Yemen to sign deal on $550 million loan from IMF in early 2014: official Yemen is close to a deal with the International Monetary Fund on a $550 million loan, the country's planning minister said on Wednesday.
A senior IMF official said last month that Yemen urgently needs budgetary support.
The impoverished Arabian Peninsula nation came close to economic collapse after a popular uprising in 2011 that forced former President Ali Abdullah Saleh
to step down.
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-
1 soldier killed, other 2 injured in clashes with tribesmen in Marib A Yemeni serviceman killed and other 2 wounded Tuesday in clashes with tribesman and security forces in Marib province, to the east of Yemeni capital
"The clashes erupted in a public street downtown of Marib between security forces and tribal militants related to al-Ashraf tribe," according to some sources.
The sources added that clashes continued till noon and claimed the death ....More
Coalition govt. frustrates people, however president Hadi unable to hold it accountable Interviewed by Ibrahim Mugahd
Advisor to the President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi for strategic and scientific research, Dr. Fars al-Saqqaf stressed on the need of accomplishing the
ongoing National Dialogue Conference (NDC) on time, because its length without settling the outstanding issues may cause catastrophe for the country.
Accomplishing the NDC is also confirmed by Security Council, especially....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 breaks CL group stage goal record Ballon d'Or front runner added another record to his legend by scoring a goal Tuesday against Copenhagen break the record for most goals scored in the
Champions League group stage.
The goal was Ronaldo's ninth of the season, breaking the record of eight previously shared by Filippo Inzaghi, Hernan Crespo, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, and
Zlatan Ibrahimovich. For his part, Ibrahimovich's eight were also re....More
Monitor: Syria Islamists seize Turkey border crossing Syria’s largest Islamist rebel force seized a crossing on the Turkish border Tuesday from other rebels, including brigades loyal to the Western-backed Free Syrian Army, a monitoring group said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Islamic Front, a new grouping of the most powerful Islamist rebel groups battling to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, seized the Bab al-Hawa crossi....More
Iran, Russia urge end to Syria conflict Iran and Russia have both rejected the use of force as a solution to the crisis in Syria, calling for an end to the bloodshed in the Arab country.
The call came in a joint press conference between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Tehran on
Zarif said that the situation in Syria does not have a military solution and should be reso....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