Israeli forces killed one Palestinian and injured more than 100 others from April 8 to 14 alone.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said at least 20 children were among the victims.
The report said Israeli forces also razed down 15 Palestinian homes, which led to the displacement of dozens of Palestinians within the period.
The UN office says since the ....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