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By Riyadh Mohammed
Last month, while the world was busy watching ISIS advance to the Syrian city of Kobani, Houthi rebels seized control of Yemeni capital Sana’a. The Houthis are a religious Zaidi Shia movement with an armed wing, similar to the Sadr movement in Iraq and Hezbollah in Lebanon. As the rebels continued their advance, 250 people were killed last weekend in clashes between the re ...

14.7 million people, - more than half of Yemen’s population, need help – making it one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world.
Political upheaval in 2011 led to large-scale displacement, localised civil conflict, and political instability. Yemenis remain caught up in continued clashes between the national army, Al Qaeda-affiliated groups and armed tribes in many areas of the c ...

Yemen's construction sector continues to post only modest growth despite significant upside potential . Security risks , combined with political uncertainty, have prevented much needed investment. We predict real industry growth of 3.8% in 2014 and an average of 2.1% over the forecast period until 2023 .
Key developments in the sector:
- Indian power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals ...

By/ Walid Abdulwasae
Bayda province has been experiencing one of the most bloodiest period lasted for days that featured with fierce clashes and bloodshed .
Dwellers have been accustomed to sleep and wake up with bullets' hum and sound of explosions.
Thus the scene is in the province that has witnessing death's tragedies and screams of mad murder beside appealing and distress of helpless citizens ...

By Quinn Mecham
The Arab uprisings of 2010-2011 provided a major shock that led to the rapid evolution of Islamism in the Arab world. While it was clear at the outset that the shock to Islamist movements would be large, how Islamist movements would internalize that shock and the direction in which they would evolve were highly contingent on the evolution of the Arab political systems. Since the in ...

Author Bader al-Rashed
Translator Cynthia Milan
One can only approach the situation in Yemen by understanding the stakes and objectives of the parties involved, as well as by looking at the latest changes in the country as part of the chaotic political and military developments of the region. Based on local and regional factors, one can understand the complicated Yemeni situation without attemptin ...

Robert Allen
Forbidden love. A blood feud. And a Dearborn Heights 13-year-old gunned down on his first visit to his father's homeland.
To Jayzon Mosed, the second oldest of seven siblings, a teen who admired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, the 7,200-mile trip to Yemen this summer was a special chance to visit family, connect with his roots before starting eighth grade at Priest Eleme ...

By Tim Lister and Paul Cruickshank
The latest "Worldwide Caution" issued by the U.S. State Department last week made for grim reading, telling of "an increased likelihood of reprisal attacks against U.S., Western and coalition partner interests throughout the world, especially in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and Asia."
Much of the bulletin dwelled on the threat from t ...

Last week, Fathi Bin Lazraq, a 54-year-old newspaper editor from Yemen’s port city of Aden, received an email from Al-Qaeda.
Addressed to Lazraq and 300 other Yemeni journalists, the email included a statement announcing the formation of a new Islamic organization in Yemen: “Supporters of the Islamic State in the Arabian Peninsula.”
The statement was not signed by al-Qaeda’ ...

The UN refugee agency reported there has been a sharp increase this year in the number of migrants and asylum-seekers losing their lives in attempts to get to Yemen, mainly from the Horn of Africa, with more deaths at sea in 2014 than in the last three years combined.
One of the recent tragic incidents took place on 2 October when 64 migrants and three crew died when their vessel, sailing from Som ...

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