President: Economy is Yemen's big challenge President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Sunday said that the big challenge Yemen faces is in the economic sector.
During his meeting with Head of the European Union Delegation to Yemen Bettina Muscheidt, Hadi called for more assistance to Yemen to achieve safety, development and prosperity.
He said that Yemen has made considerable progress in the way of implementing the Gulf initiative and its mechan....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-
Yemeni-German talks in health field Minister of Public Health and Population Dr. Ahmed al-Ansi, has discussed with head of the German Hospitals Group ( Bat Sirius) aspects of support provided
by Germany for the health sector in Yemen.
The two sides reviewed during a meeting held in Mainz, the capital of the German city of Rhineland , areas of health cooperation and ways of enhancing them between the two countries.....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
Koke: Messi & Ronaldo? I'd take Suarez The Atletico Madrid star believes it would be impossible to sign the Liga stars and, despite interest from Manchester United, insists he is happy to remain at the Vicente Calderon
Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke says the player he would most like to see join the club is Liverpool star Luis Suarez, though admits the Uruguayan would probably be too expensive for los Colchoneros.
Suarez has been in s....More
Free Syrian Army confirms new military chief The rebel Free Syrian Army has confirmed the appointment of its new chief, Brigadier General Abdel Ilah al-Bashir in a statement it released late on Friday.
The appointment comes after former head General Selim Idriss had initially refused to step down.
Bashir, who defected from the government army to join rebels fighting in southern Syria, was originally appointed to the position in February afte....More
UN criticizes violence against Egypt protesters A group of 27 countries on the United Nations Human Rights Council expressed concerns Friday over the Egyptian government's wide-scale use of violence against opposition protesters, the first reprimand from the international body since a bloody crackdown on dissent in the country begab.
The declaration comes after Egyptian security forces forcibly dispersed supporters of toppled Islamist President....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